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From: "Karl Miller" <[log in to unmask]>
> "Steven C. Barr(x)" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> ***Finally, most not-yet-famous groups are promoting their recordings via
> their own web site...and selling them via operations like CDbaby. The
> "terrestrial" radio operations still get free records from the "major
> labels" (so far, anyway)...but, given net radio, sattellite radio, and
> all the various low-cost (as well as illicit) sources for digital music,
> old-fashioned electromagnetic radio is becoming the least-used way to
> distribute one's music...
> Ok, I will admit, I don't listen to the radio...well maybe to the BBC when
they broadcast something I want to record....
> But I do wonder about music getting to an audience. If you have your own web
site a person could probably find you by doing a search, but the question is,
why would they look for you. Is it all through word of moulth or your having
been heard in performance?
THAT, in fact, is the question to which I need the answer! I hope to set up
a real "web site" in the not too distant future...and I haver, to be totally
honest, NO idea how one attracts web surfers (other than by using nekkid
pictures of celebrities...?!).
Searching for almost ANYTHING...unless it is VERY specific (i.e. "Brunswick,"
"3782," "<artist>" usw.) gets you anything from a few hundred to a few million
"hits!" It is HIGHLY unlikely (Haile Sellassie's lesser-known cousin...) that
ANY "web listeners" will run through this half-vast number of possibly-
applicable URL's to see if the 4,357,983rd "hit" is the site for which they
have been looking...!
Dare I comment...FEH!!
Steven C. Barr
(partially famed blues harmonicist and songwriter, known for at least four
or five doors in each direction...?!)