Your podcast is an amazing source of info and advice about the music industry! Our bands main promotion is made up of facebook ads and the classic approach of standing outside shows. Are there any other great ways of promotion off the top of your head? Thanks! Always be listening
That's a good question, I find a lot of music through podcasts & band camp, I think more bands should try to get exposure on podcasts and not spend so much on print & Facebook advertising unless it's geotargeted and they are seeing direct sales of the merch/music and/or show/concert tickets. Even a small black and white quarter page print ad in magazines and papers can be pricey and does anyone even see them? For $10-$20 on Facebook you're lucky if 2,000 people see your post and that's even if you have a huge following. How crazy is that? Paying FB to reach your own following! We gave them the power haha, we gave FB the keys to castle! Anyways, I think we're going to offer indie bands cheap ad rates on my podcast and see if it helps bands get more exposure. At least then they can guarantee that anywhere from 30-70k people might hear their name mentioned &/or tour being plugged, some episodes do even bigger so it might be of value. I want to start advertising HB tours on big podcasts!
Something I'm wondering for years is that you play all songs of the first 3 Hatebreed albums live, even of the EP, but of the latest four albums you only play a couple of songs. Why is that? There are so many songs of the last album I never heard live. Can't wait to see you back in Holland again! XJamey Jasta responded on 12/07/2016 Next question
Not a question but just wanting you to know your show in Minneapolis this October will be the first show I'll be able to attend since I lost my leg below the knee from a work accident. Multiple surgeries, hopes dashed and what seemed like a never-ending cycle of despair I tried to keep my head high. All the surgeons, nurses, family and friends have said my positive attitude has been amazing. My kids look at their dad with strength. Music has played a role in this. That album Perseverance has held a place in my life and tells me to keep going, life will get better. My youngest goes around telling people, "My daddy can do anything". Well I just wanted to say that I am very stoked that your guy's show will be my re-introduction to a family I have missed, the metal community. I bought the VIP pass and am very excited to meet you, Beattie, and Matt again (met you guys back in '01 I think), and meet Frank and Wayne. Thank you for the music! BHJamey Jasta responded on 12/07/2016