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April 25, 2012

Download our new alternative indie rock album for free!

April has been a busy month for me. First, it was Coachel­la, and then it was Mid West Music Fest. Before all of that, I was putting the fin­ish­ing touch­es on our first full-length album, Lis­ten With Your Eyes Closed.

A year and a half in the works

Some of the tracks on Lis­ten With Your Eyes Closed were record­ed as far back as August 2010 while the major­i­ty of the record­ing was done in the spring of 2011. If we record­ed every­thing a year ago, why is the album just now com­ing out? Well, as I was mix­ing it, I would have lit­tle light bulbs going off about how to do things bet­ter. This meant I felt the need to go back and remix the entire album sev­er­al times. I think I remixed it a total of three times. Each time, the improve­ments were more and more sub­tle.

Why give it away for free?

In my Inter­net Mar­ket­ing class­es at Full Sail, I spent a lot of time delib­er­at­ing over the best way to release the album. Even­tu­al­ly, I set­tled on free. Sure­ly, it would be nice to get paid for a year and a half of work, but being an artist, it’s more impor­tant to have an audi­ence. Wake Up Bed­head has been around for 6 years. That’s a long time. We’re still based most­ly out of Winona, and we’d like that to change. By mak­ing this album avail­able for free, we hope to grow our audi­ence through­out the coun­try.

Help us out by sharing

After you down­load your copy of the album, we ask that you share it with your friends. Con­sid­er it your pay­ment for the free album. We give it to you for free, and you share it with your friends. It’s so easy. That’s all we ask. There is a shar­ing but­ton right on the sign up wid­get, so you can share to Face­book, Twit­ter or even your own blog right after you get your copy of the album.

All that being said, thanks for your sup­port, and we hope you enjoy this album!

Listen With Your Eyes Closed

 

 

April 18, 2012

Internet Marketing, the Musician’s Summit, and a Free Album

Front Cover Album Art by Sherry Dahlen

Recent­ly, I grad­u­at­ed from Full Sail Uni­ver­si­ty with a degree in Inter­net mar­ket­ing. Dur­ing the entire pro­gram, my main focus was Inter­net mar­ket­ing as it applies to mar­ket­ing music because music has always been my career of choice. For any­one famil­iar with the music busi­ness, it’s no sur­prise that net­work­ing is one of the most impor­tant aspects to build­ing a suc­cess­ful musi­cal career. On the oth­er hand, the best ways to net­work online may not be clear. Most every­one knows about social media by now, but there are tricks to help make our efforts much eas­i­er. (more…)