This week’s episode #72, August 24, 2012 – Mat Bates from Slacker Radio Discusses Music In The Cloud.
Join myself & Brian Thompson for a 60 min. discussion with Mat Bates from Slacker Radio about how Slacker is creating a online radio experience that features the best of real world radio and the best of online radio. Mat also talks about how artists can get their music added to Slacker Radio and what is happening with music in the cloud.
Matthew Bates is the Senior Radio Program Manager for Slacker Radio- an Internet Radio service based in Rancho Bernardo. At Slacker Radio, Matthew Bates oversees the music programming and discovery across 200+ fully customizable genre stations. He also develops non-music content for the service, partnerships with artists, and promotional opportunities for various music-related events and releases. Prior to joining Slacker Radio, he spent a decade as a Brand Manager and radio programmer at terrestrial media groups and interactive agencies throughout the western US. He was an outspoken contrarian in the world of terrestrial radio, and his true passion remains the same regardless of medium- facilitating music discovery.
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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.