Vote for My Ignite Detroit 2 Presentation Topic on Personal Branding

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Taking a break from our regularly-scheduled program, I must ask a favor of all my readers, no matter where you are. I have prepared an entry for a presentation competition called Ignite. As some of you may remember, I wrote a piece about a lesson we can learn from the first line that many of us ever heard uttered by the rapper known as Vanilla Ice. My preoccupation with the former pop star has extended to watching his failed biopic – Cool as Ice – which generated new educational fodder. This time, I want to present it to a live audience.

All I need for you to do is go to my Ignite Detroit 2 voting page and lend me up to THREE (3) votes, which is the maximum that you can offer to one topic. If I get picked to showcase, I will be sure to write up a post to let you know where you can watch it on the web. To make this easier, just use this link – http://fryingve.in/iklvee – then share with some friends and them to do the same. I appreciate it.

For more information about Ignite Detroit 2 at Sound Board in the Motor City Casino Hotel  (which is going to be sweet, by the way), go to http://ignitedetroit.net

Signed,

Peer Pressure Cooker™

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A Lesson Learned From Managing a Music Marketing Campaign

The Keys by Ian Sane
it is all in the details

Your band’s album has been mixed and mastered.

All the creative design elements have been finalized and accepted.

You know you need an optimized website built for lead generation.

You plot to use your social channels to drive potential fans to the website either through a free song or a new video.

Obviously, you are not going to get fans without help, so you start by engaging your friends and family.

The reception for your feature media piece is well-received. It starts to get shared a bit.

As the e-mail list grows, you get excited. Things seem to be working.

Then you realize something. This is going to be more difficult than you thought. Continue reading A Lesson Learned From Managing a Music Marketing Campaign

Want an Affordable, EFFECTIVE Music Website? Ask These Questions

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The Musician’s Guide to Affordable Effective Websites is a recent post on Ariel Publicity that that struck a chord. While there was nothing that was necessarily wrong with it, the air around it does not quite sit well. Sure, if you do not have thousands of dollars of accessible funds for the purposes of advancing your music career, you will look for the cost-effective solutions to doing so. That is smart. That said, you should invest as much as you can to get the best result.

It is not going to be constructive to facilitate an argument discuss the importance of using artists premium products for business purposes. Instead it is best to just add to the advice that has been presented by Ariel Publicity. You have been given 7 reasons why you should have your own music website, so it only makes sense that line of education should be continued.

If you do not have even an indie label budget to afford the development of a professional website, then you should figure out exactly what you truly need in a website. When it comes to web design, simpler is usually better. The less distraction you attach to the web experience, the likelier you will be able to achieve a certain reaction from site visitors. Without further ado, here are a set of questions you should answer before you begin to explore any affordable, effective music website option. Continue reading Want an Affordable, EFFECTIVE Music Website? Ask These Questions