I would like to shine the spotlight on the many people who provide guidance, knowledge and marketing direction and tips for musicians. The people behind the websites and blogs that you visit. Who are they? What do they like? Get to know who these people that are sharing their experience with you. Take a minute to answer some questions. No real requirements, anyone who has a blog or website that provides marketing services and information for musicians is welcome to submit.
Today we shine the spotlight on Jon Ostrow of the site MicControl
What is your name and email address?
Jon Ostrow, Jon.firstname.lastname@example.org
What is your website url and name?
MicControl – http://miccontrol.com
What is your Twitter username?
Give us a one sentence pitch for what you do and why we need to visit your site?
MicControl is a music blogging community with focus of building brands and establishing connections between musicians and music bloggers through the promotion of high-quality content.
One word of advice you would give a band that you just saw in a club?
Fan-centricity is the key to success. Know your fans and empower your fans and you will be okay.
Your first concert? Who, Where and When?
Elvis Costello, 1999. Boston MA
Your first album?
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blood Sugar Sex Magic
Do you prefer CD, Vinyl or Digital and why?
Vinyl for the pure sound, CD for the sound + accessibility, Digital for pure accessibility
Are you or were you ever in a band?
I was in a band that gigged around throughout my years a college. I’ve been playing the bass guitar for 12 years now.
If you could be a rock star, who would you be?
Trey Anastasio of Phish. 25+ year career w/ some of the most loyal fans of all time. Win-Win if you ask me.
Do you provide marketing knowledge and assistance to musicians? Take a minute to answer some questions and you can be profiled.