marketing album



“Even though I think that the active expression in itself is kind of like a political gesture, what we deal with is the politics of human emotion more than anything. What we’re trying to do is make an emotional connection with the listener; we’re trying to say something about the human condition, say something about humanity.” - Brian Molko, 2000

“I think we had a desire to write about the world we saw around us. We thought it was cool that, though other people were a little afraid to get deep down and dirty, we could take it on ourselves to write about those things.” - Brian Molko, 2009

anonymous asked:

is the licensing deal also possible because harry can afford to make the album without an advance? the record company is making pure profit and doesn't need to worry about making back their loan, harry gets more control and a bigger cut

Pretty much yes, that’s how it works. The label isn’t having to invest anything substantial into Harry other than marketing his guaranteed successful album (even if it “flops” it’ll sell half a million copies which is more than some artists considered a big success).

He’s already got a fanbase he can count on, name recognition, he (likely) paid for his own studio and recording time, not to mention he has a great personality, exceptional looks, and gobs of talent. 

They just need to sell the album that he puts out. It’s easy street for Columbia.


“If it wanted to wrap its weird arms around me, I wouldn’t say no” -New England Aquarium advertising

Zion.T’s “Complex” Featuring GD Gets Chosen as Apple Music’s Best of the Week

2017-02-05 11:13 am

[엑스포츠뉴스=김유진 기자] It seemed that Zion.T is going viral not just in Asia but in the US, the biggest music market.

At 10 AM on February 5, “Complex”, a track in Zion.T’s new album “OO”, was chosen as Apple Music’s Best of the Week.

Every week, Apple Music editors select a playlist of exciting new music around the world and announced it as “Best of the Week”.

Zion.T did not carry out any promotions in overseas markets, but his new album is doing well on the global charts because YG has such a huge media infrastructure and BIGBANG’s G-DRAGON is featuring on “Complex”.

“Complex” has witty and frank lyrics about complexes in the minds of people, and many are finding it very relatable.

Upon release, Zion.T’s new album “OO” dominated the real-time and daily charts of all the eight major music steaming websites in Korea and signaled his successful comeback.

Furthermore, it took the top spot on the iTunes charts in four countries and on the charts of QQ Music and Kugou Music of China.

anonymous asked:

I think you are being harsh on your anons. Taylors stunts are fair game to criticize. She chooses to shove that down people's throats by pushing it in the media. Her faux personal life is how she markets her albums so her PR tactics are fair game. It isn't about coming out or not. It is about fake relationships and transparent or games that make her look fake. She does shit on her fans that are loyal to her truth. She also gives reinforcement to homophobic fans by feeding a false narrative.

I let Cole reply because I have to get ready:

“If that’s the case then everything you put on the internet for people to see is up for scrutinization too, and that means I’m perfectly allowed to think you’re being a bunch of entitled children. Guess what? Taylor isn’t out. She might be lgbt. She might not. But until she says that publicly you aren’t entitled to shit, and frankly she isn’t going to care if there are like 15 people who end up not buying her albums. Her personal life is her business, and while y'all are unstanning because she won’t come out, gay people are fucking dying in concentration camps. Get over yourselves and figure out that celebrities are people and are allowed to do whatever they want with their lives just like you’ve chosen to sit on the internet and be a giant brat.

And besides, if you hate her this much and are this quick to drop her when she doesn’t do what you feel so entitled to, you aren’t really a fan anyway so she definitely doesn’t care about catering to you.” - Cole

I am deceased. RIP me. Holy Jesus.

[FANCAFE] 170605 IU replies uaenas on fancafe (Part 2)

Fan: By the way, I’m curious about why ‘Full Stop’ was recorded together with a piano and ‘Love Alone’ was recorded together with a guitar? Is it a difference of whether it’s done in one take?

IU: Ah we started off initially recording both songs without accompaniment, but for ‘Full Stop’, Jun Ji Hee and I took note of each others’ tempo and intensity. After a few takes, we took check of each others’ condition and to give it a more ‘live’ feel, she recorded the accompaniment in advance and just like other songs, I recorded my voice on top of that (as it’s a song with a free tempo, this was our method of deciding how to frame it based on the parts to escalate and the parts to speed up). For 'Love Alone’, after recording many 'one-takes’, the director and I chose the best take to be included in the album!

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SOPE Unit Mini Album: Hwagae market (The Misunderstood Vocalists)

Track List

1.Intro: Jhooooooope (Jhope #1 Fan) Suga’s solo Track

2.I Believe I Can Fly (Remix Cover) Ft Namjoon

3.Cypher pt 4.2 (Savage Duo: We won’t Let you Live)

4. WKWLLIT (We Know We Look Like Idiots Together)

5.Chill Fam, Hands Holding is Platonic

6. We Dabbed Ft Taehyung & Jungkook

7.We Laughing At You, Not With You (A dedication to Jin) 

8.To Be Tall Ft Jimin

9. Halmoni & Haraboji

10. We Ship Ourselves More than ARMYS

11.Outro: OMG (His Attempts At Aegyo) JHope’s Solo Track

So, i think we should talk about how important the black market is. It’s about damn time, i know (aaaayyyy)

Tbh at first i didn’t think much of it, obviously i was hyped that rise made another album but i wasn’t really worshipping it from the first listen. But i finally got it (like 2yrs late i know). It’s definitely grown on me, and its a work of art!
I have a habit where after i buy an album i sit down to listen to it just reading (ok singing..) along with the lyric booklet etc.. Idk if anyone else noticed but it literally tells a story of like.. Life? Almost like a battle we all have to fight. Not even just one song but the whole album. The Great Die-off is this rage you feel and wanna fight the world. Then straight after is I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore, like a realization of how helpless you feel and how difficult it is to fight. Tragedy + Time acknowledges that but tells you not to give up bc there are battles that we’ve won and it is worth going and fighting whether on a personal level or otherwise.
(im not gonna make this an essay)
I can’t believe it took me this long to make this post but yeah holy shit