Hey everybody, Truman has a gig Friday, March 16, at Sir Benedict’s Tavern. Music starts at 8:30 p.m.
Could you help us put up these gig posters at your work et. cetera? Thanks!
(Click on the pic to get a .pdf of the poster, which you can save, distribute and print at your leisure.)
A few of the artists we like use Bandcamp and it prompted us to take a look and see what they have to offer. On the way to checking out the usual features/pricing we found an interesting blog post.
It seems that Bandcamp’s search savvy turns would-be music pirates into paying customers. They give a few intriguing examples of people clearly searching for pirated content (on Pirate Bay or for .torrent files) who wound up buying from the artist because they could get a smooth, easy experience, and in some cases, pay what they wanted for the work.
Interesting note: 40 percent of online music buyers pay more than suggested retail when asked to name their own price.
Music retail isn’t dead, it seems — it just needs a disruptor like Bandcamp to break down the wall between artist and audience.