The Friday Edition
October 12, 2012
alice (in wonderland) had it right.
believe the impossible.
dare to dream.
Diving Into Web Data, What Does An Artist Need To Worry About?
The Music Biz Weekly Podcast #79
Join me (Brian Thompson) & Michael Brandvold for a 50 min. podcast discussing the recent SF Music Tech conference, in particular the Artist Apps panel, plus a more extended talk on how and when an artist needs to look at the various streams of web data that is flowing at them.
The web analytics. The insights. The metrics. The app stats. The never-ending numbers.
How much data is really necessary?
When should you take the numbers more seriously?
Press play and hear what we have to say about it.
Brian's Blog of the Day
Top 15 Tips When Making Your Pitch
Success in both our personal and professional lives is based on the outcome of a series of never-ending pitches.
In fact, you make your first pitch when you're only knee-high, shortly after you form your first sentence.
"Mom, I was good all week and I cleaned up my room and I took out the garbage and I ate my carrots… can I sleep over at Jimmy's house tonight?"
"Dear Santa, I was a good boy all year. Look at my record. Can I have that shiny red truck now?"
Sound familiar? And it doesn't stop there. In life, you make a pitch to:
Today's News, Links & Tips:
1.) 3 Keys to YouTube Audience Success (free ebook via FanBridge)
2.) Canadian DJ's New Album Comes With Cardboard Turntable That Plays Included 3-Track Bonus Disc
3.) The Copyblogger Content Marketing Codex
4.) The Science of Lucid Dreaming and How to Learn to Control Your Dreams
5.) Pete Townshend Makes Required Annual 'Blame iTunes' Appearance, Global Deathclock Reset
6.) 10 Timeless Lessons Everyone Learns Eventually
7.) Harvard Business Review Continues To Innovate On The eBook Front; Offers 'Shared Pricing' On Recent Publication
8.) Spotify Partners With Samsung to Provide TV-based Music Streaming
9.) How Taking Breaks Boosts Creativity
10.) Content Marketing to a ‘Multi-Screen World’ [RESEARCH]
11.) 5 Ways to Gain a Competitive Advantage: The Importance of Continuous Learning and Personal Development
12.) A Former A&R Exec On Indie Label Management As Performance Art
13.) 5 tips to defeat cynicism, via Paulo Coelho
14.) UK Continues To Criminalize Bad Taste And Stupidity In Online Postings
15.) Musicians, looking for a decent website option? Consider HostBaby's brand new Backdrop Themes, looks good.
16.) THIS. The World Needs You to Come Alive.
17.) How to Maximize Your Willpower
18.) Fantastic article you should all read... How to Improve Your Intuition.
19.) 10 Beatles Innovations That Changed Music
20.) The MP3 Reaches Middle Age...
21.) What Does Your Band’s About/Bio Page Tell Me About You? What You Should Include in Your Bio.
22.) 10 Signs That You Might Be Addicted To Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]
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