A lot of soap stars are in the music business. Some soap stars, like Kassie Depaiva, Bobbie Eakes, Kathy Brier, are singers. Others are in a band. Scott Reeves used to be in a country band called Blue County. They were really good. Now, him and his General Hospital co-stars Steve Burton, Brandon Barash and Bradford Anderson are in a band called Port Chuck.
Ronn Moss of The Bold and the Beautiful plays in a band called Player. They had a big hit in the 70's called Baby Come Back.
Wally Kurth is in a band called Kurth & Taylor. Wally Kurth is a really good singer. It was great when he was on General Hospital and would sing when he was playing Eddie Maine.
I was just reading the other day in the September 20, 2011 issue of Soap Opera Digest that Patrick Muldoon is in a band called The Sleeping Masses.
A lot of people aspire to become singers and musicians. Tons of every day people show up for auditions to reality shows like American Idol, in the hopes of becoming the next big name. A few of the winners, like Carrie Underwood, actually succeed in the music business.
Some local bands in my area of upstate New York have put out cds and aren't too bad. Putting together a cd for release to the public when you are just a small town person is hard work.
There is a website, Sage Audio, from Nashville, Tennessee, which provides an online music mixer service. They make sure that an artist's music is fine tuned before it is released on a cd. All of the imperfections are removed, each song is level-balanced, and any other finishing touches are put on. All new clients of the online music mixer service receive a free preview with no obligation to buy. All mixing is done in a professional studio tuned to provide the best possible sound. The online music mixer procedure is to first create an account and upload your music. They will master the music and upload a preview. You review and approve it, and they will upload the full lossless masters. You can then download it or request a cd in the mail.
Pretty simple process to release the best possible cd.