I have noticed a pattern emerging for my song creation, song final mixing and my song distribution and marketing process over the last several years. I do not know if it is typical or an ideal process but it is MY process.
When I started making original music many moons ago I spent all my time creating and mixing songs in series until I had an albums worth of material . Then I distributed it. This put a large gap in getting my music out in front of ears. Later I started creating, mixing and distributing a single at a time. This evolved to creating fresh new music and letting the demo simmer for a while. While that song is simmering I will go back to another 80% done song and listen with fresh ears; sometimes weeks or months later. I will get closer to a finished product (or discard) but still leave it on the shelf to stew. While this is stewing I will often go back to a piece on the shelf, do a deep listen to another song and do final mixing, tweaking, mastering and call it Done. Rinse and Repeat.
The key here is that I often have things working in parallel but not in a multi-tasking sense; I am still devoting full attention to one song at a time. I am just not necessarily doing each production phase all at the same time for any given song.
I have three things going on. Brand new song in creation with a very traditional, simple acoustic guitar vibe; almost country-ish but also not. I still have yet to lay down the vocal tracks on this and that is usually a daunting task for me. It has a working title of 93 Million Miles but that could change. I am starting to think about my next song release and believe it will be coming out officially in about 5 weeks. The song will be called "Photo Op" (I think). I am also starting to idea shop for fresh new song ideas…..the front end of creation is difficult for me….it is way to un-constrained. I am also still running the tail end marketing and distribution of my most recent song release called Paint with No Color. You can stream that one right now and I hope you do!
Have a Great Day!