Now, back to the show

Musician interview: Random...

Random… is based in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. He makes-

Electronica, IDM.

 

At the moment Random… is working on-

Although not much gets me excited in life anymore, I am releasing my debut album entitled “Out of The Strong Came Forth Sweetness” on Pink Dolphin Music Ltd. The album features poems by Gav Roberts & Wayne Dyson.

My track Skylarking will feature on a charity album called Climatronica where all the proceeds raised will be donated to environmental charities.

Wayne Dyson and myself will be self-funding an album together entitled Loathing Lines.

I am currently working on new material with Gav Roberts that will be again released through Pink Dolphin Music Ltd.

Random... the anti music marketing interview

What keeps Random… producing music?

Some people write music for money, others for fame, some because they enjoy it. I write music because I have to.

There is an itch on my back that needs to be scratched and only once I’ve finished a piece can I return to normality.

 

Then I asked how Random uses social media-

I add a Facebook and Twitter status whenever anything new comes up. I don’t have a massive social media following, but the following that I have are all loyal and listen to whatever I make, and I sincerely love them all.

 

For an interview about marketing, it all went awry from here. I asked how he’s grown his social media following-

I don’t partake in any of these.

 

Can you give our readers a very specific tip on how to use social media?

I find social media tiresome.

I make music.

Just let the record company market your music

 

Do you pay for advertising either online or in other media?

I did once pay for Facebook advertising but found it to be a waste of time and money.

 

Do you have a marketing philosophy?

I think Bill Hicks said it best:- “If anyone here is in marketing or advertising...kill yourself. Thank you. Just planting seeds, planting seeds is all I'm doing. No joke here, really. Seriously, kill yourself, you have no rationalisation for what you do, you are Satan's little helpers. Kill yourself, kill yourself, kill yourself now. Now, back to the show.”

Beautiful sunset interlude to distract you from the interview

What are your top 3 tips to help other creative people learning to market their work?

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So there you have it, an interview about marketing with Random…

How would you describe it other than, well, random? Hit the Random… Facebook page for updates and links.