Soundcloud and Mixcloud Promotions

LAAMB is all about promotion. That is why the project was started in the first place. To promote local Artists and Musicians.

 

The way that we do this has multiplied in the TWO years since we started with promotion on Facebook and Twitter. We’ve added Pinterest, and more recently, Mixcloud and Soundcloud Podcasts. Now we’re part of the Music Link Up programme, that is best decribed as a “Linked in for Musicians”. We still promote heavily on the more traditional Social Media platforms, especially Twitter. We consider ourselves to be extremely luck to have a mutual relationship with “The Retweeter” (@markwinder8), a Social Media guru who promotes everything we tag him onto. As Mark is based in Ireland, with a big following across the globe, his generosity allows our posts to gather a wider audience. Jason T Ingram (@FakeZappa) is another friend of LAAMB, who promotes our Musicans and Artists, (as well as MIDMA) in the states.

 

Locally, Martin Thomas (#lincsconnect) and Lincolnshire Blogger (@lincsblogger) are hugely influential in re-promoting our tweets.

 

Generally though, it’s through the Mixcloud and Soundcloud platforms that the world gets to here music from our local musicians. Since we started mixing Lincolnshire tracks with others from around the world, the following has increased, especially on Mixcloud. Soundcloud, being a more recent addition, has yet to take off in a way that it’s Mixcloud counterpart.

 

As with all services that we provide, there is no charge for having music included on these Podcasts. There is also no charge to listen. Generally though, stats show that in the majority of cases, listeners are about 70% of the artists who appear or have appreared on the shows. Promotion also seems to be heavily international.

 

LAAMB Podcasts are genre fluid (ie, we’ll include anything). Recently, we incorporated poetry by Josie Moon. Anything that promotes local artistry is possible. But, we can’t do it alone – we need artists and listeners to help promote Lincolnshire music. So please follow the links below, sign up to the platforms (FREE), listen (FREE), comment (FREE) and where possible share.

 

Links:

MIXCLOUD

 

SOUNDCLOUD

 

Classical Music Season – Louth and Scunthorpe

It’s Concert season, and two of our region’s Society’s have commenced their offerings.

Louth & District Concert Society have already commenced their programme which continues on Novemebr 7.

Scunthorpe & North Lincolnshire Concert Society begin their program on October 11th, with pianist, Lauren Zhang.

Both Concert Societies’ Programmes are listed on their individual Profile Pages on this web site.

LINKS:

Louth

Scunthorpe

Mental Health – Final Gig

International Multimedia Artist to headline next Louth Later.

Louth born multimedia artist Simon Le Boggit tops the bill with his band Mental Health at the next Louth Later on Saturday 5th October. The group’s entire live music show is accompanied by projected videos – some converted to 3D especially for this, their last ever concert.

 

The band members grew up together in Louth, and Le Boggit is enthusiastic about their return:

 

“We played our very first gig at the Woodman in the early 1980’s, and we’ll be playing our very last gig just around the corner at the British Legion. It seems appropriate, and promises to be a great night with plenty of laughs!”

 

Still living locally Le Boggit’s wild, witty, thought-provoking music and videos have featured in festivals worldwide including London, New York, Moscow, Stockholm, Athens, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Seoul and Vancouver.

 

The evening will also include performances from bluesy Itchy Fingers, gloriously harmonious female acapella Zero Degree Chorus, and gently melodic The Bell Collective & Pangalactica.

 

Louth Later, British Legion Hall, Northgate, Louth, 5th October 2019. 7:30pm to 11pm.

 

Advance Tickets £4 (including 3D glasses) from Off The Beaten Tracks Record Shop, Aswell Street, Louth (Open Tues-Sat 10am to 5.30pm).

More and More exposure

This week, we achieved 1100 Mixcloud Followers and we’re pretty pleased with that.

However, it wouldn’t be possible without the Local and International LAAMB’s who have contributed tracks (and a Podcast) for inclusion in our shows.

