The Thursday Edition
September 20, 2012
you already have the answers.
you just need to reveal them and allow them to shine...
Brian's Blog of the Day:
Ignore No More
are you putting faith in false hopes?
clicking a button is not a real connection.
a follow is not a real relationship.
a like is not a real friend...
but they are an open doorway to one.
don't mistake the
potential for a relationship,
with the real thing itself.
you have to earn it first.
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.
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.) This gorgeous and touching new music video from Kodaline is making the rounds today, All I Want. Very well done.
2.) New post from Michael Brandvold: We All Have a Million Ideas, But with No Ability to Make Them Real...
3.) From the man who helped make Bieber, “This isn’t a dying business, this is a changing business". Interesting read.
4.) Metal Filmmakers Put Out a Call to Metal Fans for Help in Making New Documentary (via Alan Cross)
5.) If The RIAA Was Innovative: An Alternate Universe Timeline (what could have been)...
6.) 5 Things That Are Better Than Sharing Music Via Apple iOS 6 And iTunes
7.) Wow. Amanda Palmer caved in to all of the pressure... Agrees to Pay All Guest Musicians on Upcoming Tour
8.) Be careful folks, it's a shark tank out there. 52 Ways to Screw an Artist, by Warner Bros. Records...
9.) Still on the fence about blogging? Read this, "How I Quadrupled My Business in Less Than 10 Months by Blogging"
10.) 9 Top SEO Tips For Musicians
11.) Soundcloud Releases Major iPhone & Android App Updates
12.) Do It Yourself Music: Advice from Chris Daniels, a DIY Music Champion...
13.) 10 ways musicians make money without sacrificing creative freedom...
14.) An Interview with a Full Time Touring Musician & Sideman, Jesse Bond
15.) DinnerAndSong: A New, Growing House Concert Format... artists, this is something to seriously consider and try
16.) More old world copyright bullshit: Book Publishers Latest War On Technology: How Dare You Share Your Kindle Highlights!
17.) Economist Combats 'Myths Of Piracy' With More Myths...
18.) How to Be Free of Frustration
19.) Make Your Thing: 12 Point Program for Absolutely, Positively 1000% No-Fail Guaranteed Success
20.) Advice to Every New Band: Stop Putting Out Albums
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