[BROADTIME STORES] - Social Media Insights from Music Biz, Finding Social Assets and More - May 12, 2022


Greetings from Nashville, 

It's been a fun and insightful week at Music Biz thus far. Lots of enthusiasm and energy being back in person for the first time in a few years. 

One conversation that was particularly insightful came with members of The Black Keys camp about the importance of social media and the band's propensity to share content from record stores that they're tagged in on social media. More details are below. 

As always, we have a list of newly featured preorders and titles we're currently blocking across our sites.

If you have questions this weekend or at any point, we're always here to help. Remember to shoot a note to support@broadtime.com so that your note goes to multiple members of our team. 

Music matters!
Jon and the Broadtime team

In this email:

  • Feedback from Music Biz: Importance of Social Media 📌
  • 2 Minute Clinic: Finding Social Media Assets 🙋‍♂️🍎
  • Newly Announced Featured Preorders 
  • What's New: May 13, 2022 🆕
  • Social Media Content Currently Available 📱 
  • Preorders off/blocked 🚫
  • Broadtime Manual + Newsletter Archive 


Feedback from Music Biz: Importance of Social Media 📌

It goes without saying, that social media is an incredibly powerful way to connect with your customers, promote specific releases and increase sales. 

It's been a big topic of conversation at Music Biz this week. During a conversation with the label about the upcoming release from The Black Keys (Dropout Boogie, which drops tomorrow), the label team talked about the band and their management's habits of sharing content that's shared and properly tagged. 

While obviously nothing is a guarantee, this discussion really hammered home that utilizing the content we provide each week (or creating your own) and tagging an artist to promote a release increases the likelihood of the artist sharing your store's post. 

If the post includes a link to purchase the album on your website, it makes the followers of each artist just a click away from turning into a customer of your store. 

Don't forget, we're constantly uploading content that you can share on your store's social media pages, along with handles to properly tag artists, suggested copy and hashtags. 

It's a big week. There are 8 albums dropping tomorrow where we have provided social media assets that you may easily share..

THE ROLLING STONES - Live at the El Mocambo  05-13
49 WINCHESTER - Fortune Favors the Bold 05-13
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE - Dance Fever 05-13
LYLE LOVETT - 12th of June 05-13
MALLRAT - Butterfly Blue 05-13
MANDY MOORE - In Real Life 05-13
TANK AND THE BANGAS - Red Balloon 05-13
° THE BLACK KEYS - Dropout Boogie 05-13

We have a full list of content currently available in this email each week, as well as on the Admin home of your Tuneportals site. If you need assistance finding the assets, we have our Two Minute Clinic on finding social assets below. 

If you have issues finding content or questions about posting, you can reach out to us for assistance at any time - support@broadtime.com 


Two Minute Clinic: Finding Social Media Assets🙋‍♂️🍎

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


Newly Announced Featured Preorders 

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

Artist Title Street Date
Mavis Staples & Levon Helm Carry Me Home 05/20/2022



What's New: May 13, 2022 🆕

These featured preorders come out Friday...whoop whoop...

Artist Title
49 Winchester Fortune Favors The Bold
The Rolling Stones Live At The El Mocambo
Lyle Lovett 12th of June
Mandy Moore In Real Life
Tank and The Bangas Red Balloon
The Black Keys Dropout Boogie
Mallrat Butterfly Blue



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


° ALL THEM WITCHES - Live on the Internet 03-18

° MICHAEL BUBLE - Higher 03-25


° PAUL CAUTHEN - Country Coming Down 04-01

° RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - Unlimited Love 04-01

° JACK WHITE - Fear of the Dawn 04-08

° AEROSMITH - 1971 The Road Starts Hear 04-08

° KURT VILE - Watch My Moves 04-15

° RUSH - Moving Pictures 40th Anniversary 04-15

° GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS - The Original George Thorogood 04-15

° JOSHUA HEDLEY - Neon Blue 04-22

° TAJ MAHAL & RY COODER - Get on Board 04-22

° DOROTHY - Gifts from the Holy Ghost 04-22

° BOB MOSES - The Silence in Between 04-29

° LOLA KIRKE - Lady for Sale 04-29

° SERATONES - Love & Algorhythms 04-29

° TROMBONE SHORTY - Lifted 04-29

° NORAH JONES - Come Away with Me 04-29

° AURORA - The Gods We Can Touch 05-06

° HERMITDUE- Mirror Mountain 05-06

° THE WHO - Half Speed Masters 05-06

° EDDIE VEDDER - Ukulele Songs 05-06

° SHERYL CROW - Sheryl: Music from the Feature Documentary 05-06

° THE ROLLING STONES - Live at the El Mocambo  05-13

° 49 WINCHESTER - Fortune Favors the Bold 05-13

° FLORENCE + THE MACHINE - Dance Fever 05-13

° LYLE LOVETT - 12th of June 05-13

° MALLRAT - Butterfly Blue 05-13

° MANDY MOORE - In Real Life 05-13

° TANK AND THE BANGAS - Red Balloon 05-13

° THE BLACK KEYS - Dropout Boogie 05-13

° NEW: DARIUS RUCKER - #1's Volune 1 06-03

° CARRIE UNDERWOOD - Denim & Rhinestones 06-10

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)
Currently blocked:
UPC Artist Title Street Date Block Began 
075678645716 SLIPKNOT IOWA 05/13/2022 04/20/2022
075597910056 THE BLACK KEYS DROPOUT BOOGIE (IEX) 05/13/2022 04/20/2022
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.
Broadtime Manual + New Features

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