How the Support Act You Select Affects Your Band’s Brand – Rock Star Branding Podcast

Rock Star Branding PodcastThis week’s episode of The Rock Star Branding Podcast, July 25, 2012 – How the Support Act You Select Affects Your Band’s Brand.

Join Brian Thompson, Michael Brandvold and Steve Jones for a short 12 minute discussion on the various reasons why certain support acts are chosen for tours, including helping to sell tickets or appealing to an entirely different demographic.

Some of the bands we discuss are Kool & The Gang opening up for Van Halen on their 2012 tour, Poison opening for KISS in 2005, Tragically Hip with a local opener in the Caribbean who did a cover of their biggest song before their headline set, and Bruce Springsteen not having any support acts whatsoever.

Welcome to The Music Biz Weekly Presents… The Rock Star Branding Podcast with your hosts Brian Thompson, Michael Brandvold and Steve Jones.

Look for this new podcast in all the same locations that you can find The Music Biz Weekly Podcast, plus BrandLikeARockStar.com.

Each week Michael, Brian and Steve will discuss rock star branding related to some of the largest acts in the world and how you can apply their lessons to your career.

These topics come from Steve’s new book, Brand Like A Rock Star: Lessons From Rock ‘n’ Roll To Make Your Business Rich And Famous. Using examples like U2, AC/DC, Lady Gaga, The Beatles, KISS, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Dylan, and many others, Steve shows you how to create a business that rocks!

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Are Van Halen Telling Their Fans A Different Kind Of Truth? The Rock Star Branding Podcast

Van-Halen-Rock-Star-Branding-Podcast-iTunes-ArtThis week’s episode, May 30, 2012 – Are Van Halen Telling Their Fans A Different Kind Of Truth?.

Join Brian Thompson, Michael Brandvold and Steve Jones for a 13 min. discussion on the branding implications of Van Halen postponing their tour dates while in the middle of the tour in support of their new album A Different Kind Of Truth.

Welcome to The Music Biz Weekly Presents… The Rock Star Branding Podcast with your hosts Brian Thompson, Michael Brandvold and Steve Jones.

Look for this new podcast in all the same locations that you can find The Music Biz Weekly Podcast, plus BrandLikeARockStar.com.

Each week Michael, Brian and Steve will discuss rock star branding related to some of the largest acts in the world and how you can apply their lessons to your career.

These topics come from Steve’s new book, Brand Like A Rock Star: Lessons From Rock ‘n’ Roll To Make Your Business Rich And Famous. Using examples like U2, AC/DC, Lady Gaga, The Beatles, KISS, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Dylan, and many others, Steve shows you how to create a business that rocks!

If you like the podcast I ask that you visit iTunes and please Rate & Review The Rock Star Branding podcast.

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Dropping The Needle Podcast Episode 1 – Where All Music Is Discussed

Dropping The Needle Podcast

Welcome to the debut episode of the podcast Dropping The Needle.

Dropping The Needle is the podcast where all music from all genres is discussed. New releases, classic albums, rediscovered music, signed and unsigned. No ass kissing, just two guys talking about music. Dropping The Needle is hosted Michael Brandvold from Michael Brandvold Marketing and Mitch Lafon from Bravewords.com.

Tune in to the next episode of Dropping The Needle to see what artists we drop the needle on.

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 Andy Gibson, Alexa Carter, Greg Kihn, Motley Crüe, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, Madonna and Britney Spears to name only a few.

Mitch Lafon is a professional music writer located in Montreal, Quebec (Canada). His career started in 1980 when at the age of eleven he interviewed The Demon of KISS, Gene Simmons. In the ‘90s he did studio work with various artists including LA GUNS and worked on an Ace Frehley Tribute album. Over the years, his work has appeared in Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles Magazine as well as Metal Hammer (US) and Classic Rock (UK). Currently, BraveWords.com and Roadie Crew magazine from Brazil are where his interviews can be found. He is well-respected by artists  who often request him by name (when they are ready to grant an interview). He is also responsible for all content on BraveWords.com Official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/bravewords

Embracing Honesty & Transparency with Your Fans – The Rock Star Branding Podcast

Rock Star Branding Podcast

This week’s episode, March 28, 2012 – Embracing Honesty & Transparency with Your Fans. In this episode we discuss branding lessons from Howard Stern, Hugh Grant, Marmite, Buckley’s Cough Syrup, Van Halen, The Beatles, Coldplay.

Welcome to The Music Biz Weekly Presents… The Rock Star Branding Podcast with your hosts Brian Thompson, Michael Brandvold and Steve Jones.

Look for this new podcast in all the same locations that you can find The Music Biz Weekly Podcast, plus BrandLikeARockStar.com.

Each week Michael, Brian and Steve will discuss rock star branding related to some of the largest acts in the world and how you can apply their lessons to your career.

These topics come from Steve’s new book, Brand Like A Rock Star: Lessons From Rock ‘n’ Roll To Make Your Business Rich And Famous. Using examples like U2, AC/DC, Lady Gaga, The Beatles, KISS, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Dylan, and many others, Steve shows you how to create a business that rocks!

If you like the podcast I ask that you visit iTunes and please Rate & Review The Rock Star Branding podcast.

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The Clusterf@#k Episode: Two Guys Bullsh@#ting About Music – Music Biz Weekly Podcast

The Music Biz Weekly PodcastWelcome to episode 45 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, February 10, 2012 – The Clusterf@#k Episode: Two Guys Bullsh@#ting About Music.

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

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