So.... With all of this happening in the past 20 years that I have been listening to music.... I have been trying to find a means to satisfy both ends
of the spectrum that I have sort of created with my followers.
How do I give something away for free, that resembles the final piece, without giving them all of the benefits?
So I know cutting the song in half only annoys people a lot more than usual. Only because they want to hear the complete song.
Covers work to attract people to their albums, but if they don't have enough good stuff people will just think you make great covers.
if you have a one hit wonder, SELL IT AS A SINGLE.
Radio stations offer an opportunity to generate money over time... So leave this option as always open.
You also need to satisfy your most loyal listeners on the platform they go to first. Like other, non main stream, audio sites.
It all leads me to try one of these four methods next:
1. Release the final product on the store, but have the free version of this final product encoded at 92 KBPS. The lower quality will get people to
listen to the sound just enough to buy it... By doing this they think they got it for free, but what they have is an inferior version compared to the
2. Release the final version on the store, but have the free version missing all of the dynamic range. This means compressing the absolute hell out of
the track so it sounds like a flat pancake.
3. Release the final version on the store, but have the free version remixed with different instruments for all of the parts. Like tweaking the sounds
to sound completely different, but sort of the same. Like a rip off bootleg movie.
4. Release the final version on the store, but have the free version missing all of the filters and effect generators. Detune it a little so it
doesn't sound too horrible, but just enough for them to notice the difference in the store version sounding better.
Which one do you think I should try first?