Because of the ever increasing number of Followers, we need to keep them happy. Having spoken with (and being extremely grateful to), Mixmaster Morris (the King of Mixcloud), I’ve taken the decision to reduce the length of the show, but increase the number (and frequency) with which they are published. With this in mind, I’m hoping to deliver one Mixcloud show a week, and, to increase exposure, publish individual tracks onto the LAAMB Soundcloud platform.

For this to happen, I’m going to need permission from each artist, to publish their work in this way. It also means that all artists who’s tracks I use, will get a FREE Profile Page on the LAAMB Web site, including International LAAMB’s for whom I am currently in the process of designing a compilation page.

 

Peter Anthony Robinson “Death Watches Over Us” Album

We’ve taken a step (forwards?) by moving into download sales. Thanks to Peter Anthony Robinson, we’ve listed his new album as a downloadable product – either the whole album or individual tracks.

 

We’ve also provided a format option for the complete album which gives a choice of MP3. M4A or WAV. Individual tracks at this stage are M4A format only.

 

“Death Watches Over Us” is a ten track album by ex Grimbarian (now living in Spain) Pedro.

 

The tracks are all new, except “Blood in the Snow” and an early review by our American friend, Fake Zappa, brought the word “awsome” into the conversation a few times.

 

The advantage of hosting downloadable albums is that we provide the listener the opportunity to Listen First/Buy Later that generally, we can’t offer for physical CD’s.

 

Tracks are modestly priced at £0.89 each, while the complete album is £7.99.

 

Check it out HERE

LAAMB Mixcloud Shows

I’m going to be adding more of these as they seem to be getting a lot more attention internationally than the web site. Also, they’re very easy to promote on Social Media. The recent one for Suburban Toys hit the fifty views mark in the first couple of hours of publishing.

 

However, because of this newly found international recognition, I think it’s only fair that we add a new group to the LAAMB family which I plan to name “International LAAMBS”. This will allow me to maintain the local Lincolnshire content local, while at the same time, providing a platform for those who support us from overseas.

 

Currently, I have requests for inclusion from a couple of bands in our former hometown of Cairns in North Queensland, Australia, as well as others in Brasil, United States, Europe and Japan. Therefore I have a plan for a “LAAMB Introduces International LAAMBS”.

 

Don’t forget, anybody can have a track or tracks on one of our Mixcloud shows. It’s quite simple and it doesn’t cost you anything. I’m especially hoping to do a more “Classical” show as soon as I can get half an hour together. So come on you Concert Societies, and Classical musicians, don’t be left out. LAAMB is about you guys too.

 

If you’re not sure what Mixcloud is, take a look HERE.

Jane Air Vintage Clothing and Other Interesting Stuff

Louth based Cartoonist and Poet, Jane Air, is selling many items of clothing that will be of interest to Collectors.

Whilst some vintage items are in the £80  – £120 price range, the majority are under £25, with many under a tenner.

Please take a look, and if possible, make a purchase so that Jane can sustain the excellent work that she does to support the environment, Louth Hospital and those affected by Government cuts in funding to the most vulnerable.

Take a look at Jane’s eBay listings HERE

 

 

Of Interest to Artiste’s

What is an Artiste? What makes them “click”?

 

It doesn’t matter what you do within the Arts, you ARE an Artiste. You think up, prepare and deliver your work, just like any other profession. Once your “piece” is published, is that the point at which you become an Artiste?

 

Whatever your genre, be it music, visual or spoken Art, there must be a point where you think “that’s it, I’ve cracked it. I am indeed an Artiste.”

 

Or, is that description the who process of being creative? If you have a dream, wake up and commit that dream to manuscript, does that make you and Artiste? Or is it only when that work is complete that you can feel satisfied with your success?

 

Do “Completion” and “Publication” go hand in hand? Can you be an Artiste if you complete your work, but rather than publish, you retain it for your own personal enjoyment?

 

Is your status in the eye of yourself, as Creator or viewers as Critics?

 

Only you can decide.