Getting more BANG FROM ADAM ~ Gift Adams music whilst promoting Adam:

Getting more BANG FROM ADAM ~ Gift Adams music whilst promoting Adam

THIS is the thread to read if you truthfully want to gift something back to ADAM. It is very long.. and it's the best 10 mins you will spend if you want him to succeed as much as possible. It's all about physically stepping up to the plate, generosity, and being as authentic as you can for Adam. Please read the OP in its entirety or click the back button.
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We’re all supporting Adam as much as we can, which is great. I think we could look at the marketing a bit more closely, and figure out the most viable ways to promote Adam. Requesting airplay on radio & TV is fantastic, but if we bombard stations en masse, the reverse will happen.

If you are able to buy a few copies of FYE or a single, then consider gifting at least one to public and community groups, who will automatically reach a lot of people daily; many more than we could reach otherwise.

If purchasing tracks as gifts, you can use a site like Megaupload or Mediafire. Buy the required amount of tracks, upload one of them, and then send the link to those people you want to gift to. This way Adam gets the full sales volumes. Do NOT issue the link without the purchase as this is pirating and Adam doesn't receive a cent. You have no control who sends it once it's left your computer. It's all about Adam and you can't fool your conscience.

Some suggestions are: Community radio groups, libraries, community-run teenage mobile disco's, talking libraries for the blind, high schools, colleges, nightclubs, boutiques, teenage centers and refuges, women’s refuges, centers for the disabled, aerobic centre/gyms, game centers, internet café’s, ice-hockey & skating rinks, shopping malls, hair & manicure salons, dance centers and schools, music and singing centers and schools, donut, coffee & bagel shops, roadhouses and diners, gay groups, Jewish groups, rock climbing centers, fetes and festivals, wait music for work or surgeries, elevators and lobbies. Any public place where people gather should be considered. Due to some lyrics, FYE is perhaps not ideal for the very young. Please don't forget Adam's incredible 2012 Soundtrack Time For Miracles. It showcases his vocals so beautifully, and is children-friendly. It is the perfect single to gift to religious groups, and junior schools of all kinds, as well as all the above locations.

Don't forget about car servicing centres too. Most mechanics have a mix of ages in their staff, with a lot of apprentices. Sometimes people are waiting for about an hour.. also seek out Government Medicare Centres and Unemployment Centres. Think outside the box, make Adam proud.
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*SINGLES* :- You can easily target to the correct market with Adam's singles too.

** Pick U Up could be gifted to counselling groups

** Whataya want from me could be gifted to a local divorce mediator

** Sleepwalker could be gifted to a Sleep Technique Center, for their wait music.

**Time For Miracles Holiday Season is a perfect time to gift to Religious groups. Time For Miracles is a gift in itself as a healing tool when natural disasters occur. It is very soothing to hear.

You can ring these centres and gift these as iTunes. You'll be able to do this with any of Adam's songs if you just listen to the lyrics creatively.
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it's so easy, people just need to think how to customize an Adam song to the recipient's needs, not their own. THIS is the key. it's about input rather than output. Our own musical preferences aren't important, but tailoring songs to the recipient's situation or preferences are totally crucial.

People need and want to hear his spellbinding voice. Adam's looks and theatrics are amazing... I can't get enough of them, but it's also the icing on the cake. Adam's vocals can't be matched by anyone, and THEY are the way we can help promote Adam. Nobody can deny his abilities here, and they unify people unlike any style or genre he has can possibly do.

In this economic climate, most people are grateful for the donations, and once people hear Adam’s catchy music, they will want to buy their own and perpetuate the love : ) International releases are very imminent, and our global sales will bump things up considerably. It is difficult to promote a new artist when there is nothing tangible to give back to people, so I’m excited about this. Please add constructive suggestions and comments on this thread. We can ALL be Adam’s ambassadors : )

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** I will update ideas in the OP as needed... thanks in advance for any tips and all your hard work.

PLEASE help me keep this thread bumped and onto the first page. I know all the interviews and pics are important..but Adam's promotion worldwide is crucial to his success. With over a third of a million Twitter followers alone, and countless fans around the world, we have the collective power to do a heck of a lot more for Adam than we have so far.

Tweeting:
Please also promote this thread by tweeting it from time to time, and asking others to RT it. A lot of fan sites don't visit here, nor do the media.

