Update: The podcast was a blast. Thanks to Joe, Flint, Carla and Matthew for participating and sharing your knowledge of music from all levels and a variety of aspects of the industry. Panelists, please feel free to grab the embed for your blog or profile – just link back here:
Original post: Topics on Fire is on its 14th episode. I’m so happy at the support it receives from people, and pleased when I hear that you all learned something from an episode, or just plain had fun. So far the two most popular episodes have been Part Two of the Gender Gap and Social Media/Technology and the New Year, New You episode.
Tonight we talk about one of my favorite topics, music and social media. I am honored to have long time friend and musician Flint Mavis as one of our panelists. He has one foot in each side of the equation as a MySpace account executive and session guitarist in Los Angeles. He has been heard wailing his axe in several bands over the years. Also joining us is new friend Joe Marrapodi from Get Rare. You all may know Joe best as friend and manager to Pete Yorn, but through Get Rare I had the pleasure to get to know Joe recently before the WERS 60th Anniversary show in Boston. Carla Lynne Hall will also be on our panel. She is a musician and music blogger (Her blog is Rock Star Life Lessons) and someone I connect with frequently on Twitter. A champion of indie music, she has loads of great advice for musicians looking to make their way online. Piano rocker Matthew Ebel will be on as well. He is known for using social media and the internet to book gigs and sell his music direct to his fans. The other panelists will be announced closer to the start time.
I hope to see you all there! It’s on TalkShoe at 10PM Eastern Time tonight, 3/29.
My quick recap of the week in conferences and events, plus a planned pre-show tweetup for Sunday’s Pete Yorn show. My apologies to the fantastic speakers like Mike Langford, Chris Penn and others who I loved hearing from and forgot to mention!
Updated to add the video from this Social Media Jungle Boston, March 2009: