BROADTIME NOTE TO CUSTOMERS 7-207-17

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7-20-17

Hellooo Summer, Happy July!~

There are many software programming changes and updates that we have been working on. These include our Record Store app, our listening stations and our websites. Broadtime is also hard at work on establishing PREORDER capability and further helping you promote Vinyl Tuesday.

Additionally, each week we work very hard to create and setup the upcoming weeks charts, news, and value added promotions. We also get assets from the labels for videos, full length samples and banners. Increasingly, there has been interest in promoting titles in advance of street date in a preorder fashion for customers. We have created a "UPCOMING RELEASES - PREORDER" Genre for all of our sites and stations as well as a VINYL TUESDAY genre. We are slowly starting to populate it, and you can add titles as well.

Please let me know email address of the staff members that you would like to receive these notes to assist with any setup.

Thanks for being our customer.

Jon, Chris & Team

 

In this Note:

CURRENT SELLING TOOLS in Tuneportals

     • Upcoming PREORDERS 

     • This weeks NEWS

     • This weeks CHARTS

     • This weeks ADDED VALUES

Latest BROADTIME developments

      •  APP

      •  BPM STATION STANDS

      •  Instructions & Manual  

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1. PRE ORDERS (with BANNERS and Metadata)

7/14/17
RAC - EGO (Redeye)

7-21-17
Violent Femmes -Two Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged In America(PIAS AMERICA/RED)

Stu Larsen - Resolute (Nettwerk)

8-9-17

Odessa - A Moment Apart (Redeye)

8-18-17

Interpol - Our Love to Admire  (Capitol)

8-25-17

EMA - Exile In the Ring (Redeye)

2. NEWS THIS WEEK.

New Release Round-Up 07-07-17

New Releases - July 07 2017

 
JAY-Z - 4:44 - Roc Nation
4:44The 13th full-length solo studio release for Jay-Z was produced by No I.D. and features guest appearances from Beyoncé, daughter Blue Ivy, Gloria Carter (his mother), Damian Marley, Frank Ocean and The-Dream.

HAIM - Something To Tell You - Sony
Something To Tell You, is the highly anticipated sophomore album from HAIM. When the time came to record the eleven tracks that make up Something To Tell You, HAIM decided to "go in and record as a band, keeping it a little more organic. That was kind of a mission statement for the album" offered Danielle Haim. HAIM first announced the release of Something To Tell You with an in-studio video version of album track "Right Now," which was shot and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, Boogie Nights). HAIM then released the single "Want You Back," which Rolling Stone described as having "a Hot 100 ready sheen." Pitchfork gave "Want You Back" its coveted Best New Track saying "Haim are pulling the rug out from under our feet in the run-up to releasing their second album." Entertainment Weekly declared "Want You Back" sees HAIM returning to their sonic roots as a funky, pop-inspired trio, complete with groovy strings, sprightly percussion, a soulful chorus, and a spritz of electronic sheen."

TORO Y MOI - Boo Boo - Carpark Records
boo­boo [ˈbo obo o/] noun (pl. boo­boos) informal a mistake. "you could make a big boo­boo if you leap to any drastic conclusions" a minor injury, such as a deadly car crash. boo1 [bo o/] exclamation said suddenly to surprise someone." “Boo!” she cried, jumping up to frighten him" said to show disapproval or contempt, especially at an athletic contest or musical performance. noun 1. an utterance of “boo” to show disapproval or contempt. “the audience re­tweeted his comment with boos and hisses” verb 1. say “boo” to show disapproval or contempt. "they booed and hissed when he stepped on stage" boo2 [bo o/] noun (pl. boos) informal 1. a person's boyfriend or girlfriend After 7 years of touring and recording, I found myself becoming self conscious about my position in life as a “famous” person, or at least my version of whatever that is. My dreams had become my reality, yet I was somehow unable to accept this new environment. I couldn’t help but fall into what might be described as an identity crisis. A feedback loop of fearful thoughts left me feeling confused. I felt as though I no longer knew what it was that I actually wanted and needed in and out of life, and at times I felt unable to even tell what was real. During this time of personal turmoil, I turned to music as a form of therapy, and it helped me cope with the pain that I was feeling. I’d listen to the same ambient song over and over again, trying to insulate myself from reality. I fell in love with space again. By the time I felt ready to begin working on a new record, I knew that this idea of space within music would be something that propelled my new work forward. The artists that were influencing what I was making included everyone from Travis Scott to Daft Punk, Frank Ocean to Oneohtrix Point Never, Kashif and Gigi Masin. I recognized that the common thread between these artists was their attention to a feeling of space, or lack thereof. I decided that I wanted to make a Pop record with these ideas in mind. That idea for a record is what eventually became Boo Boo.

