So I designed another 15 buttons today, so there’s a total of 30 more to set up on the button sales page. I also listed the buttons for sale on Ebay & basically made $60 in an hour, which is pretty incredible. If I could relatively passively make an extra $50 a day for an hour of work, I think I’d be pretty satisfied with my financial situation.
I read an article today that explained some of the reason why Silber has been not getting as much press/radio attention lately. It talked about how blogs & webzines have shifted from indie to mainstream music as mainstream has embraced letting them embed music & started to offer more to them. I can’t say I blame them. I mean, certainly it drives more traffic to do your story about an artist with a million fans than one with ten fans & I know that most people are more curious about the next David Bowie record than the next Small Life Form record even if they are a Small Life Form fan. It’s essentially gotten to the point where the way for an indie to get decent coverage is simple, pay a publicist $2500 or more. Which to be honest is what the time of a decent publicist is worth, but all their work will probably only generate $500 in income… so it might not be worth it. I don’t know. We’ll see what happens. If the button end of Silber takes off, then maybe I’ll take some of that money & actually invest in a publicist to just see what happens.