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Interview with Michael Bram
2018-11-13 18:08 UTC

For this episode of the Bands To Fans podcast I spoke with Michael Bram, drummer for The Weight Band and Jason Mraz. We discussed the different approaches he has for those two artists, what he learned from studying the work of Levon Helm, and what influenced his singing style.

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Rich Redmond - Modern Drummer
2018-11-12 17:34 UTC

​Rich Redmond is on the cover of Modern Drummer. He is a great musician, an incredibly nice person, and he has more energy than a hummingbird after a double espresso. Check out the article if you get a chance.
        

Weekly Top Posts: 2018-11-11
2018-11-11 05:00 UTC

  1. jonathabrooke.com
  2. fabulousthunderbirds.com
  3. www.cowboymouth.com
  4. www.ginblossoms.net
  5. Interview with Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls

Weekly Top Posts: 2018-11-04
2018-11-04 04:00 UTC

  1. Interview with Matt Starr
  2. John Papa Gros on NCIS New Orleans
  3. Ignore Facebook Video View Stats
  4. Laura Tate: Make Your Own Success
  5. Facebook Video Watch Time

Interview with Matt Starr
2018-11-01 16:39 UTC

For this episode of the Bands To Fans podcast I spoke with Matt Starr, drummer for Mr. Big and Ace Frehley. We discussed the origin of his hard-hitting playing style, how being a drummer has influenced his work as a producer, and how with his coaching work he gets people to really dig down and reconnect with the goals that genuinely excite...

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Their Content Could Be Better
2018-10-28 18:56 UTC

​Back in high school and college I would pore over magazines and newspapers looking for information about my favorite bands, their songs, their songwriting process, etc.

Then the internet came along. Now every band has a website and pages on social media. And I… pore over magazines and newspapers looking for information about my...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2018-10-28
2018-10-28 04:00 UTC

  1. Independent Artists
  2. Music Ligaments
  3. A Good Drummer
  4. Work Ethic
  5. Not My Style

Numbers By Any Means
2018-10-26 15:09 UTC

​Some people say that all that matters in social media is getting big numbers. It doesn’t matter if the numbers are fake and it doesn’t matter what unscrupulous tactics you used to inflate those numbers. That’s when I ask, “So how long did you work at Enron?” - Cris
        

Social Media Algorithms
2018-10-24 16:53 UTC

Despite all the talk about how incredible they are, the algorithms used by social media sites have no idea what I want to see in my feeds. I’ve been involved in white elephant gift exchanges with complete strangers that had better results.

So use social media, but remind your followers to visit your website. Because sometimes handing your...

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The Importance Of Voicing
2018-10-24 15:03 UTC

​From my interview with Joel Cummins of Umphrey's McGee... 
        

Not My Style
2018-10-24 00:18 UTC

​I have had discussions with bands that were fixated on their total follower numbers, video views, etc.… the vanity metrics. It can be challenging to teach people that those mean nothing.

I discussed this with an acquaintance, who said if they wanted worthless stats, I should give them worthless stats. He thought it would be fine...

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Work Ethic
2018-10-23 14:00 UTC

​​From my interviews with Taylor Dayne 
        

A Good Drummer
2018-10-22 15:00 UTC

From my interviews with Daniel Glass 
        


 

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