Yesterday, we found out all the information that we need about getting the graphics done on the CD. It turns out that our Sound Engineer has experience in doing CD covers and graphics, and since he is offering to do it at a reduced price, we are probably going to go with him.
So today Patrick and I sat down and had a look at our budget and discussed the cover design and style for the CD. We are ready to accommodate people's comments, but at this point we are thinking NOT to put the lyrics on the CD jacket or in a teeny weeny printed booklet, that you need a magnifying glass to read. We thought it would be better to make the lyrics and chords available on our WEBSITE instead! This will save money and bulk, and we figure that people would be happier to have larger readable lyrics and chords that they can use for their own worship services.
We are still trying to figure out the date of the CD release. We should be done recording by Sunday (June 19th). We MIGHT need an extra day on Monday, but then within a day or two we should be ready to go to print. Then it takes 10 days from the time the design is approved until the finished project is ready to ship. Then is should take 5 days to ship. SO..... we are counting the days and hoping it will be ready for the different events we have planned during the summer.
We will also soon be updating our website and we will have our own domain name and will be dropping the "Weebly" part of the website as we will be having our own domain.
This evening, Patrick and I sat down and went through four songs, working in some extra instruments: violins, strings, cellos, musette... etc. Four more to go....maybe tomorrow.