As a matter of course, I only accept a handful of new-release CDs for UKGShop.com. That’s because many new artists still underestimate how much work is actually required to promote their music. Interestingly they still seem suprised when the album/EP/single doesn’t do as well as they had hoped… Tryumf‘s CDs are always the exception to the rule. Ghetto Scripture was the first CD to sell … Continue reading Tryumf’s 777 (2009 refit): so hot it burns…
I’ve got to be a bit more careful with my Facebook status updates.
You just never know who’s reading, and – more importantly – how they’re going to respond.
One lovely afternoon a short while ago, I was making really good progress on some of my UKGospel.com projects.
I was so chuffed that in the heat of the moment I wrote something like ‘making secret UKG moves’ as my Facebook status update.
Background: I post several status updates a day on Facebook and Twitter, the vast majority of which are links pointing out a lot of the good work that people do out there.
I also post random notes about more mundane stuff happening around me. As you do. The ‘making moves’ update was one I thought no one would notice, let alone respond to.
Less than a minute after posting it, I get a few ‘tell us’ responses, which – strange as it sounds – caught me totally by surprise.
I told that nosy lot they had to wait, and pointed to the (rather obvious) clue in the status update: the word ‘secret’…
But now, I can let a few little kittens out of a rather big bag:
Continue reading “Secret moves, partially revealed…”
Fable: The ‘mainstream’ will get turned off by overtly Christian messages and lyrics. Fact: the evidence suggests otherwise. In an age where Kanye West‘s hard core Hip-hop image didn’t prevent him from releasing ‘Jesus Walks’, and DMX was happy to put out ‘Lord Give Me A Sign‘, and over here people are happy to go properly mad for songs with titles like ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees … Continue reading Random – Fact V Fable (2): Mainstream v Christian Lyrics
Here’s a totally random question: Should I still buy the music even though I have good contacts in the music industry and can get pretty much anything I want for free, even though I do all I can to support it via UKGospel.com and UKGShop.com…? Continue reading Random: Abuse of power…
CD of the year 2008 (Nov 08 – Jan 09)
This poll actually started out on UKGShop.com.
But as this is now the official UKG polls and blogs site let’s start with the first UKGShop.com ‘Best Of…’ poll…
Continue reading “UKGShop.com: vote for your best CD 2008…”
Should UKGShop do downloads…?
(29 Sept – 12 Oct 2008)
Downloads are pretty much a staple feature of music consumption.
Chances are you ripped your tracks to your MP3 player from the CD you bought on UKGShop.com.
If that’s the case:
should UKGShop offer MP3s…? Continue reading “UKGShop.com – Downloads poll”
After the highs of last week (you can now bookmark individual pages on UKGShop.com), came a terrible low…
While on holiday (also last week) I decided to do the final mix to UKGShop Radio Show 2 on my laptop…
Continue reading “UKGShop.com: Disaster!!!!”
I used to get asked this a lot.
It was one of the reasons why I set up the ‘What’s Selling’ page on UKGShop.com.
It’s a fair question, but one that probably needs more space than I can give it here.
So, if you’re an artist looking to submit your music and need an idea of how well your CDs can sell, here are some good tips for you: Continue reading “UKGShop.com: ‘How many of my CDs have you sold…?’”
New features: easy listening, easier buying…
I’m always looking for ways to improve the presentation of the excellent music coming out of the UK on UKGShop.com
Last night I added 2 new features: Continue reading “UKGShop.com – New features”