[BROADTIME STORES] - Tears for Fears Splash Page This Week, New Preorders, Weekly Social Assets, Blocks and More - February 24, 2022


Greetings everyone, 

It's a big week for new releases, among the biggest of the young year, and we're in the midst of multiple splash pages to promote albums streeting tomorrow. 

We just wrapped a splash page for Sturgill's Simpsons Ballad of Dood and Juanita and have rolled into one promoting The Tipping Point, Tears for Fears' first studio album in nearly 20 years. More on that below. 

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

Also, last week's Record Store Day List announcement had been published and of course some changes are expected to occur. Alway pay attention to RSD emails for the latest updates. Everyone should have a Genre in your Admin for RSD 2021, you should look at your list of Genres and prioritize accordingly.

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:

  • Tears for Fears Splash Page This Week ⏺️
  • 2 Minute Clinic: Toggling Splash Pages 🙋‍♂️🍎
  • Newly Announced Featured Preorders 
  • What's New: February 25, 2022 🆕
  • Social Media Content Currently Available 📱 
  • Preorders off/blocked 🚫
  • Broadtime Manual + Newsletter Archive 


Tears for Fears Splash Page This Week ⏺️

Forty years after their debut, Tears For Fears is back with The Tipping Point - the group's ambitious, accomplished and surprising first new studio album in nearly two decades.

An inspired song cycle that vividly recalls the depth and emotional force of the group's earliest triumphs, The Tipping Point is the bold, beautiful and powerful sound of Tears For Fears finding themselves together all over again. 

The Tears for Fears The Tipping Point splash page will run from Friday, February 25 through Saturday, February 27. 

Remember, it's very simple to activate or deactivate the Splash pages on your individual site if you wish. 

You just need to go to your Tuneportals Admin, scroll down to select your Site Settings ([yourwebsite].com/AdminSite), and Splash pages is towards the bottom of the page with a check box that will default to ON when we publish, usually the lock page is ON as well.

If you want to turn yours off for any reason, you can just uncheck the box in that location, and turn it back on at any time.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out - support@broadtime.com


Two Minute Clinic: Toggling Splash Pages 🙋‍♂️🍎

Bringing you some bite-sized training morsels for your busy life...

Since we have splash pages currently running, we'll replay this Clinic. 

Toggling Splash Pages (finding what info you need, fast)
2 min clinic - Search Features

Newly Announced Featured Preorders 

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

Artist Title Street Date
Trombone Shorty Lifted 04/29/2022
Whiskey Myers Tornillo 07/29/2022



What's New: February 25, 2022 🆕

These featured preorders come out Friday...

Artist Title
Scorpions Rock Believer
Dashboard Confessional All The Truth That I Can Tell
Beach House Once Twice Melody
Lo Moon A Modern Life
Tears For Fears The Tipping Point
Sturgill Simpson The Ballad of Dood & Juanita



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


° 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

° 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: STURGILL SIMPSON - The Ballad of Dood and Juanita 02-25

° NEW: KISS - Kiss of the Soundboard: Live in Virginia Tech 03-11

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

° NEW: MICHAEL BUBLE - Higher 03-25


° PAUL CAUTHEN - Country Coming Down 04-01

° NEW: RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - Unlimited Love 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.

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



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



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


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


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


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

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

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 
659457525743 BAUHAUS BELA SESSION (BLK) [COLORED VINYL] (POST) (RED) [INDIE EXCLUSIVE] 02/25/2022 02/24/2022
754220308414 ANGELS & AIRWAVES WE DON'T NEED TO WHISPER 03/04/2022 02/23/2022
888072420564 GHOST IMPERA (Cassette) 03/11/2022 02/23/2022
192641681349  BURNHAM, BO INSIDE (The Songs) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Clear 2LP] 03/18/2022 9/2/2021
759656065818 RAINCOATS RAINCOATS (ANIV) [REMASTERED] 03/18/2022 02/24/2022
630808829154 JOY, SAMARA SAMARA JOY [VIOLET & BLACK MARBLE LP] 03/18/2022 02/24/2022
809236161222 DREAM SYNDICATE WHAT CAN I SAY? NO REGRETS... OUT OF THE GREY 03/18/2022 02/24/2022
702397838623 ZORN, JOHN GARDEN OF FORKING PATHS 03/18/2022 02/24/2022
689492208318 ALEX G RULES (WSV) (UK) 03/18/2022 02/24/2022
686162826353 ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD & ADRIAN YOUNGE MARCOS VALLE [LP] 03/18/2022 02/24/2022
5400863054038 POPA CHUBBY  UNIVERSAL BREAKDOWN BLUES 03/18/2022 02/24/2022
5400863054014 POPA CHUBBY FIGHT IS ON 03/18/2022 02/24/2022
5400863054021 POPA CHUBBY BACK TO NEW YORK CITY 03/18/2022 02/24/2022
5060446072929 TYRANNOSAURUS REX STRANGE ORCHESTRA 03/18/2022 02/24/2022
5060609663940 EBI SODA EBI SODA [COLORED VINYL] (EP) (GRN) 03/18/2022 02/24/2022
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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