Was hard to catch up on the hour going forward last weekend, the mini jet lag. Finally back on track with the college units schedule thou. Unit 7 Soundcloud link is below. I had alota fun writing lines using the brass crescendo effects patch from the SAM orch library. The distance mic patchs have a really nice big open sound. I put a good deal of time checking and re-checking the notated score. Three more units to go and I’m done. All going well, if I can get the funding, I’m gonna then take the Topspin music marketing course with Berklee online. Ive been on the look out for a new marketing/distrib service the last two months after the current company I’m with announced they will no longer be offering to host sites but focusing mainly on direct-to-fan services. I thought this was a good time to check out the competition if I have to move the site anyway.
After much window shopping I came up with a plan to use a combination of Bandcamp and Tunecore to work as the wax botanical marketing platform. But yesterday I came across a link to the updated Topspin site and new Demo video and was blown away by the unified approach to content management both the front and back end. In particular I liked the way the shop front/dynamic links can easily be styled. This annoyed me about other distribution services: the widgets and players are all for the most part static designs.
The twelve week Berklee course looks like a good overview in new music marketing based around the Topspin model. The more easier to manage the more time I have to get back to making music. Funny thing too, when I was researching new hosts for wb.com the host I ended up picking out is based only down the road in county Carlow, doubt the server will be thou, still if I have any trouble with customer service its nice to know I can jump in the car and spin round to heckle them in person :P