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Marion CBC radio wants songs I haven't recorded (40) CBC radio wants songs I haven't recorded 01 Mar 08


Hi folks - I hope you can help me out with some suggestions here. I just got an email from CBC radio in Newfoundland; the music producer found some lyrics of mine about an historical event in Newfoundland, and wants to know if I can send a recording.

I know this is the kind of opportunity I should jump on - the songs in question are very appropriate to the venue, with one song being better than the other. But I don't have any recordings right now except a fairly crude home recording - the better song still on analog, and the worse song on a burned CD (thanks John!). I am saving up to make a real CD - next year, I hope - but can't afford it now.

What should I do? Here are the options I see:

1. Send the home recording - which I doubt is the best option, as it's clearly not broadcast quality.

2. Tell her I hope to record them next year and will send them then.

3. Go for the middle route in quality - find somebody with a basement studio who will let me do a recording that's a step above my own recording, if not a professional job.

4. Record just the better song in a professional studio - is this something that studios do? Any idea of how much money I'd need for this?

Thanks a lot, Marion

PS The songs are "I Will Bring You Home" (better one) and "Newfoundland Sealing Disaster" (worse one); lyrics at my website under "historical songs".


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