[BROADTIME STORES] - Splash Page Enhancements, New Preorders, Weekly Social Assets, Blocks and More - February 10, 2022

 

Greetings everyone, 

We've spent some time recently making enhancements to our splash pages, which we'll be implementing moving forward. We think these changes will help the customer experience for everyone visiting your 
websites. 

We also have our weekly list of new featured preorders, what's streeting this week, plus social assets for you to use on your social channels and items currently blocked for preorder. 

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:

  • New Splash Page Enhancements 🆕 
  • 2 Minute Clinic - Search Features for Orders 🙋‍♂️🍎
  • Newly Announced Featured Preorders 
  • What's New: February 11, 2022 🆕
  • Social Media Content Currently Available 📱 
  • Preorders off/blocked 🚫
  • Broadtime Manual + Newsletter Archive 

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New Splash Page Enhancements 🆕 

Splash pages remain one of the most effective tools for promoting a release, and we're making small changes in how they're presented on your websites. 

Previously, splash pages took up the entirety of the screen when a customer visited one of our store's websites. After listening to feedback from stores and their customers, we decided to slightly modify the presentation of our splash pages, where they still take up the majority of the screen, but customers can still see what site they're visiting while also seeing a very visually-compelling ad for whichever title is on program via splash page.

We believe this small change will help customers not feel like the splash page they're seeing is potential spam and understand that it is part of the store website they are trying to visit, while still presenting them a custom splash page promoting a specific release. 


We've mocked up some of our previous splash pages so that you can see the changes for yourself.

Girl in Red Splash Page

Arlo Parks Splash Page

Royal Blood Splash Page

REMEMBER, you always have the ability to disable any splash pages that you don't wish to run on your site. We think they are a powerful sales tool for you. Here is our current upcoming schedule for your reference.

Upcoming Broadtime Splash Pages

February 16-19: Joshua Hedley - Neon Blue
February 22-24: Sturgill Simpson - Ballad of Dood & Juanita
February 25-27: Tears for Fears - The Tipping Point

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Two "5 Minute Clinic" - Search Features for Orders 🙋‍♂️
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[shared again from last week]

Bringing you some bite-sized training morsels for your busy life...
(slightly more than two mins again this week, perhaps we should rebrand?)

Search Features for Orders (finding what info you need, fast)
2 min clinic - Search Features
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Newly Announced Featured Preorders 


Below is a list of newly announced preorders that we are now featuring across your websites.  

Artist Title Street Date
Daniel Rossen Youn Belong There 04/08/2022
Joshua Hedley Neon Blue 04/22/2022
Kiss KISS Off the Soundboard: Live in Virginia Tech 03/11/2022
Paul Cauthen Country Coming Down 04/01/2022
Seratones Love & Algorhythms 04/29/2022
Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder Get on Board 04/22/2022
Tears for Fears The Tipping Point 02/25/2022

 

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What's New: February 11, 2022 🆕
 

These featured preorders come out tomorrow...

Artist Title
Eddie Vedder Earthling
Yusuf / Cat Stevens Hard & Maude: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Boulevards Electric Cowboy: Born in Carolina Mud
Priscilla Block Welcome to the Block Party

 

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SOCIAL CONTENT SHARING ASSETS Currently Available 📱
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
 
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CURRENTLY AVAILABLE SOCIAL MEDIA: (JUST ADDED SUSTO TIKTOK)

° PUNCH BROTHERS - Hell on Chruch Street 01-14

° AURORA - The Gods We Can Touch 01-21

° GREENSKY BLUEGRASS - Stress Dreams 01-21

° JOHN MELLENCAMP - Strictly a One-Eyed Jack 01-21

° THE WEEKND - Dawn FM 01-28

° BAD SUNS - Apocalypse Whenever 01-28

° NEW w/ Sound: BASTILLE - Give Me The Future 02-04

° PAUL MCCARTNEY AND WINGS - Wild Life 50th Anniversary 02-04

° HIPPO CAMPUS - LP3 02-04

° PRISCILLA BLOCK - Welcome to the Block Party 02-11

° EDDIE VEDDER - Earthling 02-11

° YUSUF / CAT STEVENS - Harold & Maude  02-11

° BOULEVARDS - Electric Cowboy Born In Carolina Mud 02-11
° SARAH SHOOK & THE DISARMERS - Nightroamer 02-18

° BEACH HOUSE - Once Twice Melody 02-18

° BOBBY WEIR AND WOLF BROS - Live in Colorado 02-18

° GOODBYE JUNE - See Where the Night Goes 02-18

° DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL - All the Truth That I Can Tell 02-25

