Your Weekly Music/Entertainment Industry Social Media Wrap-Up
Here’s What’s Happened Over The Last Week
Your Must-Read of the Week:
28 Days of Fame: The Strange, True Story of ‘Flappy Bird’
Two reasons why you have to read this: 1. If you’re into music, you will want to see how the rise of a simple, free videogame rose out of nowhere to #1 on the iTunes App charts – then was taken down by its developer. 2. If you know nothing about how to make or market an app, here’s a great story about what happens when the success you dream about comes true. There isn’t always a happy ending.
Follow Up: The App Developer Was Making $50,000 A Day From ‘Flappy Bird’
Other Stuff You Should Check Out…
Tommy Page – From Pop Star To Pandora, A Visit To WPU Told In Tweets
Last Tuesday day, former pop star Tommy Page (oh yeah, he had a #1 hit), who is now Head of Music Partnerships at Pandora, spoke to WPU Music Biz students about his journey from hitmaker and songwriter to #musicbiz mainstay. Here’s a snapshot of his Q&A, told in Tweets. Click on the link and check it out.
Tuning Out: How A Lightning-Fast Rapper Finds His Focus
Tonedeff is a rapper, CEO, and founder of QN5 Music. How does he find time to concentrate and create? Check out this short video/article. Do you think this idea will catch on?
Hunting For YouTube’s Saddest Comments
Do you read YouTube comments? Scattered among the hordes of opinions and attacks are stories. Simple stories. Listen to this story about the stories. Because the history of our civilization may just be somewhere at the bottom of a Donna Summer video.
How LinkedIn Can Help The Jazz Musician In The Music Biz
If you’re a Jazz musician – or any type of musician, really – LinkedIn just might be your savior. Here are 5 steps to helping you create a professional profile which can lead to contacts, gigs, and a more stable future. (Secret: It’s totally FREE!) Go. Click and do it. Now.
Music Biz 101 & More – The Radio Show Has A March 5th Debut Air Date!!
Mark Wednesday, March 5th at 8pm on your calendars. Music Biz 101 & More, the radio show, will begin airing and streaming live on Brave New Radio, 88.7 WPSC. Click on the headline to see how you can hear it. Get your call-in questions ready. You can also tweet us: @MusicBiz101wp
App Review: Music Inc.
Our esteemed Dr. Marcone spent a couple hours playing around with a new app which helps you learn how to manage your career. The app, called Music Inc., is reviewed at the link. It’s a short read and a fun app, so check it out.
Bookmark This!! (Other Stuff To Click On & Read If You Like What’s Above)
Volunteer For The 2014 New Music Festival, June 8-10 In NYC
WPU Music Biz MBA student Kari Keller signed up. Maybe you should too.
Queen Latifa Dominates Entertainment Industry
Why Private Capital Is Critical To Nashville’s Economy
Can Twitter’s Big Data Influence The Music Business?
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