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Thread started 08/22/21 9:10am

RODSERLING

New marketing promotion for W2A?

The song has gained 50k views on YT in a day, instead of the usual 6k.
Was there a documentary broadcasted somewhere yesterday about the album?
Are there some events about it somewhere in the world?
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Reply #1 posted 08/22/21 9:13am

ufoclub

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or... are bot-views a thing?

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Reply #2 posted 08/22/21 10:31am

jdcxc

Why hasnt Sony released a music video? How hard (or expensive) wud it be to cobble together some footage with a creative director?

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Reply #3 posted 08/22/21 10:56am

TrivialPursuit

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LOL who said anything about a documentary????

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #4 posted 08/22/21 10:56am

laytonian

jdcxc said:

Why hasnt Sony released a music video? How hard (or expensive) wud it be to cobble together some footage with a creative director?


Where have you been?

https://www.youtube.com/w...JtxSdTL488

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #5 posted 08/22/21 11:02am

TrivialPursuit

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laytonian said:

jdcxc said:

Why hasnt Sony released a music video? How hard (or expensive) wud it be to cobble together some footage with a creative director?


Where have you been?

https://www.youtube.com/w...JtxSdTL488


That's what I'm sayin'! Does anyone read anything before posting? I mean sure, we miss stuff time to time, but even "Born 2 Die" has a "video" of sorts, and there is a 4-part podcast about the album. Sony is promoting it. So to see a jump in views - how is this a mystery, exactly?

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #6 posted 08/22/21 11:09am

LoveGalore

laytonian said:



jdcxc said:


Why hasnt Sony released a music video? How hard (or expensive) wud it be to cobble together some footage with a creative director?




Where have you been?

https://www.youtube.com/w...JtxSdTL488



That's obviously not a music video.
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Reply #7 posted 08/22/21 12:37pm

jdcxc

LoveGalore said:

laytonian said:


Where have you been?

https://www.youtube.com/w...JtxSdTL488

That's obviously not a music video.

I know and they know it too. And yes, the podcast was good for promotion with his base, but a slick music video for each of "singles" is another form of promotion and might've reached other potential markets.

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Reply #8 posted 08/22/21 1:52pm

TrivialPursuit

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LoveGalore said:

laytonian said:


Where have you been?

https://www.youtube.com/w...JtxSdTL488

That's obviously not a music video.


True, but you know what? It beats some other collage video thrown together. I hate when they do that with MJ stuff, too.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #9 posted 08/22/21 4:39pm

RODSERLING

Now about 70k in 24 hours, when When Doves Cry never does no more than 40k..
Before the release of the album, it did 2600 views/ a day, then during the week of release, reached the 10k mark/aday.

Then it decreased to 6k. Now, 70k, it s like it has been re-released again.

A friend of mine told me he saw a "video" Of Born 2 Die in a great french channel the week of the album's release.

Mzybe there are tv adds somewhere, I don't know, but it's impossible the song has got such an increase without a push.
Why now?
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Reply #10 posted 08/22/21 4:41pm

LoveGalore

TrivialPursuit said:



LoveGalore said:


laytonian said:



Where have you been?

https://www.youtube.com/w...JtxSdTL488



That's obviously not a music video.


True, but you know what? It beats some other collage video thrown together. I hate when they do that with MJ stuff, too.



I did like the Manic Monday one though. They cut it to look like he was actually singing it.
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Reply #11 posted 08/22/21 7:57pm

TrivialPursuit

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LoveGalore said:


I did like "Manic Monday" though. They cut it to look like he was actually singing it.


Liiiitle bit, but I liked "Holly Rock" better.

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Reply #12 posted 08/22/21 9:36pm

RODSERLING

TrivialPursuit said:



LoveGalore said:



I did like "Manic Monday" though. They cut it to look like he was actually singing it.


Liiiitle bit, but I liked "Holly Rock" better.



Yeah, I really loved Holly Rock.
I hoped they would do another one like that for another track of Oroginals.

