Slash Bassist Todd Kerns Discusses Music, Creativity & Social Media on The Music Biz Weekly Podcast

Todd KernsThis week’s episode #90, December 28, 2012 – Slash Bassist Todd Kerns Discusses Music, Creativity & Social Media.

Todd Kerns, bassist for Slash, sits down with Michael Brandvold and Brian Thompson to talk about his music, playing with Slash, what drives his creativity, how he manages his social media and outside projects, including a PledgeMusic campaign.

For more information, Todd online at www.toddkerns.com

Visit Todd’s PledgeMusic page.

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Featured Track Of The Week: “Remote Control” by Age of Electric.

We’re stoked to announce our brand new Featured Track Of The Week, as selected from the submissions we received on the opportunity we created on our Music XRay account. If you want to submit your song to be featured, create a profile on Music Xray and send it to us here.

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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.

Mixing Engineer Mike Fraser Discusses Artist Development, Recording & Production with Music Biz Weekly Podcast

Mixing Engineer Mike FraserThis week’s episode #82, November 2, 2012 – Mixing Engineer Mike Fraser Discusses Artist Development, Recording & Production.

Mike Fraser has recorded and/or mixed AC/DC (4 records), Aerosmith (Pump & Permanent Vacation), Mother Mother, Chickenfoot, Franz Ferdinand, Stone Gods (The Darkness), Airbourne, Elvis Costello, Norah Jones, Buckcherry, Jets Overhead, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Hedley, Mariana’s Trench, Corrosion of Conformity, Theory of a Deadman, Van Halen, Slipknot, Enter Shikari, Bad Religion, K’Naan’s “Wavin Flag” and RnB diva Kelly Rowland… among many, many more.

Mike talks with the Music Biz Weekly podcast about how a band needs to development before hitting the studio, recording at home vs. a pro studio. he evens gives us a a great AC/DC story about Brian Johnson. So much great info that all musicians should give this episode a listen.

You can find Mike Fraser online at http://www.mikefrasermix.com

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Featured Track Of The Week: The Salads, “Sunny Monday”

We’re stoked to announce our brand new Featured Track Of The Week, as selected from the submissions we received on the opportunity we created on our Music XRay account. If you want to submit your song to be featured, create a profile on Music Xray and send it to us here.

Find The Salads online at http://www.thesalads.com

Musicxray.comThis podcast was brought to you by Music XRay.

Music Xray automatically matches your songs to real industry opportunities. Then, they give you direct access to the decision makers. Then, they guarantee they listen AND respond. No, Seriously.

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

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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.

Terry McBride CEO of Nettwerk Music Talks About Fun. and the State of Music with the Music Biz Weekly Podcast

The Music Biz Weekly PodcastWelcome to episode 62 of The Music Biz Weekly, a weekly podcast co-hosted by Michael Brandvold and Brian Thompson. This episode is brought to you by Bandzoogle and Music XRay.

This week’s episode, June 8, 2012 – Terry McBride CEO of Nettwerk Music Talks About Fun. and the State of Music.

Join Brian Thompson and Michael Brandvold and special guest Terry McBride, CEO of Nettwerk Music Group, for a 49 min. discussion on the state of the music business. Terry also talks about his client Fun. who has a major hit with their album Some Nights and single We Are Young.

Terry McBride is the current CEO and one of three founders of the Nettwerk Music Group, which includes Nettwerk Productions (Canada’s largest independent record label), Nettwerk Management (artist and producer management), Nettwerk One (publishing), and Artwerks (graphic and fashion design).

Founded in McBride’s apartment in 1984, Nettwerk has released over 500 different albums and sold over 150 million albums worldwide.

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Featured Track Of The Week: Murder The Stout.

We’re stoked to announce our brand new Featured Track Of The Week, as selected from the submissions we received on the opportunity we created on our Music XRay account. If you want to submit your song to be featured, create a profile on Music Xray and send it to us here.

This week’s Featured Song of the Week is That’s Just Me by Murder The Stout, a a killer celtic rock band from Houston. Find them online at www.murderthestout.com.

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We’re pleased to welcome our good friends over at Bandzoogle for being one of our new sponsors for The Music Biz Weekly Podcast.

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If you’re a solo artist or in a band, you need a website. That’s Step 1. And if you don’t have one, Bandzoogle is the place to go to get one up and running in no time. It’s super easy and totally flexible. No programming required. And you can sell your music digitally and keep 100% of the sales. Killer. Check ‘em out at Bandzoogle.com.

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Music Xray automatically matches your songs to real industry opportunities.  Then, they give you direct access to the decision makers. Then, they guarantee they listen AND respond. No, Seriously.

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

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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.

KISS School of Marketing Now Translated to Japanese

KISS School of Marketing Japanese TranslationI am really excited to announce that my first ebook KISS School of Marketing: 11 Lessons I Learned While Working with KISS has been translated to Japanese and is available for download today!

Thank you to Kenji Maeda for the translation.

Download the Japanese edition of KISS School of Marketing: 11 Lessons I Learned While Working With KISS now!