The Rock Star Branding Podcast #81 - Taking Your Band to International Stages: The Cultural Differences

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On today's new episode of The Rock Star Branding Podcast I'm joined by my co-hosts Michael Brandvold and Ron Young for a talk about touring to different countries.

How does one prepare for new international audiences?

What are the cultural differences you need to consider when planning, promoting and playing your shows?

We hope you enjoy the show, leave us a comment with your thoughts, we'd love to hear from you.
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The Rock Star Branding Podcast Ep #80 - What Do Fans Want More Than The Music Itself?

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Join myself, Michael Brandvold and our new co-host for 2014, Ron Young from the band Little Caesar.

In today's show we dig deep into the hearts and minds of music fans, searching for those untangible emotional elements that might connect a person to a certain artist more so than others.

Beyond the music itself, what makes an artist resonate with their fans, shaking them to the core of their being?

We hope you enjoy the show, leave us a comment with your thoughts, we'd love to hear from you.
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The Music Biz Weekly Ep #149 - How Passion And Purpose Should Guide Your Creativity

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This week we tossed aside the marketing, branding, business, and industry-speak to talk about something that resonates deeply with many musicians, trying to live a life filled with passion and purpose.

Being misaligned with these values can affect creativity, the quality of work, a person's tenacity and persistence to improve and get better, as well as one's endurance to sustain a lasting career as an artist and entrepreneur.

We'd love to hear from you, leave a comment below with your thoughts on today's episode.

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The Rock Star Branding Podcast Ep #79 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Of Playing Hometown Shows

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Join myself, Michael Brandvold and our new co-host for 2014, Ron Young from the band Little Caesar.

In today's show we talk the hometown gig in Los Angeles that Ron played the night prior with his band Little Caesar, headlining at the House of Blues in West Hollywood.

We talk about the importance of advancing a show, backstage etiquette for support acts, tips on how to have an effective soundcheck, the ups and downs of playing locally on a regular basis, and the importance of building a scene in your hometown.

We hope you enjoy the show, leave us a comment with your thoughts, we'd love to hear from you.
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The Music Biz Weekly #148 - Use This One Simple Trick So Your Fans Never Forget You

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This week we share with you a simple trick to keep you from being forgotten by your fans, especially during slower down-times, or in between promotions, releases, or tour dates.

Not only do we reveal this trusty marketing strategy to you, but we also do some on-the-spot brainstorming and give you real-world examples for you and your band to try out.

Check out the podcast to find out what the trick is.

Have you tried this strategy for yourself? If so, how were your results? What types of things did you experiment with?

We'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment below with your thoughts on today's episode.

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Watch It Now: Vogville Presents, Conversations with host Brian Thompson, and guest Ryan Guldemond from Mother Mother

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The premier of Vogville Presents, Conversations with Brian Thompson airs Friday, March 28 at 9:30pm Pacific on Shaw TV Vancouver Channel 4.

But in case you don’t have Shaw (or a TV like me), the show is also streaming on YouTube now.

The debut episode features a candid conversation with myself and
guest Ryan Guldemond from the band Mother Mother, and also includes three intimate, solo acoustic performances.

Conversations, a monthly show, airs on Shaw TV every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.


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The Rock Star Branding Podcast Ep #78 - Here's Why Branding Isn't a Bad Word

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Join myself, Michael Brandvold and our new co-host for 2014, Ron Young from the band Little Caesar.

In today's episode we talk about why bands and artists shouldn't fear the concept and task of branding.

In many musical and artistic circles, branding is often seen as an evil word that implies false authenticity or compromised values, in exchange for mass commercial appeal.

Being cognizant of your brand doesn't mean you're selling out.

We set the record straight on how having a solid understanding of your brand can not only keep your career on track, but your fans happy.

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The Music Biz Weekly #147 - Our Opinion on Opinions, Perspectives, Creativity and Criticism

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all-new today on The Music Biz Weekly Ep #147 with myself and Michael Brandvold: Our Opinion on Opinions, Perspectives, Creativity and Criticism.

this week we discuss the current state of music journalism and how it seems to be more concerned about lifestyles and fashion than actual music critique and expert reviews.

we dive into how social media has enabled everyone who has an opinion to have a voice, whether it be fans, haters or trolls alike.

and finally, we also talk about how perspectives and opinions on creativity and commerce can change, depending on where one's current life situation may be.

we'd love to hear from you, leave a comment below with your thoughts on today's episode.

hope you enjoy the show.
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The Rock Star Branding Podcast Ep #77 - Little Caesar, Pizza... or Rock n’ Roll?

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Join myself, Michael Brandvold and our new co-host for 2014, Ron Young from the band Little Caesar.

In today's episode we talk about the sometimes painful, head-scratching decisions that record executives make when given creative license with a band's branding and marketing strategies.

Ron shares some fantastic insight from his major label days that involve rock n' roll... and a pizza chain.

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The Music Biz Weekly Ep #146 - Some Things Never Change...

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On this week we have a discussion on a variety of different topics that all come back to the same overall theme, some things just never seem to change in the music industry.

We talk about yet another new music format being released (Pono), the music technology scene (specifically with online artist marketing tools and social music communities), artists and their addiction to spam, and boring music marketing strategies,

Some things just never change.

This is a call to all artists, managers, labels, coders and music industry entrepreneurs who might be listening: strive for creativity in all you do, innovate, break the mould of what's been done before, and step outside the box of boring mediocrity!

We'd love to hear your thoughts on today's conversation, leave us a comment below.

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