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Mudcat Etiquette Question - publicizing CD

GUEST,Stevesg 20 Mar 12 - 08:44 PM
Janie 20 Mar 12 - 08:58 PM
GUEST,Guest from Sanity 20 Mar 12 - 09:02 PM
SINSULL 20 Mar 12 - 10:01 PM
GUEST,Guest from Sanity 20 Mar 12 - 10:28 PM
GUEST,999 20 Mar 12 - 10:29 PM
Joe Offer 21 Mar 12 - 03:41 AM
GUEST,Editor - Folk London 21 Mar 12 - 06:08 AM
DrugCrazed 21 Mar 12 - 06:14 AM
SINSULL 21 Mar 12 - 08:24 AM
matt milton 21 Mar 12 - 10:04 AM
Beer 21 Mar 12 - 10:19 AM
Bobert 21 Mar 12 - 10:40 AM
catspaw49 21 Mar 12 - 11:39 AM
GUEST,Guest from Sanity 21 Mar 12 - 11:59 AM
EBarnacle 21 Mar 12 - 12:04 PM
catspaw49 21 Mar 12 - 12:24 PM
matt milton 21 Mar 12 - 12:32 PM
Lonesome EJ 21 Mar 12 - 12:54 PM
GUEST,stevesg 21 Mar 12 - 01:31 PM
EBarnacle 21 Mar 12 - 01:36 PM
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Subject: Mudcat Etiquette Question
From: GUEST,Stevesg
Date: 20 Mar 12 - 08:44 PM

Is it proper etiquette to publicize a CD release in this forum?

thanx, s.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Etiquette Question
From: Janie
Date: 20 Mar 12 - 08:58 PM

Mudcat has etiquette?

I think it is fine to do so. Just understand that this is a community, and people who post only when they have a gig or cd to promote often do not garner much attention or response, since they have not made any effort to contribute to the community, knowledge or lore.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Etiquette Question
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 20 Mar 12 - 09:02 PM

Of course it is! This forum is a useful support for the musicians who use it!

GfS


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Etiquette Question
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Mar 12 - 10:01 PM

Rap?
Probably not...


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Etiquette Question
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 20 Mar 12 - 10:28 PM

Sinsull, Though there is certainly differences of opinion on this thread, usually 'political'..I seriously doubt that anyone who comes in here would be promoting 'rap'........thank God!

GfS


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Etiquette Question
From: GUEST,999
Date: 20 Mar 12 - 10:29 PM

"Is it proper etiquette to publicize a CD release in this forum?"

In answer to the above question after lengthy and deep consideration after looking up the word etiquette after a hard day after a rough night after a crappy week after a ripping headache brought on by seagulls and geese, "Hell, yeah!"

However, from an advertising point of view, may I suggest you change the thread title to 'CD Released After Wrongful Imprisonment!'


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Etiquette Question - publicizing CD
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 03:41 AM

I think it is almost always proper to publicize a CD on Mudcat, with moderation. I'm not so sure it's acceptable to promote a CD here. Most of us here are musicians, not fans. We like to know what other musicians are doing, but we don't want to be given a sales pitch.

Most CD announcements here are done tastefully, and they are well-received. Every once in a while, somebody drops in and tries a promotion job, sometimes starting three or four threads to promote one CD - that kind of promo goes over like a lead balloon here.

Also, there's a difference when the CD announcement comes from a participating member of our community. When it's a stranger who just drops in to sell us something, that's a different deal. Still, Folk and Blues CD announcements from strangers are usually appreciated, if they're informative and low-key in tone.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Etiquette Question - publicizing CD
From: GUEST,Editor - Folk London
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 06:08 AM

.I seriously doubt that anyone who comes in here would be promo.ting 'rap'........thank God!

Really? You should see some of the stuff I get sent!

Peter


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Etiquette Question - publicizing CD
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 06:14 AM

My fun method of publicising was to go "Oh look! A CD wot I made! Please look at it and tell me I don't suck."

