The Wednesday Edition
October 3, 2012
the future never comes.
all we have is the present.
make the most of it.
change your tomorrows
by making a change today.
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.
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,
what was is no more.
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
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.
Today's News, Links & Tips:
1.) How Do I Build My Fanbase When I Only Play Covers?
2.) What is Creativity? Art as a Symptom of Brain Disease
3.) A new post from Steven Pressfield about the need to buckle down when attacking a new project: No More Mister Nice Guy
4.) 7 Ways to Stick to Your Todo List
5.) 10 Things I Dare You To Do Today...
6.) File-Sharing for Personal Use Declared Legal in Portugal...
7.) Your Thoughts Create Your World: Patrol Your Mind...
8.) Ugh... Anti-Downloading Law Hits Japan, Up To 2 Years in Prison From Today
9.) Out With The Old, In With The New: How Innovation Has Completely Changed The Music Business.
10.) 6 Tips to Keep Becoming Who You're Meant to Be
11.) Overwhelmed by the Complexity of Online Business? This May Help
12.) 4 Powerful Ways To Stay Confident During Uncertain Times
13.) Why Rejections, Failures and Setbacks are the Key to Awesomeness
14.) 6 Ways to Increase the Marketing Effectiveness of your Facebook Page
15.) 10 Tricks to Be More Creative
16.) Band Gives Away Latest Album After Label Attempts To Shelve It Until 'Sometime Next Year'
17.) Find Your Productivity Hot Spot. The secret to getting more done is to create a distraction-free zone
18.) Top Tips For Entertaining Your Music Fans With Creative Email Content
19.) 7 Reasons Your Brand Will Never Be as Awesome as Apple (great tips for anyone, including personal brands)
20.) A Conversation with Indie Ambassador CEO Ben Maitland-Lewis, founder of Presskit.to
21.) How to take intelligent risk in your life and business
22.) Worth Noting: Amanda Palmer's 'Free' Album Debuted At Number 10 On The Billboard Charts
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