🙏 M.b’s @vincent for giving The #DividedSelfie ad-space on Gluon.app.
🤞 some of this glut of #SustainableCurator are equally generous w/ their offers…
Thx for recognising the innovation in this concept-album tastemakers!
#DividedSelfie: day 2 📊
Bandcamp sales! No YT reach, but high watch-time.
No streaming, but Release Radars might get it moving if a few more ppl like Aazam take 1/4h to stream: A or Beast side
(#SavvyIndie #BuildInPublic #arts)
Square vids still being counted by YouTube as #Shorts, tho not getting any Shorts traffic & custom thumbnail not showing (#SavvyIndie #arts)
Here’s a #SavvyIndie trick: use subdomains like SavvyIndie.CeruleanSounds.com to avoid paying renewal fees for loads of domains like SavvyIndie.com. Visit the renewed site for free #distro comparison. Free AirTable template for artists coming soon (#indie #arts)
oooh #Logic seem to have fully implemented DolbyAtmos mixing. How much harder is it versus setting Pan #MixEngineers? What’s the low hanging-fruit (equiv of: vocals center, instruments wide)? (#SavvyIndie #arts)
Yup just 30m listening to Jack Conte speak confirms that if I do subscription for my Cerulean Sounds (+ I don’t self-build like him) it will be Patreon cos it’s creator-led (as long as they swerve web3) (#SavvyIndie #arts)
Ooo @DistroKid have stealth released music-video distribution.
Probs not right for me at that price with my #DividedSelfie sitch, but if other #MusicVideo focussed artists give it a pop, link me to ur vid in stores!
(#SavvyIndie 🎵 #arts)
spotted: Spotify are beta-testing a ‘Campaigns’ feature (poss related to Marquee ads) to some artists (not mine apparently!) (#SavvyIndie #arts)
The might of UMG finally admit defeat against DistroKid (aka 1 guy Philip Kaplan)! #SavvyIndie (#arts)
An ephemeral social shout-out is one thing, but I love @JasrajHothi (M.b @Jasraj) putting a blogroll on his modern landing-page, and love it even more when I’m on it :D
This is what #SavvyIndie community looks like (#arts)
I like this new #Carrd template for mindful #SavvyIndie creatives, as they can describe what’s going on in different social channels, rather than just assuming the ubiquitous little circles speak for themselves (#tech)
Enemy at the Gates inspo like “island” from Last Christmas 🍿.
Love tempo change, got one my 1st one on album 2 #Sunglasses.
Cf “Lose you to Love me” for more collab & “New Slang” for solo #SavvyIndie
If #SavvyIndie Brit artists ask me about registering a company, I will genuinely recommend @Max_Fosh’s masterful guide to playing Companies House.
Max you concerned that it’s been 2 months and the Crown hasn’t seized the assets yet tho? (#arts)
\@NetNewsWire custom article themes are dope, and a good template for how companies like Twitter should separate UI-design from data-housing as @BenedictEvans discussed. Though fun to see #SavvyIndie newsletter stylists like Lorde override them (#tech)
Amazon really are looking to take Pandora’s scalp as #2 signed-up US streamer. They’ve even jacked the name of their fan-interaction tool!!
Any more Amazon-loving artists welcome to use my VIP code
Coughed up for #Vimeo PRO for vlog storage. Though I’m happy to get YT parity w/ Chapters (e.g. Brits vlog 2), they still disappoint on core privacy features: e.g. #bug: view counts ARE actually exposed by (Bing) search (#SavvyIndie #arts)
I recommend #SavvyIndie artists to demo drafts publicly. Plagiarism risk is low, and you stand to gain from inspired insights like this a year later from promising amateur songwriter @PolicyGlot (🎵 #arts)
1st look at AirTable “Interfaces” for #SavvyIndie simple collab - which @ChrisDancy beta-tested & predicted in our interview 🧙♂️(guide) — 👍 cleaner for non-tech collaborators | 👎 requires an account i.e. extortionate on Pro (#AirTable for #arts)
Loved how @SoccerAM hosts pointed out that mixtapes are just less confident albums to SX | still #SmalltownDreamer artists who aren’t gonna stay #SavvyIndie: send your 🎵 to @WolvesRecordsUK looks dope (#arts)
Example of how the Sun do a write-up about Ed Sheeran’s Companies House filings the day after without fail: filed property (Sun), personal (Sun): write up based on rows: “Profit before taxation” & “Dividends”. | Fun to look back at growth— #SavvyIndie #arts
Who needs Warner Music Group, when you’ve got the Warner family pumping out bangers like Silverlake right @EastleighFC ?! ⚽️#DrBeastly #SavvyIndie 🎵 #arts
OK @WarnerMusicAS that’s great you’ve got a sick team page 👍. But WMG artist @gabe_coulter’s linking domain’s base GabeCoulter.co is 404 since May 👎. | Sometimes in the #arts, better to start #SavvyIndie