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April 19, 2018

RECORD STORE DAY 2018 is upon us and we are super stoked for the big day. It's a great world that celebrates records stores and music on their own special day. It's a ton of work for everyone involved and always so worth it! Go out and be amongst amazing music lovers this weekend.

I'm sure that everyone has downloaded our apps by now, yes? Please do, and enjoy using the barcode lookup feature with your phone and staying informed from your favorite indie retailers. Now you can get notification when you happen to be NEARBY one of our stores. Whoop Whoop.

We are setting up meetings now (and next week) for Nashville, so please reach out to us as we would love to meet with you! Our availability is from Monday through Thursday. Hope to see your there!

In the newsletter:

1. Broadtime Listening Station Preview CHART
2. Broadtime INDIE PREORDER Support
3. Latest APP & BPM Developments
4. This Week's Titles & Marketing


1. Listening Station Preview Chart  

The following titles are the most popular albums previewed on our Listening Stations. 

Week of 3-13-18 through 3-19-18

1. The Weeknd - My Dear Melancholy,
2. Various Artists - Restoration: Reimagining The Songs Of Elton John And Bernie Taupin
3. Creed Bratton - While The Young Punks Dance
4. King Tuff - The Other [LP]
5. Winter - Ethereality [LP]
6. Old Crow Medicine Show - Volunteer [LP]
7. Naked Giants - Sluff [LP]
8. Brothers Osborne - Port Saint Joe [LP]
9. John Prine - The Tree of Forgiveness
10. Pennywise - Never Gonna Die
11. Lord Huron - Vide Noir [2LP]
12. Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour [LP]
13. A Place To Bury Strangers - Pinned [LP]
14. Aisha Badru - Pendulum [LP]
15. AC/DC - Back In Black
16. Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile [LP]
17. Blackberry Smoke - Find A Light [LP]
18. David Bowie - Changestwobowie [Black or Blue LP]
19. Neko Case - Hell On [2LP]
20. Snow Patrol - Wildness [LP]
21. Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite - No Mercy In This Land [LP]
22. Frankie Cosmos - Vessel [LP]
23. Roger Daltrey - As Long As I Have You
24. Tinashe - Joyride
25. Laura Veirs - The Lookout
26. Breaking Benjamin - Ember [LP]
27. Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel [LP]
28. Alina Baraz - The Color Of You [LP]
29. Keith Urban - Graffiti U
30. The Rolling Stones - Very Best Of The Rolling Stones 1964-1971
31. Frank Sinatra - 20 Frank Sinatra Love Songs
32. Juliana Hatfield - Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John [LP]
33. Goat Girl - Goat Girl
34. John Prine - The Tree Of Forgiveness [LP]
35. Train - Drops Of Jupiter
36. Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy
37. Sonny Til - Live In Chicago 1951
38. Kahn & Neek - Fabriclive 90
39. Wiki - No Mountains In Manhattan [LP]
40. Durand Jones - Durand Jones & The Indications
41. Bettye Lavette - Things Have Changed [LP]
42. Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker - Seedlings All
43. A Place To Bury Strangers - Pinned (Brainwashing Machine Edition) [2CD]
44. King Tuff - The Other
45. Joshua Hedley - Mr. Jukebox [LP]
46. Josh T. Pearson - The Straight Hits! [LP]
47. Derek Smalls - Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)
48. Average White Band - Pickin' Up The Pieces-Best Of
49. Tevin Campbell - I'm Ready
50. Foreigner - Very Best Of & Beyond




2. Preorder Support 

We know Preorder setup is where the action is currently. All of our sites now support preorders on the following URL  https://[sitename].com/preorders


We have just added a preorder widget to the top of our sites. Front and center.

Preorder Widget

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! (6 weeks? 8 weeks?)

When your title is 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


3. 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. Our website customers with mobile apps enjoy mobile e-commerce supported by AEC fulfillment.

We are super proud to be working with the forward thinking CIMS stores and management to bring about powerful new marketing tools to that coalition. We respect and appreciate working so closely with them.

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 NOW HAVE mobile commerce enabled for our apps.  If you haven't yet, please download one of our newest customer's app, Down In The Valley. (


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Cactus Music, TX
Central Square Records, FL *NEW
Darkside Records, NY *NEW
Dearborn Music, MI *NEW
Down In The Valley, MN *NEW
Easy Street Records, WA *NEW
Electric Fetus, MN *NEW
Euclid Records, MO *NEW
Fingerprints, CA *NEW
Homer's Music, NE *NEW
Indy CD And Vinyl, IN *NEW
The Long Ear, ID *NEW
Looney Tunes, NY *NEW
Lou's Records, CA *NEW
Magnolia Thunderpussy, OH *NEW
Music Millennium, OR *NEW
Omega Music, OH *NEW
OZ Music, AL *NEW
Park Ave CDs, FL *NEW
Peaches Records, LA *NEW
Plan 9 Records, VA *NEW
Pure Pop, VT *NEW
Record Archive, NY *NEW
The Record Exchange, ID *NEW

Rhino Records, CA *NEW
Rockin' Rudy's, MT *NEW
Salzer's Records, CA *NEW
Schoolkids Records, NC *NEW
Silverplatters, WA *NEW
Skip's Records & CD World, OR *NEW
Streetlight Records, CA *NEW
Strictly Discs, WI *NEW
T-Bones Records & Cafe, MS *NEW
Tunes, NJ *NEW
Twist & Shout, CO *NEW
Vinyl Renaissance, KS *NEW
Waterloo Records, TX *NEW
Wooden Nickel Records, IN *NEW


4. NEW RELEASE ROUND UP - Courtesy of CENTRAL SQUARE RECORDS, Seaside, FL. Please congratulate them on an amazing new branding design.


Lord Huron - Vide Noir

Lord Huron - Vide NoirLord Huron - Vide NoirLord Huron - Vide Noir - Republic
Lord Huron releases new album, Vide Noir, on via Republic Records. The album follows critically lauded EPs, 'Strange Trails' and 'Lonesome Tails', which has garnered over 400M streams to-date. Previous single 'The Night We Met' is best known for featuring in Netflix's '13 Reasons Why.' The band is currently on an extensive USA headlining tour through Summer 2018.

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Thievery Corporation - Treasures From The Temple - Eighteenth Street
11th studio album from D.C. based electronic duo featuring artists: Mr. Lif, Sitali, Racquel Jones, Notch, Natalia Clavier, and Lou Lou Ghelichkhani. The 12 track Treasures From The Temple is a continuation from their last album Temple of I & I, recorded in Port Antonio. Blending their signature sound with classic dub, dancehall, and roots vibes.

Old Crow Medicine Show - Volunteer

Old Crow Medicine Show - VolunteerOld Crow Medicine Show - VolunteerOld Crow Medicine Show - Volunteer - SME Nashville
Old Crow Medicine Show release their new studio album, Volunteer, on Columbia Records Nashville. The album was recorded at the historic RCA Studio A and produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson).

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The Melvins - Pinkus Abortion Technician - Ipecac Recordings
2018 album from US sludge-lords, this time adding Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers) on bass alongside current bassist Steven Mcdonald (Redd Kross). Includes original tunes plus covers of The Beatles 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' & Butthole Surfers 'Graveyard'.

Kimbra - Primal Heart - Warner Bros
The whole world will certainly be watching Kimbra on Primal Heart. She has quietly spent the past two years assembling the 11 tracks on this body of work with hit-machine Skrillex ("Top of the World"), among other producers in Los Angeles and New Zealand. Stripping down Kimbra's music to bare emotion and heart, the album invites listeners to experience the inherent vulnerability in her voice, conveying raw feeling throughout each song.

Brothers Osborne - Port Saint Joe

Brothers Osborne - Port Saint JoeBrothers Osborne - Port Saint JoeBrothers Osborne - Port Saint Joe - EMI Nashville
John and TJ Osborne co-wrote every track on Port Saint Joe along with frequent collaborators Lee Thomas Miller, Kendall Marvel, Barry Dean, Shane McAnally, Troy Verges and more.  The title, Port Saint Joe, reflects the small town on the Florida coast where the real-life siblings recorded the album. Port Saint Joe is a sonic representation of who we’ve become not only as a band but as people,” says John Osborne. “Every show we’ve ever played together is on this record. Every song we’ve ever written and every mile we’ve ever ridden has led to the making of this record. Imperfections and all.” TJ adds, “we shacked up for two weeks to make an unabashed record that would reflect who we are in every way, and in the process we had the most enjoyable and memorable recording experience of our lives.”

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Joshua Hedley - Mr. Jukebox

Joshua Hedley - Mr. JukeboxJoshua Hedley - Mr. JukeboxJoshua Hedley - Mr. Jukebox - Third Man Records
With the release of his highly anticipated debut album Mr. Jukebox via Third Man Records, Joshua Hedley will embrace the role he was born to play: this generation’s classic country champion. An accomplished fiddle player, Hedley felt inexplicably drawn toward the instrument as a child. He got his hands on his own fiddle at age 8, and by 12, he was playing with middle-aged pickers at the VFW. At 19, he moved from his native Florida to Nashville, where he became an in-demand sideman at Robert’s Western World and other bars, and ultimately, a well-respected frontman. Armed with an easy croon and prodigious fiddle playing, he became known as the Mayor of Lower Broad. He hit the road to perform with artists including Jonny Fritz, Justin Townes Earle, and more, while the 2015 documentary Heartworn Highways Revisited featured Hedley prominently.