Thanks for being pro-active, rather than re-active.

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Hi highlights : )

Public venues would have to get written permission, I would expect.. but we both know it wouldn't always happen.

GCRPDA: Hi bb, Yes, our hairdressers play him all the time. Everyone loves Adam's music : )

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My hairdresser plays FYE (even more so when I visit). And I don't even have to ask!

Play it forward ....

What do arenas have to do to have permission to play Adam's music?

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Thx so much Teris !!!

I have been so busy with promoting Adam, networking, and my own business and RW commitments, that I had missed your post.

Yes, please! I would love for you to include this thread in your links. Any way we can promote Adam is a good thing... and this way is such a win-win... Adam benefits from exposure, extra sales, and the flow-on effect from word of mouth PR... his fans feel great about sharing him around the world, and they are looked on favourably too. Music charts also tally up the gifted sales, so it's all good.

I love your site, I have emailed you. Thanks so much fo adding it. I will also help promote it by tweeting your link.

Thanks Maestro, that's awesome! Waiting rooms are an ideal place, as I've mentioned before. Who wouldn't want to be a captive audience waiting for an appointment?

Don't forget about car servicing centres too. Most mechanics have a mix of ages in their staff, with a lot of apprentices. Sometimes people are waiting for about an hour.. also seek out Government Medicare Centres and Unemployment Centres. Think outside the box.

Thanks so much for your continued support Nuusk and Fearlessly <3

A marketing bumpppppppppp!

@blakkrrox2 We'd like to place a link to this thread on a website that we just launched - on the "Ideas for Giving" page. Take a look and tell me yay or nay: http://globalglitter.org/ Thanks!

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Great ideas! I'm going to bring my extra copy with me today and give it to my doctor, I think she'll really like it. I will think of different ways too. Thanks for doing all of this, I know Adam will love going there.

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Awesome Glambertaus! I keep gifting them too.

Just about to buy more iTunes Adam... singles and musicvids : )
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We have given out so many' FYE' ALbums since the U.S. release in November. Both JB HiFi and Sanity (after constant requesting),
have received many shipments, although limited.( Official release date
is listed as March 5th.) Now everyday there is increased interest in ADAM!
Everywhere we venture we take albums with us to give to radio stations,
family, friends, hair salons, stores, malls etc. .... and we've even mailed
them within Australia and back to the U.S. when required! Now our
radio stations are presenting ADAM interviews and constantly playing WDYWFM! So many adore the Album and can't wait for ADAM
to tour here! Oh, for full promotion!
(Someone even called tonight and said they were holding an ADAM Strut
party complete with glitter and glam! ) THE MASTER WILL ROCK THIS
CONTINENT.....!!!! JUST LIKE HE WILL ROCK THE ENTIRE WORLD!

@casey18 you inspire me Smiling Def taking Adam's cd with me to hair dresser next time,since we usually talk about music too

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Thx Bernadine : )

Now Adam is taking hold internationally, we can bolster CDs and iTunes sales by buying extras and passing them onto others.

Early days of album releases make for fragmented marketing, so Adam really needs us to pull together for him.

Adam's done SO much for us, we need to look after him the best way we know how, by keeping him and his music at the top.
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Ok Adam has hit the AT 40, time to start radio requests. Go to it Oz.

Thanks Guys!

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This isn't about us buying a solitary record and it staying in someone's car.

We can perpetuate Adam's awesome music much more by it airing to mass audiences.

Think about it.

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OOoooh! Didn't know you joined us Vicky ! Woot!!!!!!

Thx, you'll see I write lots of threads about Adam, though you primarily know me as a writer of stories...

Here's some of my stuff... http://bit.ly/77AXEI

Glad to see you joining in the Adam Giveaways : )

GREAT IDEA!! I've already gifted many out, and plan on continuing to do so. Love all your ideas though. And especially the songs as themes for certain places. LOVE THAT! Kudos for putting on your thinking cap. Smiling

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Thanks Carole, for bumping : ) That's awesome Casey, you're very generous!

I've just received 5 more FYEs, so will donate them to Aussie Community groups, now that the album is available here. AND FYE is being released in Brazil too! I'm soo excited for Adam.

