Cameron Mizell, freelance guitarist, producer, and consultant in Brooklyn, has written yet another excellent article for independent musicians. This article comprehensively details the time and costs involved in creating a new album. Mizell put together “a realistic cost scenario for every stage of creating a new album,” which could serve as an indispensable guide for those about to embark on the process.
Do It Yourself or Hire Some Help?
Before you start, you need to know what you’re trying to accomplish. Do you want to make a stripped down acoustic album? Or maybe were you hearing a gospel choir singing back up when you wrote that one song. One you might be able to do on your own, the other is going to involve at least a gospel choir for help.
It is so easy to make your own album these days that you might feel like you can do it on your own. Let’s face it, your budget will be much smaller if you do it all yourself. This a valid approach if you can truly assess your capabilities. Learning to work within your limitations forces you to flex your creative muscles and face your own strengths and weaknesses. But just as you specialize in writing and playing music, there are people out there that specialize in the rest, and getting the right people on board can help your vision become a reality.