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Half A Million

Blog | December 16, 2008 | Updated: June 27, 2012 | Posted by Basilisk

Last night Ektoplazm reached another big milestone: more than half a million releases have been downloaded from our servers since July of 2007. If, instead of downloads, these numbers represented physical CD releases in jewel cases, we’d be talking about a stack 5 kilometres high. That is a lot of free psytrance! We’ve also eclipsed 2,000 downloads a day at this point–due, no doubt, to the recent spate of releases that has included Cybernetika’s Nanospheric album and our official debut compilation, Organic Circuitry. Although no one can be sure what people are doing with the music they download (unless, of course, they sign up for last.fm), these numbers still impress the hell out of me. As always, I wonder how my commercial “competitors” fare selling individual tracks online, but this is difficult to determine–neither Beatport nor any of the other big shops seem keen on publishing sales figures. All we have to go on are unsubstantiated rumours. It doesn’t really matter anyhow–that is just my insatiable curiosity speaking. All I know for sure is that everything is going extremely well around here, and I really appreciate everyone’s sustained support for the Ektoplazm concept. I wonder how long it will take before we reach a million?