Jacobs Media Summer School and the 36th Annual Conclave Learning Conference Rocked

Michael Brandvold Speaking at The ConclaveI was invited to speak at the 36th Annual Conclave Learning Conference in Minneapolis, MN. The Conclave is a radio industry convention that includes jocks, program directors, management, consultants and many others in the radio industry. I had first attended the Conclave back in 1987 after graduating college and thinking I might want to get into radio. So when I came across the Facebook page for the Conclave I asked if they were looking for speakers. At the same time Jacobs Media a radio consults ting company found my article the 10 Lessons I Learned from the KISS School of Marketing and reposted on their blog. Jacobs Media basically invited the classic rock format and has a long history in rock, so KISS was a perfect topic for them. Before I knew it Jacobs Media asked me to talk about my KISS lessons in their Summer School session at the Conclave and the Conclave asked me to me on a panel discussing Facebook and Twitter. Talking about KISS at a radio convention in my hometown, I couldn’t wait.

But, I didn’t know what the vibe and energy would be like. It is pretty obvious that radio has had a tough battle with the advent of the internet and smartphones. Was the convention going to filled with people talking about the good ole days, how if the internet had only been different, how could they turn back the clock. Sort of like the record business and their moaning about file sharing. Continue reading

Episode 13 The Music Biz Weekly Podcast – Apple’s iCloud

The Music Biz Weekly PodcastWelcome to episode 13 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, June 9, 2011 – Apple’s iCloud

Download The Music Biz Weekly Podcast from iTunes.

If you like the podcast I ask that you visit iTunes and please Rate & Review The Music Biz Weekly.

Tune in every week for the latest discussions and comments on the music business

Be sure to follow both Michael and Brian on Twitter for updates on each week’s podcast.

About Michael Brandvold:

Michael Brandvold is a freelance music industry consultant based in Northern California. Having launched Michael Brandvold Marketing to leverage his years of experience to provide direction to large and small clients in the areas of online & social marketing as well as e-commerce and customer acquisition and retention.

Gene Simmons of KISS first tapped Michael’s skills as a pioneering online marketing strategist to launch and manage all aspects of Kissonline.com’s multi-million dollar enterprise, including their ground-breaking VIP ticket program.

Michael has also managed the online efforts for Motley Crüe, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, Madonna and Britney Spears to name only a few.

About Brian Thompson:

Brian Thompson, Managing Partner for Thorny Bleeder Records, is a Vancouver based music industry entrepreneur, record label owner, artist manager, marketing consultant, radio promoter, publicist, web designer, blogger, and industry speaker.

Formerly the corporate head of music buying and marketing for a large national music retail chain, Brian has since moved on to become a well respected voice on the convergence of artist development, music marketing, social media, and technology.
Transcriptions done with assistance from Tak (pronouced TACK) from The Pawnshop Manual. Go check their music out at www.thepawnshopmanual.com.

E-Commerce Solutions for Bands – Episode 7 of The Music Biz Weekly Podcast

The Music Biz Weekly PodcastWelcome to episode seven 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, April 29, 2011 – E-Commerce Solutions for Bands

Download The Music Biz Weekly Podcast from iTunes.

If you like the podcast I ask that you visit iTunes and please Rate & Review The Music Biz Weekly.

Tune in every week for the latest discussions and comments on the music business

Be sure to follow both Michael and Brian on Twitter for updates on each week’s podcast.

About Michael Brandvold:

Michael Brandvold is a freelance music industry consultant based in Northern California. Having launched Michael Brandvold Marketing to leverage his years of experience to provide direction to large and small clients in the areas of online & social marketing as well as e-commerce and customer acquisition and retention.

Gene Simmons of KISS first tapped Michael’s skills as a pioneering online marketing strategist to launch and manage all aspects of Kissonline.com’s multi-million dollar enterprise, including their ground-breaking VIP ticket program.

Michael has also managed the online efforts for Motley Crüe, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, Madonna and Britney Spears to name only a few.

About Brian Thompson:

Brian Thompson, Managing Partner for Thorny Bleeder Records, is a Vancouver based music industry entrepreneur, record label owner, artist manager, marketing consultant, radio promoter, publicist, web designer, blogger, and industry speaker.

Formerly the corporate head of music buying and marketing for a large national music retail chain, Brian has since moved on to become a well respected voice on the convergence of artist development, music marketing, social media, and technology.

Small Business Podcast Interview with Michael Brandvold Now Streaming | Small Business Naked

If you did not hear my recent radio interview with Small Business Naked they have now posted it online for streaming. Enjoy!

We also had Michael Brandvold join us on the phone to talk about marketing as we introduce our new Small Business Access segments on our podcast. Micheal has worked with Rock superstar Gene Simmons and Kiss to create a huge new VIP access package which was then adopted by other major music stars. Michael works with musicians and other small business owners on their marketing as he has been a veteran in the marketing industry since before internet marketing was even a category. You can get more information about Michael on his website www.michaelbrandvold.com.

Listen to the interview via Small business podcast interview with Michael Brandvold | Small Business Naked.

Michael Brandvold Providing Music Marketing to ARTISTHEAD.com

I am proud to be associated with ARTISTHEAD…

ARTISTHEAD is excited about our partnership with Michael Brandvold, A creative and innovative entertainment marketing veteran with extensive experience in online marketing, managing affiliate marketing relationships, e-commerce, customer acquisition and retention efforts. Michael is also a web pioneer as being one of the first to create and manage online music e-commerce and fan interactive sites.

We interviewed Michael and asked him the hard questions about artist branding, fan building and retention, online marketing, product placement, promotion, and sales. His thorough and insightful answers reveal not only a deep knowledge of marketing, but a true understanding of the importance of the relationship between the artist and the fan and how to satisfy both and make money.

We are proud to have Michael Brandvold on the ARTISTHEAD team to provide our clients with the same service and expertise sought after by the major entertainment companies. Now you have access. Don’t miss the chance of a lifetime to get your music career in the best possible position for success. Contact ARTISTHEAD today to schedule a master marketing consultation with Michael Brandvold.

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