Do It Yourself!


I recently wrote a rant for Sandman Magazine in wich I complained that people weren’t doing enough with CD-Rs. I see CD-R as being the perfect format for indie music releases: it’s cheap, cheerful, good audio quality and most people have access to a CD player somewhere (unlike a vinyl deck).

I’m very pleased that this email popped up in my inbox a couple of days ago:

Dear Jyoti,

I recently read and enjoyed your article in Sheffield’s Sandman praising DIY and wondering why there aren’t more CD-R labels.

I recently tried to get some of my releases in a shop but was told that they “weren’t of retailable quality” and “customers complain” about CD-Rs – hang on I thought, aren’t we buying it for the music? not some glossy package!

Anyway, you know all this anyway, just thought I’d let you know that there is plenty of DIY out there. Solidarity, brother!

Ian Baxter.

Now that’s the way to do it! 🙂