Category Archives: Music

Why You Should Start A Podcast In Content Marketing

Headphones on yellow backgroundReady To Start Your Podcast? Content marketing is dynamic and ever-growing and has the potential to grow with the latest technology trends. Whats at the forefront of the tech world currently? Podcasting. It is reported that in 2017 alone, over 112 million Americans listened to...

Posted in Blogging, Business, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing, Music, Popular, Social Media Optimization (SMO), Tips, Uncategorized

How Napster Completely Ruined My Career

Napster history - 15 years laterThank You Napster It was 15 years ago, almost to the date, that a start-up digital music service completely ruined my life. Two teenage punks named Shawn/Sean, who, over the years I’ve come to admire and respect, created a piece of free software that any...

Posted in Business, Music, Music Marketing, Personal, Social Media

New Facebook Music Identification Feature Sinks Shazam

facebook music identification featureFacebook Music Identification vs. Shazam Facebook is now taking on Shazam. You probably have Shazam installed on your Android or iOS smartphone and if you don’t, I’m sure you know someone who does. Just in case you don’t know, Shazam is a way cool mobile...

Posted in Facebook, Music, Music Marketing

Attention Hackers: Slashathon Wants Your Help In Releasing His New Album

Slashathon 2014Slashathon Summons All Hackers To SXSW If you’re like me and are a fan of tech, music, marketing, Guns N’ Roses, and Slash you are going to love this. The former GN’R guitarist has created something to “create solutions for artists to engage their communities...

Posted in Digital Marketing, Music, Personal, Social Media, Strategy

Another Prince Lawsuit Filed For $22m Against 22 Fans

Time for a new Prince Lawsuit!Time For a New Prince Lawsuit! Prince is at it again. He’s raging against the Internet for what seems to be like the gazzillionth time on his “copyright warpath”. This time, the Prince lawsuit targets 22 individual Facebook users for $1 million each! It’s quite...

Posted in Facebook, Music, Music Marketing, Personal, Social Media, Video

Rap Genius Loses 80% Search Traffic From Google’s Penalty

Rap Genius versus Google SEORap Genius SEO vs. Google So whatever happened with that Google vs. Rap Genius SEO scandal? If you need to catch up on the story read this first, then this, and then the open letter to Google from Rap Genius co-founders. Great reads. To sum...

Posted in Blogging, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Google Search, Mobile SEO, Music, Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media, Social Media Optimization (SMO)

YouTube Music Awards – A Lesson In Chaos

YouTube Music Awards Show 2013The YouTube Music Awards – The First Ever This sounded like an awesome idea from the beginning. To me anyway. I mean first off this has never been done before. The YouTube Music Awards? Secondly, wow is the world’s second largest search engine and probably...

Posted in Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Music, Music Marketing, YouTube

YouTube To Launch Music Streaming Services

streaming music services - YouTube is next!YouTube Music Streaming Services Music streaming is freaking awesome. If you’re a fan of music and you haven’t experimented with any major music streaming services you’re really missing out on a an amazing music consumption and discovery experience. I’ve been enjoying and testing streaming music...

Posted in Mobile, Music, Music Marketing, Social Media, Social Media Optimization (SMO), YouTube

Why I Should Have Remained a DJ

keep calm and live your dreamsWhen You’re Fortunate To Get Close To Your Dream I knew I was on to something when I first started DJ’ing. I got a paper route specifically for one reason only – to buy 45’s to build my music library to be used at my...

Posted in Music, Personal, Sunday Hits

It’s the entertainment industry’s release schedule that breeds piracy

After working in the entertainment industry for well over a decade, specifically in the music business, I’ve been witness to insane release schedule practices that blew my mind way before illegal downloading of mp3’s (read: Napster). At first I could understand that delaying a CD...

Posted in Music, Music Marketing, Strategy