I’ve never understood why people say that you either have a business mind or a creative mind, or that business dulls creativity. With nobody but me to help with my music, I have to be the business person, but there’s still lots of room to be creative.
For example: when you release a physical CD, it needs a catalogue number. I don’t know why this is necessary but I think it makes it easier for your label/distributor/whoever to track who’s bought what, how much stock is left etc. For example, DFTBA Records catalogue all their CDs by company release (so Parrot Stories is #A0010, the tenth DFTBA release, and The World Is Mine is #A0025). Nine Inch Nails label all their releases with the word ‘halo’ followed by the number of release (so their fifth album is Halo Five, etc).
Since I have no use for cat numbers and I don’t care about them, when Lady Godiva came out I gave it the literal cat number ‘Muffin-01’, Muffin being the name of my friend Becky’s cat. Stupid Stupid also has a cat number, ‘Peanut-01’, one of Carrie’s cats.
So, from now on, anyone collecting the physical CDs I release will also be getting a bonus collection: Significant Cats In The Life Of Alex Day.