Tomorrow is the official release time for Whataya Want From Me MusicVideo, so it's a good time to remind everyone that you can gift it through iTunes - a win-win for everyone! It's been leaked, but is the most beautiful, heart-wrenching video I've ever seen.

Thanks everyone, Adam's fans are soo supportive.. you all rock!
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I always have an extra CD in my purse and whenever I meet someone that I think might enjoy it, I give it to them and ask them to Pay IT Forward. I have given it to my hairdressers, manicurists, sales clerks at Bloomingdales, friends, DJ's, , the guy sitting next to me on the plane last week, my kids friends, and you know what? Most have been really happy with the gift. The one exception is a male manicurist who was concerned that I thought he was gay. . I am lucky because I can afford to do this and It makes me happy to help Adam because I want to help him as I would if he was one of my own children.. My daughter is leaving for college and asked me If I had some extra copies for her friends. I worked her hard when she was home having her call in and text requests and slowly but surely she will love Adam's fun style of music.

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Hi guys!

Adam's just starting to be played on Aussie radio stations, now that his music is beginning to be released.

The more the US play Adam's music, the more he will be played internationally, as it's the heaviest influence that our own media follow.

I'm so happy that Adam's getting global recognition; especially since American Idol was only shown on Cable TV, not free-to-air TV. We get the US entertainment sites and a few of the major talk show hosts, but get many more on Cable. 2012 is still being shown in our Cinemas, I saw it again last Saturday at my local independant one, after asking for it to be played here : ) I'll be seeing 2012 again tomorrow afternoon, and I already bought the soundtrack about a month ago. It's all happening for Adam now.

Please continue to buy extra CDs and iTunes to gift to others. I have been doing this even prior to being able to buy in my own country, as I started doing it with Amazon in the US. Now I'm doing it by buying locally and increasing local sales.

Giving to community groups helps in seven ways: Increased Community Awareness of Adam; the purchase directly gives him additional sales; you reap the reward of giving; it affects his standing and chart successes, which also flow onto polling, award show hosting; and also Global sales. http://bit.ly/62C5SH

If we all bought one extra CD and gave it to others, just prior to Adam's birthday January 29, he will enjoy a huge bump to his sales, and the radio stations will automatically pick up on the sales increases. Billboard etc will reflect this also, and it will have a ripple effect to his global sales. You could also put the CD away as a gift for family or friends later in the year.
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Ali, I wouldn't bother with going ahead. I think I mentioned that you'd need a licence earlier, and it's not the only way you can promote Adam.

Just buy his music, give some away as suggested in all the ideas above, play his music in your car and at work., at parties etc..request him sensibly through the media.

Hi Blakk,

Just an update, received a call from Fed Sqaure Mgt. re cd donation (FYE), they informed me that because it will be played in a public space, that they need the artist's permission before they can play it. What do you suggest I should do next?

With all of Adam's Gridlock exposure, its a great time to promote him further with iTunes or CD donations to community groups : )

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RT@blakkrrox @adamlambert ~Could U pls RT my message re gifting ur music 2 Women's groups? Thx. http://bit.ly/7u4NIl #RIPTerri *Pls RT*
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Hi All3,

As mentioned in my Adams Aussies thread http://bit.ly/7ky3zX , they did a soft sell release prior to Christmas. Adam's actual release date was supposed to be much later, March 5, according to my Sony sources in Australia. This was probably due to him penciled in to do a media tour here March 2010. There's still no official confirmation re this, but he'd need to do this in order to raise FYE awareness, and garner fandom for an Australasian tour. Tours are more lucrative anyway.

At the moment it's an uphill battle to promote Adam, with ridiculously limited CD stock. In Australia, only those accessing cable tv's American Idol, the AMA awards, and 30 min USA entertainment shows have seen Adam perform, as he hasn't been shown on free-to-air tv, and radio stations won't be promoting him till he's more readily available. It will happen, but it's very early days. I know I got in very early to promote Adam, coz I knew he would be a world class superstar from the very first moment I saw and heard him Smiling
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Blakks, just an update. just came home from the city, my third visit to the visitors' centre (was full yesterday and this morning so did not attempt to pursue with my plan). There was still a long line but was determined to do it today before I go back to work on Tues. Well, the lady I spoke to said that I have to ring the Federation Square Mgt and discuss it with them. Their office is close today so I'll try tom.

