We’re redesigning our website at the moment, so most of my reading material kind of centers around that topic. The Big Red Fez by Seth Godin (yes, another Seth Godin book) is one of the current ones I am reading. It’s about having bananas on each page of your site. And if you don’t know what that means, and your band has a website, you should get this book. It’s worth reading, and it’s a quick read.
Archive for February, 2008
Love Seth Godin, and love this book, Purple Cow. About being remarkable in business. Or music, in this case.
After 8 months of anticipation, I finally
got my iPhone a few days ago. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love my new companion
- suddenly I have access to booking emails, band contact information, driving directions, pictures from
our latest photo shoot, our websites, youtube videos, music business podcasts, and, oh, about 2000 songs -
all without having to take my laptop anywhere. I love this phone – and I am posting this entry from it!
Just found the advice library of starpolish, and it is very good! Lots of information – on copyright, on mailing lists, networking, creative promotional tools. Some of the information is a bit outdated, but there are enough resources that work for me to recommend the site.
Found this site a few weeks ago, and am really enjoying it. Obscure Sound is a music blog with artist reviews, cd reviews, and mp3s. I love the fact that their entries are in-depth, with lots of background, and that I often find music I have never heard and end up loving on this site. A few examples: What made Milwaukee famous and Kara Keith.
I seldom listen to radio anymore – having switched almost entirely to podcasts voer the course of the past year. A podcast I love – I have mentioned this before but I have noticed I have a lot of new readers and this is by far my favorite music biz podcast: Music Business Radio. In-depth interviews with music business professionals from very diverse backgrounds. Free, of course. You can download it from the above-mentioned site or directly from iTunes.