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I view this article as a reminder that the "basics" still matter. 2 key take-aways that I think are super important. "Focus on the Product". Couldn't agree more. There are thousands of music choices, and quite often, they are all good. But that's an issue for a band....they are all just good. Make your music AND your performance incredible and success will come. "Lack of Value". The music industry has been producing the same "value" for many years. We need some creative thinkers who are willing to try out some new ideas. Some may work and some won't, but the group that creates some new value will be a step ahead. Thanks, Greg Music Powered Strategies
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Hisham, Totally agree with the article. Fans would love to hear about other areas of an artists life, their creative process, things they enjoy, etc. Most die hard fans connect with an artist for other reasons than their music. It might be their creativity, the way they write, the things they enjoy, etc. You could also take your thoughts and expand them to off-line experiences as well, i.e. during shows, etc. Thanks again, Greg
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Michael, First, let me say what an excellent article! I'm going to read and re-read your points. With so many opportunities in the world today to get bogged down by news, the latest social media tools, or whatever else is the latest thing on the internet, it is definitely easy for our time to get sucked up by other things. I totally agree that periodically we need to reset our lives, minimize non value add activities and focus on what fills us with energy. Thanks again! Greg
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Good article! One other thought is to mention your twitter handle at shows. Strike up a conversation about it in between songs, ask people to follow you, or have a contest that give the 1,000th follower a free CD. Quite a few times just bringing it to people's attention will get you a few followers. Thanks, Greg
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Chris, I actually like the title. It get's to the point. The only folks who care about your music "business" is you. Successful folks take their careers into their own hands and don't assume someone else is going to help them out. Thanks, Greg
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All I can say is "Thank You" !!!! There is quite a bit of junk out there in terms of headphones. I'll be looking forward to your products. Thanks again, Greg
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Hi folks ! My name is Greg Brent and I have a Music Marketing and Events business called Music Powered Strategies located in Austin, TX. I’ve been involved in the tech world for several years and I enjoy combining my business and music backgrounds to collaborate and serve artists or others in the creative industries. Currently, I’m helping some local musical artists, as well as, working with a local film company with their latest releases. My gifts are in the areas of strategy development, planning, and execution. I really like taking it down to the detail level and then implementing. I also enjoy putting events together whether it be planning a tour, organizing a concert, or helping a non-profit with an event. Music is a powerful medium and I like putting that power to work for others to enjoy or to help other folks. Looking forward to getting know others of you! Have a relaxing and restful weekend! Thanks, Greg Music Powered Strategies Greg@MusicPoweredStrategies.com
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I really like the idea behind this app. There are a lot of great org.'s out there that need help. I would strongly encourage all musicians and others in the music world to partner with a cause that they are really passionate about. It can be a win-win for the musician, as well as, the organization. Thanks Clyde! Greg
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Like your site. Looking forward to following you and your blog! Take care, Greg
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David, Like the guide. There's a lot of info out there and it's nice to have something to help clarify what's available and how to use. Take care, Greg
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Thanks for this great resource. I don't know of any better than Hypebot !
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Happy Independence Day! Thanks Hypebot for this forum and the awesome work you'all do. Hypebot is definitely on my daily radar screen. I'm enjoying readying everyone's background. I look forward to connecting with you'all, if I haven't already. My business, Music Powered Strategies , is similar to many of yours. I'm focused on helping musicians plan, market, and connect to fans. My focus is developing an overall strategy, putting solid marketing plans in place, executing, then measuring. In addition to marketing we are also involved in Artist Management and Event/Tour Planning. Give me a shout sometime. Would love to find out more about each of your businesses and discuss the music business. Take care, Greg Website: ht tp://musicpoweredstrategies.com Twitter: MusicPowerStrat Facebook: Music Powered Strategies
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Thanks for the info! I agree this is a great idea. I've been looking at other options on the web recently for a similar concept. This is a great way to provide value to your fans/customers in a different format! Thanks, Greg
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Mar 4, 2011
Well, the one thing I would say to Franz is that you have to remember that not only are you a musician but also a business. Just like a chef that loves to create through food and share his enjoyment with others, there are business aspects he must attend to. The other alternative to doing it all yourself is to add folks to your "team" who either volunteer to help or are paid to help. The key here is finding folks you trust and enjoy working with. I would start small and then add as you need to. The other thought about doing it yourself is that you gain experience and knowledge in the different areas, i.e. booking, publishing, marketing, etc. Therefore, when you do add someone to your team you have an understanding of what goes into the process and, as the owner of the business, can judge whether the right strategy or decisions are being made. Best wishes for your music career!
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An excellent and concise presentation of the key items to focus on as part of a band's overall marketing and business strategy. The only thing I would add would be a loop back to the beginning to "Repeat".
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I really like this idea. I hope it takes off. Another spin-off idea would be to directly connect bands with charities. Best of luck with the site !
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Feb 14, 2011
This goes back to the age old idea that "relationships matter". If you make someone feel genuinely important your not going to just get a fan but a super fan who will spread the word about your music, shows, etc. to their friends, acquaintances, etc. Thanks Brian for a refresher on this topic!
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Feb 14, 2011