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Artists We Love: Dame Haze

12th January 2014 No comments

Dame Haze is a Chicago based artist, and one you should start paying attention to now! We first became acquainted with Dame and his music at a Grammy member event featuring Young Guru. Dame introduced himself to me and gave me a copy of his (at that point) soon to be released EP. Reluctantly I […]

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Appreciate Your Twitter Audience: Learning From the Best

4th December 2013 1 comment

*This article was originally written for Think Like a Label. I’ll be posting some of my favorite and most popular pieces for TLAL here on Thirty Roses with kind permission from Think Like a Label owner and editor Jeremy Belcher. One of the most important things for artists to do also seems to be the […]

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Interview With Radio Host and Humorist Neal Mayhem

29th November 2013 No comments

We recently got the opportunity to chat with radio host humourist, and all around nice guy Neal Mayhem. Much to our surprise, Neal talked about how his success happened despite rather than because of social media, and how the ever changing state of media should be seen as an opportunity to encourage creativity. Please read […]

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Interview with Mario Vallenari — Founder and President of Italian Independent Record Label Cabezon

22nd November 2013 No comments

*This article was originally written for Think Like a Label. I’ll be posting some of my favorite and most popular pieces for TLAL here on Thirty Roses with kind permission from Think Like a Label owner and editor Jeremy Belcher. Mario Vallenari is the founder and President of Italian-based record label, Cabezon. Over the past […]

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Video: Align Orion’s Bobby James Flavin

18th November 2013 No comments

Recently one of the artists we work with did an interview at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Chicago. Align Orion lead singer and songwriter and friend of Thirty Roses, Bobby James Flavin, gave the scoop on how the beach and stars gave the band their name, who influences him and the rest of the band, and […]

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Focus on Social Media the RIGHT Way

5th May 2013 No comments

In recent months countless artists have been caught using fake followers, or ‘bots,’ to boost their social media numbers. Sadly, we have arrived at a time when the question “How many Twitter followers do you have?” holds as much weight at “How many albums have you sold?” Probably more. For this reason, the labels, PR […]

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Instagram and Music: Megalomaniacal Propoganda or Useful Marketing Tool?

13th April 2013 No comments

Check out my latest article for Think Like a Label. A lot of people use Instagram, but do they use it to its potential when promoting their career or new album?

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How to Not EVER Handle a PR Situation

2nd February 2013 3 comments

While this situation may not be specific to music, it is a wonderful example of how to take a bad situation and turn it into a full on public relations nightmare. To briefly fill in readers from around the world, there is a chain of restaurants in America called Applebee’s. Recently, a pastor dined at […]

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How Much Klout Should Social Media Stats Really Have?

1st July 2012 7 comments

For a couple of months now, I’ve been getting notification after notification that some friend or other has wanted me to register for Klout. I always ignore such things as I have enough to keep up with between the publications I write for, the guest features I work on, my promotional work, and just plain […]

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