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Rdio, Spotify, Bandcamp, QRD, Upcoming Releases, Etc.

So as a lot of you know I have super mixed feelings about free streaming of music.  I totally understand it is awesome for the consumer.  It’s convenient & easy.  But of course it also means not a lot of …

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  1. So I’m thinking about launching a digital subscription series, here are a couple proposals I’ve come up with:
    5 in 5 – get the next 15 EPs for just $10
    Albums – get the next ten albums & receive all EPs released in interim free for $50.

    Comments?

5 in 5s from Andrew Weathers & Bryce Eiman & some other things.

I’ve been a little quiet lately while working in secret.  Hope you all are doing well

So this week looks like it’s going to be a big week with a bunch of things going on.  I got the audio mastering …

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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.

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.

Plumerai, Dumpsters, Sons, Songs, & Dreams

So I was going over my web stats for April & I have to say the oddest thing was that there were a lot of referrers for the Plumerai Marco Polo EP from people looking for Polo shirts.  Kinda funny.  …

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  1. GoddakkAttack says:

    are you say ing your minicomics couldn’t be dispensed if you shoved them into a little plastic ball?

    it may be fattening but you should buy a bunch of kinder eggs and toss out the prize and stuff them with your comics. then stuff them in tailpipes around town….

    maybe not the last part.

  2. These candy machines aren’t the kind that use the balls. The mechanism in them is designed to only spit out one inch squares that are a fourth of an inch thick. So I’d need to make comics in that format & wrap them in foil or whatever so they don’t get damaged.

    I actually have something I came up with yesterday related to the easter egg idea. But I don’t want to talk about it too much because I want to be the first one to do it.

Dead Leaves Rising, Computers, Mead, Andrew Weathers, Super Haters, Dreams

Been a bit of a rough week (lost a couple sleeping periods taking care of my grandmother), but I’ve gotten a bit done anyway.

So the first big news is the two albums from Jon DeRosa under the Dead Leaves

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  1. GoddakkAttack says:

    an “ex” of mine had a co-worker who vanished one day and it turned out he was put in the hospital because he ate nothing but Peanut-Butter for the entire year or close to it.

Power, Google Analytics, Phones, Andrew Weathers, Remora, Robert E Howard, Lost Kisses, Dreams

So the “computer power supply I ordered” came in.  Why the quotation marks?  Because it wasn’t the one I ordered.  It was a laptop power supply instead of a desktop power supply.  Waiting for a refund to come through while …

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Sons, Friends, Azalia Snail, Wikileaks, & Vigilant

Went to see my son Andrew do his new show tonight.  Drone-icana?  Banjo, folk, looper pedal, & ebow.  It was cool.  Not quite ripe yet, but he’s going on the road with it for a couple weeks & I feel …

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N=D, Weddings, Thorn1, Remora, Father/Son

Nostalgia Equals Distortion now has six posts on it by four authors.  Feeling pretty good about that.  I’m wondering how to add links to it on the Silber page.  Should I have the blog portion have a drop down menu …

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  1. Peter says:

    Thankfully you were proven somewhat wrong on this one! See you soon, guy!