A Disclaimer: I don’t own Encyclotronic-- my friend Jack Hertz runs the website. I have nothing material to gain from promoting it. In fact, when it first came out, I was a little dubious about the capacity of the site to replace Facebook for artists. Now, I admit to having been converted. The workability is definitely there-- it just has to be utilized.
The Whys: Facebook is increasingly failing artists, in terms of publicity, as the site reduces the number of views of content, to the point that there is little or no return for most posts. When you release a new song, album, video, or other project, you need to be able to add that to a feed that people actually see. At Encyclotronic, that’s all totally free and quite easy. Facebook is really not designed for Electronic music and its fans, but Encyclotronic is-- in part, in that Encyclotronic puts musicians in a timeline with music from similar genres of the past, providing context. Artists who post prominent information can be highlighted quickly, and without discrimination. And, Encyclotronic does not have the privacy issues we have seen elsewhere..
The How: First, you have to join Encyclotronic, costs nothing and takes about 5 minutes. Here is my profile (and note that I can easily share this link):
Now, try posting something on your feed. I would like you to notice that a link is generated, right away, that you can share-- which contains all of the material you have posted. For me, that is:
Here’s where Encyclotronic could really help, if enough of us got on board: creating and sharing topical searches.
Just include terms in your post that will come up in a topical search. If you like drone music, make a post with the word “drone” in it. If you like musique concrete, include that term in your post. Then, join me in investigating topical streams, and creating new ones that interest you. Once created-- share and promote the streams. They are better than Facebook groups, and can actually get results, instead of resulting in dummy posts that no-one sees.
Here Are Some Topical searches: (These are to replace Facebook Groups)
Note that you can also search for your topic just being just in the title
Create your own feeds under the “More” tab, with “My Activity Streams”-- here is one I did that shows unread content involving album releases on the site:
The Main Point: So, head on over to Encyclotronic, then join, post, search, and share. Let’s work with a site that was created for people like us, instead of sticking with Facebook, which has turned its back on independent artists.
is a prolific electronic artist,