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Nicholas Young

Perspectives on family, disability, technology, and media.


Co-created in 2013 by Joshua Wentz and Nicholas Young, Dispatch touches almost every aspect of the modern artist’s career. Wentz, a label-owner and musician, brings a unique perspective from Chicago’s underground.

Thoughts on Promotion

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Your album is a musical portfolio, and some artists prefer to release it into the world carefully. Others simply drop it, and depend on a tightly-knit fan-base to discover and spread the word.

In this episode of Dispatch, Joshua outlines three major album release case studies, and the perks or potential negatives to each method.

It’s a careful balance. Too much teasing can burn out your audience, but too little can cause you to lose release-day excitement.

Which is the best method? Is one clearly better than the other? We answer these questions, and others.


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