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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: What is Youtube to you?
« Last post by El culto on April 05, 2014, 07:42:14 AM »
Quote from: Altus


The old proverb "if you can't beat them, join them" works perfectly here. Your listeners love your music so much that they spend the time to build videos and share them with the world. If that isn't passion, I don't know what is. Treat it as word of mouth promotion, which IMO is the best kind.

If they ask the artist first, then it´s not a problem at all - and asking don´t need a lot of effort. The downside is, that an artists or label may have a specific aesthetically idea about the video and its quality, because a bad video can (in some degree) ruin the music also.

Quote from: Altus

The ultimate option is to beat them to the punch. Upload the music yourself and tag the shit out of it. Get listeners hitting your page instead of some random listener. Build a YouTube audience and show that you're not afraid to share an entire album. Be sure to remind them that if they enjoy the music, they can support you by purchasing it.

That´s exactly the way how i do it (except offering an entire album) and it works very well because of the direct link in the description. Also i report illegal videos to put them down…and it has a nice side effect because too many videos (of the same track) minimize the chance, that potential fans visiting my channel.

Some good points you´ve mentioned here Altus!

Greetings,
Tomas
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: What is Youtube to you?
« Last post by Altus on April 05, 2014, 07:19:55 AM »
People talk about the film and music industry (dinosaurs) unable to adapt to the way things are now. Unfortunately, to adapt means doing things that seem wrong to us.

The old proverb "if you can't beat them, join them" works perfectly here. Your listeners love your music so much that they spend the time to build videos and share them with the world. If that isn't passion, I don't know what is. Treat it as word of mouth promotion, which IMO is the best kind.

Chris mentioned the human connection between artist and listener. I completely agree! Post something in the comments section. Make it known that you're aware what's happening. If it's not already in the info of the video, post links to purchase the music.

Yes yes, technically what they're doing is illegal, but if the big boys can't stop it, how can we expect to win?

The ultimate option is to beat them to the punch. Upload the music yourself and tag the shit out of it. Get listeners hitting your page instead of some random listener. Build a YouTube audience and show that you're not afraid to share an entire album. Be sure to remind them that if they enjoy the music, they can support you by purchasing it.

. . . I fully expect to get some negative reactions to this post. ;)
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Urgent Telepathy Recordings is proud to announce it's newest release from Crowhurst!

Crowhurst is the sound art project of Jay Gambit. Based in Los Angeles by way of Philadelphia. Since the inception of the group, the recorded output has totaled over 35 albums of original material. Labels throughout the USA, UK, Spain, Japan and elsewhere have released these works alongside artists like Merzbow, Prurient, John Wiese, Kevin Drumm, Acid Mothers Temple, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Cock ESP, Brutal Truth, Wolf Eyes and Aaron Dilloway.

The group's innovative recording style of re-assembling and collaging tracks from artists around the world, as well as their explosive blend of performance and multimedia art during their live performances have garnered attention from publications such as Tiny Mix Tapes, Nylon Magazine, Heathen Harvest and CVLT Nation as well as a number of other national and international publications.


This album is a very unique take on the Dark Ambient genre.  Starting off with ethereal sounds that lock you into a trance that soon crescendo into an all out harsh noise assault.  The b side starts off with a live recording, to give you a glimpse of the Crowhurst live experience that is not to be missed.  All tapes are $5 ppd for US, $5+$10 for international.  You can check out the album here on bandcamp.  http://crowhurst.bandcamp.com/album/nothingness  If you decide that you just want to download the album, please consider throwing a couple bucks Jay's way.  He will be touring the east coast all throughout April and any little bit of money will go a long way for him.  Tour dates are listed below. 

4/12 - TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA
THE PALMS at WONDER VALLEY EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC FESTIVAL IV
https://www.facebook.com/events/181728762025607

4/17 - PROVIDENCE, RI
KRISTINA'S WORLD with XIPHOID DEMENTIA, UNCLE FRANK, MPHIAT, POWER MONSTER
https://www.facebook.com/events/256238097892001/

4/18 - BROOKLYN, NY
THE SPECTRUM with BLK.ADONIS, POOLBOY92, GHOULS, LADY MIAOU, MIND DYNAMICS, RIFY, BOY WOLF
https://www.facebook.com/events/1402808879980385/

