It’s been a while since I wrote about Sellaband. That’s primarily due to me being poor and having to remove a few of my parts in order to pay some credit card bills. However I still believe it is a great way to both discover new music and to help get that new music out into the real world without giving too much of the cash to fat cat record companies.
If I have one gripe it is the long wait to actually get your money back. My request for a refund of a few hundred dollars took 28 days to process, which sort of negated the need as by the time I received it I didn’t really require it. But that’s not really the issue here.
Yesterday the postman delivered my Limited Edition CD of Julia Marcell’s debut album It Might Like You, the first thing that struck me was the CD case, it had lovely rounded corners. It’s weird what I tend to notice. There are a few other things I like about the album. The LE edition actually has the album pre-ripped into MP3 format at 256kbps which is a nice touch. This is in addition to various other goodies such as lyrics, photos, a making of the album documentary together with videos and teasers. If anything it reminds me just why I like owning real CD’s. There are only 5,000 copies of the LE album available (mine is number 283) and to be honest, it is a bargain at only $15. The regular version is $10 and you can download it for a mere $3.50! Usually I would include a song at this point but if you click over to Julia’s Sellaband page you’ll find the first 3 tracks are available to download for FREE.
If Latin music is more your thing, don’t forget to check out Lily Vasquez, again, there are free downloads available with copies of her LE album still available, or you can download it for only $5. It’s one of those albums I like listening to when I’m cleaning, it gets my booty shakin, but thankfully in the privacy of my own home ;)