My next stop was Sanity. Wanted to check whether they have Adam's cd. Couldn't see anything on the racks (a lot of SuBo's though), so I asked the counter lady. I always observe people's reaction when I mention the cd title but, nah... she has no idea, so she has to check her stocks list. Then she said, is that by Adam Lambert, yeah we have 3 left, they just arrived this morning. I asked if they sold a lot but she said they did not order many. So don't know how many were sold. I bought the last 3 of course and I asked whether she can check other stores as I want 10 more. She rang Myer, and they have 2 left and will not put them on hold for me. I rushed to Myer for fear that someone will buy them before me. At the store I asked the counter guy if they have the cd and he said yeah we have the last and only two we have. I asked if they were going to order more but like at the other place, no idea. Bought them 2.

Next stop, to the hairdresser I've been going to for he last 2 months. This was also strategic. I changed my hairdresser just for Adam. When I changed my hairdresser, I looked for someone who has the most exposure and who might like his music, (not someone who could do my hair better). This place is close to RMIT (university) and very popular to affluent international students. I also gave $10 tips each visit (kind of goodwill move), so the owner will remember me and hopefully will return favor by playing Adam's cd when I finally have it. Anyway, I went there and looked for the owner. I was told that he's on holidays. Anyway, I told the assistant about my gift and I said it's very good, he's from American Idol, you'll like it and I'm sure your customers will like it too.

I felt very down not accomplishing much and also that feeling that no one knows him....how can this be? Melbourne is very artsy...upperty kind of suburb/city and should really match Adam's background. Given the right marketing/promotions I'm pretty sure Melbournians will embrace Adam, hopefully in the very near future.

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And I mean this in the most positive way possible, coz you know I love and respect you: That being exposed to a snippet of information, can be more enlightening than being given everything on a silver platter.

Headlines can forever mar or influence your way of thinking good, positive thoughts about someone, and somehow rob you of the opportunity of connecting with your own soul. We all do this, and it's very sobering. I know I have sometimes been upset by someone's comments here, and go back later to embrace them and their thoughts. I feel that Adam has been the victim of a lot of 2nd hand talk within the public, so this is a very important point to make.

I have written a huge amount of stuff here, so pop back again and re-read it when you are in a reflective mood. You have given so much to Adam's fans, and I am proud to be your friend : )

blakk xox

I had never opened this thread before today, because I thought it was all about Adam and sex - just because of the word BANG in the opening sentence and the word for serious Adam Fans only. I took that to mean the thread had R18 content.

But in light of the tragic news we all received today, when I saw the link in one of your tweets a little while ago, I opened it and was blown away by what you have written in this OP. I am going to follow up with some of your suggestions in getting Adam out there into the community when I get back from holiday.

I particularly liked these words of yours:
"Just gift the CD without excessive fandom, focus on the recipient"

Peace and love to you, blakk. You are a wise soul.

Some radio stations have a certain block of hours for dedications and requests and usually are at night. Dedicate the Whatya Want From to friends or family, you may get on the air and they have to play the dedications. Dedicate, Dedicate. Also one other idea, if you have an Adam Lambert T shirt, wear it alot. People are bound to ask you about Adam and that is a great way to sell albums.

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I'd like to remind people that Adam Lambert's beautiful song, 'Whataya Want From Me' would be the perfect gift to donate to community centers that deal with relationship issues, such as refuge groups, mediators, and charities of all kinds, all around the world.

Music brings love, joy, and hope to those that are trying to get through each hour, and each day.

Adam has brought us all so much, it would be selfish of us to not pass his beautiful voice to those that are unable to either find him, nor afford to buy his music.

'Love overcomes hate. Love has no color. Love has no orientation. All is love.' ~ Adam Lambert
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Thanks for sharing your love. We can chat about ideologies, but we can also make a tangible difference to real people, in real need, to make it all count. No donation is too small, and it makes for beautiful Karma. Gifting Adam's music will reward you in ways you never thought possible.

Feel your soul sing. ~ blakkrrox
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Indigo, FairyWings, Tyler, Carly, All3,

Thanks so much for your support and generosity.

I know there's a huge amount of info to digest in the OP, but it's worth a re-read... It's comprehensive and you can custom it to your own inner feelings about how you want to gift. Everyone's different, and have different budgets. The fact that you're gifting in a difficult economic climate is awesome.

