SXSW Twitter Presentation

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Some things may be a tad of out context as you cannot hear me speaking but I hope this helps you in your pursuits! For those who made the panel thank you so very much for coming and please fee free to send questions via my contact page or Tweet at me, follow me at @toddtate . Please excuse 2nd blank … Read More

Stuck at following 2001 people on Twitter?

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Scenario: You have maxed out at following 2001 people and Twitter will not let you follow anymore until a * bunch* more people follow you. Sound familiar? Even if it’s not spring yet, it’s never too early to do some spring cleaning on your Twitter account. Twitter is very organic and I say there are no tricks to get masses … Read More

The New Follow Friday #NFF

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Inspired by a Tweet from Social Media Club’s own Kristie Wells. I have decided to wage war on the old school trend of “Follow Friday” that simply lists multiple Twitter handles with no explanation of…why. It’s just getting old. It takes time to assemble those things anyway. Kristie says it best: “A1. For me, a #followfriday is only valuable if … Read More

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!

Raj Ramayya Website

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This is not a typical “fan site” nor really a “band website.” Raj is a very successful musician that resides in California, but works often in Tokyo and Canada and needed a business site to help his international agents get him jobs.

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

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