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 Post subject: Re: Special Metal - On Sale NOW !
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:24 am 
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Sound On Sound wrote:
The latest album is now on sale via Bandcamp as a digital download only.

A selection of tracks are available to stream or you can buy the whole album download it and burn your own CD. All artwork PDFs are included.

http://www.billnelson.com/html/salon/metal.php
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Um... This is between Bill, Bandcamp and us, SOS. :wink: :wink: :wink: and :wink: :wink:

Special Metal will alwaybe for sale btw. Not available on CD or cassette. 8)

You can also download the album and record it on a 8-track tape. Artwork is a little more of a challenge.


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 Post subject: Re: Special Metal - On Sale NOW !
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:23 pm 
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Right, I have downloaded the files from bandcamp and burned the CD and printed the artwork off for the said CD. But what a faff! I am 56 years old this year and lived through all the changes in computing personally and professionally. I have listened to music via vinyl, cassette and CD. I just want my music in something I can own, look at and keep. I hope Special Metal is an exception here. I want to buy Bills music in physical form like I have always done. Please don't resort to just downloads. It's a pain in the arse and not how I want my music. I have said my piece and there!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Special Metal - On Sale NOW !
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:25 pm 
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(Please note, this is not meant as a reply to the previous post, just as a general comment that is hopefully helpful to someone :) )

I just downloaded the album and burned it to CD, and found it easier than any other album I've ever done this with. I wonder if some people are being confused by talk of FLAC files, conversion software and burning software when (at least for a Windows 7 user like me) none of this was needed.

Here's what I did. It did not take long.

1. Download files in WAV format from Bandcamp. This creates a file "Bill Nelson - Special Metal.zip" in your Downloads folder.

2. Open up Windows Explorer, navigate to the Downloads folder, Right-click on the above zip file, click "extract all" and follow the instructions. Make a note of where the extracted files are going to. In Windows Explorer, navigate to this folder so you can see the extracted files.

3. Put a blank CD-R in your tray, wait for the menu to come up and select "Burn an audio CD using Windows Media Player". This opens up Windows Media Player on your screen.

4. Get Windows Explorer and Windows Media Player visible on your screen at the same time. Select the extracted files in Windows Explorer and drag them into the Burn area of Windows Media Player.

5. Click "Start Burn" in Windows Media Player.

That's it. It's presumably similar for users of Windows 8 and 10. Sorry I can't help Mac users.

Hope this helps somebody!

Neill

PS the album is great - thanks Bill 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Special Metal - On Sale NOW !
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Hmmm...I think it's simpler on a Mac! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Special Metal - On Sale NOW !
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It's always easier on a Mac.......! :wink: :wink: :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Special Metal - On Sale NOW !
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And if it were on iTunes it would be elegant.


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 Post subject: Re: Special Metal - On Sale NOW !
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:03 pm 
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wonder toy wrote:
And if it were on iTunes it would be elegant.


No it wouldn't...it would be daylight robbery. :wink: Bandcamp delivers a far better dividend.


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 Post subject: Re: Special Metal - On Sale NOW !
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:09 pm 
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I forgot my winky guy :wink: I am glad band camp works for you.

Seeing as you are the label and the publisher 69 cents out of 99 cents at ITunes sounds fair to me.

I like that on Bandcamp you can set your own price. $6 singles etc. Bandcamp is the better deal for indie artists.


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 Post subject: Re: Special Metal - On Sale NOW !
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Now that I am with Apple Music I rent most of the music I listen to now.

The guy from Thirty Tigers sheds some light on the subject.

http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2012/11/ ... usion.html


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 Post subject: Re: Special Metal - On Sale NOW !
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Of course, the beauty of this way of doing things (i.e., Bandcamp) is that the album can't be sold out, so all with web access can get it.

It's been on "heavy rotation" for a few days now, and anyone who's not got it yet OUGHT TO, in my opinion.

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