After much scrambling and decision-making, I’ve hit my deadline of pre-releasing my album today. After all, you’re apparently supposed to release new music on Tuesdays and Tuesdays ONLY. πŸ™‚

What does “pre-release” mean? Well, since this is obviously an independent release (meaning I’m paying for everything myself and there are no record labels involved), it’s fairly typical to see a pre-release before the album is officially released.

What this means for my album, Out of Indiana, is that the digital download of the full album is available now exclusively at my music website,

On the official release date, September 14, 2010, the album will be available “worldwide” in places like iTunes an Amazon. That’s when the physical CD orders will start shipping, too.

All that to say, if you’d like a copy of my album, which was recorded and mixed entirely by me in my home studio, go grab your copy now and let us know what you think. Here’s the link again:


  • Mike

    Hey Joe, wish you the best on the release of your CD!! I just started tracking an 8 song project myself.
    Good Luck! Mike

  • Some very nice bundles there! Shame I can’t get the CD here in the UK, thats one that I would have liked!

    The full on Engineers Bundle is very tempting too, but I’ll probably just end up getting the download since I’m poor πŸ™

    Looking forward to hearing the rest of the songs! πŸ˜‰

    • christopher [chrisw92]

      everything you just wrote I was going to write.

  • Congratulations, Joe! I’m working on recording my own first full-length album, and I’ve found your website to be very helpful. Are you using a digital distributor for iTunes, Amazon et al.? I looked into CDBaby and TuneCore myself; it seemed like CDBaby had a wider distribution and was more convenient, since it was a one-time fee and TuneCore required a yearly payment, even though the revenues at first were a little higher on TuneCore. And both of those services make clear that they can’t guarantee what date iTunes et al. will put your album on their site. When and how did you find out when that date would be for your album? Thanks and congrats again! πŸ™‚

    AJ Harbison

    • Hey AJ. I’ll be using TuneCore. From what I’ve heard from several people, you can tell them when to go live with the release date, as long as you give them enough time.