Susan Sarandon, tractors, etc. (rocket) Wed 11 Apr 12 12:40
http://soundcloud.com/adamvpowell Free downloads. I've "loaned" tunes to many dvds and so on. No big deal, just drop me a line at email@example.com Kind of an interesting point: At this stage I'm really not interested in the money. I made about three grand DJing last year, which is way better than I would expect to do from anything music-related. Actually, I have no idea why I go on doing this. Just for fun, I guess.
David Gans (tnf) Wed 11 Apr 12 12:43
<http://www.dgans.com/tunes.html> I've allowed lots of my msuic to be used in films, etc. No reasonable offer (even if it's zero) will be refused.
Ted Newcomb (tcn) Thu 12 Apr 12 16:20
While we formally conclude our two weeks today, this conversation is always open and I invite folks to continue posting. David, Rik, Adam, Eric, Scott, and Susan thank you all for a great time, for all of your personal and professional sharing and your openness and generosity. I learned a lot,and have all kinds of new music to check out. I wish you all the best...play on.
Robin Russell (rrussell8) Thu 12 Apr 12 21:06
Great discussion, thanks everyone.
Susan Sarandon, tractors, etc. (rocket) Fri 13 Apr 12 08:51
Yeah, that was fun! One thing we never really got into: SoundCloud. This is by far the best thing I've seen in the music/Internet space in many years. It's very easy to upload your work and manage who can see it/listen to it/download it and it helpfully keeps valuable metrics on your stuff. The player widget is also extremely easy to embed in another web page if you want to drive traffic to your home page. The widget is HTML5 and therefore plays on iPads and iPhones (as opposed to Flash, which most of these things are made of). It is almost perfect. And it's not just for independents. We talked about the Beastie Boys -- they used it on their last album. What's interesting about that is that I listen for free, and like it enough to buy the album. The system works!
Scott Underwood (esau) Fri 13 Apr 12 09:11
I too have found things on SoundCloud I've later bought. Thanks all!
Gail Williams (gail) Fri 13 Apr 12 10:22
I've been waiting to try <http://soundcloud.com/> when I have some time to play around during their free trial period. I notice they support "groups" as in community/audience groups in some way. Has it taken hold to where there are groups of WELL folks there, or WELL <music.> conference folks, or the like?
Gail Williams (gail) Fri 13 Apr 12 10:30
(Heh, I see that there is a free level. Missed that the first time I looked at the site. It's the Freemum revenue model after all. So I guess I can join free and save a trial at a higher level for another time.)
Susan Sarandon, tractors, etc. (rocket) Fri 13 Apr 12 10:39
Right, I don't pay a thing. But eventually I probably will, to take advantage of the premium stuff (more songs, more sets). I don't know about groups, but you can "follow" people, which is fun.
David Gans (tnf) Fri 13 Apr 12 11:00
How does SoundCloud work, for those ofus who haven't seen much of it? If I wanted to sell a song or a colelction fo songs there, what do I do?
Susan Sarandon, tractors, etc. (rocket) Fri 13 Apr 12 11:33
Good question. You register, then start uploading tracks. You can allow people to download them for free, or you can disable sownloading, or you can even charge for downloads via a spiffy internal tie to Paypal (IIRC). You can also arrange your tracks as "sets," which maps well to albums. Example: http://soundcloud.com/beastieboys/sets
David Gans (tnf) Fri 13 Apr 12 12:05
Does it cost money to have an account there?
Susan Sarandon, tractors, etc. (rocket) Fri 13 Apr 12 12:16
No, it's free. But you only get three "sets" and so many songs before you need to upgrade to a paid account. Here are the tiers: http://soundcloud.com/premium
David Gans (tnf) Sun 15 Apr 12 09:38
Thanks. ONe of those things I raelly have to make time for at some point.
David Wilson (dlwilson) Sun 15 Apr 12 10:14
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David Julian Gray (djg) Tue 17 Apr 12 07:26
My 18 year old son has a couple of accounts at SoundCloud (for a couple of different projects (http://soundcloud.com/dads-on-display; http://soundcloud.com/jonah-baseball) - when he wrote me to check 'em out I decided I should have a soundcloud account as well - but when I went to create it, they said there was already an account with that name (and not a name I use so much, my usual was taken) - at first I was incensed... but then guessing a password, it turned out to be me afterall... years dormant, I probably opened it when they opened ... http://soundcloud.com/dovi
Susan Sarandon, tractors, etc. (rocket) Tue 17 Apr 12 14:42
Ted Newcomb (tcn) Wed 18 Apr 12 16:42
LOL, same thing happened to me when I followed up on that post...I'll early adopt almost any cool tool and then forget about it.
Julie Sherman (julieswn) Wed 18 Apr 12 19:13
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