SoundCloud “Premier App”

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There are well over 100 SoundCloud API integration that can, and will, just blow your mind. Enough with prose let’s check out this new application by Lee Martin that I recently hacked up for my recording project “Life Love Misery”.

Getting Your Music Discovered: SEO, SMO, and WMO. Make the Like Button Available.

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Getting Your Music Discovered: SEO, SMO, and WMO. SEO = Search Engine Optimization. When you put up your Website, Implement a root-level domain i.e. www.lifelovemisery.com not www.toddtate.net/lifelovemisery or the like. Embed proper meta tags. Also integrate Facebook Open Graph into your site. No cash to make a Website? Start a Tumblr or keep reading there are most suggestions in this … Read More

13 quick tips for bands to maximize Web & Social Media

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Conventional wisdom among music marketers is that a band should provide 20 minutes of online content for its fans each day. This entails media such as videos, whimsical writing about daily life, photos on stage or candid daily touring photos at the burger joint, song streams, and other interesting items

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.