BROADTIME RETAIL MARKETING - Label Newsletter & Chart 8-31-17

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August 31, 2017

Let's hear it for New Orleans and Summer Camp! Yay!

However, Boo! Let's all do what we can for our fellow humanity that is suffering in Houston from the aftermath of the storm. Our hearts go out to those folks. The images coming out of that community are terrible. 

Here is a page of HOUSTON CHARITIES


We are reaching out to our label friends with our periodic update of things Broadtime and Indie Retail.

In the newsletter:

1. Broadtime Listening Station Preview CHART
2. Indie Summer Camp
3. Broadtime new PREORDER Support
4. Latest APP & BPM Developments
5. Broadtime Touring Support

6. This Week's Titles & Marketing


1. Listening Station Preview Chart  

Broadtime has been working on tapping into our analytics to get a better reporting of the records that folks are previewing on our Listening Stations. While it's still not quite where we would like it to be as far as granularity, we can begin to get a picture of the activity to share and observe how our programs influence the listening popularity. Hopefully soon we can combine this with mobile.

Week of 8-24-17 through 8-31-17

1. Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains
* 2. Iron & Wine - Beast Epic [LP]
* 3. Lilly Hiatt - Trinity Lane [LP]
* 4. DJ Shadow - The Mountain Has Fallen EP [Vinyl]
* 5. The Cadillac Three - Legacy [LP]
* 6. Interpol - Our Love To Admire: 10 Year Anniversary Edition [CD/DVD]
* 7. Together Pangea - Bulls And Roosters [LP]
* 8. Thomas Rhett - Life Changes [LP]
* 9. Live - Mental Jewelry: 25th Anniversary Edition [LP]
* 10. Jack Johnson - All The Light Above It Too
11. The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding [2LP]
* 12. Eddie Berman - Before The Bridge
* 13. Ema - Exile In The Outer Ring
14. Childish Gambino - Awaken My Love!
15. Kendrick Lamar - Damn.
16. The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
17. Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains [Deluxe 2LP]
18. Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
* 19. Iron & Wine - Beast Epic
20. Ed Sheeran - Divide
21. Gorillaz - Humanz
22. Jay-Z - 4:44
23. D'Angelo - Brown Sugar: Deluxe Edition [2CD]
24. Vic Mensa - The Autobiography
25. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - A Man Alive
26. Daley - The Spectrum
27. Juiceboxxx - Freaked Out American Loser
28. Thee Oh Sees - Orc
29. Ufo - Too Hot To Handle: The Very Best Of Ufo [Import]
30. Wale - Shine
* 31. Arch Enemy - Will To Power
32. Gogol Bordello - Seekers And Finders [LP]
33. Picture This - Picture This
34. Brian Mcknight - Genesis
35. Kelela - Take Me Apart [LP]
* 36. The Killers - Wonderful Wonderful [LP]
37. Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond - Blues In Time
38. The Weeknd - Starboy
39. The Chainsmokers - Memories...Do Not Open
40. Joey Bada$$ - All-Amerikkkan Bada$$
* 41. Lorde - Melodrama
42. Beyonce - Lemonade [Deluxe Yellow 2LP]
43. Imagine Dragons - Evolve
* 44. Ariel Pink - Dedicated To Bobby Jameson
45. DJ Khaled - Grateful
46. Oceans Ate Alaska - Hikari
* 47. ODESZA - A Moment Apart
48. A Giant Dog - Toy [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Lipstick Red LP]
49. Gogol Bordello - Seekers And Finders
* 50. Bob's Burgers [TV Series] - The Bob's Burgers Music Album [2CD]



2. Indie Summer Camp

I hope those that got to attend Summer Camp had as productive and fun time as we did. It was incredible to see so many labels friends and record store friends in one place. Our trade show booth was awesome and we were able to demonstrate our tools to many new faces. I'm sharing pictures here to show the fun. Everyone that had a booth really made the trade show incredible for everyone. Fun times in New Orleans.

Table Table



Table Freedia Trade Trad3


3. Preorder Support 

We know Preorder support is a hot topic for discussion. 

As for Broadtime's strategy, we have created another category for our campaigns that are "preorder only" and we are adding additional weeks of support for releases on our regular campaigns. THIS MAKES OUR PROGRAMS LONGER!

When on our preorder radar, the release will go into our widely hosted "Upcoming Releases - Preorder" genre on all of the sites and station and apps. We will call attention to the releases with banner ads and with our news postings


Pre-Order Campaign Genre


4. Latest APP & BPM Station developments

We believe very strongly that Mobile Apps represent a new frontier of marketing the stores and connecting our record store brands to their customer base in exciting new ways. By delivering a listening station to every customer's pocket we can then reach them with friendly messages to increase engagement.

So we have been hard at work making new features or our BPM Mobile Store App and our BPM Stations. This includes a new wishlist function for the App where customers can add the records they are previewing and want to a WISHLIST. We are also working to get mobile commerce enabled for our apps. WE ARE GETTING VERY CLOSE TO LAUNCHING THIS.  If you haven't yet, please download our newest customer's app, Down In The Valley. (


Wilco - APP Home Screen Wilco - APP Home Screen - Full Ad

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5. BROADTIME ON THE ROAD AND TOUR SUPPORT As we look to creative ways, to drive more attention to artists and releases at retail, we contemplated the markets where we have website and kiosk customers and the map gives us some really good (and growing) coverage of the country. We are super excited to now have over 80 stations in service at stores around the country.

See Map below and interactively on our Tour Support page. 

So, in addition to our tagging and display of videos, banners, and digital signage, we can create concert calendar events in the markets, and create additional signage and banners, and event tagging.

An individual Event for each show will be created and placed on the calendar of each Record Store within the touring market invoking an EVENT tag to be placed on each release of the artist. The tour dates will also be highlighted on The Home Page and Artist Page of each applicable site and Kiosk. (as well as New Release, and featured item pages)

Broadtime will create and provide an individual animated Kiosk screen saver sign and banners for each Record Store located within the touring market calling out the specific local date and venue. These will rotate when station is idle -


* It's like getting two ads in one, as there is extra promotion that also cover the concerts

* It's up to 4 Months of ad coverage for the tour



Concert Ad

Concert Ad

Example Tear Sheet with Dates

We will add in Tour support on our proposals by default for a modest increase, to cover the cost of the dozen or so banners, signage, and event creation we will undertake. It's optional of course, for some titles it may make more sense to run as we do today.

However, the impact and improved exposure in the touring markets will pull in more and more fans to stores and shows.

Broadtime Coverage


6. NEW RELEASE ROUND UP - Courtesy of Young Ones Records, Kutztown, PA

New Release Round-Up 09-01-17

New Releases - September 01 2017

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - American Dream - Sony
American Dream is the long awaited fourth album from LCD SoundsystemThe first two singles released from the album are "call the police" and "american dream," that moved Pitchfork to rave the songs "couldn't sound timelier" and that "Murphy and company have never sounded so invigorated." The New York Times hailed "call the police" as "a quietly ambitious protest song… except that instead of searing, it motors," and Noisey embraced "american dream" like "a warm blanket." The band debuted both of these tracks on a May, 2017 appearance on Saturday Night Live. The next track and video that followed is "tonite."

OMD - The Punishment Of Luxury - White Noise
Synth-pop pioneers OMD return with their dazzling 13th studio album, ''The Punishment Of Luxury,'' which sees them combine the wistful nostalgia and idealised romance of their previous work while stepping out of their comfort zone. The LP is out September 1st on White Noise. This is the follow up to the critically acclaimed ''English Electric'' (released in 2013). ''The Punishment Of Luxury'' is a daring collection of stylish synth pop and masterful songwriting, which will certainly rank alongside their very best. Written, recorded, produced and mixed by OMD--Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys--the album is the sound of a band in their prime. ''On this album we have managed to make beautiful things out of noises and repetitive patterns,'' explains Andy. ''The trouble is, we just can't help but write a catchy melody!'' Described by The Quietus as ''not just one of the best synth bands ever, they are one of the best bands ever,'' OMD's influence has become ubiquitous. The XX, the Killers and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy have cited Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark as an inspiration, and the likes of Future Islands and Chvrches show traces of OMD's DNA.

EDDIE BERMAN - Before The Bridge

EDDIE BERMAN - Before The BridgeEDDIE BERMAN - Before The Bridge - Nettwerk RecordsEDDIE BERMAN - Before The Bridge
Los Angeles singer/songwriter Eddie Berman releases his new album, Before The Bridge. The album is a rich, evocative and moving collection of tracks that draw, more than ever before, from Berman’s own life experiences – written and recorded between his getting married and the birth of his first child, and all the thoughts and decisions in between. Album track “Untamed,” is a slow-burning number led by Berman’s guitar and confident, quiet vocal delivery, and accented by piano notes and low, stirring strings.

Video Available


THE SCRIPT - Freedom Child - Sony
Freedom Child is the new album from The Script, and is the band's fifth full length album. Freedom Child sees the band presenting a collection of urgent, timely, future-facing anthems that speak of both real-life events and real-time sonic adventurism. The album was recorded between London and Los Angeles and for the first time, the band chose to work with an A List of co-writers and producers. Freedom Child is the follow up to the band's 2014 release, No Sound Without Silence. The new album is being launched with the new single and video, "Rain," an infectious cloudburst of rhythmically-taut, piano-tinged pop with the kind of irresistible chorus that has become a trademark of the tight-knit band.

JOAN OSBORNE - Songs Of Bob Dylan - Womanly Hips Records
Songs Of Bob Dylan, Joan Osborne unleashes her sizable gifts as a vocalist and interpreter upon The Bard's celebrated canon. With performances honed by the time Osborne spent polishing them during 'Joan Osborne Sings The Songs Of Bob Dylan' two critically acclaimed two-week residencies she performed at New York City's Café Carlyle in March 2016 and 2017, the seven-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling singer and songwriter, whom The New York Times has called 'a fiercely intelligent, no-nonsense singer,' winds her supple, soulful voice around Dylan's poetic, evocative lyrics, etching gleaming new facets in them along the way.

THE VERVE - Urban Hymns: 20th Anniversary Edition  - Virgin Records US
Urban Hymns is the 3rd studio album by English rock band The Verve, released in September, 1997. It earned unanimous critical praise upon its release, selling over 10 million WW, and featuring the singles 'Bitter Sweet Symphony', 'Lucky Man' and 'The Drugs Don't Work'. The 2CD Deluxe features the remastered album and the previously unreleased Live at Haigh Hall 5.24.98 concert. The album is also available on Single CD, Super Deluxe 5CD/DVD and Super Deluxe 6LP



Madeline Kenney - Night Night At The First Landing [Purple LP]
Starsailor - All This Life [LP]
Grateful Dead - Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 4--Spectrum 4-6-82
Dälek - Endangered Philosophies [LP]
Paradise Lost - Medusa [Limited Edition Purple LP]
Boney James - Honestly
Aesop Rock - Bushwick (Original Soundtrack)
Blindwish - Good Excuses
The Grascals - Before Breakfast
Fantastic Negrito - The Last Days Of Oakland [LP]
Penny & Sparrow - Wendigo [LP]
Septicflesh - Codex Omega [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Colored LP]
Steve Winwood - Winwood Greatest Hits Live [LP]
The Domestics - Little Darkness [LP]
Sheila E. - Iconic Message 4 America
Walter Trout - We're All In This Together [LP]
David Bowie - Cracked Actor (Live In Los Angeles 74) [2CD]

& More .....

