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    Today's Links: October 3, 2012

    The Wednesday Edition
    October 3, 2012


    the future never comes.
    all we have is the present.
    the now.

    make the most of it.

    change your tomorrows
    by making a change today.

    bt


     

    Brian's Blog of the Day:

    The Inner Turmoil of Starting From Scratch



    we all have our demons.
    those haunting memories
    from damaged times gone by.
    unshakeable events
    which colour our thoughts
    and shape us into who we become.

    our common goal is to tame our inner miseries.
    quieten the noise.
    silence the inner critic.
    to accept the past for what it is,
    the past.
    history.

    what was is no more.

    CONTINUE READING


     

    NEW Today:
    The Rock Star Branding Podcast #35:

    Rdio Offers Artists Finders Fee For Finding New Subscribers


    Today we bring you a new chapter in the continuing war of online music subscription services, it's Rdio vs. Spotify. Rdio has just taken an innovative approach in the digital music space.

    Rdio has just launched Artist Program, a new feature that pays artists for bringing In new subscribers.

    Rdio is offering a $10 finder fee to every artist who brings a new paid subscriber onto their platform.

    LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE


     

    Vancouver Musicians: I'm putting on a full day workshop

    Social Media & Music Marketing Bootcamp


    Powered by Music BC

    When: Saturday, October 20, 2012
    Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Cost: $99.00

    REGISTER HERE


     

    Special Guest David Meerman Scott Gives Lessons from the Grateful Dead & Discusses How to Newsjack

    The Music Biz Weekly Podcast #77


    Join me (Brian Thompson) & Michael Brandvold for a 40 minute interview with David Meerman Scott.

    Scott is a marketing strategist, advisor to emerging companies, bestselling author of eight books including three international bestsellers, and a professional speaker on topics including marketing, leadership, and social media.

    LISTEN HERE


     

    Today's News, Links & Tips:

     


    1.) How Do I Build My Fanbase When I Only Play Covers?
    READ MORE

     


    2.) What is Creativity? Art as a Symptom of Brain Disease
    READ MORE

     


    3.) A new post from Steven Pressfield about the need to buckle down when attacking a new project: No More Mister Nice Guy
    READ MORE

     


    4.) 7 Ways to Stick to Your Todo List
    READ MORE

     


    5.) 10 Things I Dare You To Do Today...
    READ MORE

     


    6.) File-Sharing for Personal Use Declared Legal in Portugal...
    READ MORE

     


    7.) Your Thoughts Create Your World: Patrol Your Mind...
    READ MORE

     


    8.) Ugh... Anti-Downloading Law Hits Japan, Up To 2 Years in Prison From Today
    READ MORE

     


    9.) Out With The Old, In With The New: How Innovation Has Completely Changed The Music Business.
    READ MORE

     


    10.) 6 Tips to Keep Becoming Who You're Meant to Be
    READ MORE

     


    11.) Overwhelmed by the Complexity of Online Business? This May Help
    READ MORE

     


    12.) 4 Powerful Ways To Stay Confident During Uncertain Times
    READ MORE

     


    13.) Why Rejections, Failures and Setbacks are the Key to Awesomeness
    READ MORE

     


    14.) 6 Ways to Increase the Marketing Effectiveness of your Facebook Page
    READ MORE

     


    15.) 10 Tricks to Be More Creative
    READ MORE

     


    16.) Band Gives Away Latest Album After Label Attempts To Shelve It Until 'Sometime Next Year'
    READ MORE

     


    17.) Find Your Productivity Hot Spot. The secret to getting more done is to create a distraction-free zone
    READ MORE

     


    18.) Top Tips For Entertaining Your Music Fans With Creative Email Content
    READ MORE

     


    19.) 7 Reasons Your Brand Will Never Be as Awesome as Apple (great tips for anyone, including personal brands)
    READ MORE

     


    20.) A Conversation with Indie Ambassador CEO Ben Maitland-Lewis, founder of Presskit.to
    READ MORE

     


    21.) How to take intelligent risk in your life and business
    READ MORE

     


    22.) Worth Noting: Amanda Palmer's 'Free' Album Debuted At Number 10 On The Billboard Charts
    READ MORE

     

     



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