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    Today's Links: July 23, 2012

    The Monday Edition
    July 23, 2012

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    "Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you."
    —Thomas Jefferson



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    The Art of Pitching Your Music

    Episode #67
    The Music Biz Weekly Podcast

    Join Brian Thompson and Michael Brandvold for a 45 min. discussion on real life tips that artists can use when sending pitches to music industry professionals such as press, blogs, labels, agents, promoters and radio programmers.

    You only have one chance to make a first impression, make it count. Click play below (or download it by clicking on the little down arrow) and listen to this week's latest episode of The Music Biz Weekly Podcast so you make all of your pitches to music biz insiders count.

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    Brian's Blog of the Day:

    Zen and the Fine Art of Perpetual Inspiration


    The demands on our creative energies is high. The need for our content and ideas has never been greater. We know we need to write more, practice more, paint more, produce more and create more... but for many of us, all we have is a deficit of inspiration.

    Where do you come up with all of your ideas?
    Where do you find your inspiration?
    How the hell can you be consistently creative?

    Embracing the Art of Zen can help.

    CONTINUE READING




     

    Today's News, Links & Tips:

     


    1.) 10 Rules for Giving Away Music for Free... (I don't always agree with #3 for a brand new band though)
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    2.) Sick of Free? Spotify Pays 3 Times More on Premium Streams...
    READ MORE

     


    3.) Fantastic Advice from @BrianTracy: The Most Powerful Success Factor: Personal Development and the Golden Hour
    READ MORE

     


    4.) Passion, Is it All it’s Cracked Up to Be?
    READ MORE

     


    5.) Despite all of the metrics and web analytics, many people are missing something online: Empathy (via Brian Solis)
    READ MORE

     


    6.) Homeless Street Musician Cleans Up Act & Launches Kickstarter Campaign
    READ MORE

     


    7.) The Fan Haystack: New Technologies Sift For Needles
    READ MORE

     


    8.) Moozar Creates A Virtual & Social ‘Tip Jar’ For Musicians
    READ MORE

     


    9.) Musician's Arsenal: Killer Apps, Tools & Sites - Introducing, Official.fm
    READ MORE

     


    10.) Don’t Compare Your Insides to Somebody Else’s Outsides
    READ MORE

     


    11.) 12 Most Hard Truths You Need to Know When Taking the Road Less Traveled.
    READ MORE

     


    12.) Documentary on Legendary NYC Record Store
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    13.) "Be of service because you want to be enthralled by the world, not because you want the world to be enthralled by you."
    READ MORE

     


    14.) 5 Tips For Effective Fan Polling
    READ MORE

     


    15.) Brain Shift Radio: Controls Your Mood with Music – Is It Awesome or Creepy?
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    16.) Music App Machine: Scaleable Apps for Major Label Artists
    READ MORE

     


    17.) 11 Things You Should Leave in the Past
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    18.) $5 Tips From Your Phone – Good Idea?
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    19.) The 3 Best Ways To Focus and Improve Productivity
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    20.) Music Marketing Essentials: Conquering Your Niche
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