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Pennywise - Never Gonna Die

Pennywise - Never Gonna DiePennywise - Never Gonna DiePennywise - Never Gonna Die - Epitaph
Formed in the South Bay of Los Angeles, a neighborhood with a rich punk rock history, Pennywise began in 1988. The band would go on to amass an international following through relentless touring and a melodic high energy sound merging melodic surf punk, blistering hardcore and the classic punk of their youth. The group has solidified their place in punk history and are ready to continue their legacy with their long awaited new album, Never Gonna Die. A return to form for the band, Never Gonna Die contains 14 solid tracks that a punk fan can run in circles to.

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Record Store Day 2018

Record Store Day 2018 
The Big Day is almost here, join us this Saturday and say hi as we celebrate Record Store Day and have a huge worldwide party.  The year the list of special releases only available at independent record stores includes AC/DC, Arcade Fire, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, The Cure, Miles Davis, The Doors, Dr. Dre, The Flaming Lips, Marvin Gaye, Grateful Dead, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., Courtney Barnett, Elvis, Prince, Florence + The Machine, Run The Jewels, Taylor Swift, Tank & The Bangas, U2, Wu-Tang Clan and many, many more.

A full run down of the list can be found here:



Sting / Shaggy - 44/876
A Perfect Circle - Eat The Elephant
Bishop Briggs - Church Of Scars
Shuggie Otis - Inter-Fusion [LP]
The Flaming Lips - Scratching The Door: The First Recordings Of the Flaming Lips
Stryper - God Damn Evil
Drinks - Hippo Lite
Sløtface - Try Not To Freak Out [Pink LP]
Charli XCX - Number 1 Angel / Pop 2 [2LP]
Jonny Greenwood - Phantom Thread [Soundtrack 2LP]
The Who - Live At The Fillmore East
From Ashes to New - The Future
TesseracT - Sonder
Marcia Ball - Shine Bright
Ashley Monroe - Sparrow
Black Stone Cherry - Family Tree
Alison Moyet - The Other Live Collection
Charley Crockett - Lonesome As A Shadow

& More .....

Gundelach - Baltus EP
Jim James - Just A Fool
Ghost - Rats
Father John Misty - Disappointing Diamonds Are The Rarest Of Them All
Parker Millsap - Other Arrangements
The National Reserve - I'll Go Blind
Matt Costa - Time Tricks



Post Malone - beerbongs & bentleys

Post Malone - beerbongs & bentleysPost Malone - beerbongs & bentleysPost Malone - beerbongs & bentleys - Republic
Following the success of his multi-platinum debut album, Stoney, Post Malone is set to release his highly anticipated sophomore album beerbongs & bentleys on April 27th via Republic Records. The album includes the massive hit singles "Psycho" which is already Top 20 at Top 40 radio and Top 5 at Rhythm Radio and the certified 6x platinum single "rockstar" which peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 8 consecutive weeks.

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Dr. Dog - Critical Equation

Dr. Dog - Critical EquationDr. Dog - Critical EquationDr. Dog - Critical Equation - We Buy Gold Records
'I feel like I'm in a totally new band right now,' says Dr. Dog guitarist/singer Scott McMicken. It's a bold declaration considering he's been co-fronting the beloved indie outfit for a decade-and-a-half, but it cuts straight to the heart of the intense and transformative experience behind the group's brilliant new album, 'Critical Equation.' Produced by Gus Seyffert (Bedouine, Michael Kiwanuka), 'Critical Equation' is the most infections and adventurous collection Dr. Dog has laid to tape yet. The record was born from a journey of doubt and discovery, a heavy, sometimes painful reckoning that ultimately brought the band closer together with more strength and clarity than ever before. Call it an existential awakening, call it a dark night of the soul, whatever it was, it fueled one of the most fertile creative periods in the group's history.

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Anthrax - Kings Among Scotland

Anthrax - Kings Among ScotlandAnthrax - Kings Among ScotlandAnthrax - Kings Among Scotland - Megaforce
Kings Among Scotland,” the band’s long-awaited live album, arrives in stores on April 27, 2018. Captured last February 15 at the band’s sold-out concert at Glasgow’s historic venue Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour “Kings Among Scotland” incorporates the band’s entire live show.  The concert is also available on DVD.

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Keith Urban - Graffiti U

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It has been two years since the release of his chart-topping, record breaking album RIPCORD, but on Friday, April 27th, Keith Urban returns with his ninth studio album, Graffiti U. The 13-track recording, which includes his current single “Coming Home,” featuring Julia Michaels. The intimate image on the GRAFFITI U album cover was taken by world-renowned photographer Mark Seliger.

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Aisha Badru - Pendulum

Aisha Badru - PendulumAisha Badru - PendulumAisha Badru - Pendulum - Nettwerk Records
The Yonkers, NY born singer-songwriter uses airy vocals and vivid lyrics to draw listeners into her soulfully emotive world on her debut album Pendulum. "A major theme of every human’s experience is that we’re constantly swinging between good and bad," says Aisha Badru of the album’s theme. "We can’t avoid it. By realizing the that the swings aren’t permanent, you begin to develop the ability to control how you feel about the unfortunate events that may arise in your life."

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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.


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