I'd like to find someone who wants to do a project with us to take
on the music promotion industry. Now that myspace has made it possible
for bands to publish and interact with fans. Someone needs to come up
with a way to help bands get booked and then help them pack their
shows. This'll put the control back in the musician's hands.
The system is broken now. Touring and billings are what makes or
breaks a band. But, promoters, "pay to play", and booking agents
control what bands get selected and the middle men make the majority of
We have a potential project that would change the way that bands get
booked and they way shows get promoted. The pilot project would
initially involve 100 bands and 20 venues throughout New England. The
project would generate $10,000/month in revenue. Revenue would come
from venues only. Bands would get paid by the venues. Just like they do
now. If someone wanted to do it, they'd have to take my training program.
If you don't know, the Sole is arguably the best seafood restaurant in New England. It's in Worcester, but people regularly come from Boston, Providence, etc to go to it.
And most interesting to my non New England blog friends that are techies (most of you), their website ranks higher in Google than the US Government's website taking about sole proprietorships for the search term, Sole Proprietor.
Is the US government not so good at SEO? Or is the Sole Proprietor's web company that much better?
only was I pleasantly impressed by the ecclectic mixture of bands
(Motion City Soundtrack, Less than Jake, 30 Seconds to Mars, and I am
the Avalanche being a few of the standouts), but I also won a pair of
Granted, it took me alittle over an hour to
hunt down the loco street teamer (read: someone who clearly looked like
she was trying - too hard - to promote it), but hey, if missing Billy
Talent means I get $100 worth of concert tickets just for wearing my
locobazooka shirt, who am I to complain?
And to think, I actually thought of unsubscribing from WhizSpark's mailing list not too long ago...
It took me a little while to make the connection. Then, I realized that Locobazooka uses WhizSpark to send out their email newsletters. In one of them, they promoted the Warped Tour and gave away free tickets to people that wore a Locobazooka t-shirt.
Kind of interesting how the online and offline come together. We should do more of this.
Generate a target list of 100 "Super Affiliates" and then create a
customized sales letter for each of those affiliates. Include
their picture, a place for an audio welcome, a written welcome message
and all their affiliate links embedded throughout their sales letter.
Initially, I thought these information-selling affiliate networks were a bit suspect. But, I am beginning to turn around on the idea. I am not a big fan of selling information. But, a lot of companies use paid seminars and workshops (which simply deliver information) to introduce prospects to value added consulting services. Stu's network and techniques applied with our functionality, techniques and network would be an effective combination, if used to market events like this one. Or this one. Or this one. Or this one. Or even this one.