I took the opportunity to tweet back to Mel last night after her tweet about being back mastering the EP/listening to the final tracks.
I asked if the EP was going to be download only or available on CD as well (most peeps not being to sure). Mel took the time to reply (thanks Mel) and said that it was download only.
I have to say that for the last 4-5 years or so I haven't actually purchased any CD's - Until August of this year when I discovered AA's.
I'm not too sure why, but I then went out and purchased their albums. I think for me their music just had this touch of class about it and when I heard it went back the old mindset that I didn't just want to download it - I wanted to own it.
Of course it goes without saying that I will be downloading the EP when it is released; I have no doubt it will be just as amazing as the other releases.
What do you think about this?
Do you feel that as the timing of the release is set to be around the start of the Young Voices 2010 tour, that this is a positive step to try to attract a younger listener to them?
Do you feel that it will be cutting off some of the fans who only still buy CD's?
I usually prefer to have a physical CD. Maybe I'm old enough that I don't feel like I really own the music if I don't actually HAVE a CD??
But if something would only ever be available as a MP3 download I'd get it.
I'm sure there will be people that aren't comfortable DL'ing MP3's that will miss out. But if the songs on the EP are going to be on a full length release that will buy later, it probably won't bother them that much if they have to wait a little longer.
I might even be a little reluctant to DL it if I knew the songs would be released later (depending on how much later) on a full length CD.
I am happy to download music, the majority of it is downloaded anyway. It's quicker, often cheaper and saves space to download music, especially as it all goes onto my computer anyway whether I by the CD or not.
It is nice to have the physical CD though so I always buy the CD's of the artists and bands that I really like, of course All Angels are included in this.
I don't think fans would be put off if it was download only, fans usually buy eveything, the people it is likely to affect are potential new fans and those without the internet. I suppose it is all about how cost effective it is for the record company. I think though that it would at least make sense to have some hard copies they can sell on the Young Voices tour.
I am really looking forward to hearing the new material, the first with Rachel too, if the concerts are anything to go by, we are in for a treat.
Harold, I hope that you are right and that maybe a little later that the songs they release on the EP are added to make a full album, then they release that - also in CD form.
The last Album came out in Jan 10, so these new tracks will be out just under a year from the last material. This clearly being much better than the 2 years fans back then had to wait between 'into paradise' and 'fly away'.
My hope would be that the next biggest CD purchase time - after Christmas - is mother's day. I would love these tracks to be a huge success and that a decision is then taken to release a full album in the first or second quarter of next year.
John, I hope they get the tracks out before YV Tour starts to be honest. It goes without saying that being able to say at the very first concert with 1000's of Kids 'buy our new tracks out now' would be of greater benefit than 'coming soon'
That said with record labels - you just don't know sometimes...
Dazza, I agree - I have no doubt that we are all in for a treat - LSquare was amazing
I also agree having CD's to sell at the YV tour would make sense - however can't see it happening; if they were going to do that they would release to everyone.
Thanks to you all for replying - nice to hear i'm not the only one that will of course be downloading, however will miss the fact that a CD won't be available...