Welcome to The Music Biz Weekly, a weekly podcast hosted by Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert. Each week we discuss the latest events in the music business and music marketing events and techniques.

Join us on Facebok at THE MUSIC BIZ WEEKLY and our free form discussion group MUSIC MARKETING MIND.

Tune in every week for the latest discussions and comments on the music business.

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About Michael Brandvold
Michael BrandvoldMichael Brandvold is a music marketing professional based in Northern California. Having launched Michael Brandvold Marketing to leverage his years of experience to provide digital strategy to large and small clients in the areas of online & social marketing as well as e-commerce and fan acquisition and retention.

Gene Simmons of KISS first tapped Michael’s skills as a pioneering online marketing strategist to launch and manage all aspects of Kissonline.com’s multi-million dollar enterprise, including their ground-breaking VIP ticket program.

Michael has also managed the online efforts for Accept, Narada Michael Walden, Jordan Rudess, SOiL, Tantric, Killer Dwarfs, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Dream Theater, Andy Gibson, Alexa Carter, Greg Kihn, Little Caeser, Motley Crüe, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, Madonna and Britney Spears to name only a few.

Michael recently released his first ebook, KISS School of Marketing: 11 Lessons Learned While Working with KISS. He is also the founder and cohost of the following podcasts; The Music Biz Weekly, Rock Star Branding, Dropping The Needle and Three Sides of the Coin. He has cohosted and presented music marketing webinars and writes about his music marketing knowledge and experience on his blog at Michael Brandvold Marketing.

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About Jay Gilbert

Jay GilbertAs a teenager in the Pacific Northwest, Jay Gilbert smuggled his Canon AE-1 into rock concerts to get the perfect shot of the likes of Van Halen, Queen and Cheap Trick. After college, he toured as a musician gaining invaluable experience in what it takes to create and promote an album. He later translated that knowledge as an executive with Universal, Sony and Warner Music Groups.

He moved to San Francisco and finally to Los Angeles for Universal Music where he worked for 18 years, most recently as VP New Media for Universal Music Enterprises. Jay has been on the cutting edge of Digital Sales & Marketing with Universal, Starbucks, Fox and Warner Music. It is this unique perspective as a musician, music executive, and fan that makes Jay‘s approach to Online Marketing artist-friendly.

If you are interested in speaking with Jay about what he can do to assist with your marketing needs contact him online at www.label-logic.net