The Marketers of Music – Madalyn Sklar

I would like to shine the spotlight on the many people who provide guidance, knowledge and marketing direction and tips for musicians. The people behind the websites and blogs that you visit. Who are they? What do they like? Get to know who these people that are sharing their experience with you. Take a minute to answer some questions. No real requirements, anyone who has a blog or website that provides marketing services and information for musicians is welcome to submit.

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Today we shine the spotlight on Madalyn Sklar.

What is your name and email address?
Madalyn Sklar
madalynsklar@gmail.com

What is your website url and name?
Madalyn Sklar
http://www.madalynsklar.com

What is your Twitter username?
@madalynsklar

Give us a one sentence pitch for what you do and why we need to visit your site?
I’m a music biz coach, blogger, social networks expert and fearless leader at GoGirlsMusic.com, spending the last 15 years helping indie artists achieve greater success in the biz by working smarter not harder.

One word of advice you would give a band that you just saw in a club?
Spend time after you set making connections with your fans. Hang out at the merch table. Be approachable. Smile. You’ll be amazed at the results!

Your first concert? Who, Where and When?
Heart
Houston, TX
January 27, 1980

Your first album?
I don’t remember my first album but my first 8-track was Heart’s Dog & Butterfly.

Do you prefer CD, Vinyl or Digital and why?
Digital because it’s simple and easy. I was an early adopter, buying music on iTunes before anyone I knew would do it.

Are you or were you ever in a band?
Yes, I had one band back in high school. We were your typical early 80′s rock n roll garage band but never made it out of the garage!

If you could be a rock star, who would you be?
Joan Jett.

The Marketers of Music – Brendan Moore, Founder at Receptive Music

I would like to shine the spotlight on the many people who provide guidance, knowledge and marketing direction and tips for musicians. The people behind the websites and blogs that you visit. Who are they? What do they like? Get to know who these people that are sharing their experience with you. Take a minute to answer some questions. No real requirements, anyone who has a blog or website that provides marketing services and information for musicians is welcome to submit.

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Today we shine the spotlight on Brendan Moore of Receptive Music.

What is your name and email address?
Brendan Moore, brendan@receptivemusic.com

What is your website url and name?
ReceptiveMusic.com | Receptive Music – Making the Web Work for Artists

What is your Twitter username?
@webmusicguy

Give us a one sentence pitch for what you do and why we need to visit your site?
Receptive Music’s goal is to make the web work for artists by integrating marketing campaigns with website and social media development.

One word of advice you would give a band that you just saw in a club?
Put your name somewhere on stage! I like you, but I have no idea who you are, and I have to go. Take $50 and put your band name/logo on the bass drum, or get a banner to hang.

Your first concert? Who, Where and When?
George Strait in San Antonio, TX. I was 9, and haven’t seen a country band since.

Your first album?
Big Willie Style by Will Smith. Saved up my allowance for that!

Do you prefer CD, Vinyl or Digital and why?
Digital streaming is all I do! Though it’s a great collector’s item, vinyl is a little too bulky and expensive for me.

Are you or were you ever in a band?
Throughout high school I was in two different bands. They were bad. Now I’m a closet musician.

The Marketers of Music – Chris Rockett of PromoteYourMusic.net

I would like to shine the spotlight on the many people who provide guidance, knowledge and marketing direction and tips for musicians. The people behind the websites and blogs that you visit. Who are they? What do they like? Get to know who these people that are sharing their experience with you. Take a minute to answer some questions. No real requirements, anyone who has a blog or website that provides marketing services and information for musicians is welcome to submit.

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Today we shine the spotlight on Chris Rockett of PromoteYourMusic.net.

1. What is your name and email address?

Chris Rockett

contact [at] promoteyourmusic [dot] net

2. What is your website url and name?

http://www.promoteyourmusic.net/

3. What is your Twitter username?

@musicmarketingx

4. Give us a one sentence pitch for what you do and why we need to visit your site?

I’m a musician and music marketing consultant from London. My mission is to find out what the best marketers in the world are doing right now to rake in loads of cash, and then steal their tactics to help musicians ;-) Continue reading

The Marketers of Music – Hubert Sawyers III, FiV Music Business Services

(photo by Angela "@Wattyz" Watts)

I would like to shine the spotlight on the many people who provide guidance, knowledge and marketing direction and tips for musicians. The people behind the websites and blogs that you visit. Who are they? What do they like? Get to know who these people that are sharing their experience with you. Take a minute to answer some questions. No real requirements, anyone who has a blog or website that provides marketing services and information for musicians is welcome to submit.

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Today we shine the spotlight on Hubert Sawyers III of FiV Music Business Services.

