Where artists can owe labels money (albeit on a technicality) – a glimpse inside the weird world of releasing music from personal experience

Some of you might not be aware of this, but I’ve been making music for the past five years. That endeavour is currently on a hiatus whilst I get this blog to where I want it to be – exactly what I’m going to do with the currently unreleased material on my computer is not yet known.

I’m not saying I’ll never make another record again, but it’ll be purely for the fun if I do once again load up Cockos Reaper and a couple of VSTs. One such reason arrived in my inbox yesterday. This is an accounting statement for a release that came out a few years ago – exact details have been removed.

Technically speaking, I actually owe the record label €28 on this release. And based on current projections, I will earn the princely sum of 1 cent from this release in the year 4834.

Baba Varga, a mysterious Bulgarian psychic, is once said to have predicted the world will end in 5079. So if that’s correct, one of my ancestors stands to make €245 before being incinerated forever.

And you wonder why I just blog instead…