Average Fan Value: Methodology and Best Practices


This week Topspin added a new feature which calculates the average fan value for an artist based on the total revenue in their account and the number of emails they have. Artists can now see these average fan values for emails acquired through Topspin, as well as, those gained from imported email lists.

For more on why the value of the fan is important, read our post here. Below, you can read more about how we’ve determined these numbers and some tips on how to increase the overall value of your fans.

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“El Paso” Scene in Breaking Bad plus the rest of it. 

When Stephen Colbert talked to Vince Gilligan about the song El Paso used in the season finale of Breaking Bad, he asked if Felina was Jesse or the blue meth, and Vince basically said Felina was the blue meth.. Viewed that way, the song El Paso matches up with not only the scene it was used in and the season finale, but the entire series. So I put the rest of it before and after the actual scene from the finale.

oh man, this is incredible.

Finally got around to watching this. Wow.

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Doggystyle, Snoop aka DJ Snoopadelic put together a mix of all the samples used to make the album. Check out the video here: http://youtu.be/wNJXkeVX1lY

November 23rd marks the 20th Anniversary of Snoop Dogg’s highly-acclaimed Doggystyle, in which his lyrical realism and distinctive vocal flow forever changed hip-hop and helped define the genre into what it is today.

In honor of this date, Snoop has created an enticing mixtape of the samples used on Doggystyle. Never done before, Snoop offers exclusive commentary about each song and the behind-the-scenes stories that went on during the making of the historic record. The mixtape offers fans a once-in-a-lifetime experience to hear first-hand, the creative process behind the record.

If I’d had children and had a girl, the first words I would have taught her would have been “fuck off” because we weren’t brought up ever to say that to anyone, were we? And it’s quite valuable to have the courage and the confidence to say, “No, fuck off, leave me alone, thank you very much.

Dame Helen Mirren (x)

I do have a daughter and I will be following the Dame’s advice.

…most of us are so stuck in this notion of how stuff should go that we want to find one of seven stories that matches our narrative. The fact is that most of us are wandering around, scared shitless, wondering what the fuck’s going to happen next. That’s as true when you’re 11 as it is when you’re in your 40s. It’s one reason that people feel very discouraged or disinclined to try new things—they feel like it’s not for them.