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    Wednesday
    Sep192012

    Today's Links: September 19, 2012

    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.
    ever.

    The Last Chance Saloon,
    a funeral parlor
    for ambitions not achieved.


    saying these fateful words means:

    CONTINUE READING


     

    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.

    LISTEN HERE


    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.

    REGISTER HERE


     

    Today's News, Links & Tips:

     


    1.) Twitter for Musicians, Day 13: Extreme Power Tools to Become a Twitter Ninja...
    READ MORE

     


    2.) 5 YouTube Tips for Musicians: Promote Your Music on YouTube and Make Money...
    READ MORE

     


    3.) 5 Important Reasons to Slow Down Today...
    READ MORE

     


    4.) Have Them Come to You: How to Meet Like-Minded People Effortlessly...
    READ MORE

     


    5.) Attention Bands: NEVER "Buy" Followers.... "25,000 Fake Twitter Followers. Now Just $199"
    READ MORE

     


    6.) 4 Mistakes Musicians Make When Promoting Themselves...
    READ MORE

     


    7.) There's some beautiful stuff in here... 11 Things Everyone Needs You to Know
    READ MORE

     


    8.) The 80/20 rule and what it means for the music industry...
    READ MORE

     


    9.) 3 Simple Hacks for Increasing Your Life Satisfaction
    READ MORE

     


    10.) Indie Metal Label Century Media Is Now Suing Thousands of File-Swapping Fans. These guys still don't get it...
    READ MORE

     


    11.) What happens to us as artists when our personal lives crash and burn? A blog post from Steven Pressfield
    READ MORE

     


    12.) HOW-TO: Change Your Twitter Header Image
    READ MORE

     


    13.) 7 Tips For Spam-Free Music Marketing On Twitter
    READ MORE

     


    14.) The Price of Free vs The Price of Fame...
    READ MORE

     


    15.) Managing Your Company's (or your Band's) Facebook Page Just Got Easier
    READ MORE

     


    16.) What a potential Facebook "Search" can answer...
    READ MORE

     


    17.) Focus = Independent Artist Success... OR Failure
    READ MORE

     


    18.) Artist Development Takes TIME
    READ MORE

     


    19.) Artists... what do you think of this concept, "The First 7 Seconds"? Think in terms of online, stage & merch presence
    READ MORE

     


    20.) Twitter for Musicians, Day 14: How often should you Tweet?
    READ MORE

     


    21.) A Classic YouTube Find: Cliff Burton's Solo Bass Track from Metallica's "Orion"...
    READ MORE

     

     



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