Join Me at the SF NARIP Meet & Greet and Mixer

Come Meet & Greet!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
at The Republic in San Francisco, CA You are invited to attend NARIP’s special mixer on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at The Republic in San Francisco, CA

Join us, come meet and greet music industry professionals. All are welcome, attendance is FREE at our mixer. You need not be a NARIP member to attend. Admission is FREE but please RSVP and register.

Come along to meet existing friends and contacts, and make new ones!

Among other things, NARIP sponsors events like these to encourage networking and the fostering of business relationships in the record industry. Over 75% of all great opportunities, deals and job offers come about as a direct result of second and third party referrals – who you know matters. So get to know more people in the record biz, and let them get to know you! Please join us and bring plenty of business cards. All are welcome, details below.

WHEN Wednesday, February 29, 2012
6:30pm – 8:30pm
WHERE The Republic
3213 Scott Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
COST Free for all!

Win a Free Download of How To Use Social Media To Promote Music

NARIP CoverThe recent seminar I presented at NARIP with Hisham Dahud, How To Use Social Media To Promote Music, is now available from for download as a audio file. This seminar is over two hours long and filled with great information!

As a special offer NARIP arranged a promotion for everyone…

A chance to win one of 10 free downloads, normally $29.95, by just clicking the link below and posting the tweet. 10 random users who tweet the message between now and December 6th will be selected and given a code for a free download.

Click this link and Tweet for a chance to win a free download

Everyone is welcome to use the discount code, case-sensitive, BeSocial and save 50% off the download between now and December 16, 2011 at midnight (PST). Just enter the discount code at checkout. Continue reading

Please Nominate Michael Brandvold for NARIP 2012 Best In The Biz

NARIP 2012 Best in the BizOnce again NARIP, the National Association of Record Industry Professionals, is conducting their Best In The Biz survey to identify and honor top professionals, and nominations are now open.

Could you take a moment to to visit NARIP and nominate Michael Brandvold in the following categories:

  • Best Marketing Professional, Online or Traditional – on page two
  • Best New Media / Social Media Executive – on page two

You do not need to be a member of NARIP to nominate. Thank you, I really appreciate this!

Nominate Now

Michael Brandvold Moderating the NARIP Music Supervisor Session with Todd Porter

Porter-Todd-MoneyI am pleased to announce that I will be moderating the upcoming NARIP Music Supervisor Session with Todd Porter on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at the SAE Institute of Technology in San Francisco.

Representing the best and brightest in music supervision, Todd Porter, of Goodby, Silverstein and Partners, selects and places music for global advertising campaigns for the world’s most recognizable brands, and now casts musical talent for these campaign as well. In NARIP’s intimate sessions, you get to meet and pitch Todd for current opportunities.

NARIP members have made placements through these limited enrollment sessions, including most recently Peter Kimmel who placed a song from his catalog (“Soul of a Man Never Dies”) in an episode of True Blood following our session with Gary Calamar earlier this year in Los Angeles. He has also placed a song in Dexter (“Jhaira”) which airs on October 23, 2011 in the US. You can read more about this here.

These sessions should be of particular interest to those who represent catalogs and/or seek intimate pitch opportunities with the best (and busiest) music supervisors in Los Angeles.

Limited to 15 people, NARIP’s sessions enable you to get to know the supervisors and more importantly, enable them to get to know you. At private sessions in Los Angeles, Berlin, San Francisco and New York, participants have been able to pitch for current opportunities on the spot, receive instant feedback as to whether a song was appropriate or not, and WHY. This valuable feedback makes better pitches – and ultimately, placements – possible. In some cases, participants even had time to re-work their music to better fit a supervisors’ needs.

About Todd Porter, Producer + Music Supervisor Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

Todd Porter has been working at Ad agency Goodby, Silverstein and Partners for the past ten+ years. He’s placed many of his favorite artists in commercials and produced a few campaigns for the Superbowl. Recently he’s worked on projects with Lou Reed, Iron & Wine and Radical Face (he’s proud of this). Todd became Goodby, Silverstein & Partners first ever music supervisor + producer two years ago and is very, very busy. He hopes he can help bands make a living by giving them infusions of cash from multinational conglomerates.

More information and tickets via Tickets | NARIP.

Download the Slides from How To Use Social Media To Promote Music

I gave a presentation at NARIP, along with Hisham Dahud from, entitled How To Use Social Media To Promote Music. It was 2.5 hours long and packed with lots of information around using social media. The recording will be available to purchase from NARIP shortly, but in the meantime you can download the slidedeck.