The Music Biz Weekly Ep #161 - How to Amplify Your Content Online with Jammer.fm

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In this week's episode we have a call with Robert Lugo from Jammer.fm.

It's a new service which I haven't used yet, so I went into this conversation a little blind, which I think helped me to ask many of the questions that you might have wondered yourself.

Jammer is a modern web platform that helps artists, filmmakers, and brands build, grow and monetize real fan relationships online.

Have you used Jammer yet? Let us know what you think of it.
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The Music Biz Weekly Ep #160 - Thinking About What Audiences Need Before They Want It

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This week we talk about the difference between creating something a fan "wants" and something they feel they "need", in regards to both artists, online tech companies in the music market, and products and brands too.

Our conversation keeps pointing back to the same thing; something that just looks good or "seems cool", isn't compelling enough to create a paying customer, a user or a rabid fan.

We talk about Spotify finally coming to Canada (six years later), about some of the rumours regarding Apple's upcoming iPhone 6, along with an update on the launch of my online brand, Zen Thinking.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on this week's episode, leave us a comment!

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The Rock Star Branding Podcast Ep #87 - Six Words an Artist Should Never Say: "I Shouldn't Have to Do This!"

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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.

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 #86 - Now that Distribution is Figured Out, Where's the Artist Development?

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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.

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. #85 - Is Creating Drama an Effective Way of Promoting Yourself?

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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.

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 #159 - We Discuss My Strategy on Launching My New Brand, Zen Thinking

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Zen Thinking - a new site from Brian Thompson
This week we talk about some of the online decisions I had to make before launching my new brand, Zen Thinking.

We discuss changing the name on your social media profiles (and whether or not you might need to), plus some of the other digital strategies involved in releasing a new website, including creating a new Facebook page, and the scheduling of all the pieces.

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The Music Biz Weekly Ep. #158 - Signing with a Record Label vs. Staying Independent

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In this week's episode we discuss some of the differences an artist could expect when considering to work with a record label, versus staying independent and managing everything themselves.

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 #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.

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 #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?

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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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