Music for your fans, or fans for your music?

Music for your fans, or fans for your music?

There is no right or wrong approach when it comes to creating music. But there is such a thing as starving.

As a semi-professional songwriter, producer and musician who shares a rather volatile relationship with creativity and originality, I can hardly even fathom the thought of pre-meditating a style & sound; in other words, creating music that has a clear-cut audience and fits neatly into one of several stylistic pigeon holes created by ‘the man’ – just to be current and ‘marketable’.

After living, breathing and creating music for more than a decade, it feels a bit like I’ve accidentally smeared vegemite down the shirt sleeve of my soul by even discussing this hypothetically.

But on the other hand, I am a business man; an entrepreneur with an empire to build and an eye for opportunity – a disposition that lends itself to forward thinking & planning and careful calculations.

I am now faced with a conundrum.

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Twitter Auto DMs: Automation or Alienation?

Twitter Auto DMs: Automation or Alienation?

I don’t know about you guys, but my Twitter inbox is like a writhing pool of serpents – hissing furiously and spitting hot venomous claims of conspiracy, and of hilarious pictures of me that have somehow made it into online circulation.

Dear me, it’s exhausting! I’m kind of afraid to even go in there any more.

And yet there are so many musicians among us that continue to conscript this draconically contaminated vehicle as a means of sharing their content;

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Effectively Marketing your Music Online

Effectively Marketing your Music Online

Dear faithful readers of the Jaden Social blog,

Today’s post is a little different from all the others. Why, I hear you ask?

Well friends, today we are giving you all a FREE take-home gift – a little something to say thank you for reading, sharing, and subscribing to our blog!

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How to Get Engaged with your Fans!

How to Get Engaged with your Fans!

Before we get into this week’s topic, let me clear up one thing – I will not be giving out any free tips on picking out a nice ring, or how to tie the knot with your slack-jawed, committmephobe of a boyfriend/girlfriend. Those kind of tips will cost you! (visit www.JadenMarital.com for more about that)

So, here we go: Social Media & Engagement 101.

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