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    Choosing a Support Act and How It Affects Your Band's Brand

    Episode #25
    The Rock Star Branding Podcast


    Join Brian Thompson, Michael Brandvold & Steve Jones for a short 12 minute discussion on the various reasons why certain support acts are chosen for tours, including helping to sell tickets or appealing to an entirely different demographic.

    Some of the bands we discuss are Kool & The Gang opening up for Van Halen on their 2012 tour, Poison opening for KISS in 2005, Tragically Hip with a local opener in the Caribbean who did a cover of their biggest song before their headline set, and Bruce Springsteen not having any support acts whatsoever.

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    1.) Say Goodbye to Record Stores and Physical Albums [INFOGRAPHIC]
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    2.) Stanley Kubrick on Mortality, the Fear of Flying, and the Purpose of Existence: The 1968 Playboy Interview
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    3.) The Top 100 Must-Follow Music Resources on Twitter, Pt. 9: Songwriting
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    4.) "We're an Indie Band. And This Is What Spotify, Deezer, & Grooveshark Are Paying Us..."
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    5.) Music + Games: Opportunities Abound
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    6.) A Casual Scam: The Truth About Pre-Sale Tickets
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    7.) Conor Maynard: No, This YouTube Star Is Not The Future Of Pop Either
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    8.) Fandalism: Finally... A Social Network That Works For Musicians?
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    9.) Bruce Springsteen at Sixty-Two, via The New Yorker
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    10.) Could this be the end to the awful hate we see on the site? YouTube Wants You To Comment Under Your Real Name
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    11.) YouTube breaks records with 4 million Creative Commons videos
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    12.) How to Manipulate People For Fun (and Profit)
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    13.) Discover Your Inner Creative Secret Author
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    14.) Direct Message 101: Understanding DMs On Twitter
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    15.) 5 Strategies for Using Twitter Effectively
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    16.) Kickstarter for the Average Musician
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    17.) 5 Tips To Do Work You Love While Supporting a Family
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    18.) uTorrent Helps Artists Monetize Free Content
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    19.) Leaked Report Reveals Music Industry’s Global Anti-Piracy Strategy
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    20.) Swizz Beatz on Megaupload: I Was Giving Artists 90% Of The Shit
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    21.) Success Changes Nothing (Or Dustin Hoffman Demystifies A Myth)
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    22.) The big list of 100 tools, tips and tricks to work more efficiently online
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