I recently joined a new band. It's an upstart and everything will be originals. Fortunately we live in a city where there is strong support for original local music. I haven't played in an original band in forever and it seems the playbook I'm familiar with is no longer relevant. Hell, it seems the playbook from just a couple years ago is irrelevant! And by that I mean the play was: A. Write enough original music for either an EP or LP B. Record said music. C. Press music to a CD. D. Have a release show and sell CDs and this show and subsequent gigs. E. Sell CD (or download) on the band's website as well as other sites like Band Camp and iTunes. F. Hope to sell enough to cover the costs. That's the play I was planning to follow but have been told by two people I respect that that's dinosaur thinking. Some of the suggestions I've been getting is: A. Record between 1 and 4 singles and release them one at a time over a period of time. B. Get the music on Spotify and Apple Music. C. Make downloads available for people who still buy music that way. D. Once we record enough music for a full album press it on vinyl. Then have a vinyl album release party. Each vinyl album comes with a digital download card that has the full album plus a couple bonus tracks. Sell album and future shows as well. So I'm rolling in laughter that a vinyl album is the modern way to sell new music. Any thoughts? Am I getting good or bad advice? Any other suggestions? Thank you!