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    Today's Links: August 29, 2012

    The Wednesday Edition
    August 29, 2012


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    NEW This Morning
    Live Performance Lessons from Bruce Springsteen



    The Rock Star Branding Podcast
    Episode #30

    Join myself (Brian Thompson), Michael Brandvold and Steve Jones for a 15 min. round table discussion on live performance lessons from Bruce Springsteen. We dive into some real actionable advice that any band can apply to their career. Click play and listen to some of the Do's and Don'ts we've gleaned from one of the music industry's most revered live showmen.

    LISTEN HERE


     

    "Being a Social Media Marketer"



    I was recently interviewed by Rick over at MusicianCoaching.com and had a really great chat about my past history in the music biz in addition to what I'm doing now with creative coaching and marketing for artists, and how musicians can use social media to grow successful careers.

    READ THE INTERVIEW HERE



    What do I have in common with Brazilian author Paulo Coelho's famous novel 'The Alchemist'?



    Ask musician Ethan Collister.

    Read his new blog post here


     

    Today's News, Links & Tips:

     

    1.) Former Def Jam Artist: "Before I Had This Record Deal, I Was Happy"
    READ MORE

     


    2.) The Battle Against Piracy, circa 1906...
    READ MORE

     


    3.) 7 Branding Tips For Musicians Who Hate Branding
    READ MORE

     


    4.) Updated Musicians' Guides To Digital Distribution & New Business Models From The Future of Music Coalition
    READ MORE

     


    5.) 11 Things You Forget You’re Doing Wrong
    READ MORE

     


    6.) If you sometimes think to yourself, “I have nothing unique to say,” you’re wrong and I’ll tell you why...
    READ MORE

     


    7.) Metal Mike: How to Define Success As a Musician...
    READ MORE

     


    8.) Shuffler.fm for iOS: More Interesting Than Your iPhone’s Music
    READ MORE

     


    9.) Having Trouble Finishing Your Labor Of Love?
    READ MORE

     


    10.) Interesting find. Twitter Shares Generate 10x More Revenue Than Facebook, Pinterest Combined, Says Amazon [STUDY]
    READ MORE

     


    11.) Discover How Many Of Your Followers Are Fake, More Accurately Than Ever
    READ MORE

     


    12.) Micro Strategies to Eradicate Your Negative Reactions
    READ MORE

     


    13.) The Forms of Things Unknown: A 1963 Essay on the Role of the Creative Arts in Society...
    READ MORE

     


    14.) The Art of Telling Great Stories with Megan Eckman, via BlogcastFM. Listen here
    READ MORE

     


    15.) Here's a great reminder for everyone, regardless of your business or venture: Don't Get Sucked Into Complacency
    READ MORE

     


    16.) Your Internal Dialogue... Don't talk yourself out of success. Improve the words you use to make your future brighter
    READ MORE

     


    17.) A Look Inside First 12 Hours Of Amanda Palmer's New Twitter Sales Campaign [infographic]
    READ MORE

     


    18.) Major Labels Claim Copyright Over Public Domain Songs; YouTube Punishes Musician...
    READ MORE

     


    19.) Radio's Ridiculous Debate about Streaming - Part 1
    READ MORE

     


    20.) How Internet Music Distribution Grew out of Illegitimacy
    READ MORE

     

     



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