I’m releasing a new song, Kingdom Coming, in phases. Because I’m a nerd. I’m experimenting to see how many downloads each phase gets. I want to know what works to get the word out and exactly how well. Again, I’m a nerd. I’m making bar graphs. I’m OK with this.
For phase one, I let you guys who read my blog know about the free download. I posted about it and I put a little widget over there to the right for you to grab and spread around. A couple thousand downloads resulted from phase one’s first week thanks to BooMama, BigMama, Bush and several other B word bloggers who spread the word from my blog to theirs. Muchas gracias.
For phase two my friend (and genius) Ben Stewart built a web page where Kingdom Coming can be downloaded: shaungroves.com/freemusic It has a simple(ish) address so, for example, folks on the radio could mention it if they felt so inclined. For example. Hypothetically. Also, in phase two a lot of people I (barely) know will get an e-mail from me about that page.
Phase three, monkeys with tiny crowns and tiny scepters released into public places handing out tiny business cards with shaungroves.com/freemusic on them.
Phase four, celebrity endorsements.
Phase five, infomercial and a bonus bottle of car wax if you DOWNLOAD NOW!!!
Phase six, a viral music video starring those monkeys and celebrities.
Like I said, it’s all very experimental and scientific like.
If you haven’t downloaded the free tune, click that widget over on the right or head over to shaungroves.com/freemusic
And please, pass it on. Thank you in advance.