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Advance Music Culture (Encore Episode 124) Podcast

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  1. Melody Bot

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    This week’s episode of Encore looks at “advance music culture” and what the expectations are for music bloggers that get sent music in advance. Has the music press become too “braggy”? Does talking about an album too much ruin the album for fans by building up expectations too high? What about bands that don’t want anyone to “hype” up their albums? Alongside the main topic we talk about Captan America: Civil War, Radiohead, Modern Baseball, and answer a few listener questions as well. You’ll find all the download and subscription information below, and, as always — thanks for listening.


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    Show Notes

    • Captain America: Civil War.
    • Encore will be moving to a bi-weekly release schedule.
    • Main topic for the day — “album advance culture.” We talk about people who tweet about / write about albums they have before their release, and whether this is useful or harmful, and how we think is the best way to go about doing this.
    • News: Radiohead release an album, there’s a new Justin Timberlake song, and Modern Baseball is streaming its new album.
    • Listener questions: On showing up late to shows on purpose to only catch the headliner, and on Apple Music “stealing” your files.
    • JT Recommends: Blaqk Audio – Material; new Justin Timberlake song, new Radiohead album, and the new Chorus logo should be coming soon.
    • TN Recommends: Bad Timing Records’ “spring cleaning” sale.

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  2. EntryLevelTank

    "Draft Day" is a good film Supporter

    Haha the Uncle thing has bugged me forever.
  3. J.Dick


    I couldn't disagree more with Jason about Civil War. Tony always overcompensates when he feels guilty as far back as Iron Man 2 and this version of Tony also has an impulse control problem. Marvel heroes have a long history of fighting each other and having conversations later.

    The airport fight was great and you got the impression that Tony's team wasnt there to hurt or kill anyone but to stop them. The final fight was much more personal and brutal. I loved it.

    Also Vision in his sweater and slacks?! I want a whole movie of that!
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  4. SteveLikesMusic

    approx. 3rd coolest Steve on here Supporter

    With regards to album advance reviews/blogs/twitter "spoilers", I think it's my fault as a fan/reader for actively seeking out that information by visiting this site.
  5. SoundInTheSignals

    @Bake_Wear /

    Good episode. I'd be interested in a future episode to know what you guys think of the new Cassino stuff (either the song or the EP if it is out by the next podcast).

    You guys should clip the last 30 minutes (or around the listener questions portion) and keep the large podcast bi-weekly and just have those listener question answers as like mini-podcast on those bi weeks. Just my 2 cents. I just like the good quality conversation you guys have and can definitely understand needing those bi-weeks. Also you should get Drew on more!
  6. SayHello


    My take on today's main topic: Promoting and saying something is great prior to its release will definitely help it sell better (first week sales / pre-orders etc.)....However, doing so may give some listeners unreasonable expectations and thus hinder their enjoyment. So from a short-term label perspective - hyping may be good, from a long-term label perspective and band's perspective overall - if creating unreasonable expectations hinders fans' enjoyment and then they lose fans because it didn't live up to the hype / lose out on sales on their next album it hurts both. So I don' t think there is a clear cut answer here. Does that make sense?