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE - Hug Of Thunder - Arts & Crafts
Hug Of Thunder marks the fifth studio album from Canadian alt-rock supergroup Broken Social Scene, their first in seven years. Founded in '99 by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, the new album features 17 players and 15 original members including Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric, Amy Millan and Evan Cranley of Stars, Charles Spearin and Ohad Benchetrit of Do Make Say Think, and Grammy-nominated Leslie Feist.

RADIOHEAD - OK COMPUTER OKNOTOK 1997 2017 - XL Recordings
Featuring Remastered OK COMPUTER, B-Sides and Three Never Before Released Tracks: “I Promise,” “Lift,” “Man Of War” Rescued from defunct formats, prized from dark cupboards and brought to light after two decades in cold storage… OKNOTOKwill be issued on XL Recordings, coinciding (roughly) with the original 1997 release date(s) of Radiohead's landmark third album OK COMPUTER. OKNOTOK features the original OK COMPUTER twelve track album, eight B-sides, and the Radiohead completist’s dream: “I Promise,” “Lift,” and “Man Of War.” The original studio recordings of these three previously unreleased and long sought after OK COMPUTER era tracks finally receive their first official issue on OKNOTOK. All material on OKNOTOK is newly remastered from the original analogue tapes. Digital formats, double CD, and triple 180g LP versions of the 23 track album will be released widely on June 23rd. OK COMPUTER was originally released on various dates ranging from May to July 1997. Produced by the band and Nigel Godrich, the album is widely cited as one of the greatest works of Radiohead’s--or any artist’s--catalogue and was the first Radiohead record to reach #1 in the UK and to be nominated for the Album of the Year GRAMMY. The album features singles “Paranoid Android,” “Karma Police,” “Lucky” and “No Surprises.” In 2015, The National Recording Registry selected OK COMPUTER to be preserved in the Library of Congress as a recording that has proven “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING - Every Valley

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING - Every ValleyPUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING - Every Valley - PIAS AmericaPUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING - Every Valley
Third album from Public Service Broadcasting, the brainchild of London-based J. Willgoose, Esq. who, along with his drumming companion, Wrigglesworth, and their bass player, keys and horns man extraordinaire, JFAbraham, is on a quest to inform, educate and entertain audiences around the globe. On 'Every Valley,' Willgoose takes us on a journey down the mineshafts of South Wales coal valleys. Yet the record is a metaphor for a much larger, global and social malaise, using the history of coal mining to shine a light on the disenfranchised. The album features guest vocals from James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preachers), Derbyshire trio Haiku Salut, the award winning Welsh singer Lisa Jên Brown, and Camera Obscura's Tracyanne Campbell on lead single Progress

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

The Melvins - A Walk With Love And Death
Tristen - Sneaker Waves
M.O.D. (Method Of Destruction) - Busted, Broke & American
Riverdogs - California
Twista - Crook County
Offa Rex - The Queen Of Hearts
J. Bernardt - Running Days
The Association - Insight Out: 50th Anniversary Edition [Red LP Summer Of Love Exclusive]
The Beau Brummels - Triangle [Blue LP Summer Of Love Exclusive]
Grateful Dead - Smiling On A Cloudy Day [Summer Of Love Exclusive]
Love - Love (50th Anniversary Edition) [LP Summer Of Love Exclusive]
Peter, Paul & Mary - The Best Of (50th Anniversary Edition) [LP Summer Of Love Exclusive]
The Young Rascals - Groovin' (50th Anniversary Edition) [Green LP Summer Of Love Exclusive]
K.D. Lang - Ingenue: 25th Anniversary Edition
Ulrich Schnauss - No Further Ahead Than Today
Lucy Rose - Something's Changing


& More .....

Bright Light Bright Light - Tales Of The City EP
The Melvins - The Hidden Joice (Love)
The Melvins - Christ Hammer (Death)
Live - Pain Lies On The Riverside (Live At The Roxy)
Arcade Fire - Signs Of Life
Rings Of Saturn - Parallel Shift
Cage The Elephant - Sweetie Little Jean (Unpeeled)








 





 

For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.



3. New Release CHART THIS WEEK  

MUSIC RELEASES 07-07-17

Artist Title Price
Jay-Z 4:44 New CD: $13.99
HAIM Something To Tell You New CD: $13.99
Toro Y Moi Boo Boo New CD: $12.99
Broken Social Scene Hug Of Thunder New CD: $11.99
Radiohead OK COMPUTER OKNOTOK 1997 2017 New CD: $15.99
Public Service Broadcasting Every Valley New CD: $13.99 Video Upcoming Local Event
The Melvins A Walk With Love And Death New CD: $18.99
Tristen Sneaker Waves New CD: $13.98
M.O.D. (Method Of Destruction) Busted, Broke & American New CD: $15.98
Riverdogs California New CD: $14.98
Twista Crook County New CD: $12.98
J. Bernardt Running Days New CD: $20.98
The Association Insight Out: 50th Anniversary Edition [Red LP Summer Of Love Exclusive] New Vinyl:$21.98
The Beau Brummels Triangle [Blue LP Summer Of Love Exclusive] New Vinyl:$21.98
Grateful Dead Smiling On A Cloudy Day [Summer Of Love Exclusive] New CD: $7.97
Love Love (50th Anniversary Edition) [LP Summer Of Love Exclusive] New Vinyl:$21.98
Peter, Paul & Mary The Best Of (50th Anniversary Edition) [LP Summer Of Love Exclusive] New Vinyl:$21.98
The Young Rascals Groovin' (50th Anniversary Edition) [Green LP Summer Of Love Exclusive] New Vinyl:$21.98
K.D. Lang Ingenue: 25th Anniversary Edition New CD: $24.98
Ulrich Schnauss No Further Ahead Than Today New CD: $18.98


4. Free Stuff

PHOENIX - Free Poster

06/09 PHOENIX return with their new album Ti Amo, their first since 2013's critically lauded Bankrupt!. Along with the new album, they are spreading the love even further with a Free Poster, which is yours when you pick up your copy of the new album available on CD or LP.


WITH PURCHASE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Phoenix

HALSEY - Free 7 Inch

06/02 GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum alternative pop maverick HALSEY returns with her anxiously awaited second full-length album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom and if you preorder the album on Vinyl (including the Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red with Yellow Splatter LP) you will receive a Free Limited Edition 7 Inch Single featuring "Now or Never" and "Eyes Closed".


WITH PURCHASE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

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Broadtime YEAR OF THE APPS  - Now available in the Google Play ANDROID store (download Plan9)

It's no secret that we have been working hard to create a branded customer experience for our stores in the world of phone apps. While our listening station is delivered in app form, when it comes to creating the ideal app and relationship with your customers there are lot of things to do and build. We have been working on the concept for over year now and we are very close to wide scale roll out  (starting with existing customers).

There are several really valuable things that an app can do for your store and your customers.

Let's explore them together:

1. BAR CODE SCANNING. Customers get the experience of scanning any barcode and preview both in your store and where ever they are. This keeps them branded to you for both that record look up and for purchasing.

2. WELCOME TO THE STORE. Customers get a welcome PUSH message when they come into your store where you may offer coupons, or event or general information

3. YOUR STORE MARKETING. Like the listening station, they take the experience of your marketing campaigns, your featured titles, news, value-adds, and new releases all delivered to their phone and branded back to YOUR store for that information. The app will also enable the native watching of VIDEOS.

4. PUSH MESSAGING. You are able to blast out a push message to all users about significant things that are happening at your store such as an IN-STORE or SPECIAL SALE, or even an INDIE EXCLUSIVE. Eventually, we hope to work with you to segment your users, so that you can target specific sets of customers (i.e. Jazz Reissue fans, Artists your customers follow, etc.)

5. MOBILE COMMERCE. It's true that mobile responsive websites are critical and necessary for your customers, though industry research suggest that the most powerful phone commerce is directly from a store app. Our first iteration will have a wishlist function for digital downloads (that they retrieve from your website) and then shortly after that we will add checkout for physical fulfillment, all the way through to AEC just like our sites. M-Commerce is now greater than 30% of e-commerce and growing rapidly.

6. CUSTOMER LOYALTY. Just like an email newsletter, every customer that you convince to download your app, primarily for the bar code lookup function, becomes a new person that you may tastefully reach out to regarding sales, events and store programs. With each download you create a more loyal customer that is much more likely to shop with you.

Our ANDROID version of our BPM STORE APP is now in beta testing LIVE and we expect to be widely rolling it out to stores before Record Store Day. PLEASE LET US KNOW OF YOUR INTEREST so that we may prioritize customer delivery. You must at least have a listening station to get started and we are forming a queue for the next stores. We can still get you live before Record Store Day!

In the meantime, PLEASE DOWNLOAD and play with the PLAN 9 App or the DOWN IN THE VALLEY, our first one.

Plan 9 App

Visit the Apple APP Store or the Google Play Store

to download our new Down In The Valley APP

and place our in-store listening experience in your pocket!

Click Here To Download Our App
Click Here To Download Our App - COMING SOON Click Here To Download Our App - COMING SOON

Click Above to Download Our App (from Apple) or Google Play

And experience the following features:


 Scan and Preview Any Product or Featured Release


• Purchase Direct from the APP (Coming Soon)

• Receive Notifications of In Store Events and Special Off

Down In The Valley App

Visit the Apple APP Store or the Google Play Store

to download our new Down In The Valley APP

and place our in-store listening experience in your pocket!

Click Here To Download Our App
Click Here To Download Our App   Click Here To Download Our App


Click Above to Download Our App (from Apple) or Google Play

And experience the following features:


 Scan and Preview Any Product or Featured Release


• Purchase Direct from the APP (Coming Soon)

• Receive Notifications of In Store Events and Special Offers

http://www.plan9music.com/app

http://music.downinthevalley.com/app

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NEW BPM STATION STANDS Option

So at Broadtime we keep looking for ways to improve and provide even more effective tools for retailers to engage with their customers. Some of those improvements include a new freestanding version of our station AND a brand new headphone clip. The clip can mount to the new stand or to our existing wall/desk mount fixtures (which are super flexible). It's a VESA standard so it works in all configurations. 

We will begin including the headphone attachment on all new units. We will offer existing customers the ability to purchase them.

Here are some pictures:

Headphone holder

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Broadtime Manual & Changes to the Admin - Instructional Page

By popular request we have created instructions for operating and updating our websites and listening stations. Feedback on improvements to this tool are appreciated.

A Broadtime Manual for managing your site and station can be found here: Broadtime Manual 


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HAPPY SELLING,

Jon Berger

jon@broadtime.com