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nope, not at all Clyde. this isn't a personal attack. our podcast was recorded two days ago and published this morning, before this post was even published. this episode was in response to the countless articles we've seen over the past few months on this topic, which started way back when many people were under the impression that only 14% of their fans see their posts, which isn't true. again, this has nothing to do with your reporting, rather the tone of the market in general in regards to Facebook.
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funnily enough, we just published a new episode of The Music Biz Weekly this morning that addresses this continual, "sky is falling" Facebook commentary which has been going on for what seems like forever, regardless of the changes they make. if you're interested in our opinion, here's the link... Don't Panic! You Can Still Reach Fans on Facebook for Free: http://buff.ly/IUbAI0
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Congrats and thanks for all you do for the music community Bruce! Brian
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2013 on Celebrating Hypebot's 9th Anniversary! at hypebot
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Thank you so much for including me in this list, I'm honoured to have received a mention. Very cool. Cheers! Brian @thornybleeder
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Hey thanks a ton for including me in your suggestions you guys, I'm honoured to be included. Here's a few of my top picks... although I'm admittedly leaving out tons and tons of great peeps since i have a pretty huge list: @michaelsb @howtorunaband @wesleyverhoeve @marteeeen @alancross @themerchdude @CEOLeeParsons @wesdavenport @plugola @buzzsonic @mmasnick
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Fantastic post Emily, kudos for standing up for the Emily White. There's far too many people jumping on the bandwagon to rally against her, while not thinking about how we can shape these listening habits, culture and technology into something that will work for everyone in the future. I wrote a post on this same topic of new listening habits in January, which was actually in response to another similar rant from David Lowery. You can read it here: "I Don't Want To Own Music, I Want To Listen To Music." http://buff.ly/Agyv5Q Brian Thompson @thornybleeder
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If you don't think that free music can help improve a career and your bank account, here's a great case study with a very successful DJ: An In-Depth Case Study on the Pretty Lights + BitTorrent Partnership: http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2012/01/case-study-pretty-lights-bittorrent-partnership.html Brian
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2012 on Demand = Value In The New Music Economy at hypebot
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Yeah I know, it's a very very obvious post... one that really shouldn't need to be said. But it does. Time and time again, most recently four days ago, I encountered a developing artist who refused to accept that he should use Free Music as a strategy to create fans for his band. Here was an artist who rarely played gigs and had no marketing going on whatsoever... yet he was demanding people on his Facebook page to support him and buy his album. He was getting visibly frustrated and having arguments with people when they asked for a free track. Hs response? "Screw you. Do you know how much it cost me to record this? Buy It." Sooo... that was the inspiration behind this post. It was intended as a little reminder and wake-up call that you can't expect to ask for money for something if no one knows it exists.
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2012 on Demand = Value In The New Music Economy at hypebot
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Actually Scott, I have no contempt towards artists whatsoever. Far from it. I've actually dedicated my life to helping artists find their way, on their own. I have two websites, a daily newsletter and two podcasts dedicated to this. My work speaks for itself. My comment was simply a wake-up call to artists.. work needs to be done to create an audience around your music and to monetize your songs, simply "creating" isn't enough.
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Here's what get's me... Just because you write a song and "release" it doesn't mean you deserve to get paid for it. Where is all of this sense of entitlement coming from?
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I can't believe you just left commen-spam on an article about not being spammy. Wow.
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You should also try Buffer, a tool I use every single morning to auto-schedule my tweets throughout the day, it's an invaluable tool and super easy. http://j.mp/jdhOIm
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The signup link does't work for me either...
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Hello fellow Hypebotters... I'm Brian Thompson, artist manager and the managing partner for Thorny Bleeder Records. I run a blog on our homepage which features indie advice, marketing tips, and music biz commentary, so you might want to pop over and take a peak. I also give away tons of free downloads from many amazing new artists, so swing by and grab some for yourself. Ill be releasing a new free download compilation next week, featuring new music from 24 different artists. Happy Holidays! Brian Thorny Bleeder Records http://www.thornybleeder.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thornybleeder
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Roger Bixley...you have just won the Internet Comment Of The Year! *applause*
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Ross is bang-on. Where there's a will there's a way. If you believe fiercely in what you do, regardless of whether its a career in music or not, and you put the same work ethic into it as you would any other entrepreneurial business, you will succeed and reach your goals.
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I might start using TweetDeck if it starts to support Facebook Fan Pages, as Hootsuite now does... Brian Thorny Bleeder Records http://www.thornybleeder.com
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I could agree with you more...perfect little summary! _______________________________ The Bleeder Blog Thorny Bleeder Records http://www.thornybleeder.com
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2009 on What Will Fans Pay For? at hypebot
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