Update: I had an excellent time at the conference, met lots of really awesome people and was so humbled to cross paths with a few existing readers and purchasers of my e-book! Thanks so much to the festival and anyone brave enough to attend my presentation, I had a blast. Time to take the puddle jumper back over to Portland, ME!
This weekend I’m heading up to Canada for the first time, and I couldn’t be more excited. Scott Long from NSMW asked me to do my own presentation and sit on a few panels at their conference this Saturday, November 5th 2011.
It’s so nice to receive e-mail from my contact form that isn’t spam or self-promotional nonsense. It’s rare, but when it happens, it’s awesome, brings a smile across my face, and restores my faith in humanity.
My name is Chase. This is nothing but a thank you. I just read your How to get your music on blogs article via CD Baby and I think it’s awesome that you take the time to give advice to aspiring artists and bands. Sincere advice from a successful source seems to be the most helpful and it’s very hard to come by at least in my experiences so I always admire anyone willing to do it and I vow to do the same upon achieving success in the future. So thank you for sharing the knowledge. Best wishes and take care.
When my alternative-pop band, Escape Directors, set out in early 2011 to use the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to raise money for our new EP, we spent a lot of time researching tips and suggestions from those who had successfully set out to accomplish the same goal. There are a few articles out there giving the basics, but I figured I would share experiences from our successful campaign now that we’ve been through the trenches. I sought out additional advice from a few other Kickstarter-successful artists — Idgy Dean and Case In Theory — to get a more in-depth view of how other indie artists made it happen as well.
Man, this bunch really has a hard time giving away their service. I guess you’ve got to commend a company with such tenacity and idealism, right? Being idealistic myself, I normally would applaud such behavior, but I think Rdio is taking an enormous risk by only offerring part of their service for free.
I’m terrified, awestruck, and excited by the changes Facebook has brought about over the past couple of weeks. A beta version of the Open Graph has been released. Tons of amazing partners like Rdio and Netflix are now deeply integrated with the social networking giant. Profile pages have completely transformed into a timeline that chronicles your life. An additional news ticker now follows you down the page. And subscriptions…?
Here is an imagined scenario that would push this concept further: while I’m working out, I’m listening to some exotic, crowdsourced playlist on my wireless headphones that is being streamed via my phone. When I get into my car, the music automatically transfers to my car stereo. When I get home, the music pauses while I walk into my house but once I dock my phone, it transfers into the house stereo system, which will play on the speakers nearest to me, and will follow me as I move around the house.
I used to run the MOG affiliate ads on this blog before they got all busy, intense, and homogenous. I haven’t unsubscribed yet, so I still get their newsletter, and it seems that they have decided to re-launch their music service. Following suit of its overshadowing competitor Spotify, MOG is now offering free streaming supported by (you guessed it) advertisements.
Over this past weekend, Bandcamp introduced even more useful functionality for its users. As if the service wasn’t helpful enough, artists can now include a small biography complete with a photo and list of important links.
This post was written by Helen Pritchard, who writes for both Netcars.com, a used car classified website and Car Finance 247 who specialises in helping people obtain car finance deals.
When you are buying a car it can pay to make sure that the entertainment system is either advanced enough to incorporate into your life or easily replaceable so that you can adapt it to suit your requirements. In 2012 there will be a number of new gadgets entering the in-car audio market to make sure you can enjoy music on the move in a modern manner. Here are just three of the top devices to consider over the coming year.