Quick note from the band manager:
Check in on Monday for a Spotlight Artist interview with Sequential on how nolongerhuman uses the Dave Smith Prophet X and Pro 2 in the studio.
We’ll be sending out a newsletter this weekend as well, so make sure you’re subscribed to the ReverbNation mailing list by heading to the nolongerhuman ReverbNation page and becoming a fan!
Make sure you select the “I would like to subscribe to updates from nolongerhuman” box to ensure you’re on the mailing list.
We’ve been quiet lately, but busy!
Stickers, stickers, everywhere. For those of you that have emailed, your packs of stickers will go out Friday.
Also, remember that the contest is still ongoing! Send us your address to join the nolongerhuman Cockroach Corp Street Team and we’ll send you free stickers! Then, post the stickers in the most interesting place you can find, and whoever has a photo of the new stickers in the most interesting place will win a free t-shirt. 🙂
Photos will also be featured in an album on the nolongerhuman Facebook page, as well as the Photos section of the new website!
Click here for more information, as well as to add yourself the mailing list to stay up-to-date on the contest and other freebies. 🙂 http://www.cockroachcorp.com/home.html
It’s time to start a new contest!
A bit ago, I posted that we were changing the URL from nolongerhuman.net to cockroachcorp.com.
The website is almost done, and the new stickers with the new URL have been ordered.
To celebrate the new site launch, I’m inviting you to join the Cockroach Corp Street Team and Street Team Contest
The rules are simple:
To join the Street Team, promote nolongerhuman in your town with either the old or new stickers.
To join the contest, take a photo of the coolest place you plastered with the nolongerhuman sticker. The person with the coolest place/photo wins a free t-shirt!
I will also feature all photos submitted on the website and in an album on the nolongerhuman Facebook page.
The contest will begin as soon as the new order arrives and continue until Halloween.
So plaster your town and win some goodies!
To get new stickers, send me a message through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep in mind, those on the ReverbNation mailing list have known about the contest for about a week now have a head start. Don’t forget to add your email to stay up-to-date on the latest news!
1) Go to https://www.reverbnation.com/nolongerhumanofficial
2) Scroll to “Quick Links”
3) Click, “Subscribe”
Public service announcement:
I don’t actually mind torrents that much for a number of reasons, but, honestly – buy a shirt, go to a show, or send your musician a tip or something if you want to torrent. It’s really important that you know in this genre especially, if you are torrenting the music, and not buying merchandise, or going to shows or requesting the music from your local DJ’s, or if nothing else spreading the word as much as you can, you are not screwing over some nameless faceless corporation or some huge record label.
This isn’t a matter of huge sales. No one in this genre is really trying to live on making music, that would be nice, but even self sustaining is fantastic in reality. Bringing shows to your town, producing albums, paying designers for artwork for merchandise, all the things that go into creating new music is all exceptionally expensive.
Your contribution by purchasing CD’s, Shirts, tickets, is how it happens that I can play shows, have shirts to sell, and make music. Your willingness to buy a ticket to a show is why a promoter is willing to cover the costs of travel expenses. If they think they will lose money, they won’t bring a show to your town. Your willingness to buy a CD, or an MP3, or a shirt is why I am able to bring out an actual album in physical format with quality booklets with lyrics, it’s why I am able to afford to take days off to come to your town and play a show, and hang out.
If you care about the music, the continued ability of artists to make the music, the continuation of nolongerhuman (these albums are telling a story and that story isn’t even halfway through) the ability to see bands live, to have better sound at better venues, to have better quality production on the CD’s and MP3’s, you, and me, are kind of in this together in all honesty.
In this genre unlike almost any other, you have a direct ability to help. People ask me all the time why I don’t play certain cities or countries. The reality is, you have as much to do with that as anyone. If you want a band to play in your city – I need you to get involved in order to make that happen. Bands have been dropping the genre, have been quitting music, have stopped touring, and it’s almost completely because there is no demand for it, no one has time or money to support it. Without you getting involved, no one has promoters willing to risk thousands of their own dollars to put on a show. Labels aren’t willing to invest in the risk of producing CD’s that no one will buy, and bands well, as I said, I don’t expect to live on this, but no one can hemorrhage money forever, no matter how much they love what they do.
This is not me blaming, nor me saying that anyone here is anything but the utmost in supportive. nolongerhuman fans have always been some of the most loyal of any band – and I thank every single one of you for that. I only hope I can repay your loyalty by never compromising the integrity of the music, never watering it down, and never being anything but honest. Each and every person who sends me a message, I contact directly, and try to answer questions or help in whatever way I can. Some of you are now close personal friends of mine for that very reason.
This is instead – a call to action and a reminder: You make a huge difference in the continued ability of bands to tour, to write music, to create music. The quality and availability of music, and this genre as a whole. You guys are as much a part of it as I am. It doesn’t matter if you have money, it doesn’t matter if you have time. If you have enough time to read this, you have enough time to help. Here’s some simple things you can do:
1) Request songs from your DJ’s, do some research on your favorite bands, so that you have unique requests. Keep requesting them.
2) Go out to the local club nights, bring your friends. Request bands from your local promoters, CD stores, and again, DJ’s.
3) Buy CD’s, or MP3’s if you can. If not, buy a shirt, even a sticker helps.
4) Talk to your friends, your co-workers, anyone about your favorite bands, get the word out there to anyone who will listen.
5) Share posts, pictures, updates, on social media. Social media is one of the *only* ways many bands have to spread music, information, news.
6) If a band you love has a show in your town, GO. Honestly. Don’t treat it as though they will just come back again. They may not.
7) Request stickers or promo material from your favorite bands, put them all over your town.
8) Put into the music what you get from it. Support it. Please. Not just me, but the genre as a whole. Support it. It’s a passion of mine, and I see it suffering, and we can – together, shake off this apathy and make a force to be reckoned with.
Once again. Thank you. To each and every person reading this.
If people put even 10% of the effort and time that they put into posting utterly pointless posts/polls/comments about politics, what Obama is doing, what atrocity some faceless political figure you will never meet has done, or will do, what war is being waged in a country you had never heard of before, or If even 10% of that effort and time spent debating, the snarky quasi intellectual banter… If that was ever applied to this scene, our electronic music scene, we could make this scene great.
We could support our musicians and our clubs, and promoters; see great tours; meet amazing musicians and people… We could make our scene as moving and as powerful and influential as it deserves to be.