Denied By Reign: One Day Old

Well, Denied By Reign has released for about a day now, and I want to thank everyone for their kind comments and support behind the project.

I am pretty tickled-pink with the response so far. I have been trying to keep track of write-ups of the project and the album, and so far I have seen the following:

I also noticed some good Twitter and identi.ca action going on, and there has been lots of chatter on the Severed Fifth Forums and in the #severedfifth IRC Channel on Freenode.

In terms of downloads, I have been reliably informed by Neuro, king of the BitTorrents, that it is blazing pretty hard with over 500 BitTorrented downloads in the first day. I estimate that in terms of downloads from the Bytemark mirror that there have been about 280 downloads and I need to check with Adam about how well his mirror has done, but I think it is reasonable to suggest 1000 copies of the album have been shifted in its first day. Nice. :)

As I mentioned in my last post the next step of the project is to spread the word and build exposure. I am pleased to see that the Severed Fifth Street Team is growing and a bunch of street teamers are getting out into the trenches to spread the word. We have heard of people printing out posters to put up at schools/colleges/stores, contacting local radio stations, posting on discussion forums, sending messages on IM and various other activities. If you put up a poster, give out fliers or whatever else, do take a photo of it and send it over – I would love to feature some of these in the Severed Fifth News. :)

Another key element here us growing exposure of Severed Fifth and Free Culture in social networking websites. This is kicking off in earnest, and check the following:

More coming on MuseAmp (a rocking website by a friend of mine, Dan) and Jamendo. If you know of more which need attention, do let me know.

More later… :)

  • http://blogs.gnome.org/phomes Thomas Andersen

    I just hope that someone will do a Severed Fifth based rock XDG sound theme. If that license allows that? That would rock! http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/free-sound-themes.html

  • Jordan Moncharmont

    Hey Jono,

    Using Facebook Pages is a much better way to publicize your band on Facebook. Check it out…

    http://www.facebook.com/business/dashboard/?ref=sb

  • http://www.happyassassin.net Adam Williamson

    “but I think it is reasonable to suggest 1000 copies of the album have been shifted in its first day. Nice.”

    Congratulations – you’ve out-shipped Russell Crowe!

    (If memory serves, Thirty Odd Foot Of Grunt’s last effort sold somewhere around 800 copies).

  • http://nicubunu.blogspot.com/ nicu buculei

    I am not into the music business, but I wonder, how 1000 albums shifted in the first day compares with publishing in the traditional way? (that is, for an independent artist)

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  • http://locohygynx.wordpress.com locohygynx

    Just wanted to drop a line in on this album, I am currently listening to this and I’ve burned copies for my friends. I’ve got to say it’ll ROCK YOUR @$$ OFF! Anyone who seeing this has nothing to lose and I’ll continue to seed for awhile. I love the approach your taking to this release and now your on Digg! Hope you guys do great!

  • dvatri

    Thanks god you had your Mac. God knows if you could get do far using some Ubuntu :lol:

  • http://www.asnumber.net Matthew Walster

    I set up a torrent client on my server in Belgium especially for this, currently the MP3 version has seeded 36 times, and the OGG version has seeded 17 times.

    Good work, Jono!

  • http://mcisternas.wordpress.com Marlon Cisternas Milla

    Hey Jono, you are in my blog. Congratulations for your excelent album! :twisted: