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Indie Band Copeland Announce Free Acoustic Shows, Special CD Offer

copelandinstoreCopeland will be performing two special acoustic in-store sets this week. The indie band will be playing in Louisville, KY and in Knoxville, TN.

Fans who pick up a copy of the bands new album “You Are My Sunshine” will receive a free Copeland poster!

Tomorrow: July 21st @ 2 PM
Ear X-Tacy
1534 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205

Saturday: July 25th @ 3 PM
Disc Exchange
2615 Chapman Highway

Knoxville, TN 37920

Local Bands: Is Releasing A Pressed CD Worth The Expense?

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In a world where bands are signed after being discovered on Myspace, recording original material is a must for any band that wants to become popular.  Bands such as My Chemical Romance, Gym Class Heroes, Boys Like Girls, and Valencia are examples of bands who were given the opportunity to reach their dreams through the music website Purevolume.com. 

Although the internet helped these bands become popular, having music available at shows was another way for them to get their music out.  In this context, an important financial decision bands need to make is whether to sell their original music as a pressed disc or give it away for free.  A “pressed” disc is one that includes professionally made artwork and cover along with the songs.  The minimum cost for bands making a pressed CD is usually between $3,500 and $4,000.  Making music available to the public in this fashion can be very expensive for a band and requires that the band be very dedicated so that the effort is not wasted by the band breaking up.