Release Date and Payment Plan

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30 Sep, 2012 11:39 PM


We just discovered this service but we are releasing tomorrow. Is it worth it to send out a "dispatch" now anyway?

We also want to start the free premium trial, but are worried about not being able to downgrade to a free account if we need to. Is this possible at anytime during the membership?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by dmitri on 01 Oct, 2012 12:29 AM

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    Hey Zack,

    StoryAmp sends out Dispatches 6, 4, and 2 weeks before each release or concert. So it does not make sense for you to pay for a release Fancy Listing at this point. It's ideal to get your releases into the system 7 weeks before the releases date. You could still do it with 4+ or 2+ weeks, but under 2 weeks simply isn't valuable.

    For the Premium Account, you can always downgrade to a Free account with no penalty.

    Thank you for using StoryAmp!

    Dmitri Vietze

  2. 2 Posted by Chuck Curry on 07 Nov, 2012 09:08 PM

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    I have already recorded and released my CD in digital form through CD Baby and iTunes, etc. I understand that your service releases promotion well before a release. date. I figured by signing up for this that you would send the press release I created after the fact, so I set the release date for today. If I was mistaken, please tell me how I proceed from here. Otherwise, I wasted $250 dollars for a fancy listing and nobody is going to see the information. It just made sense that you would send the same material out anyway.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by dmitri on 07 Nov, 2012 09:21 PM

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    Hi Chuck,

    StoryAmp is built to follow the standard practices of journalists, which includes reviewing music right around release time. I realize that some of the standard music PR standards are new to DIY musicians, but that is part of the point of StoryAmp: to lead artists through that process. We have on the list of things to add a way to block users whose release is too late for our system. Sorry about that! I have a solution to help you out on this situation and will send you an email. Please keep an eye out for that.

    Thank you,

    Dmitri Vietze

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