People who release music (1 Viewer)

ernesto

Stank you very much
Supporter
Thread starter
Joined
Mar 21, 2004
Messages
17,782
Solutions
1
Location
in my head
Website
strikeaction.bandcamp.com
That's gonna be my next thing. Try and create small pieces of content like this regularly and then boost them to an Irish-only audience. My fantasy is that this will get more people to come to our very infrequent gigs, which might then allow us to make them a bit more frequent


i instantly block any bands advertising on instagram. nose/spite/face
 

sleepy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 13, 2006
Messages
3,472
Website
www.facebook.com
i instantly block any bands advertising on instagram. nose/spite/face
The video ye have is excellent. Ye could probably do a quick ad using 10 or 20 seconds from it, give people an idea of the type of music you’re playing. Honestly, it’s probably as useful if not better for getting the word out about your album as a review will.
 

egg_

nerd/hippy
Supporter
Since 1999
Joined
Nov 15, 1999
Messages
12,881
Location
Where dogs wear hats and birds fly backwards
FB/IG music ads do work - Stoat has had more than a 10x increase in listeners-per-month using them. They don't, however, make financial sense - we've been spending around a tenner for every euro we get back. Also our top countries for listeners are Mexico, Brazil and Turkey, which doesn't translate to well-attended gigs in Ireland

... hence me planning to change the strategy to focus more on awareness-building with an Irish audience via regular short videos. Will that come closer to paying for itself? We'll see. Actually coming up with the regular short videos is likely to be the bottleneck
 

sleepy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 13, 2006
Messages
3,472
Website
www.facebook.com
Golden plec used to do reviews as well - GoldenPlec Music Magazine

Its a pain, and I think there's an element of if one blog/station picks it up, others will as well. I've thrown stuff out and been really surprised at takeup, and also had nothing.
Funny story, a guy I know releases music under the name Atomic Drag. It’s deadly stuff, surfy rockabilly stuff. Really good. Golden Plec featured his new single last week. But he can’t figure out why because he never contacted them at all about it.
🤷‍♂️
 

JohnnyRaz

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
Sep 3, 2004
Messages
6,730
Location
drifting arround
Funny story, a guy I know releases music under the name Atomic Drag. It’s deadly stuff, surfy rockabilly stuff. Really good. Golden Plec featured his new single last week. But he can’t figure out why because he never contacted them at all about it.
🤷‍♂️
thats gas, but unsuprising.
a good few years back my bands EP got reviewed by harmless noise, and from that we got 'unsolicited' reviews plays etc from a good few other heads. the subsequent album fell on deaf ears altogether ;-(
 

snakybus

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
Nov 7, 2001
Messages
12,418
Location
Dublin
Website
www.breakingtunes.com
Here's my own personal tiny list of radio shows/stations that are worth sending stuff to:
* Nova Guestlist
* Roddie Cleere
* 8Radio
* Flirt FM (via @ann post )
* Dan Hegarty
* Log into Facebook

That's kind of it for Stoat. I've had the tunes I did with the kids played by Dermot and Dave and Tom Dunne in the past, and solo piano tunes played on lyric, but not much point sending them Stoat stuff
Are we talking about airplay or reviews here lads? Two different things.
 

snakybus

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
Nov 7, 2001
Messages
12,418
Location
Dublin
Website
www.breakingtunes.com
@ernesto have you tried The GOO? Excellent free print mag run by John Brereton. Great vibe to it. Also Totally Dublin, Hot Press, etc.

Regarding airplay, what egg said. The likes of Nova Guestlist, also Dublin City FM, e.g. Paul McDermott, John Barker are predisposed to playing Irish stuff.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

21 Day Calendar

The Residents
The Button Factory
Curved St, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

Latest Activity

Loading…

Support thumped.com

Support thumped.com and upgrade your account

Upgrade your account now to disable all ads... If we had any... Which we don't right now.

Upgrade now

Latest posts

Latest threads

Top