° LO MOON - A Modern Life 02-25

° SCORPIONS - Rock Believer 02-25

° TEARS FOR FEARS - The Tipping Point 02-25

° NEW: FRANK ZAPPA & THE MOTHERS - The Mothers 1971 03-18

° NEW: NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALL STARS - Set Sail 04-01

° NEW: PAUL CAUTHEN - Country Coming Down 04-01

 

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.
EXAMPLE: BASTILLE

Social Text + Hashtags
Give Me The Future, Bastille's wildly-ambitious new album, is a tribute to tech times and a glimpse of what could be to come. Exploring both the opportunities of new technology and the dark side of lives lived online, it's as playful as it is thought-provoking, as dystopian as it is dancefloor-friendly and as electronic as Bastille have ever been. Order your copy now on Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Orange Vinyl.
@bastilledan #bastilledan #bastille #GMTF #givemethefuture #IndieExclusive #preorder #NewRelease #vinylrecords #NewMusic #vinylcollector #vinyl #vinyllover #vinyladdiction #vinyladdicts #vinyleveryday #indiemusic #indierecordstore #indieretail #recordstore #recordshop

SOCIAL STORY VIDEO


BASTILLE - GIVE ME THE FUTURE 02-04 - SOCIAL-STORY

Link: https://sirenrecords.com/UPC/602438542130
Download Video For Sharing

SOCIAL SQUARE


BASTILLE - GIVE ME THE FUTURE 02-04 - SOCIAL-FEED

Link: https://sirenrecords.com/UPC/602438542130
Download Video For Sharing

BASTILLE - GIVE ME THE FUTURE 02-04 - SOCIAL-TRAILER 20SEC

Link: https://sirenrecords.com/UPC/602438542130
Download Video For Sharing

BASTILLE - GIVE ME THE FUTURE 02-04 - SOCIAL-FEED

Link: https://sirenrecords.com/UPC/602438542130
Download Video For Sharing

BASTILLE - GIVE ME THE FUTURE 02-04 - SOCIAL-TRAILER 45SEC

Link: https://sirenrecords.com/UPC/602438542130
Download Video For Sharing
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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. 

We recently 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

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

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PREORDERS CURRENTLY BLOCKED 

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 
821797203029 KING, CAROLE TAPESTRY (IEX) 02/11/2022 01/26/2022
810540033051 KNOCKED LOOSE TEAR IN THE FABRIC OF LIFE 02/11/2022 01/26/2022
602435996820 YUSUF / STEVENS, CAT HAROLD AND MAUDE / O.S.T. 02/11/2022 02/07/2022
075678641824 ALT-J DREAM 02/11/2022 02/07/2022
603497842346 BRANDY BEST OF BRANDY 02/11/2022 02/07/2022
4050538714661 SLASH / KENNEDY, MYLES & CONSPIRATORS 4 02/11/2022 02/07/2022
4050538714692 SLASH 4 (FEAT MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS) 02/11/2022 02/07/2022
674862658091 DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO COLD AS WEISS (IEX) (CLEAR W/ BLUE) 02/11/2022 02/07/2022
191400040830 BIG THIEF DRAGON NEW WARM MOUNTAIN I BELIEVE IN YOU 02/11/2022 02/07/2022
192641683091 BURNHAM, BO INSIDE (THE SONGS) 02/11/2022 02/07/2022
8719262018068 POWELL, JOHN HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3: THE HIDDEN 02/11/2022 02/07/2022
876964017619 BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN 02/15/2022 02/07/2022
656605155432 KHRUANGBIN & LEON BRIDGES TEXAS MOON (IEX) (BLUE DAZE) 02/18/2022 01/26/2022
190296617164 DAFT PUNK DISCOVERY 02/18/2022 01/12/2022
793888439801 SARAH SHOOK & THE DISARMERS NIGHTROAMER 02/18/2022 02/07/2022
5060767442708 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS PSYCHEDELIC SOUNDS OF THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS 02/18/2022 02/07/2022
5060767442715 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS EASTER EVERYWHERE 02/18/2022 02/07/2022
8719262018914 HORNER, JAMES AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (10TH ANNIV.) (POP MARKET) 02/18/2022 02/07/2022
8719262021297 2CELLOS DEDICATED (CRYSTAL CLEAR) 02/18/2022 02/07/2022
889466259616 LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT 2 (GREEN) 02/18/2022 02/07/2022
098787147018 BEACH HOUSE ONCE TWICE MELODY (SILVER EDITION) 02/18/2022 02/07/2022
602438712953 PALACE SHOALS 02/18/2022 02/07/2022
192641681349  BURNHAM, BO INSIDE (The Songs) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Clear 2LP] 03/18/2022 9/2/2021
724596951071 M83 HURRY UP WE'RE DREAMING (10TH ANNIVERSARY) 04/15/2022 01/26/2022
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.
 
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