It was strange too for Holly Rock on YouTube : it reached the 600 k mark very fast in 4 days, then stopped completely all of a sudden.
Looked like a bot too.
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Reply #13 posted 08/23/21 5:27am

RODSERLING

Soon the million views...
This is such an unnatural jump, without new comments, I m sure now it s the estate paying a bot.

Maybe to be nominated at some awards, that needs at least a song at a certain number of views.

Or else I can't see why 5 months later they would need that particular jump in views.
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[Edited 8/23/21 5:28am]
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Reply #14 posted 08/23/21 5:29am

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LoveGalore said:

TrivialPursuit said:


True, but you know what? It beats some other collage video thrown together. I hate when they do that with MJ stuff, too.

I did like the Manic Monday one though. They cut it to look like he was actually singing it.

Only if you closed your eyes.

RIP sad
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Reply #15 posted 08/23/21 5:59am

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TheEnglishGent said:



LoveGalore said:


TrivialPursuit said:



True, but you know what? It beats some other collage video thrown together. I hate when they do that with MJ stuff, too.



I did like the Manic Monday one though. They cut it to look like he was actually singing it.

Only if you closed your eyes.


Yeah. That video and the NC2U one are the most embarrassing, awful, disgusting, pathetic, disrespectful thing they could do. They make Prince look like a damn fool.
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Reply #16 posted 08/23/21 6:13am

RODSERLING

databank said:

TheEnglishGent said:



LoveGalore said:


TrivialPursuit said:



True, but you know what? It beats some other collage video thrown together. I hate when they do that with MJ stuff, too.



I did like the Manic Monday one though. They cut it to look like he was actually singing it.

Only if you closed your eyes.


Yeah. That video and the NC2U one are the most embarrassing, awful, disgusting, pathetic, disrespectful thing they could do. They make Prince look like a damn fool.
[Edited 8/23/21 5:59am]


It s just mainly unwatchable, and has nothing to do with the song.
They should have assembled some footage of him in HD actually singing the song.
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Reply #17 posted 08/23/21 8:57am

LoveGalore

databank said:

TheEnglishGent said:

Only if you closed your eyes.

Yeah. That video and the NC2U one are the most embarrassing, awful, disgusting, pathetic, disrespectful thing they could do. They make Prince look like a damn fool. [Edited 8/23/21 5:59am]

The drama queens on the org don't quit, huh.

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Reply #18 posted 08/23/21 10:07am

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It's likely pointless to continue promoting the album. There are no good singles to release and they already hyped it up enough to get a decent first week sales total. That being said I still would like them to release "Check The Record" as a final single with some kind of video. It seems if we took a poll here it would be best loved song from W2A

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Reply #19 posted 08/23/21 1:41pm

RODSERLING

homesquid said:

It's likely pointless to continue promoting the album. There are no good singles to release and they already hyped it up enough to get a decent first week sales total. That being said I still would like them to release "Check The Record" as a final single with some kind of video. It seems if we took a poll here it would be best loved song from W2A



It s likely pointless to promote an album that is, 3 weeks after, in every top ten physical album sales in the world.

Then, it's likely pointless to promote 90% of the top 100 worlwide, especially in the wreckastores.

Ok.
Then, then it's pointless to sell anything in stores and they should all end their business. Ok.
Can't the trols just quit for a while please?

Never a Prince album hold so well in physical sales worlwide since a LONG time.
Clearly, not thanks to the orgers, who mostly didn't buy it.
But thanks to a larger audience, music lovers.
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Reply #20 posted 08/24/21 4:21am

RODSERLING

Now reached the million mark, and still increasing at an unnatural path.
It doesn-'t affect any other Prince'tracks.
The questions are at what number the estate will stop that cheating, and for what reasons they are doing that NOW, and for this peculiar track.

I would have understood before the release of the albums, to increase the numbers for the first week on the Billboard 200. Now it makes no sense.

I would have preferred the estate/Sony to invest on a music video instead of buying views on YouTube.

Son of a slave master still running game after all...

I



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Reply #21 posted 08/24/21 4:53am

JorisE73

RODSERLING said:

The song has gained 50k views on YT in a day, instead of the usual 6k. Was there a documentary broadcasted somewhere yesterday about the album? Are there some events about it somewhere in the world?


Obviously they're going for a Grammy or some other worthless award.

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Reply #22 posted 08/24/21 5:05am

RODSERLING

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RODSERLING said:


The song has gained 50k views on YT in a day, instead of the usual 6k. Was there a documentary broadcasted somewhere yesterday about the album? Are there some events about it somewhere in the world?


Obviously they're going for a Grammy or some other worthless award.



To me that's the only possibility, yes.
All of the money for the promotion will go on cheating YouTube and chasing some awards biggrin instead of actually selling the album.

If Prince wins a Grammy, that would be a good joke if they put behind Son of A Slave Master.
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Reply #23 posted 08/24/21 3:38pm

lovitzj

RODSERLING said:

Soon the million views...
This is such an unnatural jump, without new comments, I m sure now it s the estate paying a bot.

Maybe to be nominated at some awards, that needs at least a song at a certain number of views.

Or else I can't see why 5 months later they would need that particular jump in views.
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[Edited 8/23/21 5:28am]

Man estate paying bots wow fuc#
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Reply #24 posted 08/24/21 3:41pm

lovitzj

RODSERLING said:

JorisE73 said:



RODSERLING said:


The song has gained 50k views on YT in a day, instead of the usual 6k. Was there a documentary broadcasted somewhere yesterday about the album? Are there some events about it somewhere in the world?


Obviously they're going for a Grammy or some other worthless award.



To me that's the only possibility, yes.
All of the money for the promotion will go on cheating YouTube and chasing some awards biggrin instead of actually selling the album.

If Prince wins a Grammy, that would be a good joke if they put behind Son of A Slave Master.
[Edited 8/24/21 5:05am]
dude the estate could get sued. What a bunch of shit.
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Reply #25 posted 08/24/21 5:35pm

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LoveGalore said:

databank said:

TheEnglishGent said: Yeah. That video and the NC2U one are the most embarrassing, awful, disgusting, pathetic, disrespectful thing they could do. They make Prince look like a damn fool. [Edited 8/23/21 5:59am]

The drama queens on the org don't quit, huh.

There's no drama, it looked nothing like he was actually singing Manic Monday.

RIP sad
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Reply #26 posted 08/25/21 11:06am

RODSERLING

lovitzj said:

RODSERLING said:



To me that's the only possibility, yes.
All of the money for the promotion will go on cheating YouTube and chasing some awards biggrin instead of actually selling the album.

If Prince wins a Grammy, that would be a good joke if they put behind Son of A Slave Master.
[Edited 8/24/21 5:05am]
dude the estate could get sued. What a bunch of shit.


Sued for what?
It s common practice to buy views on YouTube, it's completely legal.
It just sucks to pay money for this instead of really trying to sell the album.
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Reply #27 posted 08/25/21 11:14am

Milty2

Maybe someone famous who has millions of followers posted the YT link on their social media and that had a knock on effect. Who knows.

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Reply #28 posted 08/25/21 12:51pm

RODSERLING

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Maybe someone famous who has millions of followers posted the YT link on their social media and that had a knock on effect. Who knows.



That's impossible, since it never got that increasing trend during 5 months.
Why now? Why such a stable increase, day after day?
If someone famous posted that track, then it would have had effect on one day or two only.

Moreover, the number of comments is stuck a 2,200 since the beginning of the increasing. Which is clearly a sign of bought views.

And, last but not least, that increasing concerns only W2A. The other audios/videos from W2A or catalog tracks, doesn't benefit at all from that trend
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Reply #29 posted 08/25/21 3:34pm

Milty2

RODSERLING said:

Milty2 said:

Maybe someone famous who has millions of followers posted the YT link on their social media and that had a knock on effect. Who knows.

That's impossible, since it never got that increasing trend during 5 months. Why now? Why such a stable increase, day after day? If someone famous posted that track, then it would have had effect on one day or two only. Moreover, the number of comments is stuck a 2,200 since the beginning of the increasing. Which is clearly a sign of bought views. And, last but not least, that increasing concerns only W2A. The other audios/videos from W2A or catalog tracks, doesn't benefit at all from that trend

Yeah ok. It's impossible.

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