Rex Yehudi (shoham) gave feedback to Ian Marquis for “One-Way Glass”:
Ominous!!! Very mature beat. Seems like you are really continuing to develop your craft.

Vintage Marquis -- who is this girl on the track?

Big fan of the guitar outro as well.

Did you ever get your stuff out to the college radio station?
-S
 Jun 06, 2015, 11:25 EDT
Ian Marquis 
Hey, thank you!

The "girl" is actually just a treated version of my own voice. It was a happy accident that I stuck with.

I've gotten some play here and there on a few local stations (including the college one), but I'm focusing mainly on the web now. Soundcloud and Twitter, mainly.

This song took a long time for me to wrap up, so I'm glad you like it!
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 11:39 EDT)
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
That's cool as hell, man. Happy accidents are a big part of good music making in my experience! Any play is good play as far as I'm concerned. I think the internet is good for making connections, but ultimately the business hasn't changed much in 100 years, if you want to make it big you still have to go through the radio. -Sho
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 12:21 EDT)
Ian Marquis 
Half of my favorite musical moments (that I've made) started out as accidents!

If you uncover any secret channels or promotional methods that you'd be willing to share with me, I'd love the tip. And as always, thank you for the support, man!

-Ian
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 12:23 EDT)
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
In ALL honesty I think that FeedForward is the best for the 'average' artist; although what I hear on top 40 isn't as good as 90% of what I hear on FeedForward. Ultimately, the nature of the beast is that unless you are at the top of the food chain you do not eat in the music business but I want to share with you some wisdom from nearly 20 years of experience in music: It's part of the craft to not make money practicing it. I don't mean that in a cynical or defeatist way. Not making money making music keeps you (1) Honest, (2) Humble, (3) In tune with what the 'average' person has to do to get through life. One of the reasons that artists are so valuable to society is because we are willing to make that kind of sacrifice.

That said, if you do two things I can 'help you out'. Make this track downloadable for Ad Credits (I just bought a download with $) -- I'll give you 20 bucks worth (200 AC) and make an ad that links to somewhere you want people to go -- either here or SC or Twitter. Make sure to bid a higher amount -- say 100 AC for the campaign. Even make more than one ad like that, for different destinations. I think you'll get some decent results.

Let me know when it's up.
-$Shoham
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 12:31 EDT)
Ian Marquis 
Thank you - I really appreciate that.

I just created an ad (well, two, but one has most of the AC), and enabled purchase with AC for all of my recent tracks. I'm also uploading some from an EP I haven't added here yet.

Ian
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 12:51 EDT)
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
Suhweet. Well, I just loaded you up with an extra 200 AC, for one that I hadn't bought yet 'Lock your lips'.
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 12:54 EDT)
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
I see it up already "I just want to disappear", right? I think that's from a lyric of yours if I recall...
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 12:56 EDT)
Ian Marquis 
You rock - thank you! I look forward to giving the new mechanic a try. It's great to see how much FF has evolved over the years.
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 12:56 EDT)
Ian Marquis 
Yep! I had actually made it before we started talking, but I hadn't activated it yet.
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 12:57 EDT)
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
It's evolution BABY! Mechanic?
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 12:57 EDT)
Ian Marquis 
Sorry, the "ad mechanic" - it's something I hadn't used before, and I was curious how it worked.
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 12:58 EDT)
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
It's pretty cool, because this way everyone can make ads, not just 'businesses'. Ads are great, when everyone can make them! And the price is right, too!
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 13:00 EDT)
Ian Marquis 
I love that ad credits can be used to buy works AND buy ads - so, the community can operate without cash if that's what people want to do. Or, they can use money. Versatility is a good thing!
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 13:03 EDT)
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
I could not agree more, and some people don't have PayPal, some people don't have cash, but this way anyone with a computer can earn credits and even create them. Three ways -- making new connections by giving feedback on the frontpage (which expands the credit base); having Ads show next to your work (you earn 100% of the credits for that!) And like you said, sales, for which you earn 100% of the transfer, no PayPal fee. Couldn't agree more; diversity is a very good thing!
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 13:07 EDT)
Ian Marquis 
I just noticed that the album payment options aren't quite as robust as the track ones (you can't set a "pay your own amount" for the whole set; no credits price or option). Is that a planned feature?
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 13:53 EDT)


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