We’re off to Los Angeles next week for the TAXI Road Rally, which takes place November 7th-10th at the Westin LAX Hotel.
Founded in 1992, TAXI is the world's leading Independent Artist & Repertoire Company. Each year they host their own conference, the TAXI Road Rally, which is exclusive (and free) for their members.
Once again this year we’ll be participating in many conference events. Our Director of Artist Relations Dave Cool and Director of Business Development Julian Ilson will be on hand. Here are all the details on where to find us and what we’ll be up to:
Free Website Reviews at Bandzoogle Booth
We’ll have a booth set-up during the conference, so come by to say hello and get your website reviewed! As always, we’ll have t-shirts on hand for members, and plenty of free candy if you need a sugar high to keep you going. Here are the hours you’ll be able to find us:
Thursday, November 7
5pm - 8pm
From Friday, November 8, through Sunday, November 10
9am - 6pm each day
Driver’s Ed Classes
Dave Cool will be giving three “Driver’s Ed” classes while at the conference, here are the details:
Website Demolition Derby
Friday, November 8th
11am - 12:30pm (Westchester A Room)
This session will offer live critiques of musician websites. Each site's design, organization, content and functionality will be assessed. How does the website fit with the artist's overall online strategy, and how successfully does it achieve their goals? Dave Cool, the Director of Artist Relations at Bandzoogle, is extremely knowledgeable about website best practices and deeply allergic to bad design, Flash widgets and unreadable fonts. Reviews will aim to teach everyone in the room some website design best practices.
How to Build A Professional Band Website in Minutes with No Web Design Skills!
Saturday, November 9
4:30pm - 6:00pm (O’Hare Room)
This workshop will show how you can use Bandzoogle to build a professional website for your music that does more -- sells music & merch, syncs with your social networks, and puts you in front of more fans. No coding or web design skills needed! Dave Cool (Director of Artist Relations, Bandzoogle) will build a website from scratch and show off Bandzoogle’s many powerful and easy-to-use tools for artists.
Hub & Spokes: The Key to Gaining More Fans & Making More Money Online
Sunday, November 10
10:45AM - 12:15PM (National Room)
There’s no shortage of online promotional tools for musicians out there, so it can be daunting to figure out just how to use them effectively to promote your music. Which social media sites should you be active on? Do you still need your own website? Are mailing lists outdated? This workshop will explain the “Hub & Spokes” method of using all of these tools in a cohesive strategy to gain more fans, and generate more income for your career.
Panel: How to Make More Money With Your Music
Dave will also be on the following panel:
How to Make More Money With Your Music
Sunday, November 10
4:00PM - 5:00PM (Grand Ballroom)
Michael Laskow - Founder, TAXI (Moderator)
Brian Felsen – President, CD Baby
Dave Cool – Director of Artist Relations, Bandzoogle
Debra Russell – Founder, Artist’s EDGE
Jon Flanagan – CEO, Flanagan Radio & Retail Promotion
Bandzoogle Member? Want to Attend the TAXI Road Rally?
If you’re a Bandzoogle member in the Los Angeles area and would like to attend the TAXI Road Rally, please send an email to Dave at dcool[at]bandzoogle[dot]com. We might have an extra pass or two if you're willing to come help out at our booth!
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