Facebook went public, quickly became one of the largest social platforms on the planet and is directed towards an estimated 1.27 billion users in October 2013. So it is vital for businesses to have a well-managed presence on Facebook to gain the attention of their target audience.
There are hundreds of social networks out there, but your Facebook page should be your most active…
For the first time since 2001, Google has completely rewritten its search algorithm. Unlike Panda and Penguin, which were updates to the existing algorithm, Hummingbird is a complete replacement designed to be more precise and provide faster results.
It’s big news, and it has many businesses with an internet presence worrying about how it will affect them.
First, here’s the good news: the change has already been implemented – a month before the announcement was even made.
Text Message advertising is the future and the future is now!
Success tends to run in the family, and in Hollywood, it's no different.
While some siblings have made it big in the same industry (i.e. the Sheens, Olsens, and Kardashians), others have ventured into completely different fields — from writing and baking to engineering and teaching.
See where the siblings of celebs such as Kid Rock, James Cameron, and Sandra Bullock have found success.
This was originally posted on my marketing/social media blog. However, all of these translate directly to bands and musicians using Twitter
I recently wrote an article full of tips for networking for musicians. This led to a few requests for tips on Twitter. Here are my tips, all delivered in 140 characters or less to help get you more followers, a more engaged followers, and a more interesting profile.
I am a firm believer that as long as a person is living, that person should be learning. Education is our responsibility, and essential to be successful. Trends change and systems improve in this fast paced, entertainment business environment. Therefore, it is important to make it a top priority to gain wisdom and make wise decisions at all costs. When it comes to succeeding in the business of entertainment, education can come in many different forms.
I recommend finding a degree program at a university that focuses on your specific field, if you know exactly what you want to do. The network that you build from teachers and fellow students is priceless in a good degree program. A formal education helps a person to build a firm foundation to begin with. Although a formal education is the path that I personally chose, and would chose again if given the chance, there are many other less expensive and increasingly accessible ways that you could educate yourself without tallying up a 6 figure bill, before you have the chance to make one cent. I really like iTunes University that features classes from reputable universities, most of which are completely free of charge.
In order to self educate you must read…read….read! Books are also great ways to customize your education and tailor it towards your preferences. You can also read blogs, magazine articles, Wikipedia pages, listen to books on Audible, get books from the library, read headlines, read masterpieces…make time to read. Your mind and your career will thank you in preparedness, brilliant aha moments, and avoided costly mistakes.
The ways that a person can educate himself/herself are extremely numerous, and I’m only barely touching the surface, but hopefully one of these methods inspires you. Your education needs to start with the people with whom you surround yourself. As much as you can help it, surround yourself with forward thinking, intellectual friends and colleagues who are smarter than you. I also love to go to music, film, and interactive conferences to stay up to date and learn within my industry, and network at the same time. I love killing two birds with one stone! In addition to that, traveling is a major key to learning new things, and gaining a new perspective. The internet is a world-wide, international seemingly never-ending source for free education. There are many great learning tools such as Youtube, podcasts, conference calls, webinars, video calls, and many, many, many more that can motivate the greatness inside of you to new heights!
Posted: October 16, 2013 in Uncategorized
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As a local band with limited at all or no budget at, how do you promote yourself has become a crucial question. I still remember those days when I had to pay $100 out of my band fund a year to keep my band website alive; I still remember those days that I used to print out hundreds of handbills and posters before every show we played; and I still remember those days that I uploaded recordings onto MySpace so people can hear us.
(AllHipHop News) Billboard counts YouTube views on its charts. MTV stopped being M(usic) television a decade ago. In one of the most preordained moves in recent memories, YouTube will hold its first ever Music Video Awards.
The inaugural award show will celebrate the most viewed YouTube videos over the past year based on global music-video views and shares. The nominations will be released on October 17th and fans will be able to vote through social media after the nominations are made.
For small business owners, the complex ecosystem of social media advertising can be difficult to navigate. For every success story — and there are plenty — there are hundreds, if not thousands, of small business frustrated by their attempts to attract customers throughFacebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, Pinterest, etc.
The problem, fundamentally, is that small businesses are on social media because they feel that they should be — not because it fits into some larger strategy.