Tag Archives: CMJ

Partying at RockStar Motel with Andrew W.K. (or “The Power of Motivated Fans”)

In celebration of this week’s news that Andrew W.K. was — and then was not — going to be the US’s cultural ambassador to the Middle East, I thought I’d post a list of party tips that I learned from him at CMJ. Andrew W.K. joined a bunch of reps from RockStar Motel to talk […]

HEY! WHERE DID MY MONEY GO?: October 2012

This edition of HEY! WHERE’D MY MONEY GO? is subtitled HEY! WHERE DID OCTOBER GO? Apparently, if you leave for two weeks in the middle of the month, it seems much shorter to you than to anyone else. All sudden it’s 50 degrees, there are leaves everywhere, and I’m about to vote for the first […]

Merchin’ On Up: 5 Ways To Go “Beyond the Tour T-Shirt”

I have to admit that I’m not one for buying merch and here’s why: I’m broke and tour t-shirts never fit any girl properly. (Seriously, if your fanbase includes any females at all, please consider making a fitted, v-neck band shirt. Ladies will eat that shirt up.) My personal buying habits aside, I’ve seen how crazy […]

Breaking Bands: 7 Steps To Creating The Perfect Artist Website

Conferences (especially entertainment conferences) can be pretty overwhelming when it comes to deciding between two really good choices, so I like to crowdsource which panel session or show to see at least once per conference. This time around, I was advised to go to “Gaining Online Traction: The Art of Creating The Perfect Artist Website” […]

SEVEN DEADLY SPINS: 10/15/12 – 10/21/12

As those of you who follow me on Twitter know, I’ve been in New York for the past week for CMJ Music Marathon. It was indeed a marathon of music industry panels, late-night showcases, and cheap eats. The panel sessions were stellar, so expect some recap posts in the next week. (You can also check […]