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Re: Come on... show us your sites...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:34 am
by blinddrew
Marbury wrote:Since I last shared I have added a few more tracks on Soundcloud. I get encouraging comments but never equates to a sale on Bandcamp, the latter site I personaly thnk is a waste of time sadly.
I tend to use them for slightly different jobs. Soundcloud for sharing work in progress, getting comments and building a bit of a network. Bandcamp is just for completed releases. This obviously means that the Bandcamp site gets much less traffic, but when I do release something it's going on a 'clean' site that is just about listening and buying - there's no confusion of purpose or messy feeds.

However I caveat this with the fact that my days of taking this stuff seriously are long behind me, I know you have a very different cat to skin. :)

Re: Come on... show us your sites...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:48 pm
by Martin Walker
blinddrew wrote:I tend to use them for slightly different jobs. Soundcloud for sharing work in progress, getting comments and building a bit of a network. Bandcamp is just for completed releases. This obviously means that the Bandcamp site gets much less traffic, but when I do release something it's going on a 'clean' site that is just about listening and buying - there's no confusion of purpose or messy feeds.

Exactly my approach, with the added advantage that while you get people following you on Soundcloud, a few of them inevitably end up being click-bait (I now rarely follow back anyone who has not posted any music themselves for instance, and definitely not if their avatar is wearing a bikini ;)).

Meanwhile, on Bandcamp the only people who tend to follow you are those who actively want to hear about your new releases, while those who appear as supporters are those who have actually purchased some of your music 8-)


Martin

Re: Come on... show us your sites...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:28 pm
by blinddrew
You know, I've never used it like that before. I have just signed up for a fan account though. :)