Your Weekly Music/Entertainment Industry Social Media Wrap-Up (March 18)

Here’s What’s Happened Over The Last Week

Your Must-Watch of the Week:

Pandora’s Tim Westergren: The Man Who Remade How You Hear Music

Flying to Florida?  Driving to Ontario?  You’ll have a lot of spare time this week, so start by clicking HERE to watch a series of short video interviews, courtesy of, with Tim Westergren, the head of Pandora.

Other Stuff You Should Check Out…

3 Reasons To Check Out Now That’s What I Call Pop! At WPU

What are you doing on Monday the 24th, the night we get back from spring break?  Click on the link for 3 reasons why you should cancel everything and head over to Shea for some great performances by WPU Pop Music students.  It starts at 7pm.  Go.

Music Biz 101 & More Radio Show – Spring Break Edition!

Tune in or stream us live HERE on Wednesday at 8pm.  Tweet us: @MusicBiz101wp or call in at 973-720-2738.  Our special guest is Dr. Rob Quicke, the head of Brave New Radio and founder of College Radio Day.  Interested in event marketing or music licensing?  This is the show for you.

Video: 2 Actions Taken To Launch ESPN

HERE is another short video (just over 2 minutes) with Bill Rasmussen, the guy who helped launch ESPN.  The best part starts around 1:50, where Rasmussen gives two GREAT lessons you should know.  Watch to hear/see them.

Why Music Managers Just Don’t Cut It

Here’s an interesting blog post suggesting a new model for an artist’s management team.  Note how it includes a Graphic Design Artist, Web Developer, and Videographer.  What do you think about that?

Samsung Jumps Into Internet Radio Race – Without Ads

Click above and check out another competitor to Pandora.  It’s a partnership Samsung’s done with Slacker and is only available on Samsung phones.  Is a service like this enough to get you to switch? (Big thanks to Chelsea Alcock for tweeting the story to us!)

Dr. Dre’s Beats Music Said To Raise Up To $100 Million

More on (but not moron) the battle to be the chief music provider for your cellphone. The media keeps stating Spotify is the top Beats competitor, but Beats is more like Pandora, not the on-demand streaming of Spotify.  Seems to me the Beats train is about a year too late, unless they have something up their sleeve to take our breath away.  What do you think?  (Big thanks, again, to Chelsea Alcock for the link!)

Papa’s Got A Brand New ‘Tag

How much can social media and a hashtag# help a brand?  Check out the link to read about how the Levi’s Dockers brand felt 11,000 Facebook fans after their campaign.

H&R Block Taps YouTube Talent For New Social Media Record Label

Click on the link and read all about how taxes and music make sense – and why H&R Block chose the artists they did for this campaign (hint: most are Indie, unsigned artists!)


Percussive Arts Society (PAS) – This one is paid!

Shastra Music – This is for/with faculty member Payton MacDonald.  This would be a mix of grunt and social media work for a music festival.  Contact me or Dr. MacDonald directly:

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