Just got back from NYC and the New Music Seminar. It was crazy, exciting, and bubbling with the positive energy of thousands of musicians. Oh yeah, and very very very hot.
I met a ton of Bandzoogle members, and demo'd the system to hundreds more. We also had our first ever Bandzoogle team meetup! Some of us have been working together for years without ever seeing each other face to face. Dave even flew out from the UK. It was a great time.
Aside from all of that, I gave a talk about designing band websites, titled "Attract, Engage, Sell: How to make a band site that rocks". I condensed all my 15 years of experience into 18 minutes. It was my first stab at doing a long talk, and I think it went well!
All in all, it was a great experience. Some pics:
Not your typical conference venue
The booth, day one. Third bowl of candy.
The focus of our message at the seminar: how to make a great band website.
Myself, newest Zoogler David D. and Allison taking care of the booth.
Friendly neighbors Jakprints.com. Need merch printed? Best company around. They do an amazing job on all of Bandzoogle's printed material.
Packed house + broken A/C = Lots of sweat.
My talk: Attract, Engage, Sell -- how to make a band website that rocks.
Great example of a call to action on Adam Taylor's site.
Interesting/outspoken panel; Kelly Cutrone, Steve Van Zandt, Tom Jackson, Just Blaze
The first ever Bandzoogle team meetup!