Tag Archive | "TopSpin"

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

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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

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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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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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Rock Your Net::Music Marketing Series

Monday, April 18, 2011

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Click on Image for Poster (5/3/11): Ariel Hyatt added as a keynote presenter. Special session on Monday, May 16th. Free if you sign up for the entire series. Only $25 if you just want to attend the keynote. On May 11th, we begin a series of hands-on, interactive internet music marketing workshops targetting musicians, artists, [...]

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Hitsville: Nashville’s obsession with No. 1 songs

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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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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Comparing Music Marketing Platforms

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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This past weekend I got to present at PodCamp Nashville. The topic – comparing three different music marketing platforms. Bandcamp, Reverbnation and TopSpin. They’re summarized below. Going by the Twitter stream and this blog post, the biggest take home most of the audience apparently got from my presentation was: 1) “As a musician, your biggest [...]

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