you tell us about Bandcamp and
promotion in general ?
Shay Dan: Bandcamp is
great but its important to release
the music in a good label.
Each label has there follower in
every new release they get an email
notification about it. This way
you get a chance to expose your
music to them. The most
important is to find the label that
it fits your music! For
'The Hive' album I chose
Randome Records as
the vibe of the label is deep
psychedelic and its unique stuff. All
the big stores of music work the
same. To promote a Bandcamp
personal account it will be harder
to get to people. In my new
album I decided to allow free
download and name your price to get
to more people and expose the music.
A lot of people paying for it and
appreciate the music.
Dante: You mentioned the
importance of having a good label in
conjunction with using Bandcamp.
How do you go about finding your
label. I mean, do you do it
all online or do you hit the streets
and walk into physical buildings and
hand out CDís? Or network at your
live performances where by chance
label reps have shown up or invited
Shay Dan: It's mostly on
line and for the fans I perform at
live partys and festivals.
About finding the label - you need
to search for label that fits your
style and then send them demo and
all the material you have about
yourself hoping that they will like
Dante: For example I have
released a Rock album on
Bandcamp Ė how would I find a good
Rock label ? Is that more difficult
for bedroom artists who donít have a
live show ?
Shay Dan: For the beginning it's
important to make two demo tracks
with mastering (final track) then
you start searching the web for a few
labels that fit your music style and
start sending demos and a biography.
labels the music its what important.
It's not a big deal if you don't
have live shows.
Dante: And now to the future.
What will be your next project ?
Shay Dan: I will start working
on a new full album. It will
be at least 7 or 8 tracks and it
will be different from this album.
I hope it will be my masterpiece
Dante: Sounds cool.
I'm sure it will be a sonic
masterpiece and look forward to
buying it on Bandcamp. Meanwhile, check
out the latest Group Of Light