More than a decade ago I went indie and released "Happy Valentine's Day" - a 5-song CD that mainly featured my USA Songwriting Competition-winning composition. I sold it in Music One and Tower Records, and I remember having had the satisfaction of landing their list of best-sellers at the time (quite a feat back then for an independently released album).
Not all of the copies got sold and eventually I had the remaining units pulled out. I lost track of where they were stored and thought there was just a handful of pieces left.
A few months ago I got an email from someone asking where he could purchase the CD since it was no longer available anywhere. What a pleasant surprise to know someone was still interested in it! I asked my mom if she had any copies left lying around in her house. She looked through her storage and lo and behold - apparently there was still an entire boxful of CDs left!
A few days ago, my friend Tanya got me in touch with her friend Andy who also wanted to buy a few copies of the CD. Talk about perfect timing! Since he worked nearby I just asked him to come to the house yesterday and I was more than happy to sign each of the CDs he bought. It made my day to meet someone who appreciated my work! Hopefully he was happy about our meeting, too, as well as his purchase.
And so speaking of perfect timing... what better time to start selling this CD again than on Valentine's Day?
So this is my Valentine message to all: you can purchase this 5-song CD (or what some would call an EP for Extended Play) directly from me for just P100. (This used to sell for P170 in Music One and Tower.) If you purchase 3 CDs, I'll throw in a fourth one for free! All CD's will be signed by me - whether you buy just one or more than one to give as a gift to others.
Email me at email@example.com if you're interested, since this is going to be a very personalized approach to selling these CDs. (I sure hope this works!) We'll figure out how best to get the CD/s to you and how you can pay for them. Meeting up in the Ortigas Center area is an option. Or those of you who have messengers or drivers can also have it picked up from my condo reception. If there is any shipping involved, you'll have to shoulder the cost, but it is an option and I can arrange for that. So it all depends on where you are and your delivery preferences. Send me an e-mail and we'll figure out what works best. =)
This CD brings back great memories for me, from winning in the contest (Overall 2nd Prize out of more than 31,000 songs from more than 50 countries blew my mind) to making "lako" my own CD at the malls (the stores would say "Ma'am, puwede niyo na ipadala yung tauhan niyo para mag-inventory" and they would be shocked to see I would do the inventory myself) to creating its music video (special thanks to friends Chad Arrieta and Sean Lim) and its airing on MYX. You can see the music video on this page: http://www.trinabelamide.com/works.html
This is somewhat of a collector's item now so hurry - offer is good while supplies last! (How's that for a sales pitch?) ;-)
To those who will buy, I thank you all in advance and I look forward to hearing from each of you.
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!
My name is Trina Belamide and I'm a songwriter and record producer.
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