Welcome to episode 58 of The Music Biz Weekly, a weekly podcast co-hosted by Michael Brandvold and Brian Thompson. This episode is brought to you by Music XRay.
This week’s episode, May 11, 2012 – Martin Atkins Talks with Musc Biz Weekly Podcast About His New Book Band:Smart & The Kickstarter Campaign. This Episode Is NSFW.
Martin Atkins has been in a bunch of bands: Pigface, The Damage Manual, Killing Joke, and PiL and has also performed with Ministry and Nine Inch Nails. He’s had a label, Invisible Records, for the last 20 years and wrote a popular book on the business of Touring called Tour:Smart. And now, Martin has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for his upcoming new book titled Band:Smart.
Join us for a rollicking fun chat with Martin, filled with countless F-Bombs and even a chicken salad. Connect with Martin on Twitter @marteeeen.
And don’t forget to…
Give a shit and buy a fuck: Martin Atkin’s new Kickstarter project for Band:Smart
Featured Track Of The Week: August Ruins.
This week we’re stoked to announce our brand new Featured Track Of The Week, as selected from the submissions we received on the opportunity we created on our Music XRay account. If you want to submit your song to be featured, create a profile on Music Xray and send it to us here.
The track you hear at the end of this week’s podcast is Gone Forgotten, from the band August Ruins. From Pittsburgh, PA these guys combine the speed and melody of California punk with the technicality of modern metal… with explosive results. Check out August Ruins on Facebook here.
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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.