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    Today's Links: September 12, 2012

    The Wednesday Edition
    September 12, 2012


    your perception of people, things and events is based upon the lens through which you look at life.
    —me.


    Free Session in Vancouver


    I'm happy to announce that for the second year in a row I'll be speaking at Social Media Week Vancouver.

    And here's the best news yet, not only is it free but it's in the evening too.

    Here's the details:

    Making Social Media Work for You and Your Music


    When: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6 - 8pm
    Where: ING Direct Cafe, 466 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC
    With: Brian Thompson & Chris Brandt


    Join two of the preeminent leaders in social media marketing in the music industry for a candid and insightful spin on practices and techniques to build an audience, make valuable connections, and create new opportunities for you and your music.

    GET MORE INFO HERE


     

    The Rock Star Branding Podcast #32

    Branding Essentials for New Artists, Part 1


    What IS branding anyways? And how does it differ from marketing? And where does advertising fit into all of this? Are they all the same thing? And for new and developing artists , what are the essential first steps to take in the branding process?

    Join myself (Brian Thompson), Michael Brandvold and Steve Jones for a 15 minute discussion on what bands need to be aware of when they first hit their local scene.

    LISTEN HERE


     

    Today's News, Links & Tips:

     


    1.) Approaching Music Companies for Endorsement: Why It’s Not All about Free Stuff
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    2.) Alan McGee planning to recreate his legendary Creation lagel. Indie mogul says 'music needs a kick in the balls'...
    READ MORE

     


    3.) Are you stopping when you get stopped?
    READ MORE

     


    4.) David Geffen, from mailroom to billionaire music mogul, tracing the highlights of an astonishing career
    READ MORE

     


    5.) Music Ecommerce Roundup: Green Day uses Chirpify to sell new album, Chirpify Adds Soundscan, WePay vs. PayPal
    READ MORE

     


    6.) How To Make Your Music Career Highly Profitable And Sustainable
    READ MORE

     


    7.) Highlights Of Mark Zuckerberg’s First Post-IPO Interview At TechCrunch Disrupt
    READ MORE

     


    8.) Indie Rapper Kosha Dillz and His Alternative Strategy For Getting Booked At Music Festivals
    READ MORE

     


    9.) 8 Ways You’re Wasting Your Life
    READ MORE

     


    10.) Stage Fright! Overcoming Music Performance Anxiety
    READ MORE

     


    11.) 3 Essential Twitter Lists for Any Entrepreneur
    READ MORE

     


    12.) Career Action Plan: How Successful People Use Gap Analysis to Achieve Career Goals
    READ MORE

     


    13.) Twitter for Musicians, Day 8: Has Your Account Been Hacked?
    READ MORE

     


    14.) 5 Ways to Avoid Natural Reactions that Prevent You from Making Good Decisions
    READ MORE

     


    15.) 10 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Brain While You Work
    READ MORE

     


    16.) Mark Zuckerberg Debunks 3 Myths at TechCrunch Disrupt
    READ MORE

     


    17.) 4 Signs of a True Entrepreneur
    READ MORE

     


    18.) Promoting Your Music through Music Discovery Platforms. An interview with the Head of Music at Last.fm
    READ MORE

     


    19.) New Commercial Indie Rock FM Station Coming to Toronto
    READ MORE

     


    20.) This one little tip could change your life: How To Wear Your Great-Sounding Earbuds the Right Way...
    READ MORE

     

     



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