That’s right, we have started packing clean socks, a few Bandzoogle t-shirts, and extra toothpaste. Next week Chris and I will have the pleasure of hanging out in Los Angeles and then Memphis, preaching the Bandzoogle gospel, and we hope we can meet a good number of Bandzooglers, old and new.
As mentioned a few posts ago, we will be attending the New Music Seminar on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Tuesday at 1:40 PM, Chris will give an 18-minute presentation titled “Your Music is Your Art, Your Website is Your Business” where he will talk about, you guessed it, how to optimize your website as the hub of your online strategy and as the ultimate tool to help you reach your business goals. Expect a very informative session, building on our Rules to Build A Website That Rocks and Chris' 15-year experience building artist websites, with many real life examples and best practices to follow.
At 5:00 PM Bandzoogle is sponsoring a Breakout/Mentorship Session, where attendees will have the chance to meet face-to-face with an impressive list of professionals and experts to discuss different aspects of their career. See the schedule for details. I will be one of the mentors, on hand to discuss websites, but also how to make sense of the “new music economy”, how artists-fans relationships are changing and how this can ultimately translate in leave-the-day-job revenue. Check out the interview I recently did on All Access Radio for a sneak peek, or the long interview we did with Hypebot.
The L.A. Bandzoogle meetup will take place right after Chris’ talk, so around 2:15 - 2:30 PM on Tuesday at the hotel bar of the Universal Sheraton (venue for the New Music Seminar, 333 Universal Hollywood Dr.). If you’re in attendance, meet us near the stage after Chris gets off stage and we’ll head to the bar. If you’re not attending the NMS, you can still join us in the bar. It will be super casual and simple, share a few drinks, discuss what’s coming for Bandzoogle (features, new products, etc.), we can talk about your sites and music, talk about your careers etc.
On Thursday we will catch a very (very...) early flight to get to the Folk Alliance International Conference and hang out there until Friday. Chris and I are both panelists on 2 different panels on Friday.
Chris will be on the “Website Derby” panel at 12:30 PM, that will feature live critiques of artist and business websites. I will be on the “Next Gen Internet” panel at 2:00 PM, to discuss how new music get discovered by fans nowadays and how the Web is changing how artists can engage with fans and forge meaningful relationships.
The Memphis Bandzoogle meetup will take place right after my panel, so at around 3:30 PM on Friday. Same deal as L.A., meet us near the stage after the panel and we’ll head down to the hotel bar (Memphis Marriott. 250 North Main St.), which will be open to non-attendees. Again, we’ll keep it super casual and simple, share a few drinks, discuss the future of Bandzoogle (features, new products, etc.), we can look at your sites and music, chat about your careers and projects etc.
Can’t wait to escape the snow and meet some cool Bandzooglers. See you soon !
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