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Robin Davey
Independent Musician and Head Of Music & Film Development at GROWvision
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Well for example a text post with 39 likes and 7 comments is seen by 2280 and a photo with 54 likes and 7 comments is seen by 1621, so I am afraid your estimation is off. These are practical suggestions gathered from info from 5 separate pages with between 2000 and 10,000 followers. You can ignore if you like but I am really just trying to help people out. It is so sad the animosity demonstrated by some people.
Toggle Commented May 1, 2013 on 5 Facebook Tips For Bands at hypebot
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Well, good luck believing that.
Toggle Commented Apr 30, 2013 on 5 Facebook Tips For Bands at hypebot
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Go to your admin panel and look at the reach of posts with just text - they will normally be double that of others. #4 is not claiming to be a truth, it is advice, but it will boost the visibility of your post.
Toggle Commented Apr 30, 2013 on 5 Facebook Tips For Bands at hypebot
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By Robin Davey, Editor of Skindie Magazine, DIrector of Live From Daryls House, and Guitarist of Well Hung Heart. 1. When publicizing anything on Facebook, if your post just contains text - no links, no photos etc, you will immediately reach more people than one contaminated with attachments. 2. If you are going to tag something, tag another internal Facebook page. You may even show up on non-fan feeds saying you are “talking about” the person you tagged. 3. Changing your header or profile picture seems to go far more noticed than just simply posting a photo on your feed.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at hypebot
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Not bitter - I have no reason to be bitter - I am just sharing experiences and perspective on the reality musicians like myself face.
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2013 on The Formula To Success Is... at hypebot
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James, my comments on the industry were a little tongue in cheek. My main point was that no matter how the industry changes there will always be gate keepers who require money for access. That is just the reality, even if you are completely DIY - and with a little research you may find my position to be similar to that, you still have to have money to gain momentum in certain areas.
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2013 on The Formula To Success Is... at hypebot
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Currently yes it is. Wether it will be in a year who knows. But the point was that even if radio is not relevant, it is replaced by something that operates in the same way.
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2013 on The Formula To Success Is... at hypebot
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I don't think so, but you can point them out if you want.
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2013 on The Formula To Success Is... at hypebot
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maybe the point is because people like you just don't get it?
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2013 on The Formula To Success Is... at hypebot
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Life as a musician just gets tougher and tougher doesn’t it? With a plethora of services all vying to bring your music to the masses, with only a promise of pittance in return, it seems like everyone is looking to scam the poor musician out of their dues. Pocketing the profits of the thousands upon thousands of Singles, EPs and Albums bestowed upon the streaming world by the music making elite every month, generating millions of plays, but leaving nothing for those who make it. Things have changed so much from the glory days of old, when musicians were treated... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at hypebot
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Tom you can reach me via the contact on my website robindavey.com
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I think my standing outside best buy comment does address that.
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Like so many quotes from the 1984 movie This is Spinal Tap, the phrase “Money Talks and Bullshit Walks” still holds up as a truism for the current state of the music business. The onset of digital music may have created a deadwood style free-for-all that lasted a brief moment, however, though the services provided by social media sites remain free, full access to their millions of users now comes with a price. The monetizing of sites like Facebook was inevitable. The inexhaustible numbers of desperate musicians on a quest for fame, armed with a predatory mindset for friend acquisition,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2012 at hypebot
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hmmm don't think so
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2012 on The Price of Free vs The Price of Fame at hypebot
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We lost money on the tour but paid for it with other shows that did pay money and by selling merch.
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2012 on The Price of Free vs The Price of Fame at hypebot
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I toured with Buddy Guy once and on the last night of the show he asked if my band wanted to get up on stage and Jam with him. Should I have asked him what he was going to pay me? Of course not - it was an absolute honor to share the stage with him. Clapton got up the night before for a couple of numbers as well - do you think he got paid? Sometimes the experience outweighs the need for money.
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2012 on The Price of Free vs The Price of Fame at hypebot
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when was the last time an audio engineer was asked to come up and jam on the master fader?
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2012 on The Price of Free vs The Price of Fame at hypebot
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Why does her decision affect audio engineers???? Audio engineers are not musicians - they are audio engineers.
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2012 on The Price of Free vs The Price of Fame at hypebot
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No but we do have interns. Some people do things for the experience and the long term prospects an as an education. Musicians like to think they know everything but there is no better way to learn that to get direct experience from those above us.
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2012 on The Price of Free vs The Price of Fame at hypebot
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No I wouldn't do their next video for beer and hugs, but if they asked me to come up and play a couple of numbers I would jump at the chance. I have never viewed music as a job - its a fucking blast. Musicians who view music as a job especially ones who believe musicians should be paid for getting up and jamming are surely missing the point. If you want to do music and get paid what you feel is fair, then do advertising jingles or something.
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2012 on The Price of Free vs The Price of Fame at hypebot
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The recent furor over Amanda Palmer's decision to request non-paid musicians to join her on tour, hits home the unique situation musicians are faced with in the quest for success. The conundrum is how to be self-sustaining, yet available to offer up their musical wares for nada should the chance of exposure present itself. The self-sustaining part of this equation has become obtainable far less readily through music, and much more so by being a busboy than a bluesboy, or alternatively funded by rich or over dedicated parents. Music has bizarrely become a unique commodity in which its worth in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2012 at hypebot
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Through the wonders of modern technology, we can transport ourselves back to 1991 and catch the very first Rage Against The Machine gig. Recorded on a primitive camcorder perched to the right of the stage, the show is captured in all its gritty glory. What makes this a fascinating case study is that this set is chockablock full of future classics. Through the gnarly on-board mic the band still sounds fantastic, they play the show like they are playing their hits to thousands, not with pompous poses and a well-groomed image, but with real honest heartfelt power. Every band has... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2012 at hypebot
My endless Spotify is not the way berating finally got to you Kyle, I'm proud of you :)
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2012 on One Year Later: Why I Don't Love Spotify at hypebot
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I engaged your points in a way that showed that even though you were determined to find holes in my points you directly agreed with them. Also this is one of the most shared pieces on Hypebot so I guess you are in the minority in your thinking on the matter. My teenage self would completely agree with my assessment - that is why I am still doing what I do.
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You proved my point in your reply. Tiesto was paid 400K for a 90 min live performance. Further establishing the point that my advice spans genres. You misread honesty for cynicism. THe music industry is a harsh world in which the majority will never make a living. However like Tiesto if you find a formular where people just have to see you live you will have a long lasting career.
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