Welcome to episode 20 of The Music Biz Weekly, a weekly podcast co-hosted by Michael Brandvold and Brian Thompson.
Each week Michael and Brian will discuss the latest events in the music business and music marketing events and techniques.
This week’s episode, August 12, 2011 – Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater Talks Fan Engagement
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Various links mentioned:
- Dream Theater – www.dreamtheater.net
- Jordan Rudess – www.jordanrudess.com
- Jordan Twitter – www.twitter.com/jcrudess
- Jordan Facebook – www.facebook.com/jordanrudessofficial
- Jordan YouTube – www.youtube.com/jordanrudessofficial
- Project RnL – www.youtube.com/ProjectRnL
- Wizdom Music – www.wizdom-music.com
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About Michael Brandvold:
Michael Brandvold is a freelance music industry consultant based in Northern California. Having launched Michael Brandvold Marketing to leverage his years of experience to provide direction to large and small clients in the areas of online & social marketing as well as e-commerce and customer acquisition and retention.
Gene Simmons of KISS first tapped Michael’s skills as a pioneering online marketing strategist to launch and manage all aspects of Kissonline.com’s multi-million dollar enterprise, including their ground-breaking VIP ticket program.
Michael has also managed the online efforts for Motley Crüe, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, Madonna and Britney Spears to name only a few.
About Brian Thompson:
Brian Thompson, Managing Partner for Thorny Bleeder Records, is a Vancouver based music industry entrepreneur, record label owner, artist manager, marketing consultant, radio promoter, publicist, web designer, blogger, and industry speaker.
Formerly the corporate head of music buying and marketing for a large national music retail chain, Brian has since moved on to become a well respected voice on the convergence of artist development, music marketing, social media, and technology.