People obliged, but instead didn't tell me that I sucked. It's too early for this level of logic.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Etiquette Question - publicizing CD
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 08:24 AM

GFS - that was humor.
But if I have to explain that I guess it was not funny.
Meantime, Steve, tell us about your CD.
SINS


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Etiquette Question - publicizing CD
From: matt milton
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 10:04 AM

the difference between promoting and publicizing is a moot one.

How do we know, for instance, that this whole thread is not a subtly engineered promotional exercise, camouflaging a new album from a humungous, corporate, Simon-Cowell-owned, mega-corporation in the form of a polite question from a Mudcat newbie?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Etiquette Question - publicizing CD
From: Beer
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 10:19 AM

I think that as a member we would certainly have the opportunity to speak about our accomplishments. In this case a c/d release. But someone coming in to promote their c/d as a Guest I think leaves the door wide open. But then again, I guess it's no big deal.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Etiquette Question - publicizing CD
From: Bobert
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 10:40 AM

By all means use this joint to publicize your work!!!

Just do it respectfully... I mean, this ***is*** a musician's website so where it's fine use it to announce stuff it's important to not cross over the line by ***overly*** promoting your stuff... In other words, don't fish for compliments but if you get 'um, "thanks" is sufficient response unless you are asked for details about your work...

IMHO, of course...

B~


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Etiquette Question - publicizing CD
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 11:39 AM

What is the matte with you people? All this going on and on and you fail to tell this person HOW to do it!

Okay stevesg, let me lay out the steps for you.

At Mudcat we will be more than happy to do this for you once your works are approved. The first thing you need to do is apply to our selection committee and they will make the initial decision. There are 75 members on the committee and they will all need a copy of your work sent to the Mudcat address. Upon their approval you will be brought up for review by the general membership. While there are thousands of members here, there are 2117 active posters. All of them will require copies as well. Failing to follow these steps and then wait the mandatory waiting period, you will not be approved.

Or you can just go ahead and post your stuff here 'cause we really don't give a shit one way or another. The very fact that you asked is good enough for anyone here!

Welcome to the 'Cat..........


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Etiquette Question - publicizing CD
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 11:59 AM

Sinsull, I took it as humor...I trust you took mine with a little tongue in cheek, as well!

Sometimes, it's NOT a matter of 'musical taste'..but of 'perception deficit disorder'!..(wink).

Regards,

GfS


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Etiquette Question - publicizing CD
From: EBarnacle
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 12:04 PM

We really do recommend that you join us for the exorbitant annual fee of $0.00 and participate in the community for a little while before posting about your work. That way, we have a chance to look at it in context of who you are. If younsend Max our webmaster an occasional contribution, that would be nice, too. He's out in the ass end of nowhere--State College, PA--supporting this project out of his pocket. Any contributions are strictly between you and him.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Etiquette Question - publicizing CD
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 12:24 PM

Barnacleboy........In light of the times there of late, I wouldn't be comfortable referring to State College as the "ass-end" of anything, so to speak...............


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Etiquette Question - publicizing CD
From: matt milton
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 12:32 PM

Let's hear your album then! Bring it on!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Etiquette Question - publicizing CD
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 12:54 PM

I am firmly against self-promotion on this site. For the reasons why, please check my thread "Lonesome EJ New Youtube Videos".


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Etiquette Question - publicizing CD
From: GUEST,stevesg
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 01:31 PM

thanks for the replies! :)

I was fairly active in the Rochester NY and Philly blues and OT scene in the 80s-90s...ALS (MND) forced my retirement...I'm restoring/remastering some old studio recordings for free digital distribution under a CC license.
They'll be done in the near future.


Gotta go join mudcat now !==>

regards,s.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Etiquette Question - publicizing CD
From: EBarnacle
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 01:36 PM

You are right, Spaw [never thought I'd be saying that]. I just didn't make the connection.


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