3. July 2013

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Music Marketing Interview with David Hooper of Music Business Radio

Hey folks, David Hooper of Music Business Radio was gracious enough to have me on his music marketing podcast. We had a great time talking about digital strategy and how to get your online shizzle together. Check it out!

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10. January 2013

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Jan 19th – PledgeMusic Comes To Town For Rock The Net

Rock The Net (formerly Rock Your Net) presents the first series of workshops for 2013. This time we open up the series to filmmakers as well. PledgeMusic Comes To Town Benji Rogers from music fan funding platform, PledgeMusic, will present the keynote at Rock The Net on Saturday, Jan 19th at 10 AM. His presentation [...]

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2. January 2013

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Jan 3- It’s A Shore Thing! A Benefit For Victims of Hurricane Sandy

(Click pic for more info) Probably no other city than Nashville has a better understanding of what the hurricane ravaged areas of the Northeast are currently experiencing. The goal of “It’s A Shore Thing!” at The Bluebird Cafe is to help some of the hardest hit areas rebuild. Our heartfelt gratitude to friends Ruby Amanfu, [...]

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5. December 2012

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When The Right One Comes Along

12/14/12 Update: Tonight Sarah & Justin fulfill a life long dream. They play the Grand Ole Opry at The Ryman. We’ll be there cheering them on. We’re just so incredibly happy for them. A little over 3 years ago, my friend – hit songwriter, Pam Belford (George Straight’s “If I Know Me”) asked that I [...]

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17. October 2012

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SHEL – A Band For The New Music Business

SHEL’s newest video, "On My Way" (disclaimer: We recently became part of SHEL’s digital marketing team. We’re part of the team precisely because we feel they possess a lot of the qualities needed in order for a band to be successful today.) We’ve spent some time looking at bands and artists who have really taken [...]

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15. June 2012

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Country Aircheck review of Digital Summit

A review of Leadership Music’s Digital Summit from our friends at April 30, 2012, Issue 292 Digital Summit: Social/Traditional Media Balance As the music and radio industries get caught up in the frenzy over social media, several experts at last week’s Leadership Music Digital Summit offered some insights as to how Facebook, Twitter technology tools [...]

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31. May 2012

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The Power of Vulnerability – How Amanda Palmer Raised A Million Dollars

In about 6-7 hours, Amanda Palmer’s Kickstarter campaign will come to an end. By then she will have raised well over a 1.1 million dollars for her upcoming project. Her target by the way was $100,000. It’s fair to say that she has obliterated her goal. None of this is net of course but she [...]

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25. May 2012

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June Rock Your Net Sessions

“Charles Alexander’s workshops are a joyful evening of goal setting, career planning and social media know-how that are a must-have for any independent artist…” – Lydia Hutchinson, Founder of Performing Songwriter We present the June Rock Your Net Workshops, this time around we’ll also be presenting an intermediate level hands on seminar. The first introductory [...]

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25. April 2012

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The Future of Fan Engagement

This past few months I’ve been looking at where the future of fan engagement and perhaps even music discovery will take us. I am intrigued. My appearance on a panel at Nashville’s Leadership Music’s Digital Summit has prompted me to put this thoughts down in a post. It’s fun to play, "So what’s next?" A [...]

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10. April 2012

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Podcamp Nashville for Artists

(Some parts of this post were featured on my 2011 PodCamp related post. They still apply this year) I have a confession to make. I’m actually an artist masquerading as a tech geek. I come at all of this tech, digital marketing, web development & pod/bar-camping from the perspective of an artist, musician, songwriter and [...]

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