Jonny from Art Of Dying Talks About Connecting With Fans And Social Networking in Episode 21 of The Music Biz Weekly Podcast

The Music Biz Weekly PodcastWelcome to episode 21 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, August 19, 2011 – Jonny Hetherington from Art Of Dying Talks About Connecting With Fans And Social Networking.

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Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater Talks Fan Engagement with The Music Biz Weekly Podcast

The Music Biz Weekly PodcastWelcome to episode 20 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, August 12, 2011 – Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater Talks Fan Engagement

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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.

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Announcing The Music Biz Weekly Music Marketing Webinar: How to Easily use Twitter to Promote Your Music.

Music Biz Weekly Music Marketing WebinarMichael Brandvold & Brian Thompson, hosts of The Music Biz Weekly Podcast are proud to announce the first of their new Live Webinar Sessions where we’ll be teaching music marketing techniques and hands-on instruction for artists to grow their audience and get their music heard.

This Music Biz Weekly Webinar is titled:  “How to Easily use Twitter to Promote Your Music.”

We’ll be covering the following topics:

  • How to setup and customize your Twitter profile
  • How to get more followers targeted to your unique musical style
  • How to monitor what is being said about you online
  • How to talk and engage with your fans
  • How to create and find new opportunities in the music industry

Additional topics could be added as time permits.

Our goal is to make sure you leave this webinar with hands-on action items which you can put into use immediately. We’ll have also have an open question period at the end of the session.

…we love your stuff. – Music Think Tank

I have seen Michael speak — he’s nothing short of awesome. – Joel Denver, All Access Music Group

Artists are lucky to have your expertise. – @realityfan007 Angel

What a great resource for music marketing. Excellent articles and tips for musicians and managers. – @Valleyarm

Michael Brandvold is that rare breed: a true social media and marketing/PR expert. His hands on experience and real-life experience getting attention for his clients translates into a dynamic and practical presentation. He works, and so does his advice. - David Perry, CEO, David Perry & Associates, Inc.

Thank you so much! The attendees loved you!!!!!! - Tracy L Reed, Producer The California Music Industry Summit

In just a few hours these guys de-mystified much of what has had me frozen in fear and overwhelm about publicity and social media marketing for most of my on-line life.  Now I feel confident to continue expanding my internet presence as well as to reach out to larger networks, client bases, and allies on the world wide web.  All of a sudden marketing has become a lot more fun!  My business is poised for continued success.  Thanks Chris and Michael! - Claire Noelle, Bay Area California, www.YourSensualWisdom.com

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Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater Special Guest on The Music Biz Weekly Podcast

Jordan Rudess of Dream TheaterThe Music Biz Weekly Podcast, a weekly podcast co-hosted by Michael Brandvold and Brian Thompson, announces that Jordan Rudess, legendary keyboardist for international recording artist Dream Theater will be their special guest for their upcoming episode 20. The Music Biz Weekly Podcast will be recording this episode on Friday, August 12th and posting the podcast that same day. Each week Michael and Brian discuss the latest events in the music business and music marketing events and techniques.

Jordan will be talking with Michael and Brian about how he connects with fans using social media, in particular his success with sites such as YouTube and Twitter. We’ll also be touching on Dream Theater’s drummer audition video series, their highly anticipated upcoming album “A Dramatic Turn Of Events” due out this September and their North American Tour.

You will be able to find The Music Biz Weekly Podcast interview with Jordan Rudess at these locations:

On the Web: http://www.musicbizweeklypodcast.com
In Apple iTunes: http://www.itunes.com/podcast?id=400401604
On SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/thornybleeder/sets
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How To Create An Event Around Your Album – Episode 11 of The Music Biz Weekly Podcast

The Music Biz Weekly PodcastWelcome to episode 11 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, May 27, 2011 – How To Create An Event Around Your Album Release.

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