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protein
10-10-2005, 13:18:41
i thought my band could capitalise on peer to peer file sharing. I've put our tracks in my shared folder and named them like this:

Rebus - Promises (bloc party, blur, gang of four, killers).mp3

I thought that if I could convince enough people to put them in their share folder people might be able to accidentally download our tracks or just find us if they were looking for us.

Am I going about this the right way? Is there an easier way to make our tracks available on p2p networks?

would anyone like to help by putting our tracks in their shared folder? I can put them online for you to download if that helps.

:)

MattHiggs
10-10-2005, 15:05:04
To maximise your search potential - I'd name it:

Really illegal sick porn that you can only get off the internet plus some stuff about beards, linux and microsoft.mp3

Gary
10-10-2005, 15:48:23
The file or the directory ? :)

In my limited experience of p2p one doesn't see the directory names when searching for something. And pissing folk off with your music when they were expecting something more erotic might be counterproductive (unless you believe any exposure is good).

Could label it, "Music to comfortably bum to" I suppose.

Sir Penguin
10-10-2005, 16:08:28
You shouldn't put the other band names in the filename, that's a little crass. Most P2P sofware will have somewhere where you can specify a file's keywords, description, etc.

SP

Nav
11-10-2005, 12:46:36
If you really want to go down the p2p route you should go with bittorrent.

You need to setup a .torrent and publish either on your own site or somebody elses, then provide a link to the .torrent file rather than the mp3 file on your website.

'fraid I have no idea how to setup a .torrent but a quick google search should help.

However for this to work properly you will rely on people (or yourself) 'seeding' the tracks. If no one has the file seeding it can't be downloaded.

I would stick with standard downloading until you can't afford the bandwidth.

Scabrous Birdseed
13-10-2005, 11:20:24
Suggestion:

Create a directory called "great tracks" or "the best of british 2005" or something. Put all your favourite songs in there, pluis the rebus tracks, possibly making it appear like a proper compilation (by numbering tracks etc.)

These days, most people will inevitably download whole albums... At least I do.

protein
17-10-2005, 16:19:44
That's a good'un.