About

About GarageSpin

Social media junkie, online marketer, singer/songwriter, and dad, GarageSpin (i.e. Mike) tracks technologies empowering independent artists in a digital world.  GarageSpin is also recording his first album…all from the comfort of his garage attic (yup, that’s an upgrade, folks).

Artists now write, collaborate, record, produce, promote, share, sell, and perform music online. It’s an incredible time to be a songwriter or musician, and an amazing time to be a fan of independent music.

Be sure to connect with me via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or MySpace.  You may also want to sign up to receive big news about new songs, downloads, and other stuff.  Or, just ping me to chat.

Rather than bore you to tears with a long bio, here is an experience snapshot:

Day Gigs

Sr. Digital Marketing Manager, (Financial services company)
Product Marketing Manager, Search Engine Marketing, iCrossing
Product Manager, eCommerce, Index Stock Imagery
Product Manager, Music Experience Group, RealNetworks
New Media, Music Licensing & Business Development, The Harry Fox Agency

Non-Salaried Gigs

Vocals ‘n’ Instruments – GarageSpin (my 1-man, unsigned band)
Vocalist, Guitarist – Dogfight (a 4-piece rock band, now defunct)
Vocalist, Guitarist – Otis Funkmeyer (a 10-piece funk band that’s going strong)
Vocalist – The Colgate 13 (an A Capella group at Colgate U.)

Classroom Stuff

MBA, Marketing and Ecommerce, Carnegie Mellon University
BA, Molecular Biology (Art Minor), Colgate University

Email Me

Have some interesting news, have a question, or want to chat? Drop me a line.

Kind Words

GarageSpin was voted one of the Top 5 Music Blogs by About.com. Cool, thanks.

GarageSpin made the Best Music Blogs list over at GuidetoArtSchools.

(I’d add a “Mean Words” section, but that list is too long to list here.)