The Friday Edition
September 21, 2012
if you make this your goal,
in everything you do,
you will find happiness.
New this morning
The Music Biz Weekly Podcast
Documenting the Growth of a New Band
an Interview with Chris from How to Run a Band
Join me (Brian Thompson) & Michael Brandvold for a 55 min. interview with Chris Seth Jackson.
Chris is documenting his band Shiplosion via his popular music marketing website How To Run A Band. On the site, Chris shares with his readers some of the different marketing tactics he's experimenting with.
Topics discussed in this episode include:
- Facebook strategies
- ReverbNation's Promote It product
- Twitter for Musicians (a 30 day exercise to help musicians optimize their Twitter efforts)
- giving away free merch
- old-school flyering around clubs
- relationship building
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.) Facebook Expands Testing Of Highlight Feature For Users
2.) iOS6 is here! Updated yet? Here's the 10 Best Things About iOS 6
3.) Brutal. Universal EMI Deal Likely To Slow Digital Music Innovation...
4.) Full Text Of EMI CEO Roger Faxon's Email To Staff On UMG Purchase, and His Own Departure
5.) How to Shoot and Share Panoramas in iOS 6
6.) The science behind what motivates us to get up for work every day...
7.) How to Develop Your Own Creativity in a World of Conformity
8.) Have you ever uttered the words, "This is my last chance, my last kick at the can"? If so, this is for you:
9.) From Career Regret to Reinvention: How to Move Past Your Pain & Design Your Ideal Career
10.) Host a Listening Party for Your Next Album Release
11.) 10 Things No One Can Steal From You
12.) How to Rewire Your Brain to Be More Kind Toward Others
13.) Clicking a button is not a real connection. A follow is not a real relationship. A like is not a real friend...
14.) 10 Ways Blogging Has Made Me More Productive...
15.) THIS > Stop Saying What You’re Not Going to Do...
16.) This is messed up. This Is What's Wrong With The Music Industry: Musicians Have To Pay, To Pay Themselves...
17.) Irish Rockers, The Script, Use Video Q&A To Engage Fans On Tour
18.) Musicians: Top 10 Brand Building Secrets
19.) Artists & Bands: I challenge you to put this to a creative use with your music. Create a Facebook ‘Offer’
20.) Can't Get Good Publicity? Here's 4 Things You're Doing Wrong
21.) What the fuck. Head of CBS: "Paying Artists for Radio Play Is Absurd..."
22.) Spotify Users Are Twice as Likely to Purchase a Download...
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