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07:36 PM on 05/08/13 
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Hey all, wanted your help vetting an idea I'm working on.

So you know our typical ABSOLUTExclusives - we post a song in the AM, and you can hear it in the first reply. It's tried and true, it works, and you guys seem to like it.

Here's an idea that was presented to me: what if for an ABSOLUTExclusive, we publicized a specific time/date for our premiere, then streamed an entire album through, one time only. If we said 4pm PST/7pm EST, we would start the stream then, and when the album was finished, it would disappear.

Thoughts? Is this something you'd be interested in? Let's avoid technological barriers at the moment - if we think this is something worth doing, we'll figure out that aspect of it.

Thanks in advance!
11:32 PM on 05/08/13 
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if the one-shot thing were to happen, it might be cool to have some sort of non-forum chat room open (maybe in addition to a normal forum), so that there can be a more real-time form of interaction while the stream's happening.
04:41 AM on 05/09/13 
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It's a very good idea, and I'd be interested in something like that.
07:15 AM on 05/09/13 
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I'm not a big fan of this live album stream idea. A handful of people are bound to miss the window due to other commitments/ emergencies/ whatever. Why not make streaming available for 12 or even 24 hours?
07:36 AM on 05/09/13 
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It's a good idea until there is a massive overload and the site becomes really laggy
11:34 AM on 05/09/13 
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I'm not a big fan of this live album stream idea. A handful of people are bound to miss the window due to other commitments/ emergencies/ whatever. Why not make streaming available for 12 or even 24 hours?

With a one-time stream, we'd hopefully premiere the full record with very limited risk of leaking it.

I'm thinking we could do a song premiere in the morning, hyping the album stream that night - that way, even those who miss the stream will have SOMETHING.
11:34 AM on 05/09/13 
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It's a good idea until there is a massive overload and the site becomes really laggy

Pretty much nothing should destroy the site the way TWY, YC, or TBS did.
11:55 AM on 05/09/13 
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I'm torn. I like the idea and I think it would build a lot of great excitement, but I know that I'd be insanely pissed if I couldn't listen at that specific time due to class/work/etc.
01:15 PM on 05/09/13 
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This would be a great idea. The only problem is narrowing down a time that would work for the majority of people on the site. With so many members that have full time jobs or are going to school full time, it could prove very difficult.
01:25 PM on 05/09/13 
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I'm torn. I like the idea and I think it would build a lot of great excitement, but I know that I'd be insanely pissed if I couldn't listen at that specific time due to class/work/etc.

This is how I feel.


What if you streamed one song at a time? Maybe put one song up for one day only, then onto the next song the next day?
04:44 PM on 05/09/13 
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I have a weird idea, and it probably isn't feasible technologically but I guess it's worth a try. What about selecting a specific time and having that time apply for different time zones? e.g. instead of 4PM PST, you'd stream the album at 4PM local time. In this way, it won't be 1AM for some people and 10AM for others, and you guys could choose a time where most people tend to be available, e.g. 9PM.

I agree that it would build up excitement, but I don't think it would limit the risk of leaking. Anyone could pre-record the stream while it's happening. If anything, some people will inevitably miss the stream and this would create more demand for a download link.
04:46 PM on 05/09/13 
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This is how I feel.


What if you streamed one song at a time? Maybe put one song up for one day only, then onto the next song the next day?

Wouldn't this take twelve days though? Most streams go up the week before.

I feel like this could take away from the album itself and place more (unwanted) focus on the individual songs. There's also the situation where a person might stumble on a stream of what happens to be the only ambient-oriented song on the album, listen to the firs twenty seconds of it, and tell himself "nah, this isn't my thing." And the hype would die after the first few days.
05:08 PM on 05/09/13 
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Wouldn't this take twelve days though? Most streams go up the week before.

I feel like this could take away from the album itself and place more (unwanted) focus on the individual songs. There's also the situation where a person might stumble on a stream of what happens to be the only ambient-oriented song on the album, listen to the firs twenty seconds of it, and tell himself "nah, this isn't my thing." And the hype would die after the first few days.


Oh yeah. True.



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