OK, different question time.
Let's say that you have a band. You play material that is, ostensibly what folks would have called "alternative" at one point. Perhaps edging into indie rock at times, Guitar-based rock that definitely isn't classic rock I guess.
Let's also say that you've got a career that isn't rock oriented. Like, you work in an office. You're married. You have two college-aged kids. A mortgage. You do all right. Rock is not your career.
Your band does play live gigs, and even does the occasional mini-tour. Coordinating work schedules can be an issue, but is manageable.
OK, with me so far? Now then. Let's say that over the course of the last ten years, you've recorded about 3 records' worth of material. And it's good material. Very good in fact. You've made three really good records.
And you've done nothing with them. They sit on a hard drive. People who have heard that music tell you to put it out there already. You're not shy about sharing it...but you also are aware of the music landscape today and wonder...how?
So that's the question. You've got three records that you can put out. 36 songs or so. How do you put them out there? Are there such things as music labels anymore? Do you go the SoundCloud/BandCamp route? Is that self release model a dead end? What does it take to get your music available via spotify/itunes/google play, and is it worth the hassle?
Thanks, I'll hang up and listen.