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    Today's Links: September 14, 2012

    The Friday Edition
    September 14, 2012


    we cannot possibly move forward,
    if we choose to dwell in the past.
    never look back.
    march on!


    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


     

    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...

    LISTEN HERE


     

    Today's News, Links & Tips:

     


    1.) Here's Why Apple Poked Holes In Their New Earpods
    READ MORE

     


    2.) Think Music Pays Badly? Try Writing About It.
    READ MORE

     


    3.) Twitter for Musicians, Day 10: Get Rid of the Dead Weight...
    READ MORE

     


    4.) In case you haven't heard this story yet... Amanda Palmer, Kickstarter Millionaire, Asking Musicians to Play for Free
    READ MORE

     


    5.) And here's Lefsetz Weighing in on the Amanda Palmer Kerfuffle. What do you think of it?
    READ MORE

     


    6.) ReverbNation can now promote your music on premium music sites. Welcome to Major Artist Marketing on an Indie Budget
    READ MORE

     


    7.) 12 Most Crucial Tips when Communicating Criticism
    READ MORE

     


    8.) 12 Most Radical Reasons to Write Poetry
    READ MORE

     


    9.) On Patience, Hard Work, And Being An Artist
    READ MORE

     


    10.) How an Unknown Street Artist Used Content Marketing to Build a Global Brand
    READ MORE

     


    11.) How To Speak And Be Heard By Everyone
    READ MORE

     


    12.) 40 Quotes to Help You Follow Your Passion
    READ MORE

     


    13.) What a silly situation. Yet another reason why copyright sucks. Indie Musician's Penny Problems with the Canadian Mint
    READ MORE

     


    14.) David Byrne's New Book On Music, Creativity and Technology
    READ MORE

     


    15.) How to Have the Mindset of a Creator: a Weak Mind vs. Strong Mind...
    READ MORE

     


    16.) I haven't watched this yet, but according to Chris Brogan, It's... The Best Speech I Ever Gave (video)
    READ MORE

     


    17.) How to Get Comfortable with Music Marketing
    READ MORE

     


    18.) When Do You Know Enough To Teach?
    READ MORE

     


    19.) How to Create Buzz from a Hashtag on Social Media
    READ MORE

     


    20.) This is ridiculous. Author Cries Trademark Infringment On Book Reviews... Of A Different Book.
    READ MORE

     


    21.) When is the right time to bring in a producer?
    READ MORE

     


    22.) Steal Like Bob Dylan
    READ MORE

     

     



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    click here for more info.

     



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