As a band, writing a band bio is probably one of the least favorite things you will do. Just your luck, it is also one of the most important things your band will ever do. It most likely will be the first impression your band makes on anyone who gets their hands on it. (more…)
So you’re a newer band on the Madison scene, and you want to start making a name for yourself. You’re going to want to let people know that you exist, and that they should come see you play! So what’s a band leader to do? Spam facebook? Start an email chain (“Send this event invite to 5 friends or you’ll DIE UNHAPPY AND ALONE!!”)? (more…)
As an instructor, consultant, journalist, and personally active-user of social media of all types, I am often asked if posting to Facebook or sending out tweets can really make a difference in the long-term branding of an artist or band.
The simple answer is yes. (more…)
Let’s face it: more and more of us are putting away the good ol’ fashioned FM radio and opting for services that give us more options and freedom, such as Pandora, Spotify and other Internet-based services. (more…)
Saturday, May 9 was a day of firsts. First MAMAs show at the Overture Center. First time for capturing pre-show red carpet interviews. It was also the first MAMAs awards show for yours truly. The annual music awards show is in its 7th year running, and I wanted to blog a day-in-the-life of a MAMAs staffer shadowing Matt Jacoby to try to capture the energy of the day. (more…)