Tag Archive | "Digital Media"

Country Aircheck review of Digital Summit

Friday, June 15, 2012

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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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The Future of Fan Engagement

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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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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Podcamp Nashville for Artists

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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(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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The Gift of Community

Saturday, January 28, 2012

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We’re about halfway thru the latest Rock Your Net sessions. Wednesday night I was emphasizing the importance of community in any artist/songwriter/musicians’ marketing efforts. That’s when it hit me. The generosity of community has been so vital to the success of Outside The Box Music and Rock Your Net. I hope you’ll indulge me and [...]

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Life After SOPA

Sunday, January 22, 2012

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On Friday, Congress finally gave up trying to pass an ill advised piece of legislation called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) it’s sister bill in the Senate. Rep. Lamar Smith from TX, SOPA’s main sponsor pulled the bill saying, "I have heard from the [...]

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An Artist’s Guide To SOPA

Monday, January 9, 2012

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Introduction What Is SOPA? How We Got Here The RIAA’s Recent History The Effect of Piracy on Music Existing Statutes SOPA From An Artist’s Perspective But They’re Stealing My Stuff! Where To From Here Introduction Photo of Tootsie’s Nashville by Kathleen Tyler Conklin. Creative Commons License. I am a Nashville based performing songwriter, bioinformaticist and [...]

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Bring On The New

Sunday, September 25, 2011

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Recently I heard a quote attributed to a music business executive that went something like this: "The new model doesn’t exist…" Now I don’t know for sure if the exec actually said that. I think it’s incredibly easy to take a quote out of context. But I’d love to give that executive the benefit of [...]

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How To Raise $77000 As An Indie Musician

Sunday, August 14, 2011

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If you’ve attended any of the events at which I’ve spoken, you know that Julia Nunes features prominently in the presentation. Here’s my secret dream – I hope that every artist/songwriter I come in contact with gets to have a career like that. Last month, Julia Nunes asked her considerable fan base to support her [...]

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Got Topspin?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

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We know Topspin. We know stuff about Topspin that you can’t learn from those nifty online videos. Like how to make the online store not look like it’s from 1980s Tron. Well, unless you want it to… We know how to work around some of Topspin’s limitations and shortcomings so that you don’t have to [...]

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Rock Your Net – August Seminars

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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“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 The August sessions are done. To attend the September sessions, go here: Rock Your Net in September Intro To Digital Marketing Series Updated: August 21st [...]

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