hey guys, awhile back last year, I put together my most professional cd, which I like to describe it as emotionally there, I feel it's not completely perfected, and the arrangements will be updated and more mature when I get the money to go to a more high profile studio/a lot of other things. as its intention was supposed to be a a fully perfected self released album, it has struck me as being good demo (or more than demo) material. To put it simply I wouldn't want most of the tracks to be on a widely released album, but as far as showing people the gist of what I do I am very comfortable with them. I am going to be Berklee College soon like lots of you guys know, so self funding a record right now, a completely professional one that is, isn't my best bet, plus right now I have to stop thinking of any gigs and start studying and not writing my own stuff most of the time. I am rather behind on my music reading etc. Beyond meeting lots of musicians, doing a lot of recording I will be quite busy up there, but I feel I am cheating myself by not putting these "demos" out there, and sending them to some labels, while I am on a studying hiatus. Back when I started people generally got to know me by my little home demos, now I have studio recordings, and I feel even allowing these songs to be downloaded freely and shared may be a good idea. my only issue is this. would labels be uninterested if most of the songs were already out there? even if I wasn't making money of them and they were freely out there? there actually are some acts out there who seemed to do well by simply having a demo that became a hit online, and then a label picked them up. of course though I want to copyright them before I start putting them out there, but is this a bad idea for any reason?