People keep asking this question: Will social networking replace the big machine of record label style marketing?
I say NO. If it were doing so, the question would not need to be asked. Period. But I'll throw in my 2 cents worth, and let's see where the conversation goes. Stick with me through this. I'm going to try to use some parallel examples within other businesses.
Typically, if you're in any business, you are manufacturing a product to sell, or you are selling a… Continue
Wow!What a great month this has been! I really thought with the economy and all the drab news that my work schedule would have been slowed to a near stall, but the opposite is happening. My recording session work has picked up and I've made a lot of new friernds as well as clients. Worked on some gospel CD projects and songwriter demos. Got to work with Alan O'Day in the studio, he was the writer/ singer of the #1 Billboard hit "Undercover Angel" and… Continue
Added by John Heinrich on October 28, 2009 at 9:21am —
I have uploaded a new song. It is called Jenna's Journey. It is in memory of a beautiful seventeen year old girl who passed away this past September. She had been battling a painful type of cancer since she was 15. If you have facebook, you can read her mom and dads journal entries for the past two years. The group is called Jenna's Journey.
Lion has meticulously spent the past several days and nights writing and recording. His doctors still insist for him to stay in bed and rest, but it has become clear that Lion refuses to let anything deter him from staying true to himself and his work which he loves. His knee is healing phenomenally well as he continues intense physical therapy multiple times a week. Trust me, Lion will be walking again, and much sooner than you think. It's just… Continue
This years SUMMER NAMM SHOW 2009held at the NASHVILLE CONVENTION CENTER was a rousing success, I feel. The company I represent demonstrated their high quality line of instruments. Some major vendors where absent as in Peavy, Gibson and Fender, but hey, made room for the rest to sell and party, sell & party we did!
Our booth was #1248 with the whole Morrell crew from Bristol, TN and the awesome instruments. Recently, I recieved a full endorsement… Continue
I don’t watch a lot of TV, but one show I do like to watch is Nightline on ABC which comes on right after the local news. Earlier this week, Nightline did a story entitled “Face Lift for a Job Lift”. Now anyone who knows me well knows that I am VERY squeamish when it comes to watching surgery on television, especially plastic surgery. I get queasy just hearing people talk about it, much less seeing it on TV. But I had to watch this story (through fingers covering my eyes) because of the reason… Continue
I can't even begin to tell you how many times iv'e been told "Welcome to the music business." It's usually while I am curled up in the fetal position crying my eyes out. I found it so interesting when I first started coming to Nashville with my big eyes on being a big star, how often I'd hear this. I was young, I had a great investor, I had talent, I had paid some major dues, I had opened for huge acts like Terri Clark and Keith Urban, and I had a support group to die for. How could I go wrong?… Continue
Shenandoah in Macon, Ga at the Whiskey River Club/April 17/09
Myself, Mike Folsom, Bart Barlettano, Byron Cumbie and Jimmy Yeary left aboard the "Hillbilly Hotel" from Tn to pick up Jim Seales and Mike Mcguire on our way to do a show in Macon, Ga. John Gee was driving.
We arrived in Macon, Friday..April 17 ..mid-morning, at the Whiskey River Club. Our soundcheck was scheduled for 2 pm that afternoon, so we had plenty of time to kill. Our opening act was from Nashville and… Continue
Added by Stan Munsey on April 28, 2009 at 7:18pm —
Shenandoah at the "Sticks" Music Festival in Auburn, Al/April 18/09
After just hitting the bunks and not getting much sleep..we awoke in Auburn, Al at the Sticks Music Festival. Our brains were still foggy from the late show Friday night..as we crawled down the bus hall towards the coffee pot.
The sun was out but the air was still cool as I climbed off the bus and walked to the stage to do a soundcheck. Folks were already gathering in front of the stage ..even at that… Continue
Added by Stan Munsey on April 28, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Benefit hosted by Shenandoah for Billy Ryan's family in Muscle Shoals, Al/April 10/09
Friday morning, April 10, MIke Folsom, Jimmy Yeary, Byron Cumbie, myself, Bart Barlettano, his daughter, Chelsie, son, Dallas and his friend Zachary left at 10 am for Muscle Shoals, Al. with Mickey Riley driving us. Billy Ryan drove down because he would be staying with family in Al after the benefit. My wife, Donna would not be going on this trip because of prior commitments at her place of work. I… Continue
Added by Stan Munsey on April 28, 2009 at 7:00pm —
About our company: We are a full-service film and television company offering bleeding edge production and post production specializing in music videos and EPK's for independent music artists and Record labels. Headquartered in Nashville Tennessee, we have decades of experience in film and video. From feature to documentary, series to specials, videos to commercials, we've done it all!
Peter Lippman, whose track record with first time artists is… Continue
Stepping out in faith is a scary thing, but stepping out in faith into today's music industry might be viewed by some as absolutely terrifying. 2007 and 2008 were our years for horrific flying leaps and unabashed stepping out of our comfort zones. We did this as we courageously developed Myers Brothers Entertainment, LLC and attempted to bring our business onto the corporate grid. This was not without much help, of course, from attorneys, investors, and advisors who shared their wisdom and… Continue
Added by Jared Myers on March 21, 2009 at 10:30pm —
Ok, before you get scared when you see Nates horrifying face, let us explain.
(picure available at FLOPPYFACES.COM )
We are launching a website called FLOPPYFACES.COM !!! Now i guess you want to know what it is? Well its a website where you can simply post your own Floppy Face.. What? You dont know what that is? Ok, get your camera ready. Have you ever hung out with your friends and Slung your face around like a Crazy Person and tried to capture a still frame? No, just us? Ok,… Continue
Added by Jared Myers on March 21, 2009 at 10:25pm —
Here is an e-mail we sent out yesterday, complete with a picture of one of the buses bearing our message. Let me know if this comes through, complete with picture.
God bless you brother. It was so good to speak with you again.
As we shared in previous e-mails, the Freedom From Religion Foundation has posted small messages mocking God on the inside of a number of Madison, Wisconsin metro buses. For instance, one FFRF sign… Continue
Added by Gene Schmidt on March 13, 2009 at 3:30pm —