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Favorite Songs of 2010

Posted December 31, 2010 by in Uncategorized

Here is part two of our four part Favorites of 2010. Earlier I posted everyone’s favorite records of the year, today it is the top songs. Let us know what your favorite songs were. Enjoy.   John Mays 1. Teenage Dream – Katy Perry / Dr. Luke / Max Martin / Benny Blanco (recorded by [...]

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Favorite Albums 2010

Posted December 27, 2010 by in Uncategorized

It is that time of year again where we review or favorites of 2010. So over the next few posts we will look at our favorite albums, songs, movies and moments from 2010. Today we will start with our favorite albums of the year… Top Albums of 2010 – John Mays 1. The Silver Seas [...]

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Quote, unquote.

Posted December 16, 2010 by in Marketing, Uncategorized

I like quotations. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you know that I post quotes quite a bit. I always have loved quotes. I used to underline all the quotes I loved in books and would write them on notebook paper. Now I have a small Moleskin that I write quotes in. I [...]

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Checking the Last Box

Posted October 28, 2010 by in Marketing

I was on a web site the other day and there was this demographic poll, I decided to skew everything and go ahead fill it out. Well, when it came time to fill in the age I had to stop. 50 + was the last box. Oh no, I’m now in the last box. That’s [...]

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You Gotta Serve Somebody

Posted September 2, 2010 by in Marketing

I am reading “Inside Drucker’s Brain” by Jeffery Krames (a John Mays recommendation). In case you didn’t know, Peter Drucker is the forefather of all modern management techniques. It is a really great book that challenges your thinking on business and management.

One of the quotes from Drucker that appears early in the book has been rattling around in my head since I read it – “There is only one valid definition of business purpose: to create a customer.”

Have you asked yourself who your customer is? No matter what business you’re in you have multiple layers of customers. Sometimes it is the end-user, sometimes it is the people between you and your end-user. Who is the customer for our radio department? What about our internet marketing? Booking? What about for an artist?

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"That Guy"

Posted July 12, 2010 by in Marketing, Uncategorized

I was having lunch with a friend of mine a couple of weeks ago. When I walked in with my iPhone headphones in, listening to the latest podcast of This American Life. After giving him the obligatory hello hug he looked at me and said “ah, tell me you’re not ‘that guy.’”.

“That guy?” I wonder.

“Yeah, ‘that guy’ who walks around stores with his headphones in, oblivious to rest the world. Please don’t be ‘that guy.’”

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I was reading Seth Godin’s blog the other day. This is a daily ritual for me since Seth is one of the best thinkers in the marketing world. His book “Purple Cow” changed my world.

I was reading the post “Simple Five Step Plan For Just About Everyone And Everything” and it hit me of how this plan can work for so many people in different areas of life.

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Periodically we will be posting guest blogs from people we respect, read or want to introduce you to.

Today’s guest blog is from Paul Resnikoff, publisher of Digital Music News, an email I read every day.

Her you go:

The Simple Fax…

The fax machine is still used from time to time, especially when signatures are needed on contracts. So, if an artist uses a fax machine to finalize a career-changing contract, did the fax break that artist?

Huh?

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As you know, last week Nashville was hit with the most rain fall any of us have ever seen. According to news reports Franklin, where our office is located and most of us live, was hit with 17″ of rain in about 36 hours. Nashville received nearly 13″ in the same time.

Here are our thoughts on what happened to the city we call home.

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A while ago I received a Facebook invitation to join the group ” Can this pickle get more friends than Nickelback.” Boy, it make me laugh.Great idea. But as my inquisitive mind spun I was wondering what would happen. As I watched the numbers increase and increase I was wondering where it would stop. Now at over 1.5 million fans it has gone beyond a joke to an interesting case study.

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