[BROADTIME STORES] - Understanding Sales and Profits, Social Media Assets, What's New This Week and More - May 19, 2022


Greetings everyone, 

We wanted to spend some time this week talking about sales, cash flow and profits from sales from your websites filled by AEC. More details are below along with a new Two Minute Clinic that breaks down when you get paid and when you are invoiced by AEC via Broadtime. 

ICYMI it last week, we had a great conversation with The Black Keys' management at Music Biz about the importance of social media in promoting an album and driving sales. 

As always, we have a list of newly featured preorders, what's steering this week 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:

  • Understanding Sales, Payments and Profit  💵
  • 2 Minute Clinic: Cash Flow and Profits from AEC Sales 🙋‍♂️🍎
  • Feedback from Music Biz: Importance of Social Media 📌
  • Newly Announced Featured Preorders 
  • What's New: May 13, 2022 🆕
  • Social Media Content Currently Available 📱 
  • Preorders off/blocked 🚫
  • Broadtime Manual + Newsletter Archive 


Understanding Sales, Payments and Proft  💵

Often times we get questions about when you receive customer payment for an order on your websites when it's filled by AEC versus when you have to pay AEC via Broadtime for an album. 

These questions often arise with a release that was announced, received a substantial amount of preorders, then streeted months later. The short answer is, you are paid out - and profit - from orders filled on your site by AEC at the time the order is placed (and transfers from Stripe to your bank). 

More details on the timing and cash flow from these sales are in this week's Two Minute Clinic.

Take a look at the video below and if you still have questions on the topic, don't hesitate to reach out - support@broadtime.com  


Two Minute Clinic: Cash Flow and Profit from AEC Sales 🙋‍♂️🍎

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


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 last week. During a conversation with the label about the upcoming release from The Black Keys (Dropout Boogie, which dropped last Friday), 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 (and likelihood of you getting increased sales). 

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. 

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 


Newly Announced Featured Preorders 

Below is a list of newly announced preorders that we are now featuring across your websites. (note we have a limiter on 5 Seconds of Summer preorders)

Artist Title Street Date
5 Seconds of Summer 5SOS5 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edt. Bone LP] 09/23/2022
Read Southall Band  For The Birds 06/10/2022
Various Artists  Minions: The Rise Of Gru 07/01/2022
Metric Formentera  07/08/2022
Five Finger Death Punch  Afterlife 08/19/2022
The Bird Song Project For The Birds: The Bird Song Project 12/09/2022



What's New: May 20, 2022 🆕

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

Artist Title
Mavis Staples & Levon Helm Carry Me Home



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



° 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: MAVIS STAPLES & LEVON HELM - Carry Me Home 05-20

° NEW: DEF LEPPARD - Diamond Star Halos 05-27

° 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 
194399456811   Doja Cat PLANET HER 05/27/2022 05/13/2022
644110491640 MJ LENDERMAN BOAT SONGS 05/27/2022 05/18/2022
656605160535 BRIGHT EYES COLLECTION OF SONGS WRITTEN & RECORDED 1995-1997 05/27/2022 05/18/2022
602438945160 DEF LEPPARD DIAMOND STAR HALOS 05/27/2022 05/18/2022
600753932292 CRANBERRIES STARS (THE BEST OF 1992-2002) 05/27/2022 05/18/2022
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

You may explore solutions at your convenience using the manual. Remember we are here for you for support at any time!
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Previous Broadtime Store emails, which include valuable information and NEW FEATURES are available here: