Spent half the day contacting bloggers to take down links to free downloads of Silber releases & asking the hosting site to remove the files from DMCA violations. There’s no real good solve for the situation. Is it a good sign that a couple hundred people were willing to pay $0.05 on a Russian site for the new Aarktica or a bad sign?
Did the quarterly paperwork for taxes & tomorrow I should get out the royalty checks to artists. It was a low quarter, but I’m anticipating things swinging up a little from here on out. We’ll see what happens.
Got some minor site updating done. More to go of course.
I did the paperwork for geting Vlor & Aarktica set up for digital distribution. Going to try mail those out tomorrow along with some orders.
Still a lot of emails back & forth about the Moodring getting airplay. A few stations on the west coast requesting radio sessions, which is awesome. A few stations asking for radio IDs which is cool as well.
Goals for tomorrow include:
Making the barcode stickers for the Aarktica & putting them on the copies of the disc for the distros.
Sending out quarterly invoices to distros (& reminder solicitations of new releases to some of them).
Making the press/radio blurb stickers for Vlor & Aarktica.
Doing paperwork for the new digital store Sideways Through Sound.
Sending promo info to various music supervisors.
Goals for near future:
Loading an MP3 player for Saturday’s label fair.
Prepping the Aarktica & Vlor for promo to press/radio.
Laying out new mini-comics.
Sending out the next wave of follow up messages for Moodring/Lost Kisses.
Goals for the end of the month:
Collecting some tracks for making a new digital label sampler for free download.
Re-working the Lost Kisses soundtrack into a Small Life Form album.
Figuring out what’s up with the Remora: Mecha album.
Sending out all the Aarktica/Vlor promos.
Printing & assembling new mini-comics.
Making prototype Silberspy action figure.