Welcome to episode 31 of The Music Biz Weekly, a weekly podcast co-hosted by Michael Brandvold and Brian Thompson.
Each week Michael and Brian will discuss the latest events in the music business and music marketing events and techniques.
This week’s episode, October 28, 2011 – Songwriting Tips From Heart’s Multi-Platinum Co-Writer Sue Ennis.
Sue Ennis is a nationally-recognized songwriter, best known for her work with the platinum-selling Seattle rock band Heart. She has also written award-winning jingles, children’s songs for a puppet theatre, and songs to accompany everything from fireworks to fund raisers for ladies’ groups. Sue has co-written over 50 songs with Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart with over 30 million records sold. She has earned 10 gold, 4 platinum, 1 triple platinum and 1 quintuple platinum albums. Her songs have also been included in the feature films “The Golden Child” starring Eddie Murphy and that blockbuster film for the four year old set, “Thomas and The Magic Railroad.”
Michael Brandvold is a freelance music industry consultant based in Northern California. Having launched Michael Brandvold Marketing to leverage his years of experience to provide direction to large and small clients in the areas of online & social marketing as well as e-commerce and customer 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 Motley Crüe, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, Madonna and Britney Spears to name only a few.
About Brian Thompson:
Brian Thompson, Managing Partner for Thorny Bleeder Records, is a Vancouver based music industry entrepreneur, record label owner, artist manager, marketing consultant, radio promoter, publicist, web designer, blogger, and industry speaker.
Formerly the corporate head of music buying and marketing for a large national music retail chain, Brian has since moved on to become a well respected voice on the convergence of artist development, music marketing, social media, and technology.
Transcriptions done with assistance from Tak (pronouced TACK) from The Pawnshop Manual. Go check their music out at www.thepawnshopmanual.com.
We have an amazing conversation to share with you for Episode 20, a candid conversation with Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater about fan engagement, social media, music marketing, technology, and his favourite iPhone and iPad apps.
This is a must listen episode…
The Music Biz Weekly, a weekly podcast co-hosted by Michael Brandvold and Brian Thompson. Each week we discuss the latest events in the music business and music marketing events and techniques.
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We just confirmed some very exciting news… Our special guest on the next episode of The Music Biz Weekly Podcast is Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess.
We’ll be talking about how he connects with fans using social media, in particular his success with sites such as YouTube and Twitter. We’ll also be touching on Dream Theater’s drummer audition video series, their highly anticipated upcoming album “A Dramatic Turn Of Events” due out this September and their North American Tour.
Tune in to http://www.MusicBizWeeklyPodcast.com this coming Friday, August 12th and join Brian Thompson and cohost Michael Brandvold for what’s going to be an amazing new episode.
The podcast will be posted immediately after it’s recorded and should be online around 12:30-1pm PST.