ReverbNation has consistently broken the mold in offering tools that empower independent artists. Their most recent ad creation platform, Promote It on Top Sites, is pretty incredible. Anyone with $25 can launch an ad on Youtube, Pandora, MTV, Pitchfork, and a whole slew of other sites. I’ll regurgitate the full details here, but will shamelessly [...]
Organic traffic to GarageSpin.com dropped by 50% on October 14th, and I have no clue why. Don’t you hate that? If you can explain why — perhaps a Google algorithm change? a once high-ranking post no longer carrying weight? — I will send you the first copy of my very next song to you for [...]
No, but a neato app nonetheless. Google continues it’s oh-so-amusing trend of messing with its logo on special occasions. Today’s celebrates the great Les Paul — a mouse-playable, recordable, and shareable Google Guitar app doodle. You can actually send a recording to someone else, and that person can jam along with you. Granted, there are [...]
Hurah! The Payola playingfield has been leveled a smidgeon more. Joining the ranks of Jango, Last.fm, and Songza, Tadcast launched a brilliant twist by enabling musicians to pay for placement in video by paying on an per listen or per click (if someone clicks on your band link after seeing a video) basis. Their video [...]
A belated Happy Mother’s Day to all you Moms! Being a dad now, I understand the challenges of parenthood. *Phew* My absence from my own blog is somewhat testament to that. On a positive note, I’m closer to having finished writing a new song called “In 9 Months”. It’s kind of a lullabye of promises [...]
Just to set the record straight and clear the air, I did not sell GarageSpin.com, and do not plan on ditching the music industry. (Happy belated April Fools!) Nor do I think DIY pundits are leaches feeding off musicians’ dreams — or at least, most of them aren’t. ;) ) I follow and fan all the [...]
I’ve grown tired of the music business. Social media is hype. DIY music pundits are self-help bullshit artists leeching off the dreams of hopeless musicians and bands. And my music kinda sucks. Who wants GarageSpin.com? I’ll sell it to the highest bidder, along with any copyrights associated with my 2-song catalog. New Music Strategies, Mashable, [...]
Mashable posted “Spinning Daydream” in its weekly music series, “Free Music Monday: 10 Free Downloads for Your Collection“. It’s #10 of 10 songs chosen by Barb Dybwad. Mashable happens to be my “go to” blog for social media news, pop culture, and geekery, so it’s both an honor and a privilege. Thanks, Mashablites!