Re: Altern concept of music releasing from the album
that will work if your fan base cares enough, if your music is good enough to crave and wait around for.
are you looking for ideas? or just asking about that idea in particular?
i don't see any value. the only value is doing something different with a release, releasing smaller amounts so it'll seem to the consumer like you're releasing alot quickly. could feign the idea that you release music quickly when you truly don't.
i think Gessaffelstein, however you spell his fucking name, is splitting his album, releasing one half at some point then waiting a bit and finishing it with another half. interesting concept.
but i think your music needs to stand up and be really desired for something like that to really take grip and work. plenty of artists promise this and that to their fans, especially music "in the future" but what happens when you cannot make that promise. literally, something happens, you stop making music etc. dramatic example but anything could happen.
there isn't a large change, its just what is easier for the consumer. we're lazy, we'd rather listen to a 30 second preview on the internet, click and buy it. instead of going to the store and listening and searching and making it a thing. people will always search and get free albums, i do it. if its an artist i like i'll buy it to support them cause in theory and concept you're supporting them via purchasing.
it seems that you really have to have good music out of the gate to have people buy it straight up. i think starting out releasing free music and working your way into a branding/marketing situation is more attainable for bedroom producers, what have yous. but everyone is different.
if you're not really on any radar it seems kind of like extra effort to probably get nothing out of it. if you're releasing an album/or just releasing tracks that when put together form an album, the consumer/fan is still probably paying the same.
also to have somebody subscribe with money again; your music has to be worth that subscription lol
what i think you should do: you have alot of tracks. and you said "we" so there is another set of ears and a brain involved. sift through those tracks and select ...15, choose maybe 4-5 and make an EP out of that. an EP, imo is like a teaser, sometimes it can be its own entity and thats that. but since you have more tracks and talk about flow and continuity i'd assume you have a distinct sound going on; good.
so create an Ep, release it, build hype first, whatever your plans are and release it. see how it does, how many downloads etc, comments, all that stuff. out of the 15 tracks, keep the best ones for the album, put maybe one or two good ones on the EP the rest can just be songs that are good enough to accompany them. most EDM songs are released as singles, some have tons of EP's others have full length albums with commentary or whatever they are coming up with these days. So on the flip side if you have a solid grouping of club tracks, i dunno what music you're making, maybe just release some singles, have them remixed.
you want people to know your name, pass it around. people like interesting and different. super vague but its true. other ways to distribute are blogs. i see countless producer friends with their various projects using blogs to get listens and downloads and it works. it only takes some people skills and relationship building with the blog in question. they can help get your name out. sometimes people use blogs as their music bibles, imagine; so and so said this album was the tits, then they download just based on a gushy review from a fanboy/girl. all in your favor, that is.
this might be untrue, but i think people will only work to get music or participate in something different if it draws them in, they really like it as a product. sometimes that takes work.
my two cents.
Last edited by SKYCORE; 31-03-2014 at 08:36 AM..