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How to Contribute to an Open Playlist on Spotify

My colleague and brilliant marketer, Tara Coomans, created an open playlist on the music sharing service Spotify, and has invited anyone to help beef up the party mix for our annual Hawaii Social Media Year in Review partee. Yes, of course you are invited! But about the Spotify Playlist: Great idea! I thought. But it is easier said than done. So here…

Independent Hawaii Musician Kenneth Makuakane Thrives on Social Media

This week is the first ever Nā Hōkū Festival, a celebration of the arts and culture of Hawaiʻi. I am fortunate to be a guest speaker at their conference event, which features three days of educational and inspirational sessions covering every aspect of being a Hawaiian musician. Other events include concerts around Oʻahu, and the kick off event, the annual Nā Hōkū…

MacHeist: Lower Your Price, Use Your Network, Give to Charity, Earn over $2M

And do it all in less than 2 months. “Whaaat?” you say. That’s right. This is another example of the power of the social web, of leveraging your network, of the network effect, of doing good and doing well, and so many other 21st century concepts made possible by the internet combined with intrinsic human traits. It’s also trust on the part…

How the Podsafe Music Network Works

The music industry has suffered one of the biggest disruptions caused by the internet. To be fair, they were among the first and hardest hit businesses whose revenues and revenue model were undercut by the profound and historical human desire to share the things they love. In this case, music. So I like pointing out how the new rules are working, you…

Hawaii Musicians & Film Makers: SXSW Wants You!

I’ve been trying to help our regional SXSW coordinator, Phil Tripp, get the word out about this. SXSW is the leading annual conference in Austin, TX for music, film, and internet interactive. They are doing special outreach to get more representation for Hawaii creatives, and people this is a great chance! He is hosting a free event on Monday, September 8, 6…