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Podcasts for Musicians (with an emphasis on drummers)

Podcasts! I’m a big fan of podcasts and I listen to them a bunch when I travel and workout. I tend to lean towards some comedic ones, but I definitely like to check out musically based podcasts and I want to share those with you in this post. Some of these are directly related to drums, others to music business, and others to songs and songwriting. Maybe you will find a couple that you enjoy. Continue reading Podcasts for Musicians (with an emphasis on drummers)

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Pandora relaunches its (free) Artist Marketing Platform (and it’s super artist-friendly)

Reposted with permission. Originally posted by Chris Robley at the CD Baby DIY Musician blog.

I’ve just spent the morning checking out Pandora’s new promotion tools available to artists who are distributing music to Pandora via a licensed partner (like CD Baby). Without turning this post into a list of superlatives, let me just say that they’re great and you should be using them if your music is on Pandora.

What are the tools? We’ll get to that. But first…

Who can you reach with the new suite of tools in Artist Marketing Platform (or AMP)? Potentially, lots of people — and for free.

Because Pandora’s Music Genome maps similar artists and songs across a huge taxonomy of musical attributes, every time someone creates a station based on a a similar artist or song, your music has a chance of being served to that listener. This is what Pandora calls “The Pandora Effect.”

The more times listeners create a station based on YOUR music, the more often it gets played in other stations. Continue reading Pandora relaunches its (free) Artist Marketing Platform (and it’s super artist-friendly)

Brooklyn Bowl

Damon will be playing percussion at the Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, with the Atomic Funk Project starting at 8pm

B.B. Kings

Damon will be playing two sets at B.B. Kings (Lucille’s Club) in Times Square in NYC starting at 7pm with the Atomic Funk Project.

Sarah Eide

Damon will be playing percussion with Sarah Eide at Uncommon Ground (Lakeview location)

The After Party

Damon will be playing percussion at the After Party in NYC at the Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2, 11.30pm. No cover!