The Friday Edition
March 30, 2012
NEW Today: The Music Biz Weekly Podcast #52
Two Guys Bullshitting About Facebook Timeline, StageBloc & Spotify
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Brian's Blog of the Day:
Fan the Fire of Fandom
you might have a spark.
but you need a flame.
and once you have a flame,
you need a fire.
in fact, you need a raging fucking inferno.
you need to burst into flames and create the most fantastic of fans.
that's how you create true, sustainable longevity.
it's done by your fans and through your fans.
your most passionate fans are the key to your success.
are you fanning the fire of fandom?
Creative Digital Marketing for Musicians
a Live Presentation by Brian Thompson
(66 min. mp3)
I'm super happy to offer you a free download of the recording of a live speaking engagement I recently did in Toronto during Songposium 2012, put on by the amazing folks over at Songwriters Association of Canada.
Today's News, Links & Tips:
1.) ‘Theft’ Law in the 21st Century: When Stealing Isn't Stealing (Megaupload), via the NY Times:
2.) Paying the Price For Your Dreams
3.) Why Your Facebook Page is NOT a Website
4.) Making Money with your Music (a Music Panel Followup) via How To Run A Band
5.) Don't Make THIS Mistake with Your CD Artwork
6.) Email Is More Popular Than Social Media [STUDY]
7.) Skype Meets Google+ Hangouts: Host Your Own Live Chat With "OnTheAir"
8.) 4 Tips For Authentic Online Engagement
9.) Extending the narrative. Are you playing it safe? (Seth Godin)
10.) 8 Tactful Ways to use your Personal Facebook Account as a Marketing Tool
11.) Content Creators: Control Is An Illusion... And That's A Good Thing
12.) Social Media Demands You To Respond Promptly
13.) 12 Most Serious Things To Consider When Starting An Online Business (this also applies to artists chasing their dream)
14.) MUST READ. 12 Most Unforgivable Writing Mistakes
15.) Radio's Future Lies with Its Personalities (video)
16.) One of the Most Important Music Archives of All Time Is Now Online
17.) This site is so fun! Here's Your Timesuck Website for the Afternoon: "Incredibox"
18.) Think Twitter Is Crap? Turn Anyone’s Tweets Into (Actual) Toilet Paper With "Shitter"
19.) How Facebook’s Timeline Alters Your Wall Moderation
20.) 10 Important Trends to Survive Digital Darwinism (something the old school music biz players needs to read)
21.) Facebook Timeline Tip: You Need to Share Your 'Event' For It To Appear on Your Timeline
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