Self Promo: Mixtapes/CDs or Business Cards?

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  • Mix CDs

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  • Business Cards

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  • Both are preferrable to just one or the other.

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    Default Self Promo: Mixtapes/CDs or Business Cards?

    Just a question for some of our seasoned pros...

    do you still hand out your mixtapes on CDs for self promo, or do you just stick to a business card with links to your myspace/soundcloud/facebook ???

    I'd like to rip up a bunch of CDs of my upcoming mixtape for self promo, but not sure if it's a waste of money or what... i mean obviously it's an outdated format, but on the other hand it's big and physical and more of reminder than a business card...

    thoughts???

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    you can get little usb card things with stuff printed and you just plug it in put your deets and a mix on it 2 birds one stone and all that
    http://www.flashbay.com/branded-usb-...FU1h4wodgDRY8Q
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    Quote Originally Posted by HerbStrike View Post
    you can get little usb card things with stuff printed and you just plug it in put your deets and a mix on it 2 birds one stone and all that
    http://www.flashbay.com/branded-usb-...FU1h4wodgDRY8Q

    ahh it's one of those annoying sites where you have to fill out your details and wait for a quote...

    have you dealt with them? how much say per 512mb or 1gb drive cost?
    does it compete with prices for CDs?

    cheers

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    I still pump out cds and I just stick a business card in the cd sleeve.
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    business cards with ur soundcloud link (if any) seems the best for me
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    you can use Google Goggles to scan a business card now.

    include a fancy barcode on the business card and it can take you right to your soundcloud account.

    e.g. http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by HerbStrike View Post
    you can get little usb card things with stuff printed and you just plug it in put your deets and a mix on it 2 birds one stone and all that
    http://www.flashbay.com/branded-usb-...FU1h4wodgDRY8Q
    :eek: thats effing genius! I can just image the cost though and the fact I have to fill a form out tells me its not cheap.
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    to elaborate on the promo cd thing....

    any ideas on including other attention grabbers with the disc... something like stickers or whatever? you know a little bonus to say "hey remember me? well you will now bitch."

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    I requested a quote from them a 128 mb stick would be enough to get an hour mix at 192k probably.
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    Just talked to them, your looking at $8.96 each for the 128 mb wafer card if you order 25. If you order 50 it drops down to $6.00 each. The regular USB sticks are just a few cents less each.
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