The Music Biz Weekly Ep #157 - The Science Behind Being Found Online

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This week we talk about how an artist can help themselves to be found online easier by potential fans, using some very trusted and true tactics that everyone should know.

The idea for this episode came to mind when I stumbled upon one of Michael's digital footprints in the far corner of the web which had nothing to do about music marketing. Completely unrelated to what I was originally looking for, there he was, able to be potentially discovered by an altogether different niche.

This stuff works. Intrigued? Check out the episode and let us know what you think.

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The Music Biz Weekly #156 - Refresh Your Creativity: Change Your Environment, Change Your Routine

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We took a couple of weeks off while I took a long-overdue holiday, so in this week's episode, after Michael and I catch up and share what we've each been up to, we discuss the roll that our environment plays in not only our work, but our mindsets too.

By changing your routines and settings, you can reintroduce dramatic inspiration to your creativity.

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

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The Music Biz Weekly Ep #155 - Innovation vs. Evolution in the Music Industry

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In this week's episode we discuss the difference between innovation and evolution. The music industry has seen both, from format changes, to distribution methods shifting, to consumption patterns morphing, to new technology and apps arriving, to artists themselves growing and developing.

Evolution is predictable, Innovation is transformative.


So how do you move beyond evolution, and truly innovate?

We also talk about
Apple's recent $3 Billion purchase of Beats. What does it mean for the future of Apple and music itself? Is it going to spur true innovation, or just predictable evolution?

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 #84 - Promoting By Not Promoting

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Join myself, Michael Brandvold and Ron Young from the band Little Caesar for a weekly discussion on branding for musicians and artists.

In this week's episode we talk about the importance of not over-promoting yourself, which in the process can often turning off existing and potential fans.

The best way to raise interest in your work is through creating an interesting, intriguing and valuable community, not by becoming a type of soulless, used car salesmen, always hustling for the next sale.

Attraction vs. Promotion.
Seduce your fans with curiosity and intrigue.

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 #154 - It's Not About the Tools You Use, It's About the Community You Create

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In this week's episode we bring attention to how easy it is to be sidelined by focussing on the wrong things with our creative careers.

We often distract ourselves by the tools we use, thinking they alone will shape and define our success. Yet in doing so, we fail to focus on what really matters, such as the honest connections and value we create, the emotions we stir up in others, or the issues we genuinely address and raise.

Whether it be our productivity, our creative output, or our business and marketing plans, if we forget the basics of why we're using the tools in the first place, we risk losing the translation of our heart and soul of ourselves to our audience in the process.

No social media tool will create a community for you, without your authentic self being intrinsically entwined with it.

No productivity tool, system, or hack will ever be able to do the work for you, unless you yourself remove all of your distractions, roll up your sleeves, and make time to do the work yourself.

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

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The Music Biz Weekly Ep #153 - The Musician's Dilemma: Balancing Your Dream with Work, Family, Friends, Health & Sleep

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In this week's episode we talk about The Musicians's Dilemma: Balancing Your Dream with Work, Family, Friends, Health & Sleep, which is a slight riff on something we saw on Facebook, which was:

The entrepreneur's dilemma: Maintaining friendships, building a great company, spending time with family, staying fit and getting sleep. Pick 3.

What’s most important in your life? Can a person really have it all?

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 #83 - What's the Benefit of Doing Benefits?

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Join myself, Michael Brandvold and Ron Young from the band Little Caesar for a weekly discussion on branding for musicians and artists.

In this week's episode we talk about charity and benefit gigs and the things artists should consider before making a decision to support one.

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 #152 - When Trolls Attack! plus... Are You Leaning Forward with Your Career?

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In this week's episode we talk about a recent troll attack we've been targeted by, prompting us to share some helpful tactics in how to deal with online criticism and harassment from haters.

Also, in the second half of the episode we address the following question,

Is there a general sense of apathy plaguing the music business?

Lastly, we talk about the importance for indie artists to get back to the basics with both their career and their music marketing.

Are you leaning back, or leaning forward with where your career is going?
Listen to the episode to find out what we mean.

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

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Watch It Online Now: Ep 2 of Conversations, with Host Brian Thompson and Guest, Country Artist Chad Brownlee

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The second episode of the new TV show I’m hosting is finished ready to roll. Watch it online below or watch in on Shaw TV Vancouver tonight, May 2, at 9:30pm.

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

Visit http://www.vogvillepresents.com for more information and to view previous episodes.

This new episode of ours features a candid discussion with myself and guest Chad Brownlee, honouree of the 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) Rising Star and 2013 Juno Award nominee.

Chad also performs two solo acoustic songs.

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Visit Chad online a www.chadbrownlee.com.

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The Rock Star Branding Podcast #82 - Your Laundry, Your Vanity, and Your Ego

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Join myself, Michael Brandvold and Ron Young from the band Little Caesar for a weekly discussion on branding for musicians, creatives and artists.

In this week's episode we talk about some of avoidable behaviours which can sour the taste of a band's music, leaving nothing but negative energy in its wake.

Such things as publicly airing dirty laundry on band business, politics, personal matters, or celebrity vanity grievances, or when the ego speaks rather than the voice of reason.

All too often, petty situations like these appear on artist's social media feeds for the world to see, damaging their brand.

We hope you enjoy the show, leave us a comment with your thoughts, we'd love to hear from you.
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