TopSpin and Berklee College of Music announce new program offerings

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The leader of direct-to-fan software solutions for music, TopSpin Media and the legendary Berklee College of Music in Boston just recently announced an exciting new course offering for folks to become TopSpin Certified and work with their unique platform. The cost looks reasonable and the courses are offered on-line, so if your big on handling this type of work for … Read More

Cash Music doing good

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Sometimes time just breezes by and you see things go across your Web sphere with the speed of light. Not always having time to absorb the many cool things going on in Web Music Technology and to reach out to cool people doing cool things. Today I took a time out and found some good stuff mang’. Cash Music. A … Read More

I found a new Twitter hash-tag!!!

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Awesome! #twangthursday Yep that’s right howdy hey partners! Anything Twangy post it on your Twitter feed with a link to your Twangy music for music fans to enjoy and you just night find some new fans. It may be true that the new hashtag was authored by a ‘fella that runs a Music Blog called “Twang Nation“. For you newbies … Read More

The Twitter “Artist List”

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Hello kitties! Ok, so 5thbeatle.net is just some good pointers for band, brand, artists that are not too “geeky” and are somewhat “beginner” or “intermediate” Social Media / Web Music technology users. And of course I/me/we are available for hire to execute such goodness. I’m busy working with a band called “Lotus Ascension” on all of their Social Media sites, … Read More

See how the Rockstars tweet.

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Hello, just a quick post in the Twitter category. Mashable always has great articles about Social Media. Here is a great article that can demonstrate for newby to beginning Tweeters on how other musicians use Twitter. Take note of and follow @amandapalmer , @trent_reznor, and say …@zoecello & @sivers, and then pick another 10 artists and watch what they do … Read More

Using Widgets to Market Music

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Widgets! Sexy Widgets everywhere! Like this sexy Widget below from Tunecore, my digital distribution company of choice. Some say the next big thing is going to be open, global, mobile, social, playful, and intelligent. Widgets can be just that. What makes the Web fun and gives your fans fun ways to interact with you and your band exposure is the … Read More

Music Marketing via Web Radio

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There are a number of sites to which bands can upload their tunes so friends, family, and fans can stream their music for free to spread the word and get additional exposure in the musical Web sphere. Some say to not provide a constant radio stream of your music or “people will not buy your music, they will simply listen … Read More

Music Marketing with Twitter

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Oh boy! Tweet. A waste of time? Who gives a hoot? Oprah? Ashton Koocher? Well again…social media is just that, a social tool that can be used effectively if you have an audience of followers who are actually listening. The noise ratio can be significant on Twitter with all the spam. There is porno spam, SEO spam, spam spam, get … Read More

Music Marketing with Facebook

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Well, they are saying right now ( July 2009) that Facebook is indeed the new Myspace in terms of music and well….Social Media in general.  I will leave that up to the purported “experts” lol …. but truth be told in my own opinion there is still enough life in Myspace Music worth some time promoting music fro a little … Read More

Your Website

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A bands Website should be “Home base.” Not Myspace, not Facebook, nor Twitter et al Social Networking sites. Those sites should be maintained, and the fan relationships within maintained, but you want to drive traffic back to home base. My personal favorite as a main platform or CMS (Content Management System) is the “Indie Band Management Platform” Fourfour.com . No … Read More