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 session starts on Tuesday, June 5th at 11 AM

As before the introductory sessions will cover creating and implementing a plan to market your music. Participants also learn how to acquire and engage your fans. You learn how to build and extend your online presence & infrastructure with tools such as Topspin, BandCamp, Reverbnation and use YouTube, FaceBook & Twitter to build awareness for your band and your brand.

This time around we’re also presenting an intermediate level workshop. The first intermediate session starts on Wednesday, June 6th at 11 AM.

Alex Curtis will also present a lunch box keynote on mobile apps on Thursday, June 21st. The cost of the keynote is included in your introductory or intermediate sessions. All sessions except the keynote will be held at ESPACES. Please note that start times are now 11 AM in the morning.

Intro To Digital Marketing Series

The series is a hands-on, interactive internet music marketing seminar targetting musicians, artists, songwriters, publishers and their affiliated managers. By the end of the series you will be able to:

  • Create and implement a plan to market your music.
  • Build and extend your online presence & infrastructure with tools such as Virb, BandZoogle, BandCamp, Reverbnation and TopSpin.
  • Use YouTube, FaceBook & Twitter to build awareness for your band and your brand.
  • Learn how to acquire and engage your fans. Help them help you have a sustainable music career.
  • Set up an online store to sell your music and merchandise direct to fan (DTF).

    When: June 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

    Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

    Where: ESPACES
    We recommend you come to all sessions since we’ll be covering different topics each week. But you’re welcome to come to as many as you are able to attend. Space limited to 25 participants per session. If you sign up prior to June 4th, you’re eligible for an early bird discount.

The workshops will be held at ESPACES – a state of the art meeting, teaching and workspace facility(near St Thomas Hospital) minutes from Nashville’s Music Row on Harding Rd.

Bring your laptop. Take it with you. Rock happily ever after.

Rock Your Net’s Intermediate Series

We do require that you have participated in the introductory series or talk to an instructor/facilitator in order to take the workshop.

The Intermediate Sessions will go in-depth on using and setup on five specific tools: Google Apps, Tumblr, Mailchimp, Bandcamp, BandPage/RootMusic & Soundcloud. These specific services have been selected for their ease of setup and after-setup ease of use while you’re not sitting at your computer.  By the end of the class you will have setup:

1.  Your own personalized domain and coordinating email address;
2.  A website hosted on a popular blogging tool;
3.  Multiple ways to collect fan email addresses, trading songs for email addresses, and central place to offer music for sale; and
4.  Strategies for using the tools along with social media to engage with fans and track effectiveness.

The second and fourth week Intermediate Sessions will be conducted differently than the other classroom settings, and will be more catered to the specific needs of the artists issues. These classes will be scheduled during the week between the other classes, based on the times available to most of the students in the class (to be scheduled during the first class).

Week 1: Registering Domain + Google Apps + Tumblr + Facebook Fan Page
Week 2: working in small groups to address questions & individualized help. Time TBA — depending on attendees schedule
Week 3: Mailchimp + Bandcamp + Soundcloud & other online distribution
Week 4: workin in small groups to address questions & individualized help. Time TBA — depending on attendees schedule
We would prefer that you signed up for all four sessions.

We will also cover as time allows in-depth Facebook marketing strategies. Space is limited to 10 participants.

Keynote: Mobile Apps for Digital Music Marketing

Alex Curtis’s keynote will introduce you to some important apps that will rock your mobile digital music marketing. Come take a listen. Cost is covered in your registration. But if you want to just attend the keynote, you can register here.

This music technology educational initiative is possible due to the generosity of CFP and awesome sponsors such as: BZ Cohesion BC If you are unable to attend, please sign up on our mailing list to get information and updates about future workshops. Graphics & web support by Michael Lovett of Phat Magnet Media. “It’s Not New Media Anymore” slogan courtesy of Rachel Barnhard of BigData Marketing.

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