Brutal facts after leaving Facebook

After a few months without Facebook and some new releases, the result is disastrous when it comes to marketing my music. I usually sold a few hundred copies at Bandcamp in the first few days after new music was released. There is absolutely no comparison to that now, I am far from it, to put it mildly.

I had the most visitors to my website through Facebook, and most of the buyers of my music came through Facebook. Twitter absolutely cannot close this gap. Where Facebook was responsible for 80% influx, Twitter is only 10%. Neither my own website nor any social network can compensate for this.

These are facts and they bother me massively. I hate Facebook, think it’s wrong, harmful, and also criminal. My dilemma is quite big, accordingly.

I currently have to put up with the question of whether I can afford the absence of Facebook as someone who wants to make money with music (not necessarily, but want to). I am very busy in the studio and have lots of releases planned. I have never been more creative than now, and it hurts me that things are going down on the business side of things… just because of the fact that I left Facebook.

It would be very nice if you would support me if you like what I do. You can either buy my music on Bandcamp, stream it on Spotify or Apple Music or donate something. I don’t want gifts, you know that I always give more than I ask back. 😉

Thank you very much!

I’ll be working with a new distribution partner, and what that means for you (as a fan)

First things first

In the next few days/weeks you might experience something unusual when you stream or download my music from the countless stores and streaming services out there. It could happen that my releases appear as double entries, and it’s possible that you recognize missing songs and changed song order of album releases.

Wut?

That’s all because of the transition between 2 distribution companies. I transfer all my music from one to another, and they do not work in sync. One is faster then the other — with taking down and upping content — which is only one reason why I change partners. I’m quite unhappy with my former distributor, and the new setting is also better for you, as a fan.

Not everything changes

All my releases on Bandcamp remain as they are, and all of them remain on a “pay what you want” basis, even if that means ZERO.

So?

That’s it. Nothing that should concern you at all, I just wanted to let you know, just in case something seems odd to you. I’m pretty confident that things are much better for you and me after the transition has been done.

Enjoy my music everywhere as always, everything will be accessible all the time. Thanks for your ongoing support!

I do not sell my own music anymore

I decided to offer all my music for which I own the copyrights* for free, now and in the future. “Free” means all music I have on my own label (L2 Music) can be downloaded for as low as zero (all currencies, smiles preferred) or for whatever amount you think is right, in the best possible quality! There are no hooks, eyelets or hidden conditions. There is just music.

You can either stream my music for free via Spotify or stream and/or download at Bandcamp.

Bandcamp

*Digital downloads, not physical products, of course. I have no influence on the price of my music that I have signed with other labels, hence I can not offer this for free. But all of my albums are on my own label, and most of my non-dance-music productions.

Of course, I will still do paid remixes (and receive royalties for those), and sign my music to other labels, mostly dance music productions. But music on my own label (my albums etc.) will be free from now on.

Why am I doing this?

It’s simple, really. There is no point in asking you to pay for the download of music files anymore when you can stream it for free already. Those who like to listen to music in top quality (the audiophiles among you), there are the free or pay-what-you-want downloads at Bandcamp.

Nevertheless, I would like to ask each one of you to support me by becoming my patron:

Become a Patron!

Thank you, no matter if you’re just a listener or paying subscriber/downloader. You’re all equally valuable to me.

Cover Art Factory

Have Cover Art Factory design your, erm … cover art. Upload a pic and let them do the rest. In a nutshell.

What sounds like a cool thing might be one step more into the “automated art” direction, just like “automated audio mastering”. I’m very suspicious about all this, but in this case here I think it’s better to have it done nicely instead of all those cheesy, shit looking “artworks” I’m seeing every day. Not even mentioning the myriads of stolen photography.

Worth a try, me thinks. Well, not for me (or my label), but I guess for a lot of you folks this could come in handy.

Sean McClellan

SeanDJPicWe are happy to welcome Sean McClellan to the L2 Music roster, and we have a wonderful EP lined up. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, make sure to check out Sean’s impressive history on Beatport and his SoundCloud!

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