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Twitter Basics – Part 2

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Here’s Part 2 of the Twitter Basics videos created by me and Ariel Hyatt for our new Musician’s Roadmap to Facebook and Twitter book. Enjoy!

Twitter Basics – Part 1

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While preparing to launch our new book, Musician’s Roadmap to Facebook and Twitter, Ariel Hyatt and I did a series of videos for her Sound Advice online TV show. Today’s video is about Twitter Basics!

Twitter for Musicians Workshop – August 29th 1-3pm in NYC

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Twitter for Musicians Workshop in NYC

You asked for it. You got it! “Twitter for Musicians” is the next workshop that I’ll be presenting in NYC on August 29th in NYC. If you’re not using, or haven’t gotten the hang of, Twitter yet, it’s a great social networking tool that enables you to get your point across in 140 characters or less. If you didn’t already know, Twitter is my favorite social network, and I’ve been able to start and build musical relationships via Twitter in less time than it take to send an email.

Did you know that you can use Twitter to:

* Build your fanbase
* Book gigs
* Sell your MP3s
* Meet and communicate with other musicians and music fans
* Get new visitors to your website, MySpace, etc
* Contact music industry professionals
* Learn the latest indie music news and trends
* Get your point across in 140 characters or less!
* Play Strip Twitter (okay, just checking to see that you were paying attention!)
* and more!

People who are unfamiliar with Twitter often get bored before they see the beauty and opportunity of Twitter. If you’ve given up on your Twitter account, or want to learn how you can use it to build your music business, this workshop is for you!

Twitter is a fun way to meet and communicate with other music lovers, as well as build a buzz about your music. This workshop will include case studies of twitter musician success stories, as well as video presentations and handouts. You can bring your laptop if you like, but you will not need a computer to enjoy this workshop.

Workshop is limited to 30 attendees. Please click here to reserve your seat via PayPal:

Twitter for Musicians Workshop
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2009
Time: 1-3pm
Price: $40.00
Location: Center for Arts Education
14 Penn Plaza (alternate address is 225 West 34th Street between 7th & 8th Ave)
Suite 1112 (11th Floor)
New York, NY

I look forward to helping you meet your music marketing goals via Twitter!

Are You Going to TechKaraoke Tonight in NYC?

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As a last minute entry to this whirlwind week, I’m headed to tonight’s TechKaraoke, as part of Jeff Pulver’s 140 Character Conference, which explores the disruptive nature of Twitter, “140 characters at a time”.

Says Jeff about the 140 Character Conference:

While the original scope of the event was to explore “the effects of twitter on: Celebrity, “The Media”, Advertising and (maybe) Politics”, the scope of the event has expanded and we will be covering these topics and a lot more. #140conf will be taking a look at twitter as a platform and will be taking a look at some of the industries which have been disrupted by the advent of twitter.

For the final night of this event, Mashable’s Brett Petersel (@brett on Twitter) has organized TechKaraoke, which is gonna be awesome! Tonight’s event will raise money for North Shore Animal League America, Inc, America’s largest no-kill animal shelter, is the largest hands on humane organization in the world. They rescue and give medical care to over 20,000 orphaned animals each year,

At tonight’s event, keenkong will match each dollar (up to $400) for every song sung at TechKaraoke. It’s recommended that you donate $1 for every song you sing ($2 if you rickroll) at FirstGiving. All money will be sent to the North Shore Animal League America and all FirstGiving donations are tax-deductible.

If this is up your alley, sign up now at and I’ll see you there!

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The Twitter Prayer

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The Twitter Prayer

Our Twitter, who art on the Internets.
Hallowed be thy tweets.
Thy Fail Whale come, Thy will be done.
On the Internets…As it is on the BBerry.
Give us this day our daily updates.
Forgive us our complaints. As we forgive those who @reply us.
And lead us not into spam accounts, but deliver us from boredom.
For thine is the Kingdom. The Power. The 140.
Forever and ever (until you break again).

The Twitter Prayer, written by Stefan Maillet aka @cyberprvideo Check out Stefan’s video blog, Music That Moves Me

Photo of 3D Twitter Fail Whale Sculpture: Make: Online Blog

Band Halloween PSA Video for Twitter

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Yes, it’s almost Halloween, but let’s talk about viral videos for a moment. Singer/songwriter Josh Charles got decked out early in his Tom Burgundy (Anchorman Ron Burgundy’s brother) Halloween costume, and created a video clip. As soon as he was done, he sent the links to all his peeps on Twitter.

I had to marvel of the speed of it all. From the idea, to the execution, to the video being uploaded to YouTube, Josh saw an opportunity and went for it. I believe that it took longer for Josh to stand in line to getinside the costume store than it did for him to make this video. And it won’t take long for this video to make it’s way around the world.

You gotta love that! Josh’s video reminds me of one of my favorite sayings: The universe rewards action!

Josh recently performed during this years CMJ Festival, and his style has been described as “Dr John’s piano playing meets Van Morrison’s vocals”. Learn more about Josh at Josh Charles Music