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    Aug012012

    Today's Links: August 1, 2012

    The Wednesday Edition
    August 1, 2012

     

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    When is it Ok to Play a Gig for Zero Pay?

    Episode #26
    The Rock Star Branding Podcast

    Join Brian Thompson, Michael Brandvold & Steve Jones for a 13 min. discussion on the ins and outs of what an artist needs to consider before accepting a gig that pays nothing.

    Our talk takes us from Paul McCartney performing at the Olympics for a mere £1 payment, to indie bands playing at community events in a parking lot, to developing artists playing at local festivals.

    Press play below to hear our thoughts and the advice we have to offer

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    Brian's Blog of the Day:

    The Idea Poison: Termination of Genius


    Have you ever had an insanely great idea that went nowhere?

    Of course you did. We all have. Hundreds of times.

    Sometime after the birth of that idea there was an opportunity to either pursue it with passion and vigour... or to brush off it and ignore it.

    More often than not, the spark is snuffed and its chance to manifest into a tangible thing is lost.

    I call this, the Termination of Genius.

    CONTINUE READING




     

    Today's News, Links & Tips:

     


    1.) The state of the music industry, via The Oatmeal
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    2.) Facebook Unleashes Powerful Marketing Tool: Page Post Targeting By Age, Gender, Likes, and More
    READ MORE

     


    3.) What Comes Next With the Future of Concerts?
    READ MORE

     


    4.) Who Are The Best And Brightest Music Industry Minds On Twitter?
    READ MORE

     


    5.) Amazon Takes On iTunes Match With Upgraded Cloud Player, Label Deals
    READ MORE

     


    6.) Music Startup Says 80 Percent of Facebook Ad Clicks are Bots...
    READ MORE

     


    7.) New called 'Ptch' Takes A More Shareable, Music Video Approach To Instagram
    READ MORE

     


    8.) 10 Things to Do Even if They Judge You
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    9.) What Happened to Mystery in Music Marketing?
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    10.) A Musician’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
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    11.) How to stop wasting your time
    READ MORE

     


    12.) 12 Most Basic Tips for Twitter Beginners
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    13.) Pinterest for Photographers: Increase Your Photographer's Mojo
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    14.) Vivendi Launches Music Industry Resource
    READ MORE

     


    15.) This is so crazy. New Yorker Writer and Author of Imagine: How Creativity Works Quits Over Fabricated Dylan Quotes
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    16.) Patton Oswalt Explains That There Are No More Gatekeepers In Entertainment
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    17.) UK Government Censors Copyright Consultation Submission About How Awful Collection Societies Are
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    18.) How Music Is Helping a Man Through Cancer
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    19.) Artist Managers on Bandsintown’s New Artist Platform (Video)
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    20.) Is Influence Moving Prospects From Likes To Buys? [Infographic]
    READ MORE

     


    21.) A Powerful New Tool: Brand new Buffer analytics for Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
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    22.) 10 Easy Ways To Change Your Life Today
    READ MORE

     

     



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