The Friday Edition
February 22, 2013
we must strive.
strive to always be better,
strive to achieve the grandeur
we're truly capable of.
it's the lightness in the dark
that compels us to carry on.
it's the prize at the podium
whose pursuit becomes
our passion, our purpose.
in order to receive greatness,
we must first ourselves be great.
we will only receive
that which we're worthy of.
Rock Star and Radio DJ, Greg Kihn,
Joins The Rock Star Branding Podcast as Special Guest Co-Host
The Rock Star Branding podcast, presented by Brian Thompson and Michael Brandvold from The Music Biz Weekly, announces that Greg Kihn will be joining the show as the new special guest co-host.
Greg Kihn, known for his top 10 singles The Breakup Song and Jeopardy, is also a radio morning veteran with 16 years under his belt hosting a morning show in the San Francisco market. The Rock Star Branding podcast will debut with Greg Kihn on March 13th. The show can be found on Apple iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Blackberry Podcasts, SoundCloud, thornybleeder.com, MichaelBrandvold.com and of course GregKihn.com.
On joining the Rock Star Branding podcast Greg Kihn had this to say, “Michael approached me at the perfect time. I just finished writing my soon to be released book Rubber Soul and was getting the urge to get behind a mic again and tell my road stories. The Rock Star Branding podcast is a perfect outlet for me to impart my experience in music and radio in short, easy to digest tidbits, just don’t eat them too fast and choke.”
Co-host Michael Brandvold said, “When Brian Thompson and I decided to retool the show I had a crazy idea about seeing if Greg Kihn would be interested in joining us. Having listened to Greg on the air for years I knew he had the insight that only a rock star would have… he has toured the world as a MTV star.”
Brian Thompson added, “We always have a lot of fun on this podcast as we joke around and share war stories from our own experiences and from those whose careers we study. It’s going to be an absolute riot and a pleasure to have someone with Greg’s storied past join us and share his well-travelled tales with our audience.”
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The Music Biz Weekly #98
My Band Has $10,000, How Should I Use It?
I was recently asked this exact question by a band. My response? Put it in the gas tank.
We go on to discuss how a band needs to think of concepts such as "burn rate" and "ROI" when it comes to how they spend their money. Spending all your money on producing a killer album and then having no money left to support that album with touring and marketing will get you no results. Great music is just not discovered because it exists.
watch the video of the podcast here
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6.) 4 Quick Tips to Be Funny on Twitter
7.) How To Become Six Figure Musician…with David Hooper
8.) 8 Places Happy People Find Peace
9.) 7 Unexpected Principles to Finding Your Most Productive Self
10.) RIAA: Google Isn't Trying Hard Enough To Make Piracy Disappear From The Internet (yes, the fighting continues)
11.) Whoa. Don’t ever try to tag Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook.
12.) Music Download & Streaming Royalties: Are You Getting Your Fair Share?
13.) 7 Tips to Love Where You Are Right Now
14.) Ustream Opens Pay-Per-View To General Public Including "Your Brother's Band"
15.) Free Podcast: Brad Tolinski Discusses 'Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page'
16.) Billboard Now Uses YouTube Plays in Calculating Hot 100 Singles Charts
17.) Huh? Canadian Anti-Spam Law Opposed by...the Canadian Recording Industry? Oh brother...
18.) How Theft Can Kill a Band... and a Musical Career
19.) New Trailer for Documentary: Who Killed (Or Saved!) The Music Industry?
20.) How to Really Learn From Failure
21.) OMG: Getting Inside The Millennial Mind [INFOGRAPHIC]
22.) In the US, Why can you go to jail for 5 years for unlocking your cellphone?
23.) The Joy of Notebooks and Writing by Hand as a Creative Catalyst...
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