Over the next few months, I'll post updates here and talk up this exciting venture.
I'm already being asked by several people: why are you starting your own company? Why not just go through the existing publishers and let them do all the hard work so I can spend more time composing?
Well, I'll tell you why right now ...
- I've always wanted to start my own business.
- I'm somewhat proficient at setting music using Finale.
- My actuarial experience has given me a lot of business knowledge.
- I've already got a day job, so I'm not counting on the income from this venture.
- The main LDS music publishers seem to have no interest in another no-name like me.
- I've been sitting on my music long enough and it's time for it to get out there.
- Startup costs and risk are relatively low in such a venture.
- With technological advances in the last decade, the self-publishing route has become more of an accessible route for most anyone who is willing to go that way, and I believe it is the model of the future.
- And finally, I just think this would be fun.
Starting a business is also a lot of work. I mean ... I've already been planning for six months, and I have another six months to go, but I'll save all that for future posts.
I'll keep you informed as I go along. Stay tuned!