Adam's FYE has debuted at a hard time.. Its the same time as Time For Miracles, also near Christmas, which is traditionally good, but there's more competition, and it's eventuated in the same half year as MJ's untimely passing.

Anyway, you can gift FYE CD. or gift iTunes for the Album or any of the tracks, or Time For Miracles. They are soo inexpensive, you can do multiples if you like, and if you do WWFM right now, it will help keep it high in the stats : )

With 'Bumping' a thread, you can either write 'bump' as below, or even a dot. It will time-log the entry and pop it onto the first page.

Thanks so much everyone!
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Hi Blakks,

Just to let you know that my FYE cd has arrived yesterday. I'll be stopping by the visitors center @ Federation Square on Thursday after work to gift the cd and for them to play it. Wish me luck!

Blakk u know i really think i've been having a lot of success going the individual person to person route (although now you've gotten me thinking about organizations etc. where i might just drop off a copy of the cd). many of the people i see i don't see that often (as i gifted from itunes or gave cd's to those closest to me when it first came out). many r connected to the entertainment bus in some fashion. we talk some about the album, of course, simultaneaously. that helps -- a lot -- esp if they r people who may recently have become un-favorably disposed towards adam.

this is a great thread and i will be checking it for more ideas.
(the other thing about handing it to people is that they then feel they need to listen, think about it and get back to you with some commentary. i can report that lately, with all the appearances on the mainstream shows, and the positive regard the hosts seem to have for adam, -- not to mention his own awesomeness -- i am hearing much better feedback !)

Ive convinced tons of people at school to listen to him, and at least like 10 to buy or ask for his CD for the holidays =D

Blakkroxx you can count on me. Love your ideas to promote Adam!. How can you gift a targeted single for a particular group as I am not aware that CD singles are sold. I would like to gift singles and the album to a center we have in my home town for abused children and teens. The singles would be for the younger children and the album for the teens, perhaps in the recreation room.

I hate to say it, but what is bumping, how and why do you do it. I always figured that "bump" means, I agree, keep replying. What can fans do to keep this thread on the front page as you suggested?

Thanx

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Linda-Jean, that's perfect! As mentioned in the OP, you've customized your gifting to the recipient. YOU ROCK!

Thanks for your generosity; isn't it amazing how good it feels to give an awesome FYE album? It not only promotes Adam, but also his awesome band, songwriters, and all his other collaborators. Niiiice!

blakk xox

I just handed FYE to one of the Sr. Director's at work here. I knew he was a Lady GaGa fan so I handed him the CD and told him to check it out. I told him Lady GaGa wrote one of the songs. I also knew he was a Muse fan so I pointed out that Muse wrote a song on there too. I gave him my CD now I don't have one...

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Isolde, that's awesome! You are very generous, and they'll beam when they play Adam : D

I received my Amazon FYEs yesterday! AND now FYE is slowly becoming avail in AUSTRALIA : )

So have ordered further 5 locally, to gift to dance and theater groups, a women's centre, also police-run dance clubs for teenagers : )

I'm ecstatic to finally grab local CDs to pass onto those who need Adam in their worlds. I'd rather spend on CDs than international postage.

Great news Glample, thx to Mike,Happy & ILove for the bumps!

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Great ideas! I have gifted 5 FYE to friends and 1 to the local library so far. Smiling

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This post is my new Bible. Thank you!

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Marta, Adam is very focussed, and I agree with most of what you've said.

But Adam has also come up against quite a lot of bias from many of his countrymen, and also the ramafications from the AMA FYE performance. So those viewers that may have been on the fence and normally would have checked his music further, have not necessarily come on board.

Any way we can easily promote Adam by presenting him to the general community should be embraced, and not discouraged. There are many people all around the world who don't have the luxury of having Adam's CDs, interviews, Music Videos, general media coverage, or tours at their fingertips.

This is not about a local viewpoint, it's national then global, and this is why I've chosen this website to promote Adam, not another of his many fansites.

Nobody's expecting 100% of people to do this; but for those that choose to promote Adam in this very tangible way will realise how your heart sings when bringing Adam to the public, especially to groups that are unable to afford purchasing new music. For those than don't want to, that's fine. Horses for courses.

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Great post! Thanks Blakkrrox2!