Des Moines musician known as Christopher the Conquered recently got some massive praises from Ryan Adams, who said via his social channels that Christopher's new album "I'm Giving Up on Rock N' Roll" is "the real deal," noting via Twitter: "This record is blowing my mind!"
Adams also added via Instagram: "This is a crazy and incredible record. Holy sh-t. Congrats Christopher the Conquered."
Once he got the "Ryan Adams bump," the musician jotted down the changes that occurred on his social channels, as well as the boost he got in music sales. He did the right thing by sharing his findings on Reddit a week later, and these are his results.
- Website Page Views - 2489 views
- YouTube Videos: 1653 new views
- SoundCloud: Single from album - 572 Plays
- Facebook: 82 new likes
- Instagram: 40 new followers
- Twitter: 31 new followers
- Spotify: 28 new followers
- Email Newsletter: 12 signups
- Internet Sales (Not including iTunes, Spotify, etc. - that takes a while to get those numbers): $86
- My website was averaging about 30 page views a day before the posts. The day of the post, I got 999 page views. It's been dropping exponentially since then, about to be back to it's 'normal' state. We'll see if the overall average ups a little.
- YouTube videos saw a 701% growth over the previous week! Whoa.
- The single off the album on SoundCloud had pretty much tapered off after its release in April around 900 plays, get a couple a day since the mid-June. It had 950 plays right when Ryan posted, that jumped up to 1572 within one week.
- Facebook was a 179% growth in likes from the previous week. Not bad.
- Instagram is hard to tell, definitely a jump in follows, though!
- Twitter analytics, interestingly, say that my increase was in line with growth since the beginning of July... I did play a big festival then... I would've expected a noticeable bump here.
- Spotify followers had definitely tapered off, so that was a noticeable boost! Now that I have over 250 followers though, I can verify my artist profile and get analytics on that...not sure if I'll be able to look back at this time period though.
- I had zero email signups and zero internet sales the week before this, and honestly, my weekly averages had been close to zero for a while. So definitely a bump there. It'll be interesting to see how revenues from digital music outlets are affected."