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

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!

Europe or BUST: Spotify opens indie floodgates

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I’ve done a couple outreach campaigns with my band to European countries on a network-to-remain-nameless and I must admit, they like my music more that America does. So far at least. Last.fm is cool , but Spotify of course is all the new rage. So maybe 4 weeks ago I went through Cdbaby Digital and asked to just be put … Read More

The Sixty One

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You know about thesixtyone yet? You should post your music up there yep. It’s all “all indie +” feast of new music. Bands post and people listen or band’s post music and also start a listener account to “be social” …or try to game the system somewhat. Some smart programming to discourage gaming and enable some real listening is in … Read More

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