Episode 6: The Music Biz Weekly Podcast - Cloud Music vs. Subscription Music
Hey, it’s Friday again! Sweet. And that means that we have another new episode of The Music Biz Weekly Podcast.
Today Brian and Michael discuss “The Cloud”, what it is, and how some players in the new music industry hope to use as “the next big thing” to spur innovation and new revenues. On the flip side of these music storage lockers in the cloud are Subscription Music Services.
Listen to the podcast below to hear about the pros and cons of each service and to hear Brian and Michael’s opinions.
Thanks for following Brian. I have been enjoying your new PodCast! I have been a DIY musician for a lifetime and appreciate a fresh perspective.
I did want to ask you one question, if I may? I have been considering using Kickstarter to raise funds for my next recording project and I heard how you were successful going it on your own with Billy the Kid. I don't know how big her fan base was/is, but I am pretty much an unknown at this point and am thinking that a platform like Kickstarter will help me to reach more people. I would love to know what your thoughts are regarding this.
Take care my brother!
Hey Kenni, thanks for listening to the podcast man, appreciate it! Glad you’re liking it. Have you signed up to my newsletter yet, The DIY Daily? If not, make sure you do because there’s tons of useful info in there every day.
Regarding funding campaigns, my experience and the research and studies I’ve read is that if you don’t have much of an existing fan base, results will be quite poor. The fact is that a very very small percentage of people will actually invest or preorder in your project. So if you don’t have a large fanbase, it will be hard to pull in much money.
But, with that being said… you can definitely create and attract new fans through Kickstarter if you have amazing demos up on your page, you have some well shot videos that share your progress with people, and you have some innovative and creative packages that people will want to invest in.
If you put a ton of time into creating a community around your Kickstarter campaign, and engage with them and get them to spread the word… it could work for you.
This week’s discussion is about Social Media etiquette on Facebook and Twitter, along with some additional tips and tricks to help take you to the next level of engagement and interactivity with your followers and fans.
Episode 3: The Music Biz Weekly Podcast – Most Bands Still Want To Get Signed
Welcome to the third episode of The Music Biz Weekly, a weekly podcast co-hosted by Michael Brandvold and Brian Thompson.
We’ve been getting some amazing feedback, keep ‘em coming! Send us your subject ideas for future episodes, thoughts on what we’ve discussed and any comments on how we can make the podcast better.
This week’s episode:
Majority Of Bands Still Want To Get Signed
In a recent survey conducted by ReverbNation and Digital Music News, over 75% of indie artists said that it was one of their goals to get signed to a record label. The exact percentage varied from genre to genre, including a high of 81% of hip hop artists wanting a deal, and a low of 63% of alternative artists wanting to get signed. See the poll here.