It takes a village.
Real, and virtual. Here are the parties involved at this stage of getting an album out:
- the band, of course;
- the “back office”, which handles (mostly physical) project management and finances and coordination;
- the (physical media) distributor;
- related to them, the production company that presses the vinyl and prints the packaging and so on;
- the graphic designer for all the artwork (packaging, liner notes, book);
- the photographer;
- the translator;
- the press text writer;
- the yet to be signed digital distributor (though we know who it should be);
- the publishing company, which is also our iTunes/Apple Music contact;
- the press agent (for print media & online counterparts, primarily for the German-speaking region of the world);
- the digital PR/marketing agency (for worldwide music platforms and social media);
- the main tour promoter;
- and their press/PR person, also primarily for Germany;
- local promoters, especially for US;
- and of course Patreon.
Which is to say, it’s a marvel that anything works at all.