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June 30, 2008

Derek Sivers of CD Baby on Perfection

When it comes to your music career, do you ever feel under pressure to do things perfect the first time? Do you believe there's an ideal right way and wrong way to use all the new tools of self-promotion? Do you ever feel strained to find the shortest, surest route to success?

Listen to these wise words from CD Baby founder Derek Sivers for a fresh perspective:


-Bob

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June 27, 2008

Ariel Hyatt & Bob Baker on Music Marketing & Sales

Enjoy these video snippets from Indie Buzz Bootcamp 2008:

Ariel Hyatt on how to sell from the stage without selling, and Bob Baker on the PBS pledge drive approach to making money with your music.



For more info on the next Indie Buzz Bootcamp event, visit www.IndieBuzzBootcamp.com.

To learn more about Ariel, her book, and her Cyber PR service, visit www.arielpublicity.com.

Thanks to my pal Lee Mueller of 100th Monkey Productions for the camera work.

-Bob

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June 25, 2008

What Really Happened at Indie Buzz Bootcamp?

Okay, so you've been hearing about this Indie Buzz Bootcamp event for months now. If you didn't attend, you may be glad that the music conference has finally passed so I can move on to writing about other things.

Not so fast. I will be writing about plenty of other things, but not before I share what an incredible and life-changing experience this was for all involved.

But don't take my word for it. Watch the video.



Then check out all the photos and comments from speakers and attendees on the Bootcamp web page.

I set out to create a new kind of music conference -- unlike any music event anyone had ever attended. We accomplished that and then some. The response from the people who were there was beyond my wildest expectations.

We plan to do another one next year. If you want to join the party and become a member of the Indie Buzz Bootcamp family, visit the page and get on the notification email list.

Because the next one will be even better!

-Bob

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June 11, 2008

Guess Who I Met in LA Last Week?

What a crazy couple of weeks it's been. On May 25, Pooki and I flew to Los Angeles and had a day and a half to relax before launching into five straight days of book conferences.

Three days at IBPA's Publishing University, where I taught three classes and hung out with some great people, and two days at Book Expo America, the book industry's biggest event in the US.

I just posted some pics from Pub U and BEA on Flickr (including some with Alec Baldwin and Dean Koontz). Go there now to see who I ran into.
Over the next few days I'll post pictures of other people I met at BEA, including William Shatner, Pamela Debarge, and Eagle Don Felder. I drop even more names on my Twitter page.

A big thanks to Luke, Leanne, Dennis, Renee, Lea Marie, Geri and Cynthia for attending my music publicity workshop June 1. We had a blast. It was also great to share lunch with John Braheny and his wife JoAnn.

Next we picked up my daughter Kelli and spent four more days in San Diego, two of them at Sea World. As much fun as we had, it never felt so good to be back in our own bed last Thursday night.

But there would be no rest for us. The next day we jumped into the 48-Hour Film Project and once again hosted the 17-member cast and crew at our house. Another wild ride that was over when our 7-minute film was turned in on time Sunday night.

Time to chill? Oh no. We have this little Bootcamp event coming next week that you may have heard me mention before :-) Oh, then there's a family wedding the weekend after that.

I think I'll sleep the entire month of July to recuperate :-)

-Bob

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