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    Today's Links: September 7, 2012

    The Friday Edition
    September 7, 2012

     

    what you do becomes you.
    love what you do.


     

    NEW this morning:

    The Music Biz Weekly Podcast #74

    A 'Peak' Inside a Killer Music Bootcamp



    Join myself (Brian Thompson) & Michael Brandvold for a 55 min. discussion on the importance of music marketing and business mentorship, as seen via The Peak Performance Project, a radio station competition and bootcamp sponsored by The Peak FM in Vancouver.

    LISTEN HERE


    Brian's Blogs of the Day:

    The Peak Performance Project
    A World Class Artist Development Bootcamp



    CONTINUE READING HERE


     

    Today's News, Links & Tips:

     


    1.) Apple Developing Pandora Competitor, Could Launch This Year
    READ MORE

     


    2.) Social Media & Email Management for Musicians
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    3.) Musicians: The 20 Most Profitable Pieces of Merch...
    READ MORE

     


    4.) A good example of a band using Twitter to talk w/ fans: Buying Albums Is The Best Way To Support Bands...
    READ MORE

     


    5.) If Success Is Guaranteed, Is It Still Success?
    READ MORE

     


    6.) Making A Living In Music Is The Same Everywhere, whether it be in Nigeria or America
    READ MORE

     


    7.) Is Fan-Funding Smart or “Shameful?” This guy thinks so.
    READ MORE

     


    8.) 7 Website Mistakes Musicians Make
    READ MORE

     


    9.) Visualization vs. Visioning: What's the Difference?
    READ MORE

     


    10.) Musician Posts Public Domain Songs, Major Labels Claim Ownership, YouTube Attacks Musician...
    READ MORE

     


    11.) 10 Words to Live By
    READ MORE

     


    12.) Do What 99% of People Will Never Do
    READ MORE

     


    13.) Another Look at Music Discovery in the Age of Social Media
    READ MORE

     


    14.) Twitter for Musicians, Day 3: Finding People to Follow with Advanced Search
    READ MORE

     


    15.) Twitter for Musicians, Day 4: What the Hell is a Retweet?
    READ MORE

     


    16.) Top online tools for promoting your music (including some you may not have considered before)
    READ MORE

     


    17.) 5 Things Top B(r)ands on Facebook are Doing
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    18.) The 50 Best Social Psychology Books on Persuasion, Influence and Understanding Your Brain
    READ MORE

     


    19.) So You Want to Be a Rock and Roll Star? Consider reKiosk's Social, Self-Publishing Solution
    READ MORE

     


    20.) Using Instagram for Social Media Marketing
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    21.) 5 Most Common Mistakes when Running Facebook Contests
    READ MORE

     

     



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