Square – bands selling twice as much merchandise at live shows

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I went out to the MACworld ifan event and watched the panel entitled: “Superfly presents: “The Creators” Featuring panelists: Moderated by: Billy Zero – Grammy Trustee & Founder, Zero Management Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums – Recording Artist Rick Farman – Co-founder of Superfly Presents (Bonaroo, Outside Lands) Brad Furman – Director (The Lincoln Lawyer, The Take) Anthony Veneziale … Read More

My interview on musiciancoaching.com

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I was most honored to be interviewed by Rick Goetz at musiciancoaching.com . You can check out the transcription of the interview here http://musiciancoaching.com/music-and-technology-2/music-career-and-technology/

See you at SF MusicTech Summit #9!

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This time around make an investment in your music or technology idea and be sure to be on this attendee list, the next event is on September 12th, be there!

RootMusic BandPages

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Ok…so you’re in a band and you paid someone to make your fancy pants Fan Page. Custom tabs, man o man your jammin, totally digging your new page. Wow looks great, totally pro. Oh but wait… oh no you have not looked at your page since 8/23 and all of a sudden your page is all whacked? Time to call your “Web” developer … Read More

Artist lament passing of custom CSS Myspace pages

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Is this true? Rupert says, “they are not giving up on Myspace yet“. I’ve had a few of my clients log into their Myspace account lately and be presented a chance to “upgrade”. Poof. Custom CSS Myspace site all gone. Now they have to start from the ground up using the new “templates & plug-ins”. Bummer. Well, now who’s to … Read More

twt.fm & how to stay on top of Web Music Technology

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These days our bandwidth can be so low from working and maintaining relationships with family and friends how do you keep up with the latest and greatest? Easy; use Twitter to follow the people that actually create the technology. That brings us to Lee Martin; he takes care of Them Crooked Vultures and Beck’s Web needs, and he is also … Read More

Google Buzz Gets Privacy Patch

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Ok, so Google Buzz got a privacy patch? And what was that? Turning it off? Hmmm. Here is an interesting article from CNET about turning it off successfully. Myself I have, for now turned it off, as it is an overload as this specific moment. But I do wonder how this new “Buzz” can be used successfully to engage fans … Read More

Social Networking by the Numbers, 2009

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Well we all love statistics, here is a very interesting slideshow by LeeAnn Prescott of www.venturebeat.com and www.research-write.com on Social Media usage by using data from US Comscore and Hitwise. We want information like this so we don’t waste our time when trying to market our music. Check it out, it’s a good quick read. Social Networking By The Numbers, … Read More

Soundcloud.com embeddable widgets; so SOCIAL !

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Also the Social functionality is tops, you simply click anywhere on the time-line of the sound file and you can leave a comment.

Crowdsource to get things done for $0 and engage fans

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Pretty cool idea to get fans engaged and also get something done! So say if your in a band, and you have little time and/or inclination to get into making your Twitter background look professional… Get your fans to do it!