[BROADTIME STORES] - 2 Minute Clinic, Featured Preorders, What's Streeting This Week, Blocks and More - January 20, 2022


Greetings everyone, 

We're making some changes to our weekly newsletters to you, with three new pieces of information we plan to start including frequently. 

To share some training tools for your busy lives, we are creating some 2 minute clinics focusing on just one small thing with Tuneportals for you to learn or refresh.

Additionally, we want to make you aware of what newly announced preorders we are now featuring across your sites. While this can change daily, we hope you'll find a regular cadence of this information helpful. We're also including a
 reminder of which "featured preorder" albums have a street date this week.

As always, we have our significantly expanded and ever-growing list of social media assets for you to use and currently blocked preorders as well. 

We're always here to help answer any questions you have or to assist in any way - support@broadtime.com

Stay safe! Music matters!
Jon and the Broadtime team

In this email:

  • 2 Minute Clinic - AEC Drop Shipped Returns 🙋‍♂️🍎
  • Newly Announced Featured Preorders 
  • What's New: January 21, 2022 🆕
  • Social Media Content Currently Available 📱 
  • Preorders off/blocked 🚫
  • Broadtime Manual + Newsletter Archive 


2 Minute Clinic - Drop Shipped Returns 🙋‍♂️

Bringing you some bite sized traing morsels for your busy life...

REQUESTING RETURNS from AEC drop shipments
2 min clinic - RA's

Newly Announced Featured Preorders 

Below is a list of newly announced preorders that we are now featuring across your websites.  
Artist Title Street Date
Ghost IMPERA [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition] 03/11/2022
St. Paul & The Broken Bones The Alien Coast [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold Nugget LP] 01/28/2022
Lucius Second Nature 04/08/2022
Bob Moses The Silence in Between 04/29/2022
Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros Live In Colorado 02/18/2022



What's New: January 21, 2022 🆕

These featured preorders come out tomorrow...

Artist Title
John Mellencamp Strictly A One-Eyed Jack
Ghost Hunter's Moon 
Greensky Bluegrass Stress Dreams
The Ramones Rocket to Russia



Remember, to add a tag for the artist and hashtag the album with your text posting for the best visibility... we have now added text and hashtags you may use.
Labels and Artists appreciate this coverage plus we have seen it really drives sales on your website.
Don't forget, these assets are now easily available with one click from your Admin Home. At the top left of the screen just under your store's logo, you'll see a link for "Social Media Assets" alongside a link to the store manual. This link will take you directly to any assets we currently have available and give you easy access to download them for use on your channels. 

New Social Media Assets Link


° YUSUF / CAT STEVENS - Harold & Maude  2-11

° AURORA - The Gods We Can Touch 1-21
° PUNCH BROTHERS - Hell on Church Street 1-14
° SARAH SHOOK & THE DISARMERS - Nightroamer 02-18
° NEW: GREENSKY BLUEGRASS - Stress Dreams 1-21
° NEW: JOHN MELLENCAMP - Strictly a One-Eyed Jack 01-21
° NEW: BAD SUNS - Apocalypse Whenever 01-28
° NEW: THE EELS - Extreme Witchcraft 01-28
° NEW: THE WEEKND - Dawn FM 01-28
° NEW: BASTILLE - Give Me The Future 02-04

Check them all out on your own site with site-specific links for you.

https:// [yourstore]/SocialFeatures (This is the link now provided at the top of your Admin Home)
Please drop us a line and let us know if you have your own TikTok channel yet. We have a place for it in your Site Settings.

Social Sharing is a fantastic way to promote the latest release and other albums that you can share with your customers and engage in conversations through your store's social media channels. 

Last week, we rolled out a feature allowing you to get social media sharing graphics and videos in one location on your site. 

We are seeking social media graphics from the labels so that you have high-quality content that you may choose to use when posting to all the various social media channels. The tools are formatted as tall video for stores or square graphic or video for in-line posting to feeds. When you combine your social posts with a call to action link back to the product page on your site, you are providing your customers with a path to purchase from you and increase your sales opportunity.

Here's a quick HOW TO guide on how to utilize these graphics

From your computer (for Twitter/Facebook)

1. Access the assets via https://[your website]/SocialFeatures

2. Select the photo or video you'd like to share and save it to an easily accessible place on your computer (the "social square" is best for Twitter or Facebook)

3. Log into your social media accounts 

4. Share the content with a link to the product page on your website

From your Mobile Device (for Instagram/Twitter/Facebook)

1. Access the assets via https://[your website]/SocialFeatures

2. Select the photo or video you'd like to share and save it to an easily accessible place on your computer (the "social square" can be used for posts on all three networks, the vertical "IG Story" video is best for Instagram/Facebook Stories or Twitter Fleets)

3. If you want to save a video on your mobile device, it will only let you save it to "files"

4. You'll then need to go move the video from "files" to your camera roll

5. Log into your social media accounts 

6. Share the content to your Instagram/Facebook stories or Twitter Fleets

https://[your website]/SocialFeatures

Let us know as you have additional questions and ideas regarding this new feature.



Here's an updated list of Preorders we're currently blocking. 
We know this information is critical for you and we are working through ideas to get these details to you regularly. 

If for some reason you think you WILL get copies other than AEC to fill your orders you may choose to UNBLOCK for your store. However, we need to cut off our preorders submitted for Alliance as of today.

Instructions for Unblocking a Preorder:
1. Enter the quantity you are willing to allow as preorder (under pricing & inventory of the AdminItem page)
2. Check to box under preorders that says "limit by quantity.
Like So:

Unblocking Preorders
Currently blocked:
UPC Artist Title Street Date Block Began 
850021640033 BREECK, BRAD GRAVITY FALLS (IEX) 01/28/2022 01/14/2022
821797250016 ALAN PARSONS PROJECT EYE IN THE SKY 01/28/2022 01/14/2022
4040824090739 BERNARDES, TIM RECOMECAR 01/28/2022 01/14/2022
8809634387530 LISA LALISA 01/28/2022 01/14/2022
190296617164 DAFT PUNK DISCOVERY 02/18/2022 01/12/2022
192641681349  BURNHAM, BO INSIDE (The Songs) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Clear 2LP] 03/18/2022 9/2/2021
Don't forget for Alliance orders, if you want to fill through AEC either submit to be filled or mark Broadtime on your PO to your store.
Broadtime Manual + New Features

You may explore solutions at your convenience using the manual. Remember we are here for you for support at any time!
Please email any suggestions you have to continue to improve the Manual.


Previous Broadtime Store emails, which include valuable information and NEW FEATURES are available here: