ALERT To Traditional Media

Posted by on Oct 25, 2008 in Featured, Future Of Media, New Media | 4 Comments

Dear Traditional Media Executive, URGENT MEMO The web is NOT primarily a place to advertise your TV programming, your radio programming, your newspaper content, or the latest issue of your magazine. As a valued and (relatively) YOUNGER audience member that you are craving so desperately, when I decide that I want to experience your brand […]

13 YouTube Success Tips For Musicians

Posted by on Oct 25, 2008 in Featured, Future of Music, New Media | 6 Comments

You’re a music artist. Not enough people are hearing your music. You’ve got your tunes up on MySpace and New Music Canada. You’ve got your music video (if you’ve got one) up on YouTube, MySpace and New Music Canada. What else should you be doing? In the YouTube universe, the answer is LOTS. The goal […]

The Curse Of Web Success – Matt Good’s Dilemma

Posted by on Oct 23, 2008 in Featured, Future of Music, New Media | No Comments

Taking advantage of social web tools has MAJOR benefits for just about any creative type with something to say.  But it can also create MAJOR problems. Take the excellent example of Matt Good. He’s signed to a major label and has what most would consider  a very successful career.  Unlike the majority of music artists, […]

Why Musicians Need To Do More Than Make Music

Posted by on Oct 23, 2008 in Featured, Future of Music | 14 Comments

In the last week, I’ve talked with Jordan Kawchuk (Producer of the Radio 3 video podcast, R3TV) and Grant Lawrence (Champion of Canadian music and web radio/satellite radio/podcasting host) before they spoke at panels about  ‘web 2.0’, ‘music 2.0’, and ‘the youtube era for musicians’.  Jordan spoke to a group at the Western Canadian Music […]

RELAUNCH! A New stevepratt.com

Posted by on Oct 23, 2008 in Featured, New Media, Traditional Media | 2 Comments

I can no longer put off taking my own advice. For the last several years, I’ve been advising a LOT of people – from musicians to book authors, from people wanting to get into the media to people wanting to make a living with an odd passion – to start using a blog (and other […]