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Will they support artists on platforms other than Topspin?
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All this research is fine and great, but... the overwhelming majority of musicians can't even make one post a day, let alone worry about when is the right time to post, the best length of a post, etc. Start with something simple... just post once a day, at whatever time you can.
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"setting up Wordpress.org with a $5 a month "unlimited" webhost and tossing up a free theme you found on the web may well lead to disaster." I wouldn't completely agree with that statement. The free WordPress default theme Twenty Eleven is very good and using a reputable host with a unlimited plan can work out just fine. Do a little research on the host to make sure it is not a fly by night company and you will be fine. Hostgator is great, Bluehost is great, Dreamhost is great. Just select someone that offers 24/7/365 support... online chat, email and phone. But... if you have no experience with WordPress you might be best to have a consultant help you get started, teach you the basics and then hand it off to you. WP you will learn is very easy to maintain. Shop around, don't feel you need to get a dedicated server, or a hosting company that specializes in WP. One word of advice... AVOID GoDaddy for hosting a WordPress site.
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Thank you so much for including me, very honored.
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Welcome Hisham, I am glad to count you as a friend. Great article.
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They call it Spray and Pray.
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Facebook giveth and Facebook taketh. No surprise. Now that the Wall is the default I guess musicians will need to put more effort into content, posts and engagement. On the plus side at least for now your apps/tabs are full width.
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When I wrote the article it was not available in any format, download or streaming, to the US as it had just been released in Australia. US fans had to wait five days before they could get it legally. Now it is streaming, but for five days US fans really only had one option if they wanted to listen to it... piracy.
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Tommy I do understand, but to me that is the core problem a digital product is being sold in a environment created for a physical product. Physical products have needs and requirements that digital does not have. Times have changed, but the it seems the industry is interested in keeping things the same rather than evolve and change.
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Thank you. I love your statement: It's not the consumers' problem to figure out how to solve this; it's the labels' and the artists' problem to figure out how to solve it. Consumers can't write your contracts FOR you, but if we could, we would demand simultaneous release in all territories.
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Great point Sarah. I see so many Twitter profiles with no profile photo and no description. Nobody is taking you serious if you can't spend one minute to update these two items.
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I have been buying music since I remember buying first LP in 1976 and at one time had 1000s of CDs. I have since ripped them, but I bought the music. I also have quite a bit of music that I have purchased directly from bands. It is my library that I paid for so I do have a right to moan if I want. Regardless of if I listen to all of it, I want access to all of what I paid for. I should not have to delete what I purchased. Sure I am not the average iTunes user, but I am a hardcore fan of music, who has built up a great library of music I love. I know I am not the only person like this. I guess because I spent too much money on music with other people than Apple I am out of luck.
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When I saw it on Bandcamp I jumped to Hypebot to see if I missed the story... nothing about it. I was thinking I don't remember this app being available, but didn't know if I just spaced on it. I think I installed it on six client pages in about one hour on Tuesday after I discovered it. Just so easy to setup.
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Maybe this is all part of a cleverly planned marketing plan and we just don't know we are part of it. @Buzzsonic didn't mean to slight you, I didn't see your post about the app, I came across the menditon on Bandcamp as I was working on a client store. I was scratching my head thinking I had completely missed this announcement.
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So clients who paid to be part of Billboard Pro are basically out their money. What are the benefits you get at this point? Interesting that Billboard Pro just a few days ago asked one of my clients who had joined (not at my advice I might add) to start promoting their featured profile with links and banners. Why? You can't register to read the profile.
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Great idea, love it!
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Love it! I am amazed when I attend a seminar or read a article and the speaker or author is a "expert" on networking or promotion and you visit their Twitter account and they have 70 followers and the last post was three weeks ago.
Toggle Commented May 27, 2011 on Take Notice at JacoBlog - Jacobs Media's Blog
I am not sure what your point is, but I am a bit confused by it. This post and series of tips is about providing free tips to bands and musicians of what they can do to try and find more fans. Nobody is paying for any of this advice. Is there something wrong with that? Do you feel the advice is wrong, misleading?
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I purchased 3 hours ago and only got one track and the digital booklet. No response to the email I sent customer support. Looks like Amazon cloud fails again. Is the cloud ready for primetime?
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Thank so much Bruce and Hypebot! I am looking forward seeing what your readers submit and will check back with my new ideas every week.
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Thanks so much for posting my article!
Congrats on hitting the 50,000 milestone! And thank you so much for the love you showed me in the article. I am honored I was the reason you went back to the original quote and realized its importance.
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Feb 21, 2011