When you have to opportunity to be able to talk to the artist, you can always ask for an extended version, the worst thing that can happen is that the artist says no.Lebon14 wrote:I'd love to mix your songs but... 3:30?! geez man... You don't help me at all with those lengths... >.<
When I launched my Patreon some people asked me to create versions of my songs that are more compatible for DJing. Shorter versions are still better to grab the attention of people on YouTube.
There are enough indie musicians who tried advertising here but got almost no reactions at all while every new SEB gets more than 10 pages of discussion. That's not very motivating for an artist. Even constructive criticism will be appreciated a lot, but when there's nothing at all, then it's better to focus your time and energy on stuff that actually works. Most indie artists don't have advertisers who take care of such things, so every hour spent for marketing is an hour less spent for creating music.Lebon14 wrote:As for the advertisement, it's pretty hard to advertise it in general because the CDs are stuck to Japan. You need a forwarder and it'll most likely, even though the retail price for the CD is cheaper than SEB, being more expensive than SEB. Also, a lot of those eurobeat tracks, if it's not on Toho Eurobeat, is a 1-track thing amongst 9 other tracks that has nothing to do with Eurobeat. That's why I tried my best to link videos of stuff I followed through the year in the original posts and even added a download link for missing tracks except for Kono Sekai No Side-Story (Which I just got Tuesday which is on the Lunatic Scarlet maxi-single from A-One).