Monthly Archives: June 2012

Web Traffic, 1000 True Fans, Robot, Top Choons, Social Media, Ustream

So yesterday I was talking to Nathan Amundson (Rivulets) about webtraffic & stuff.  I looked at my stats for the past five years & while in general traffic at Silber seems down since 2008 (economy collapse & death …

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  1. GoddakkAttack says:

    my theory is that with kind of blanket canvasing of the interwebs for interest you wind up hitting more people who wouldn’t be interested in what you do as opposed to targetting specific areas. don’t ask how you find those specific areas.

    I’m finding all the music people are excited about is typically soundalike of boring music i hated growing up . For example without naming names, the band that got voted in boston’s equivalent of the independent as best band from MA…sounds exactly like all of those horrible bands in the 90′s that made me want to burn the clubs down. aka pixies wannabes with annoying whiny vocals. How is Silber gonna convince people that love that music to buy their droney, dark, moody records?

    • Yeah, I mean, that’s part of why I’m trying to expand the Silber Empire a bit. People stumble across the comics or the review blogs or QRD & then they discover the music. Or maybe it’ll just be those other projects generate enough revenue on their own to subsidize the label rather than causing an interest spike in the music. I don’t know. We’ll see what happens. I’m feeling relatively hopeful at the moment, though I can’t really tell you a reason why.

Six Bands, Promo, Dream

So I got pretty much all of the promo emails out for the new music.  Just 100 or so more to go.  I’ll probably finish them tomorrow.

I worked a bit on a comic thing for a contest.  We’ll see …

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  1. GoddakkAttack says:

    I remember playing in NYC around 95 and thinkin like it was 2012.
    Forward hating.

  2. Yeah, those New York gigs were awful. I don’t know what the obsession all of us have with New York is, the older I get the less I want to ever be there again….

  3. GoddakkAttack says:

    depends what you want.

    as a band i guess you think more people per square mile more people at your show and more potential for people at your show that are in the BIZ. (although really that just means more people at the band before you who then go to the bar afterwards leaving you to play to your girlfriend and any of your poor relatives in town showing support)

    I like ny in comparison to other US cities. except for when i just want to find a nice quiet place to kill time.

Kid Comics, Puzzle Boxes, Promos, Dream

So I’m hitting the first dilemma in the Kid Comics project. I got a parent asking me to intervene to get their child to follow the instructions. Which I completely understand them wanting that, but it’s something I want to …

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  1. GoddakkAttack says:

    shouldn’t the parent be doing the parenting here?

Remora & more

Okay, so today was a long day on my computer doing html editing & getting the promo stuff set for the new releases.  I also got the go ahead from Blondena & Fluttery to add the new Small Life Form

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Paperwork, mixing, coding, brewing, shirts, & cats

Filled out a bunch of paperwork for some BMI stuff today.

Did a rough mix of my 4.5 hour drone piece.

Got some work done doing the coding for the press page for the new releases.

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Joe Badon, News, The Gift, Dream

Here’s an interview with Joe Badon.  He drew Built & one of the comics for the Bottle Project.

I sent out the Silber newsletter last night about all the new stuff going on.  Still trying to get everything …

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Disconcerting Comics, Pow Wow, Promute, Andrew Weathers/Brian John Mitchell, Zero

Usually I try to keep things on here upbeat (which is funny with how down things seem on the blog), but I want to mention something that’s messing with me.  So over the past couple of months I’ve given out …

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  1. GoddakkAttack says:

    can’t really watch the video but it reminded me.. did you ever see Nine (the animated end of the world movie)?

Promute, La Jetee, Andrew Weathers/Brian John Mitchell, Pow Wow, Malta, Long Drone

So I’m working on getting the Promute & Andrew Weathers/Brian John Mitchell (that’s the one with my son) releases up on the website.  They are going to be following a new pricing model I plan to start using for what …

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  1. GoddakkAttack says:

    I’ve been thinking of ceasing with free downloads altogether, maybe just one song per album. I mean i’m going to make the album anyways out of my drive to make it but my drive to make it has nothing to do with people actually hearing it or being able to own it for free.

    While I like to give things away to people that want to hear and old fans….it really does the music a disservice i think for everybody to just offer it for free and it really doesn’t seem to be doing anything in regards to that age old argument of if more people hear it the word spreads and there’ll be more people at your shows and more people buying your album if they got to hear it first. (of course you could argue that if i released better music that would be the case but fuck you if you think that anyways :)) Seems like a load of crap in regards to reality. The people I find that really want to hear it will buy it even for little money. The rest just want it for free and not even if they’re inconvenienced by having to sign a mailing list and for those people i think if they have to stream it, that’s ok by me and if that’s too inconvenient for them…i don’t care if they hear it because obviously they don’t actually like it.

    The free way doesn’t seem to benefit me in any way except for back in the day when i’d leave free cd’s laying about a cd shop on occassions. Download cards never seem to invite people to download the music, probably because there are too many steps between that card and the music

    I mean eventually it’s going to wind up on some dl site from the east anyways so may as well let them do the work and let me try to convince you to send a dime my way.

    Having it on Spotify or Last.fm and at least making the 1cent every 10000 listens is better for me and for them (listeners) as they probably already use the free service and I may be able to buy a cup of coffee in 4 years. Most people I know under the age of 30, if they wanna check out this band they heard about typically go to youtube to find it anyways and not to the band sites.

Rivulets, Jon DeRosa, Remora, Death Note

So Rivulets is working on some fairly intense music videos that really lean more towards being short films than music videos.  There’s an Indiegogo campaign (like Kickstarter) going for it if you might be interested in supporting it.

I have …

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Prometheus

So I saw Prometheus a couple weeks ago & I’m still thinking about it.  I think the last movie I felt that way about was Donnie Darko.  So anyway, I figure it’s been long enough to talk about it without …

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