The Music Biz Weekly Ep #164 - How to Remain Connected When You Travel, Even When You're Offline

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On this week's episode we talk about how I intend to stay connected and keep up with blogging and business as I travel around the rugged landscape of Iceland in a camper van for the next two weeks, with no hotels.

Enjoy the show!
Brian

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The Music Biz Weekly Ep #163 - Apple, U2, and the Value of Music

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On this week's episode we talk about Apple's 100 million dollar deal with U2 to give their new album away for free (Songs of Innocence), and the surprising blowback they were met with by iTunes users, fans, musicians, and the industry itself.

Has Apple and U2 devalued music with their marketing ploy?

Why did this move piss people off so much? Was it because these corporate giants added something to people's music libraries without their consent, or is there something else going on?

Press play and hear our take on it.

Enjoy the show!
Brian

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The Music Biz Weekly Ep #162 - How Quickly Are You Able to Respond and React?

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On this week's episode we talk about how to prepare yourself for the unexpected, so that you can quickly react to both surprise opportunities, and unforeseen hurdles.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on this week's episode, leave us a comment!

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The Music Biz Weekly Ep #161 - How to Amplify Your Content Online with Jammer.fm

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In this week's episode we have a call with Robert Lugo from Jammer.fm.

It's a new service which I haven't used yet, so I went into this conversation a little blind, which I think helped me to ask many of the questions that you might have wondered yourself.

Jammer is a modern web platform that helps artists, filmmakers, and brands build, grow and monetize real fan relationships online.

Have you used Jammer yet? Let us know what you think of it.
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The Music Biz Weekly Ep #160 - Thinking About What Audiences Need Before They Want It

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This week we talk about the difference between creating something a fan "wants" and something they feel they "need", in regards to both artists, online tech companies in the music market, and products and brands too.

Our conversation keeps pointing back to the same thing; something that just looks good or "seems cool", isn't compelling enough to create a paying customer, a user or a rabid fan.

We talk about Spotify finally coming to Canada (six years later), about some of the rumours regarding Apple's upcoming iPhone 6, along with an update on the launch of my online brand, Zen Thinking.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on this week's episode, leave us a comment!

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The Rock Star Branding Podcast Ep #87 - Six Words an Artist Should Never Say: "I Shouldn't Have to Do This!"

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Join myself, Michael Brandvold and Ron Young from the band Little Caesar for a weekly discussion on branding for musicians and artists.

We hope you enjoy the show. Leave us a comment with your thoughts, we'd love to hear from you.
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The Rock Star Branding Podcast Ep #86 - Now that Distribution is Figured Out, Where's the Artist Development?

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Join myself, Michael Brandvold and Ron Young from the band Little Caesar for a weekly discussion on branding for musicians and artists.

We hope you enjoy the show. Leave us a comment with your thoughts, we'd love to hear from you.
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The Rock Star Branding Podcast Ep. #85 - Is Creating Drama an Effective Way of Promoting Yourself?

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Join myself, Michael Brandvold and Ron Young from the band Little Caesar for a weekly discussion on branding for musicians and artists.

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The Music Biz Weekly Ep #159 - We Discuss My Strategy on Launching My New Brand, Zen Thinking

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Zen Thinking - a new site from Brian Thompson
This week we talk about some of the online decisions I had to make before launching my new brand, Zen Thinking.

We discuss changing the name on your social media profiles (and whether or not you might need to), plus some of the other digital strategies involved in releasing a new website, including creating a new Facebook page, and the scheduling of all the pieces.

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The Music Biz Weekly Ep. #158 - Signing with a Record Label vs. Staying Independent

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In this week's episode we discuss some of the differences an artist could expect when considering to work with a record label, versus staying independent and managing everything themselves.

We'd love to hear from you, leave a comment below with your thoughts on today's episode.

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