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This week myself, Berklee student, Justin Travis and Heather McDonald your About.com Musicians guide tackle music for free, a bit of Trent Reznor, hobby-musicians vs. career-musicians, and getting the most out of your a career in music, and the new Universal Music video channel.
Check out the latest and greatest music news from MusicBizWeekly: http://ow.ly/31lm
Here are a few of the issues we covered in this week’s MusicBizWeekly podcast.
Go-getter, and future music industry super-star Justin Travis, a student at Berklee, About.com Musician’s Guide, Heather McDonald, and myself have put together a weekly podcast about what’s happening in the music business, entitled Music Biz Weekly. It’ll be an ongoing dialog about various events happening in the music business. . .that we hope will serve to not only keep you posted on what’s going on so when you’re being interviewed for your internship, or first gig as a recording engineer, promotions person or brand ambassador, you’ll know what you’re talking about!
Listen to the podcast here:
Hi everyone, I know it’s been a wee bit quiet around here, but we’re in the middle of processing a re-design for the site and since we’re going to be doing a number of things differently on the site, I wanted to hold off on rolling out the new content. We have a number of exciting things planned. . some interviews on deck, and a lot of interesting stories about people who have made it in the music business. We’re working on stories related to recording engineering (which we see a lot of interest in) as well as stories focusing on women who have kicked some royal butt in the music business as well. I’ve noticed there are a lot of female readers on the site (go girls!), so we’re going to be tailoring a bit to each of you as the year progresses.
Hi everyone, just popping in today with a quick video that’ll start your mind racing with all sorts of approaches you can use to snag your first radio job this week. No kidding, watch the vid and get movin’!
Here are the links mentioned in this video:
Clear Channel’s station search tool. Good if you know the call letters, otherwise, not so good!
Knock ‘em dead, and I’ll see you at the meet and greet!
A quick little message to let everyone know that I have re-launched MusicIndustryJobs.com. Previously it had only one page of music business job and internship listings that required quite a bit of searching on your part. To reduce the workload a bit, I’ve broken down all the job postings into a few different categories that cover music jobs in film, touring, band management, record labels, music gigs, etc. I’ve also created search categories and done the preliminary job searching for you for every state in the US, and am currently working on expanding the search listings to Europe and Asia as well. We also have a separate internship category as well.
A little off topic today, but I wanted to share a few links with everyone regarding the important election we’re facing this year. As most of my reading audience is in college or getting ready to go to university, I thought these few links might help courtesy of Lifehacker. They’re all non-partisan and should serve to help you if you’re undecided, or think you might be leaning a certain way, but aren’t sure as to why, or even if you’re correct. I particularly liked Select Smart’s “Compare the Candidates” link.
If you’re the creative type, you might want to take a look at this opportunity to pal around with Russell Simmons and participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week USA. I’m the regional director for Chicago and thought I would share this with each of you. Aside from the cool-ness factor of this contest, there is also a 5K prize. Not a bad deal at all. Good luck! Doc
CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS,
AND FASHION DESIGNERS!
Global Entrepreneurship Week USA is sponsoring a creative entrepreneurship competition
to find the next big names in film, music, and fashion. Win $5,000 and the opportunity
of a lifetime to be the next entrepreneurial star in the Race to BE.!
Cheat and win: Life lessons from Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, and Derek Sivers of CD Baby
Check out our new Music Industry Jobs and Internships board at MusicIndustryJobs.com It’s FREE!
Frequent readers might have caught on that I really dig Tim Ferriss’ ideas on productivity, and what he refers to as “lifestyle design”. In fact, he’s even got a running spot on my blogroll. His book, “The 4-Hour Workweek”, has been on the bestseller list forever and it has been published in 39 different languages at last count. It is a must-read if you’re serious about achieving your dreams.