This week’s episode, July 20, 2012 – The Art of How To Pitch Your Music.
Each week Michael and Brian will discuss the latest events in the music business and music marketing events and techniques.
Join Brian Thompson and Michael Brandvold for a 45 min. discussion on real life tips that artists can use when sending pitches to music industry professionals such as press, blogs, labels, agents, promoters and radio programmers.You only have one chance to make a first impression, make it count. Lsten to this week’s latest episode of The Music Biz Weekly Podcast so you make all of your pitches to music biz insiders count.
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Featured Track Of The Week: The Stone Pines.
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Wild Child Style by The Stone Pines, a band from Vancouver, BC. Part Rock, part Blues, and with a hint of Reggae, The Stone Pines are tenacious about creating a new brand of soulful classic Rock and Blues with a wide range of sound and energy. Debut album ‘Landmark’ available now: http://bit.ly/LS0ra8
Visit them online at www.thestonepines.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.