The Wednesday Edition
August 1, 2012
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When is it Ok to Play a Gig for Zero Pay?
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
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.
Today's News, Links & Tips:
1.) The state of the music industry, via The Oatmeal
2.) Facebook Unleashes Powerful Marketing Tool: Page Post Targeting By Age, Gender, Likes, and More
3.) What Comes Next With the Future of Concerts?
4.) Who Are The Best And Brightest Music Industry Minds On Twitter?
5.) Amazon Takes On iTunes Match With Upgraded Cloud Player, Label Deals
6.) Music Startup Says 80 Percent of Facebook Ad Clicks are Bots...
7.) New called 'Ptch' Takes A More Shareable, Music Video Approach To Instagram
8.) 10 Things to Do Even if They Judge You
9.) What Happened to Mystery in Music Marketing?
10.) A Musician’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
11.) How to stop wasting your time
12.) 12 Most Basic Tips for Twitter Beginners
13.) Pinterest for Photographers: Increase Your Photographer's Mojo
14.) Vivendi Launches Music Industry Resource
15.) This is so crazy. New Yorker Writer and Author of Imagine: How Creativity Works Quits Over Fabricated Dylan Quotes
16.) Patton Oswalt Explains That There Are No More Gatekeepers In Entertainment
17.) UK Government Censors Copyright Consultation Submission About How Awful Collection Societies Are
18.) How Music Is Helping a Man Through Cancer
19.) Artist Managers on Bandsintown’s New Artist Platform (Video)
20.) Is Influence Moving Prospects From Likes To Buys? [Infographic]
21.) A Powerful New Tool: Brand new Buffer analytics for Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
22.) 10 Easy Ways To Change Your Life Today
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