Posted by Dave Cool
We Want YOU! (To Vote for our Panels at SXSW)
SXSW is the biggest music festival and conference in the world, and also one heck of a great party. Through their “PanelPicker”, SXSW let people submit panel ideas that can be voted on, with the top vote-getters having a chance to be part of the official conference program.
Bandzoogle submitted 2 panel ideas, and we’d really appreciate if you took a minute to vote for them. Voting ends at 11:59 CDT this Friday, September 2:
1- Website Demolition Derby
MC’d by Bandzoogle CEO David Dufresne, the panel is 100% dedicated to live critiques of band websites. The panel includes Bandzoogle Founder and web design guru Chris Vinson, Ariel Hyatt from Ariel Publicity, and Ethan Kaplan, former VP at Warner Music Group. They will leave all diplomacy aside in their critiques of artist websites. So, this won't be for the faint-hearted, but should be a lot of fun.
2- Turn Your Drummer Into a Community Manager
Moderated by Bandzoogle community manager Dave Cool (a recovering drummer himself, *see proof below) the panel will feature community managers from established music web companies who will reveal all of their social media dirty secrets, tips and tricks that artists can use in their day-to-day interactions with their fans.
To vote for these panels:
Step 1: Create a SXSW Account: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/users/register?return=/
Step 2: Visit these links to give the panels a “thumbs up”:
Vote for "Website Demolition Derby":
Vote for "Turn Your Drummer Into a Community Manager":
Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it!
*Here is proof that I was in fact a drummer (and a blatant gesture to get more votes):
I became a much better drummer after that photo was taken, but also became a lot less cute, not sure if it was a good trade-off...