1. What is your name and email address?
Hubert Sawyers III, learn [at] fryinginvein.com

2. What is your website url and name?
FiV Music Business Services – FryinginVein.com

3. What is your Twitter username?
HubertGAM

4. Give us a one sentence pitch for what you do and why we need to visit your site?
I am a digital communication strategist with a deep passion for helping music acts effectively use the Internet in a DIY capacity.

5. One word of advice you would give a band that you just saw in a club?
Quit. That is unless you have serious goals that have brought forth a real plan of action on how you plan to achieve those goals. You are only cluttering up the space and making it hard for legit artists.

6. Your first concert? Who, Where and When?
It is hard to say, but my first memorable concert experience was at The Blind Pig in Ann Arbor with Minnesotan hip hop group Atmosphere as the headliner. It was back in the early 2000s. I paid $5 to see them and it was the first time I was ever mesmerized by a performer. Slug with hypeman Eyedea was a brilliant pairing. RIP Eyedea.

7. Your first album?
Again, it is a faint memory. I am not sure if I bought it or someone else did. I used to do a lot of cassette dubbing back in the day. The first standout record I ever had in my possession though was Stakes is High by De La Soul. I listened to that CD the entire summer it came out and it changed my life. My perception of the power of music had changed upon hearing the title song. It also helped that it was one of the only CDs I took with me to Japan, which was another life-changing experience at 15, along with A Tribe Called Quest’s Beats, Rhymes and Life.

8. Do you prefer CD, Vinyl or Digital and why?
In the car, I prefer CD. At home, I love vinyl. I am a vinyl junkie. It doesn’t matter the genre. As long as the sounds are rich or it’s bugged-out, it is likely that I would love to have it on vinyl.

9. Are you or were you ever in a band?
I pursued a career as a hip hop artist right out of college. It is what got me to where I am today. I went to school for International Relations and learned marketing through forced real world practice. When I realized how important positioning was as well as understanding your end-user, making songs got A LOT harder. That is when I put down the mic, grabbed my laptop and rarely looked back. You can peep one of my songs on my Soundcloud (soundcloud.com/HubertGAM) or this ode to Detroit album my friend made a few years ago (http://www.divshare.com/direct/5043799-7f8.rar).

10. If you could be a rock star, who would you be?
That’s easy – Lenny Kravitz. You’re my boy, BLEW!

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The Marketers of Music – Marcus Taylor of The Musicians Guide

I would like to shine the spotlight on the many people who provide guidance, knowledge and marketing direction and tips for musicians. The people behind the websites and blogs that you visit. Who are they? What do they like? Get to know who these people that are sharing their experience with you. Take a minute to answer some questions. No real requirements, anyone who has a blog or website that provides marketing services and information for musicians is welcome to submit.

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Today we shine the spotlight on Marcus Taylor of The Musicians Guide.

What is your name and email address?
Marcus Taylor – Marcus@themusiciansguide.co.uk

What is your website url and name?
The Musicians Guide – http://www.themusiciansguide.co.uk

What is your Twitter username?
@themusicguide

Give us a one sentence pitch for what you do and why we need to visit your site?
TheMusiciansGuide.co.uk is my way of eliminating as many of the road blocks on the path between bedroom musician and successful musician as possible. The tools and resources are created to provide answers to the most common questions asked by budding artists.

One word of advice you would give a band that you just saw in a club?
Don’t settle for wanting success as a musician, you need to need it. Put yourself into a position where you force yourself to do everything it takes to become successful and become as proactive as humanly possible – that’s when magic happens!

Your first concert? Who, Where and When?
Watching Marilyn Manson at Reading Festival in 2001 (I was 9 years old!)

Your first album?
My first album was one of the ‘Now’ cheesy pop compilation albums from about 1996 or 1997 – not cool, i know!

Do you prefer CD, Vinyl or Digital and why?
I’m a big fan of digital over CD or Vinyl – although I appreciate the audophile opinion of vinyl being superior in audio quality, that to me is not what music is about. I believe that music is not just about sound waves – it’s about atmosphere and the emotions you link with the music, and If I can have music in my pocket everywhere I go then I have more opportunity to feel the great emotions that music provides me with, and that for me is more important than the technical quality of sound files.

Are you or were you ever in a band?
I played drums in a band from the age of 13 (i’m 19 now) until I was 16, when I decided to try my hand at producing dance music – two years on I was releasing music on 6 different record labels.

If you could be a rock star, who would you be?
If I could be any rockstar it would have to be Jose Pasillas (drummer of Incubus) – i’ve always been a huge fan of his funk rock drumming style and the Incubus sound.

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