YOU’RE DREAM’N! (Read time 0:57)
You’re Dream’n if you think the entertainment industry is going to suddenly stop, turn around and high-tail-it back the other way—the way it used to be.
You’re also smart if you realize that you’re not alone. That many artists, entrepreneurs, CEO’s and creative innovators are running the same sprint, racing to catch up with the same speeding train.
And you’re really smart if you calm down about the rapidly changing technology, take a few deep breaths, and proceed with intelligent, researched choices and decisions regarding the future exploitation of your art & commerce.
|Posted By Mike Smith|
| Knuckle Head |
Thank you, Michael. I was beginning to think that I was the only old school guy out there trying to catch up and catch on. I think I get it all but I still can't seem to bring SN into clear focus. Should I try to master a few things like, say, FB and Twitter and then move on to other mediums? Or will I get left behind if I don't master everything at once? I'm trying hard..
|Posted By Paul|
| You're Dreamin' |
The Santa Monica Music Center is celebrating our 40th year in business....Advertising has been a big and important part of our success. I have to thank Michael Dolan and Eric Betelli for their support over the last 35 years or so. I was one of their first advertisers with the early editions of "The Music Connection". Mike...Your advice and wisdom is inspiring to young and old musicians and performers alike....KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK...Your friend...Chico
Response from Michael: Thanks for the kind words Chico. I remember all the R'nR events at the Civic! Time flies when you're have'n fun:-)
|Posted By Mike|
| Social Networking |
I think it is important to keep in mind that social networks should be a PART of your marketing efforts. Face-to-face and/or phone calls still provide the important personal connection...SN cannot do that, not nearly as much. However, combine it all, and you should get huge results. (in whatever you do)
|Posted By Victor Carmichael B|
| Moving Forward |
Very Informative To Say The Least, Of M.J Doalan's Blogs, I'm Sure He's Inspire Many Of Artist Including Myself, That Are Trying To Break Down Barriers...I Use A Few Social Networks To keep Up With Friends But None For Business Until Now...
|Posted By Bella|
| internet is too held high |
Is a fantasy and physical work is still needed in order to get your clients and to get them to know you and trust you. They have to see your work, where with websites and advertising that many don't trust it. I have done hairdressing and got clients because they see me working on their hair and they were happy, where through all my advertising and facebook I had far less clients. And regarding my music projects I have sold shear to nothing. People do not answer me on facebook unless men who see my real photos and want to come over to Londen. There is not a question about my music, no one asks about the lyrics or the meaning to it. Even so what I do is the new thing. I have not been on stage.
|Posted By Rick Norris|
| Not as easy for all |
I have realized some things in raising, teaching, and coaching kids for 24 years. I see the same low self-esteem in some adults as I do with kids. I hear that sometimes that is due to parents' negativity. So, my suggestion is that if Michael's advice is too hard for you to wrap your mind around, maybe you should work through some issues with someone. This way you can realize your potential that others may have said you lacked. http://www.ricknorriscpa.com/blog
|Posted By mark grove|
| music business and social networking |
I personally think that for musicians and people in the music industry like myself,as much as I appreciate Michael's tips and expertise on being an artist,offline business makes me more money and people interested in my writing services to musicians and labels than any website,social media or online webinar could ever hope to achieve. Internet marketing is nonsense. Maybe I'm missing the boat, but the majority of music business is still done face to face,on the phone or mail order. I learned that from Jim Straw,one of the best business people around period. And has made 100's of millions. Keep the editorials coming Mike. You have succeeded and know your stuff in the music biz. Thanks again Mark Grove
|Posted By Rachel|
| Technology |
Thank you Michael. Dreamin is a good thing to do..matched with technology..technology on the run. Have a great day:-) Rachel
Reply from Michael: Thanks Rachel. I always look forward to your thought provoking comments.
|Posted By Whitney P|
| YES |
Okay, for some reason it was really hard for me to get facebook. but as a musician, i really felt the need to connect using this medium. and its been very useful and positive. thank you for this.
|Posted By Shela Benson|
| Perfect timing! |
Awesome timing! I have a Monday morning meeting with the top brass of the entertainment company I work for, and I'm going to bring up the topic of hiring a full time SN pro. Thanks for the push!
|Posted By Queen Sheba|
| Same Wave |
Why do your blogs always come out after mine and along the same lines? Are you "inspired" by my blogs, Mr. Dolan? I'd be so honored but give a sister a shout out if we are on the same wave!
|Posted By Robbin Michael Wagner|
| Dream'n |
I'm standing on the technology platform. I'm not 21 anymore. But, I have the technology in my hands. What I need now are New school young people who embrace technology but want to hook up with wisdom. That is dream'n meeting smart. A buzz word of the 90's needs to be looked at today. Wisdom and youth coming together is synergy. Or, as I call it.... Seniors with Energy.... Synergy... My morning cup of J. Michael Dolan. A thinking man who does and a doing man who thinks. Thank You Michael. Your vision of the human condition is pure genius.!!!
Reply from Michael: I love your line, "Wisdom and youth coming together is synergy."
|Posted By Paul|
| Dreamin or Smart |
I'm learning the social networks one by one. Once I broke into it, I see the possibilities. I sold my Horse and Buggy.
Reply from Michael: Way to go Paul. Trading in your horse & buggy for a "hot rod" was a SMART move!
|Posted By Salvatore Chisari|
| So Many Options! |
There are so many Social Networking options...picking the right ones is the key, I try to spend no more than 1 hour a day updating and posting information. If I dont put a cap on time spent on the net, I could easily be on there all day!
|Posted By Hammond|
| Catching Up |
I'm so far behind with joining the social networks. The best message in the blog is that "I am not alone!