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The music & movie industry and how to deal with changing technology. [over 12 years ago]
What is in desperate need for innovation?
I'd start a biz that incorporates all my hobbies. It would be a multi-level jazz/blues/live music club that would also be a bbq joint that has great whiskey/scotch/bourbon & cigars. It's probably not the type of biz that contributes a whole lot to society, but it would be fun! [over 12 years ago]
If you could start any business that you wanted, what would it be?
Find an "open mic" night at your local pub(s). [almost 13 years ago]
How to promote my songs?
Create a media kit centered around the email list to send to buyers, come up with a USP and incentives to be on the list. [almost 13 years ago]
Ideas around increasing E-Mail mailing list subscriber base
Establishing b2b (small retailers) and b2c online sales will create a benchmark to present to buyers at the large retailers. Most buyers want to see some sort of established sales history. It would help if the line served some niche market and/or had a unique point of interest, the clothing industry is a crowded one! Oh, it would also help to land a great publicist! [almost 13 years ago]
Marketing to apparel wholesalers
Content partnership with an encyclopedia publisher. A topic page would include the traditional encyclopedia entry and the user content that Wikipedia is known for. [almost 13 years ago]
What can creators of Wikipedia do to enhance its image as a credible resource?
Google buys you. :) [almost 13 years ago]
How do you know that you have a great WEB 2.0 IDEA???
Let Me Clear My Throat - DJ Kool [almost 13 years ago]
What are songs that help you to become energized, inspired, or creative?
More Bounce to the Ounce - Zapp & Roger [almost 13 years ago]
What are songs that help you to become energized, inspired, or creative?
A blog about nothing. It worked for Seinfeld, right? [almost 13 years ago]
My Blog
The publishing world is very fickle. There are a lot of independent publishing sales groups that you could work with (your initial print-run may determine how seriously these groups take you). Google book search is a free service. Also, create a website/blog and participate in related blogs (with a link back to your site). Significant reviews can be very difficult to get unless you have a great publicist. As mentioned earlier, obtaining an ISBN is essential. Sell the idea to US publishers. [almost 13 years ago]
What alternate ways can you sell books in the US market without being there?
Unless backed by millions of mkt dollars that labels throw at bands these days, the word is spread by an existing fan base. Treat these fans like friends. Create fan "badges" on networking sites that link back to your page. Offer discounts to those in your fan club or on your friends list. Write hand-written thank you letters to clubs in which you played mentioning how much you enjoyed playing their club. Network with other/similar local bands. Just a few ideas to get you started. [almost 13 years ago]
How to grow a local band and make money?