Google Plus For Musicians

A lot of people have slammed Google Plus saying things like “only Google employees use it”. Others have pointed out the track record of other Google properties like Google Wave that have all crashed and burned in a relatively short time after much initial hype. Then there’s the all too true statement that nobody needs ...

The Welcome Gate Squeeze Page Solution for Musicians

The Welcome Gate Squeeze Page Solution for Musicians
Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve probably heard by now that you need to be collecting emails and creating a list where you can interact with your audience. This has been true for many years and will continue to be that way – especially if you subscribe to the 1,000 True Fan concept. However, ...

Grow Your Email List With Youtube

I somehow missed hearing about this new feature at Youtube where you can now create Youtube playlist introductions and outros. This allows you to plug your email list to those who are checking out your videos on Youtube – pretty cool! You can add either a slide with 2 lines of text, or you can ...

How To Develop A Hardcore Fan Base

This is a good article that gives solid advice on some of the ways to develop a hardcore fan base. Of course, this is easier said than done, and reading a single article isn’t going to magically get you there all on it’s own. The one tip that the author recommends that could actually bite ...

Can You End Piracy By Rewarding Music Buyers? Nope.

I can across an interesting article that touches on how a new program called “Tell My Friends” is pitching using it’s affiliate sales feature as a way to combat piracy. At first glance it sounds like it could be a good idea – what better way to get people who don’t want to pay for ...

Is Fandalism Worthy of the Hype?

I wrote about Fandalism in a previous post where I likened it to Myspace because it’s geared to solving a problem for musicians (networking and finding cool musicians to form bands/create music with) in much the way that Myspace solved the problem of getting a web presence and music online for free back in the ...

Is Fandalism another Myspace in the making?

Is Fandalism another Myspace in the making?
Hunting for other musicians to collaborate with is one of the hardest challenges, but that might be a thing of the past if Philip Kaplan has his way. The new site called Fandalism is one part social network and one part database that allows musicians to sign up and enter basic information such as preferred ...