The Wednesday Edition
September 19, 2012
stars can't shine without darkness.
Brian's Blog of the Day:
The Last Chance Saloon
Where Dreams Go to Die
"This is my last chance, my last kick at the can."
i heard those words today… and it stung.
don't say that.
The Last Chance Saloon,
a funeral parlor
for ambitions not achieved.
saying these fateful words means:
New this morning
Branding Essentials for New Artists, Part 2
The Rock Star Branding Podcast #33
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.
In Vancouver? Come see me speak next week.
Making Social Media Work
for You and Your Music
When: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6 - 8pm
Where: ING Direct Cafe, 466 Howe St., Vancouver, BC
How much: Free
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.
Today's News, Links & Tips:
1.) Twitter for Musicians, Day 13: Extreme Power Tools to Become a Twitter Ninja...
2.) 5 YouTube Tips for Musicians: Promote Your Music on YouTube and Make Money...
3.) 5 Important Reasons to Slow Down Today...
4.) Have Them Come to You: How to Meet Like-Minded People Effortlessly...
5.) Attention Bands: NEVER "Buy" Followers.... "25,000 Fake Twitter Followers. Now Just $199"
6.) 4 Mistakes Musicians Make When Promoting Themselves...
7.) There's some beautiful stuff in here... 11 Things Everyone Needs You to Know
8.) The 80/20 rule and what it means for the music industry...
9.) 3 Simple Hacks for Increasing Your Life Satisfaction
10.) Indie Metal Label Century Media Is Now Suing Thousands of File-Swapping Fans. These guys still don't get it...
11.) What happens to us as artists when our personal lives crash and burn? A blog post from Steven Pressfield
12.) HOW-TO: Change Your Twitter Header Image
13.) 7 Tips For Spam-Free Music Marketing On Twitter
14.) The Price of Free vs The Price of Fame...
15.) Managing Your Company's (or your Band's) Facebook Page Just Got Easier
16.) What a potential Facebook "Search" can answer...
17.) Focus = Independent Artist Success... OR Failure
18.) Artist Development Takes TIME
19.) Artists... what do you think of this concept, "The First 7 Seconds"? Think in terms of online, stage & merch presence
20.) Twitter for Musicians, Day 14: How often should you Tweet?
21.) A Classic YouTube Find: Cliff Burton's Solo Bass Track from Metallica's "Orion"...
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