Thomas Rhett - Grave
Kip Moore - Bittersweet Company
Ringo Starr - So Wrong For So Long
Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Mary And The Little Lamb
Gary Numan - And It All Began With You



JACK JOHNSON - All The Light Above It Too

JACK JOHNSON - All The Light Above It TooJACK JOHNSON - All The Light Above It Too - RepublicJACK JOHNSON - All The Light Above It Too
Jack Johnson returns with his 8th album 'All The Light Above It Too' releasing on 9/8. The album is being led by first single 'My Mind Is For Sale' which hit the airwaves in July, followed by a run of North American tour dates. Jack will also embark on a run of dates in the Southeast following album release. The press anticipation on the music is massive with early support from Rolling Stone, NPR, Coastal Living, Surfer, SiriusXM and forthcoming TV bookings around album release.

Video Available


THOMAS RHETT - Life Changes

THOMAS RHETT - Life ChangesTHOMAS RHETT - Life Changes - ValoryTHOMAS RHETT - Life Changes
Thomas Rhett scored his first hit in 2012, introducing a sound that mixed the southern swagger of Country music with Pop hooks, R&B grooves, soulful strut and the anything-goes attitude of Rock. During the years since, thanks to eight chart-topping singles, he is now a headliner of massive arenas. And, he's become a husband. A father, too. His third release, Life Changes will be released on September 8, 2017 with The Valory Music Co.

Early Listen Available
 Video Available 


TORI AMOS - Native Invader

TORI AMOS - Native InvaderTORI AMOS - Native Invader - DeccaTORI AMOS - Native Invader
Native Invader is the celebrated singer-songwriter Tori Amos' hotly-anticipated new album on Decca Records. Tori's confessional style of writing sees her continue to push boundaries with her music. Her messages of empowerment, tenderness, acerbic assertiveness and her utterly peerless sound speaks to audiences across the globe. In this new album, Tori delves even deeper into her personal experiences, and the standard is there to be seen.

Early Listen Available
 Video Available 



ARCH ENEMY - Will To Power

ARCH ENEMY - Will To PowerARCH ENEMY - Will To Power - Century MediaARCH ENEMY - Will To Power
Will To Power promises to be the ultimate statement of heavy metal supremacy and will mark the first album Arch Enemy have recorded with their current line-up -- ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ (Vocals), MICHAEL AMOTT (Guitars), JEFF LOOMIS (Guitars), SHARLEE D'ANGELO (Bass), and DANIEL ERLANDSSON (Drums).  The album was co-produced by AMOTT and ERLANDSSON, while being mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir).

Early Listen Available
 Video Available 


KIP MOORE - Slowheart

KIP MOORE - SlowheartKIP MOORE - Slowheart - MCA NashvilleKIP MOORE - Slowheart
Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore announces his upcoming third studio album Slowheart, available Sept. 8.  Moore, who was inspired to name the release after his fiercely loyal fans who have adopted the name SLOWHEART themselves and who "defines himself by his honesty, which feeds directly into his music, which earned him a fan base of die-hards and helped make him a breakout star in Nashville,” (Washington Post) gave fans the opportunity to view and share the album cover first via social media. The cover image, taken in Costa Rica during Kip’s extended break earlier this year, speaks to the personal nature of the collection which Rolling Stone praises for its "gut-punch of a vintage album, the vocals out front and clear as crystal." "My former guitar player called me a ‘slowheart’ many years ago, claiming I don't just jump the gun and show all my cards or my emotions on what I truly feel," said Moore. "He always said 'you're a slowheart, observe before you act.' I eventually named the band the slowhearts, and my fans are the slowhearts too. And so, its only fitting that the record I've been waiting to make, was named SLOWHEART."

Early Listen Available
 Video Available 


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.



Please let us know what project we can shine a spotlight on for you! We are always happy to prepare an example and show you what is possible on our platform for both websites and Broadtime Preview Machines (BPMs). 

Please look over the various ways we leverage digital assets to promote your album and reach out to us with any questions.

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