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24 July 2014 @ 07:10 pm
Early Numbers  
It's now just over three weeks since the release of "Mix Until Absurd" and the people who told me I couldn't give music away were wrong. Unfortunately, they were very, very close to being right. :)

At this point…
Paid album downloads: 11
(Thanks…you really didn't have to.)

Paid single download: 1
Free album downloads: 6
(Forget your arithmetic lessons, that's the number that's odd!)

Single plays 90%+ of a song: 65
Single plays 10-to-90% of a song: 75
"Make it stop!" plays <10%: 82

And, in spite of that, I'm still glad I did it.
 
 
 
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But If I Did....butifidid on July 25th, 2014 12:02 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'm lousy at marketing. I'd much rather keep quiet than be seen as spamming. I'm planning a few changes on Bandcamp, so that will give me an excuse for another blurb in the next few days.

I think part of the "problem" is that my intended audience leans heavily toward creative people who are busy with one or another aspect of their own creativity. It's the nature of a community where the performer/audience gap is temporary and volatile...and I wouldn't have it any other way. :)
hms42 on July 25th, 2014 02:41 am (UTC)
Thank you for releasing the album. It was good to see you at the NASFiC.
But If I Did....butifidid on July 25th, 2014 08:56 pm (UTC)
And thanks for your work on the desk in Detroit…the filk concerts I heard all sounded great.
madfilkentistmadfilkentist on July 25th, 2014 09:31 am (UTC)
It certainly deserves more downloads and payments.
But If I Did....butifidid on July 25th, 2014 09:03 pm (UTC)
Since it's digital, there was not only no production cost to speak of but no mastering cost. The people who voluntarily paid have already covered my direct, out-of-pocket expenses.

I'm more concerned about this distribution method failing to get much exposure and what that means for the next batch of songs that I might want to record. As I suggested in my post, there were those who did warn me that some would equate 'free' and 'worthless'. Though I understand that effect from an old psychology course, I didn't expect it to be quite so dominant.