ZZ Top, Growing Into Your Brand – The Rock Star Branding Podcast

This week’s episode of The Rock Star Branding Podcast, June 20, 2012 – ZZ Top, Growing Into Your Brand. Join Brian Thompson, Michael Brandvold & Steve Jones for a 10 minute discussion on the topic of how brands sometimes need nothing but time, years and experience to evolve into what they will eventually become known for and to cultivate ...

You Can’t Use iTunes Match if Your Library Contains More Than 25,000 Songs Not Purchased from iTunes

I was really excited today that I could finally download and signup for iTunes Match, the cloud music service I really had hoped to like. Well that love didn’t last long. I clicked the Turn On iTunes Match link and clicked Subscribe that I will spend $25 and I was immediately greeted with a pop-up alert telling me my library has more than 25,000 ...

A Tribute to Steve Jobs – Special Edition of The Music Biz Weekly Podcast

Welcome to episode 28 of The Music Biz Weekly, a weekly podcast co-hosted by Michael Brandvold and Brian Thompson. Each week Michael and Brian will discuss the latest events in the music business and music marketing events and techniques. This week’s episode, October 12, 2011 – A Tribute to Steve Jobs Podcast: Play in new window | Download ...

Thank You Steve Jobs

I learned of the passing of Steve Jobs as I was leaving a Apple store with a new iPod Nano while wearing my Apple ball cap. It really hit me. Apple has been a part of my life since 1984 when I started selling Macintosh’s for a small Minnesota computer retailer, Dan Patch Micro. I have a house filled with Apple computers, iPods and iPhones. You ...

Musicians, if You are Using Apple iWeb and MobileMe it Might Be Time for a New Web Host

A quick note for any musician who is using Apple’s iWeb and MobileMe for your website; it appears it may be time to start looking for a new host for your website. According to the article below from The Unofficial Apple Weblog it is rumored that Steve Jobs said yes, you need to find a new web host for your site. Those of us with a vested interest ...