Barry Newton (Barry)
|Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2002 - 9:56 am: |
Just thought to mention something...when GL came to Jammin Java this last time, we got two of our friends to show up. We had done a bit of pitching, but the clincher in their case was the material that's available on the website. They listened to that, and wanted to hear more. Came to the gig, bought 2 CD's, and are now fans.
This message posted in the interest of keeping as much available online as possible.
Incidentally, about the "No Room in Your Bag" Petal Pusher's page: I'm vastly impressed with the quality of what somebody captured with a camcorder mike. Anybody know what kind of camcorder? Or was there a lot of heroic engineering applied after?
|Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2002 - 11:01 am: |
It was a Sharp Mini-DV, model VLSD20. It does have a pretty good audio pickup. Usually though I can get a cleaner copy by using an external Sony mic. If you listen closely you can hear a little buzz of the camera motor, the external mic would eliminate that. It really did come out great - no heroic engineering needed. Took it from my cam to the comp - using Sound Forge to record. It is one of my favorite MP3s and was recorded in the hotel suite I was staying in.
I'm sure I'll have another MP3 or two for the Petal Pushers after this weekend, I'm having them at my venue in Maplewood, NJ this Saturday. Totally pysched!
|Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2002 - 12:31 pm: |
I definitely agree that online MP3s are a key element to spreading the word about the band.
As a related news item, there are tentative plans to provide a limited number of GrooveLily sampler CDs to Petal Pushers for use in pre-show promotional activities. The current thinking is to use a few tracks from the upcoming live release to create a new (promotional) Sampler disc.
More in the coming months (I hope)
|Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2002 - 2:54 pm: |
I agree totally on the online MP3s; I've turned several people on to GrooveLily using them. If the logistics can be worked out, I also think that the promotional CD is an *excellent* idea, especially if you approach managers of new/used music stores for posting flyers. This gives context to what you're promoting, and maybe even gets the songs airtime in the store. I guess the only question I'd have is how the CDs get distributed to the Petal Pushers (especially those like me who have signed up, but not yet had the chance to work). However, that's undoubtably one of the things making the plans tentative at this point.
I'm looking forward to hearing what you and the band end up developing with this. (Also to blossoming into a full-fledged Petal Pusher!)
(posted originally to General by mistake -- what I get for shifting around the site to show a coworker while writing!)
|Posted on Monday, April 01, 2002 - 10:24 am: |
It may be that I'm the last person on the planet to find out about this, but just in case it is of interest to somebody out there.....
"The IUMA mission is simple - for every artist with a record deal, on FM radio, or in Tower Records - there are a thousand talented artists chasing that dream and a million new music fans who will never get to hear their music. We're changing all that - bringing these artists and fans together, getting the music out and giving new music fans a cool new way to discover new music."