Hi everyone! From now on in the Bandzoogle blog, we will offer our members the opportunity to ask questions to some top music industry experts. Our first "guest" on Ask an Expert is Ken Lewis.
Ken is a Producer / Mixer / Engineer / Musician /
Songwriter for over 14 years. He has worked with top selling artists like Kanye West, Beastie Boys, Usher, Lenny Kravitz, Janet Jackson and Bandzoogle's own Small Town Sleeper.
His credits include 2 Grammy's, 38 Gold and Platinum albums and singles, 19 #1 albums and singles, and 18 more Grammy nominations.
He has started an innovative Pay Per Download service called IndieTunes.com which caters specifically to independent musicians.
This is a great opportunity to learn about recording, improving your mixes, working with a producer, as well as the whole pay per download issue.
Please post any questions you may have for Ken here. We will ask him to answer as many as he can!
With all of the updates planned for 2006, we soon realized the need for another programmer to join our team. We've finally found him!
Louis Galipeau has joined us from Ottawa, Ontario Canada. Louis is a Coldfusion programming guru and part time digeridoo player (Didgeridooer?). He'll be working closely with Eli to revamp Bandzoogle and add much requested features in the near future.
Some members have noticed that mails sent to AOL.com addresses from their mailing list have been getting blocked with an "554 - TRANSACTION FAILED" error.
We have contacted AOL about this, and they were surprisingly helpful. They couldn't say why we were being blocked (we don't send out "spam", and member mailing list mails conform to their email policies). In any case, we are being added to their "whitelist" in the next 3-5 business days, so mails will not be blocked in the future.
In the short term, emails sent from your mailing list and also confirmation emails to AOL accounts will get returned. I suggest manually confirming any bounces that you get from AOL members, and hold off on sending mailing list messages if the majority of your members are on AOL.