The bugle is one of the simplest brass instruments, having no valves or other pitch-altering devices. All pitch control is done by varying the player's embouchure, since the bugle has no other mechanism for controlling pitch. Consequently, the bugle is limited to notes within the harmonic series. See bugle call for scores to standard bugle calls, which all consist of only five notes.
The bugle, is a wind instrument sounded by the vibration of the lips against a cup mouthpiece
Serpents are traditionally carved from wood in two halves, which are then glued together and wrapped tightly in leather. Modern reproductions are also available made from resin (aka plastic)
The first thing you need to do is get real with yourself.
No matter how talented you may be, the chances that you will become famous or a celebrity in the field of music is slim to none. We are talking about a world of 6.5 BILLION people, and how many are actually famous singers or musicians? Think about that for a minute.
The first thing you need to do is really decide: do you want to be a MUSIC ARTIST, or do you want to be a FAMOUS MUSICIAN. Those are not the same thing, and although the chances of getting fame are increased if you are successful as a music artist, they are 2 different things.
Then you need to decide exactly what it is you want to do in the music profession. You want to "launch an album," as you put it. Producing an album required a lot of money; I'd say a minimum of $50,000 if you really intend to make a good one.
You can make a very cheap album for personal purposes, but if you're going to make an album of the quality that you would distribute it worldwide, or even nationally, you're looking at 50 grand minimum.
You then need to understand that this is just for the actual cost of making the album. Distributing the album is another story completely. Major recording artists have the assistance of a record label to distribute their album to all of the major retailers and online. You simply can't get your album on the shelves at music stores by yourself.
So when you talk about "launching" an album, you're talking about a process that involves a huge number of people and costs hundreds of thousands of dollars - sometimes millions.
All of that being said, here is my advice: It's 2008, and there are ways of getting your music out there in a very real way that don't involve being involved with major labels.
Once you've actually made your album, I would recommend…