The Friday Edition
September 14, 2012
we cannot possibly move forward,
if we choose to dwell in the past.
never look back.
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.
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How to Find Cool & Creative Ideas for Your Band's Web Content
The Music Biz Weekly Podcast #75
Join myself (Brian Thompson) & Michael Brandvold for a 45 min. discussion on how and where to find cool & creative ideas for your band's web content.
You have a website (right??). Now you need content for it. And not just for your blog. But you also need fresh stuff to post on your Twitter feed, your Facebook page, your Instagram account and your YouTube channel too.
You know you need to post new content on a consistent basis to keep fans and followers engaged with what you're doing… but how and where do you come up with new ideas to write about?
Listen to the podcast below and find out some clues to help you on your content marketing journey...
Today's News, Links & Tips:
1.) Here's Why Apple Poked Holes In Their New Earpods
2.) Think Music Pays Badly? Try Writing About It.
3.) Twitter for Musicians, Day 10: Get Rid of the Dead Weight...
4.) In case you haven't heard this story yet... Amanda Palmer, Kickstarter Millionaire, Asking Musicians to Play for Free
5.) And here's Lefsetz Weighing in on the Amanda Palmer Kerfuffle. What do you think of it?
6.) ReverbNation can now promote your music on premium music sites. Welcome to Major Artist Marketing on an Indie Budget
7.) 12 Most Crucial Tips when Communicating Criticism
8.) 12 Most Radical Reasons to Write Poetry
9.) On Patience, Hard Work, And Being An Artist
10.) How an Unknown Street Artist Used Content Marketing to Build a Global Brand
11.) How To Speak And Be Heard By Everyone
12.) 40 Quotes to Help You Follow Your Passion
13.) What a silly situation. Yet another reason why copyright sucks. Indie Musician's Penny Problems with the Canadian Mint
14.) David Byrne's New Book On Music, Creativity and Technology
15.) How to Have the Mindset of a Creator: a Weak Mind vs. Strong Mind...
16.) I haven't watched this yet, but according to Chris Brogan, It's... The Best Speech I Ever Gave (video)
17.) How to Get Comfortable with Music Marketing
18.) When Do You Know Enough To Teach?
19.) How to Create Buzz from a Hashtag on Social Media
20.) This is ridiculous. Author Cries Trademark Infringment On Book Reviews... Of A Different Book.
21.) When is the right time to bring in a producer?
22.) Steal Like Bob Dylan
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