I have my 3 albums on bandcamp. But nowadays I see that many bands choose Deezer and Itunes.Im really dont know how it works.
Thanks for sharing man. Yeah, I have been reading about aggregators that can get your music up on iTunes and stores like that for a certain fee, as you can’t upload unless you’re a label or something, so I may look into those.
As an artist with a couple of releases under his belt I can definately say Bandcamp is a superb outlet to sell your EP. It’s a website driven by people who actually still buy albums even if they are just “digital”. Great place to start and even collect some fans and sales. Try it!
Thanks for sharing Blue! I am going to!
Brian of Color Theory writes about his findings on being an independent artist and promoting himself. He writes but both successful and unsuccessful ventures. Often tries different services that’s available out there. Check his site out http://colortheory.com
He also runs Passive Promotion. Which is a site about set and forget type of promotion. http://www.passivepromotion.comSome good info on both sites.
Thanks very much for the info. I’ll check out Brian’s site!
Gonna be releasing this mini EP of mine soon and would like some advice on good places to make it available, such as BandCamp etc. Not really doing it to make money (not even sure who would pay for it!) but I’m not giving it away for free either and I’d like to do a little more than just put it on SoundCloud. Tips from anyone who releases their stuff online would be much appreciated!
There is a rough mix of it online, so if you have me on SC then check it out
Guys please read the request properly! This person wants a bespoke score for this particular VideoHive project, they don’t want tracks suggestions that may or may not fit and synchronise properly.
COROT-7b saidThat’s definitely right. I’ve seen a lot of tracks which were sold several times 24 – 48 hrs after release… but then the sales fall although the music has a big potential. When I look the statistics of my tracks that sold very good at beginning, I see there are almost no views after 3-4 days online. And of course is promotion out of audiojungle important and brings one or other customer and sale, but most customers are coming directly on audiojungle.net
It seems like you’re trying to be condescending, my friend! That’s ok! It’s been almost a year, trust me i know how to work with tags and descriptions! I am checking if anybody has the same problem or if the staff has an answer to my question! Every time i upload an item i follow up on it, like 99 percent of the authors here! I know when it’s approved and i know how many people have viewed and bought it pretty much within an hour, cause i dedicate my time to this site! That’s what the analytics is for! The front page hasn’t moved an inch in the last 8 hours on my system….
Not at all, I just tried to make clear to you that front page exposure (as in where the track appears once approved), doesn’t matter. Do you think buyers just randomly click there when they’re all looking for a specific sound or mood? Nope. You may know how to “work with” them but do you understand their importance compared to this front page nonsense?I’d spend less time watching the front page and more time writing and promoting your music
Very foolish to deny the importance of finding the track on the main page. A lot of people rely on the main page.
Personally, I have checked this experience and I will say this: sales much more, if you regularly download the tracks, the more likely to be on the main page. After the track disappears from view – the chances of a sale fall catastrophically. I have long been familiar with the search system and the systems of tags. However, the priority is finding on the main page. And it’s a fact that I personally see constantly.
And very sad, if I spend a lot of time and mental energy to write good music… and then this music is forgotten and is not for sale.
Ok I just have to reply to this. My last reply, honest
Sold several times with the first 24-48 hours, when they’re probably not on the front page but are on the first page of their category within the search system, am I right? Tracks don’t stay on the front page for long at all, sometimes for no more than a couple of hours.