So this is it, Voidform is out in stores today! I hope you’ll give it a listen, possibly even buy it if you like it. Here’s where you can get it:
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I was approached by Limbic Void to do a remix for their new EP “Lapdogs”, and after listening to the fantastic EP, I picked the song “Castaway” to remix (I could pick whichever track I wanted, which was super inspiring). If you compare it to the original you’ll hear that I kept a lot of the original pop song structure, but reworked the song entirely to give it more drive (and bass, naturally). I hope you like it!
Google Music: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Subsquare_Hit_the_Grave_Running?id=B55jmupjny3awzbhhs7xsrkvgn4
Amazon MP3: http://www.amazon.com/Hit-Grave-Running-Subsquare/dp/B00I1EXQ12/
It’s a dark yet melodic, hard yet soft, strangely driving dubstep affair. Grab it from my BandCamp page:
My second single, entitled “Broken”, featuring Jane Dawn on vocals, is finally out. It’s a three-track single with remixes by Irvin and lug00ber which I really dig. Please give it a listen, and share it with others if you like it – you can find links to buy or listen to it here:
If you want to support me by buying it, please consider getting it from Bandcamp or iTunes, since plays on Spotify or Rdio really pays nothing at all to small indie artists such as myself, but I do need to be on those platforms for exposure.
Thanks for the support since “Catzilla” came out late last year – it’s been amazing – I hope you like this track too. I’m really proud of it.
As promised, I’ve collected some stats from the first month of traffic on the Catzilla EP on Bandcamp.
It’s been very interesting to track where people are coming from, and not least: how many plays I’ve been getting and how many people decided to pay for the EP.
Since I put it out as pay-what-you-want, there was always an option not to pay anything at all, which I’m totally fine with as this was always going to be a promo effort, and not a money-making venture.
So, without further ado, here are some hard facts from 30 days of Bandcamp “pay-what-you-want” data:
This means that..
0,99 USD per track is identical to the price iTunes charges customers, which indicates that people have established a certain standard value for downloadable music.This also means that even with all those unpaid downloads, each EP download on average still generated ~0,41 USD in revenue, because the paid downloads make up for the unpaid ones.
Considering that after the fees on iTunes, each 2,97 USD sale (the full EP price) generates ~2,08 USD in revenue, I’m happy with these figures. Of course, I do wish for more traffic on the site, as increased traffic = increased revenue. Nobody is getting rich off of these numbers, but it’s encouraging to see that things are indeed not as bleak in the digital music download-world as some want to paint it.
When you can give away your music for free and still make an average income of roughly half of what being on iTunes would generate, the pay-what-you-want model has a right to live and prosper.I am still waiting (and will be waiting for some time) for the iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Rdio numbers, but when I have them I will also share these with you guys.
In addition to numbers above, I also wanted to mention that the highest price someone paid for the EP was 10 USD, and the lowest was 0.5 USD. Clearly, some have more money/appreciation, and some have less. Even with the large gap in what people choose to pay, I am very happy for every single paid download, as it serves as validation for what I do and how people perceive it.I hope this has been an interesting bit of trivia for you guys, have a nice weekend!