Tag Archive | "Music"

Music Marketing Interview with David Hooper of Music Business Radio

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


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

Thursday, May 31, 2012

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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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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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Free Facebook Music Marketing Guide

Monday, March 12, 2012


Hello there Here is our Facebook Music Marketing Guide. Along with the guide we also want to give you some of my (Charles Alexander’s) music. We hope you enjoy! When you enter your email you’ll be sent a link to confirm and download the zip file. As part of the process you’ll be entered into [...]

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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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An Artist’s Guide To SOPA

Monday, January 9, 2012


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


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


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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Music Is A Super Power

Sunday, July 10, 2011


As I sat in Vanderbilt Stadium enrapt with the spectacle that was the U2 concert…It hit me. Music is a super power! Especially if it’s done right… Full disclosure – I am an U2 nut. A total Bono & gang superfan. The show at Vanderbilt on the 2nd of July was my first time seeing [...]

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Hitsville: Nashville’s obsession with No. 1 songs

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


This is part of the “Embracing The Future” series. Part I is here. Two weeks ago I played the Tin Pan South festival in Nashville. It was such an incredible honor. It’s kinda like Bonnaroo (without the tents and patchouli). Except it’s all about songs, songwriting and songwriters. It’s hosted and run by the Nashville [...]

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