4/19 - PHILADELPHIA, PA
KUNG FU NECKTIE with DRUMS LIKE MACHINE GUNS, HUNNIE BUNNIES, WHORID, PLEASURE ISLAND. BATHASSAULTS, SEXUAL HEALTH, UNCLE FRANK, MPHIAT
https://www.facebook.com/events/584120151663948/

4/20 - RICHMOND, VA
STRANGE MATTER at RVA NOISE FEST
https://www.facebook.com/events/599728576770604/

4/21 - CLEVELAND, OH
NOW THAT'S CLASS with JOHN WIESE

4/22 - CHICAGO, IL
CLUB RECTUM with AUDITOR, GOOD WILLSMITH, MAGIA NUDA, SPECIAL GUEST
https://www.facebook.com/events/616274885106329/

4/23 - DETROIT, MI
YONKA HOUSE with DEAD CHURCH, METHLAB EXPLOSION, UNEQUALTOYOU, BRUXIA, CRACK STASH, SERVE AND DEFY
[+PERFORMING SNUFF IN IT'S ENTIRETY W/ FILMS+]
https://www.facebook.com/events/243317772506986/

4/24 - BUFFALO, NY
NORTHRUP HOUSE with WAVES CRASHING PIANO CHORDS, SWALLOWING BILE, TINNITUSSTIMULUS, GODOFGAPS, UNCLE FRANK, STDFN, MPHIAT
https://www.facebook.com/events/260830937406423

4/24 - BUFFALO, NY
TBA with FULL OF HELL, COLUMN OF HEAVEN, GAS CHAMBER, NYODENE D, MPHIAT
https://www.facebook.com/events/275603789273795/

4/25 - LOS ANGELES, CA
MATA with TBA
Released in edition of 40, Jay has 17 copies for his tour.  Send all orders to mbdcontact160@gmail.com
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Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Laptop Cooling Pads
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on April 04, 2014, 08:47:47 PM »
Ok Tomas, makes sense.  I did replace the HD with SSD but not the dvd drive....most of the heat is from the middle back towards the lcd to the left where the thunderbolt, USB & Firewire ports are.   No heat on the button here.  The heat sink sounds interesting. Can you post a link or describe what you mean.  I did see a thermpak heat absorption pad that seemed decent but people said that once it got warmed up after a few hours of heavy use it just acted like a blanket and made matters worse.
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: What is Youtube to you?
« Last post by El culto on April 04, 2014, 06:31:54 PM »
Yes Tomas....Im am wine drinker too, but Ive been watching some All Blacks Rugby history recently and some how wine just does work in that scenario, though New Zealand makes great wine so maybe. ;D

LOL  ;D

Haven´t tested any from them so far…..Actually, we have to ask APK - another wine specialist! NZ wines???
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: What is Youtube to you?
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on April 04, 2014, 06:20:18 PM »
Yes Tomas....Im am wine drinker too, but Ive been watching some All Blacks Rugby history recently and some how wine just does work in that scenario, though New Zealand makes great wine so maybe. ;D
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Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Laptop Cooling Pads
« Last post by El culto on April 04, 2014, 06:18:04 PM »
Hi Julio,

as heat goes up, i don´t think this will improve a lot….my Macbook was going to be very hot on the keyboard…now i´ve installed 2x SSD (one by replacing the DVD) and the temperatures decreased massively. Though I have to say, I´m using a 2012 model while all the 2011 (and previous) models do had this problems about heating on the button. So, this cooling pad may work for you, but I think you may can improve it even more by using an complete aluminum heatsink (no fan needed) + replacing the HD by an SSD.

Greetings,
Tomas
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: What is Youtube to you?
« Last post by El culto on April 04, 2014, 05:54:46 PM »
When we are done we'll all go down the pub and have a beer or two but in the interim this needs to run its course.

Being a wine drinker only i think Mike can close the thread right now  ;D
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: What is Youtube to you?
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on April 04, 2014, 05:43:04 PM »
drone on, with respect, please, a great effort has been made to construct a valid discussion about the possibilities of ambient now and in future.

If people disagree and get passionate about it more the better...bring it on.  When we are done we'll all go down the pub and have a beer or two but in the interim this needs to run its course.

Mr Griffin Sir.....I sense you are ready to release your dragons of reason...sorry, 4th season of Game of Thrones airs april 6th
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