HowToRunABand.com Joins the Music Biz Weekly Podcast to Discuss Marketing for Young Bands

The Music Biz Weekly Podcast

This week’s episode #76, September 21, 2012 - HowToRunABand.com Joins the Music Biz Weekly Podcast to Discuss Marketing for Young Bands.

Join Brian Thompson & Michael Brandvold for a 55 min. interview with Chris Seth Jackson, documenting the growth of his new band.

Chris Seth Jackson is documenting his band Shiplosion via his popular music marketing website How To Run A Band. On the site, Chris shares with his readers how the different tactics he’s experimenting with.

Topics discussed in this episode include:

  • Regular updates on Facebook Event pages
  • Other Facebook strategies
  • The ReverbNation Promote It product for Facebook advertising
  • Twitter for Musicians is a 30 day exercise to help musicians optimize their Twitter efforts to kick ass and take names
  • Giving away free merchandise
  • Old-school flyering around the clubs
  • Relationship building

Chris also has a podcast called Work Hard, Rock Harder, featuring cohost Blasko, the bass player for Ozzy Osbourne.

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Featured Track Of The Week: What Thou Wilt by Wave Functions

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.

Transcriptions done with assistance from Tak (pronouced TACK) from The Pawnshop Manual. Go check their music out at www.thepawnshopmanual.com.

Direct to Fan Music Marketing – On Site Music Players & Digital Sales (video)

Did you miss the Music Biz Weekly music marketing webinar Direct-to-Fan Music Marketing 101? Here is a short video taken directly from the webinar discussing on site music players and digital sales, and the companies that offer that service. You can watch the entire webinar online right now!

Some great topics were covered, such as:

  • Fan management
  • Brand management
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Crowd Funding
  • Event management
  • Merchandizing

and much more!

Direct to Fan Music Marketing 101

Video and Slidedeck on How To Use ReverbNation To Promote Your Music

How to use ReverbNation to promote your music.The Music Biz Weekly and Hypebot Music Marketing webinar How To Use ReverbNation To Promote Your Music was a great success. The team from ReverbNation presented lots of great information and gave a awesome demo on how to use Promote It. If you missed the webinar you can now download the slidedeck and watch the entire 90 minute video of the webinar.

Click here to watch the How To Use ReverbNation To Promote Your Music video.

Below is the slidedeck.

Two Guys Bullsh@#ting About Facebook Timeline, StageBloc, Music Biz Webinars and Spotify – Music Biz Weekly Podcast

The Music Biz Weekly PodcastWelcome to episode 52 of The Music Biz Weekly, a weekly podcast co-hosted by Michael Brandvold and Brian Thompson.

This week’s episode, March 30, 2012 – Two Guys Bullsh@#ting About Facebook Timeline, StageBloc, Music Biz Webinars and Spotify. An unedited, no-holds barred discussion about a range of current music industry topics such as: the all-new Facebook Timeline for Artist Fan Pages, a new website building platform for musicians called StageBloc, info on our upcoming Webinar on Direct-to-Fan Marketing, and the latest complaint about Spotify and other music subscription services from none other than the Black Keys.

Discussed in this podcast: Ahead of Timeline, Facebook Artist Apps Are Officially Plunging…

Each week Michael and Brian will discuss the latest events in the music business and music marketing events and techniques.

What’s More Important, a Facebook Like Or an Email Address? – The Music Biz Weekly Podcast

The Music Biz Weekly PodcastWelcome to episode 38 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, December 23, 2011 – What’s More Important, a Facebook Like Or an Email Address?

Article and survey discussed in this podcast, Musicians Find More Value on Facebook Than Other Networks

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