Weekly Factory Log

blue_el_capitan.jpegWhat’s happened recently. Oh, I had to figure out a strategy concerning releasing material and mixes for the next 12 months or so, and finally have this figured out. The first part of this all should come out tomorrow, as a bigger download. I’m a big fan of downloaded free material from artists, and I have so much stuff on my hard disk that needs to go out. As a good example of a similar artist that exports his material, see the Royal Sapien web site — a place I’ve done constructive commercial spying on for a couple of days’ time, and I really like his site and how he handles it.

Anyway, I don’t want to talk about something that has not been released yet, but stay tuned as they say — the whole thing should go out tomorrow. All I could say that this is the channel I will use for exporting a lot of my crazy music that’s just now on the hard disk.

Hmm, Royal Sapien has a twitter account, maybe I should add one. At the same time, my wife and I did one of those evening walks/talks, and we discussed how artists nowadays are so scattered due to all the the interruptions from Internet, cable TV and other similar sources. For example, Franz Schubert died at the young age of 31, but he produced over 600 pieces of music. If he had access to Internet and DVDs, hmm, I would not think he would have focused on producing all that music…

And… His music was scattered all across his friends’ pianos, but they were collected and released. I think this is the problem many of us producers have on another scale — i.e. we have tons of material, but due to various reasons we can’t release it all commercially. And it’s a shame it gathers dust, as music is to be listened to. Anyway, stay tuned!

3 Comments:

  1. Have you ever checked out Last.fm? I think it is a cool tool to get new listeners.

    A friend of mine spends a lot of time on recording his music, and the only people who ever heard it were me, his wife & his kid. By now (ca. two months after uploading some songs to Last.FM) more than 200 people have heard it, without any promotion whatsoever.

    I wrote an article about putting music up on Last.FM (would write it differently today, but don’t have time to change it):

    http://www.patriceschneider.com/bits-and-pieces/2007/05/21/lastfm-why-you-should-make-your-music-available/

  2. That’s a good idea. I have on my PlanetoidPark TODO list to upload material to last.fm, but I need to make radio edits of tracks, they are just now mostly DJ-formats. But it would indeed make sense to also upload other music up there, too. Anyway, I just announced tonight Something/Everything — my new music podcast.

    I will most definitely check out your article, glad to know about it.

  3. I would even give it a try with the DJ-format mixes of your tracks. I’m sure there’s also DJs who are trying to find free stuff on Last.FM. And if just one of them plays out one of your tracks – it can snowball.

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