This week’s episode, June 15, 2012 – Booking Gigs and Finding an Agent, A Discussion with Bandzoogle’s Dave Cool.
Join Brian Thompson and Michael Brandvold for a 50 min. discussion with Dave Cool, Bandzoogle’s Director of Artist Relations.We chat about a wide range of topics from booking gigs, finding an agent, managing artists, working for a music tech company and other tidbits from Dave’s diverse experience in the music industry.
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Featured Track Of The Week: Robert Taira Wilson.
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This week’s Featured Song of the Week is Forget Me Not, from Robert Taira Wilson, a British musician, currently based in Osaka, Japan and renowned for his extraordinary guitar playing, hypnotic vocals and passionate live performances. You can find Robert online at Facebook and Bandcamp.
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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.