More Facebook (and Twitter) Mistakes

Last time we spoke about fake Facebook fans. Today I want to look at some other mistakes people make on social media. Don’t Just Promote Engage with people. It’s no good just posting the news that your new CD is available 500 times. By all means post it more...

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Fake Facebook Fans

There are many services out there who will try to sell you Facebook Likes. You pay them, X amount of money and they get Y people to click like on your page and suddenly your numbers look great. But most of these likes are from dummy accounts which no...

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Get Connected

Online promotion is the big buzz these days. But doing stuff offline (recording, gigging, meeting contacts and fans and selling stuff) is also important. And if the 2 don’t connect you’re making your life a lot harder. When people go to your website or Facebook page, what’s the first...

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We Have Contact

Making contacts is important; making friends, even more so. Doesn’t everyone do more to help their friends than strangers? There are of course many ways to make contacts but there is no substitute for the personal touch. So how can you meet the people you need to meet face-to-face?...

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Music PCs – part 2

So continuing from last time let’s move on and look at what else can affect our sequencer performance. Hard Disk Drives Hard Disk Drives are where data is stored when the computer is powered off. The most important factor is the rotation speed. The faster the disc rotates the faster...

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Music PCs – part 1

If you use a Mac you have a relatively easy choice when buying a computer for music.  But if you still use Windows things are a little more complicated. Here I will discuss how the individual components within a modern PC affect the performance of an audio sequencer. Personal...

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Tweeting With Twitter

Welcome back. Having inundated you with Facebook facts last time, today I’m looking at Twitter. Some of you may never have used Twitter. It’s different to Facebook in that it’s much less picture based and limited to very short messages (140 characters). It is possible to cheat and create...

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Facebook Again

You may have seen in some earlier posts we talked about how to set up a Facebook page and what to do with it once it’s set up. Well here we’re going to continue with that second part as last time was just the beginning. Getting likes is relatively easy....

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Stop The Press – Your Press Pack – part 2

Last time we started on how to write a press/media pack. Today we’ll carry on to complete the list below. A Jacket A bio (biography) A fact sheet Press clippings Photograph(s) A press release A promotional letter A CD? Something special Press Clippings Of course you won’t have any...

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Stop The Press – Your Press Pack – part 1

If they’re interested in your press release (See last post) local papers, radio stations, venues or most places in the industry usually want a press pack or media pack. You should have an electronic version somewhere on your website so interested media organisations can download it if they want...

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