Dance Singles (was: Re: NGCBD)
> - a lot of big-name singles buy record shelf space in big CD shops. IfHehe....I always mess things up for these peeps then.
> when you walk into a Virgin Megastore, the most prominent single on
> display is Geri Halliwell and not Westlife (for example), it's not because
> Virgin reckon Geri will sell more CDs- it's because Geri's
> promotion/record label have booked & paid the chain for the most prominent
Whenever Hybrid have just released something, and I'm in either HMV or
Virgin (normally trying hard not to buy CDs or vinyl).....I can't resist
taking as many Hybrid CDs / 12"s as I dare and placing them in the most
prominent positions. It ends up looking like Virgin are really backing them.
I thought that they'd notice after a little while, but it normally stays
like that for a few days (I work near a Virgin, it's hard not to go in). I
can normally get quite a few singles/albums sold that way - if it's infront
of people, they tend to pick them up to have a look.
(as I'm writing this, I'm wondering if my love of Hybrid's music is going
- HybridUK@yahoogroups.com writes:
>Whenever Hybrid have just released something, and I'm in either HMV orI don't think this is necessarily going too far... I've done the same for
>Virgin (normally trying hard not to buy CDs or vinyl).....I can't resist
>taking as many Hybrid CDs / 12"s as I dare and placing them in the most
I believe that there are people in London who get paid by promotion
companies to keep going into shops before a release date and keenly asking
to know when a record is coming out, to e-mail radio stations and place
requests under various different names, and to quietly shift a few copies
to more prominent places in the store while nobody's really looking.
So while maybe you're not going too far, you should perhaps be getting
paid for your troubles... <grin>.
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> (as I'm writing this, I'm wondering if my love of Hybrid's music is goingI do love Hybrid's work, but rest assured you're the ultimate fan, promoting them free and all! :)
> too far!!)
> I do love Hybrid's work, but rest assured you're the ultimate fan,promoting them free and all! :)
Hehe....well, I've been doing it for a few years now.
Many of my friends think I'm crazy...I just love their music and want
to support them as much as I can in what they're trying to acheive.
Mike and Chris are really lovely people, very down to earth - they're
very successful and quite well-known these days, yet they refuse to
bow to the commercial machine. They make and play the music they want
to...I have a lot of respect for them for that.
I'm just one person of many that give them dedicated support. The
guys at Distinct'ive are top people.
Bringing Hybrid's music to people puts a smile on my face :)
- --- Ally Shuttleworth <ally@...> wrote:
> Bringing Hybrid's music to people puts a smile on myWhat I like is when I casually mention what I'm
> face :)
listening to when talking on the phone or over the net
to a friend, with the aim of introducing them to
Hybrid's great music, is to hear them unexpectedly say
'Hybrid! There wicked! Which one are you listening
to?' or something similar, or better still when one of
my friends asks *me* if I've heard of them - before I
even mention anything ... it keeps happening on a
fairly regular basis :-)
As for bringing Hybrid's music to people's ears, I
ruthlessly plug on a weekly basis with my radio show