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Revenue streams and other things | Sunday, 27 April 2014 | 249 days to go

It’s been a bit longer than I planned since my last post but I have managed to squeeze in a ten day holiday, during which I did no work on any of my projects (well almost). My wife Julie, and

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Building fan relationships | Sunday, 6 April 2014 | 270 days to go

In my last post, ‘Music; for free or not for free‘, I attempted to put a value on music, in an effort to establish whether it is better for a band to give away their music in the early part of their

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Music; for free or not for free | Saturday, 22 March 2014 | 284 days to go

How much is music worth?

I guess this topic was kicked off by coming across Amanda Palmer’s TED talk entitled ‘The art of asking.’ In her talk Amanda explores the relationship between fan and artist. It’s well worth a look. This prompted me to scour

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Fundraising, song sharing and story telling | Tuesday, 04 March | 302 days to go

A few small bits of news today, and a potentially controversial topic. The fundraiser we’re playing at to raise money for those affected by the flooding of the Somerset Levels has been moved to May 10, still at the Shirston

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If music be the food and beer of love… | Monday, 03 March 2014 | 303 days to go

During this evenings rehearsal we discussed playing at the flood fundraiser and the idea of becoming the ‘house band’ at the Shirston Inn, and being paid in food and beer. We all agreed it would be good for us to

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Interesting developments… | Thursday, 27 February 2014 | 307 days to go

Today Lazy Daze were invited to play at a benefit to help raise funds for those effected by the floods we’ve had on the Somerset Levels. I was pretty certain the rest of the band would say yes, particularly Emma

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Which of them is Bonnie? | Wednesday, 26 February 2014 | 308 days to go

We spent much of this evenings rehearsal working on one of Emma and Davy’s new songs, Bonnie & Clyde. I thought you might like a sneak peek behind the scenes to see Davy and Jon playing a short section of

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StoryAmp, social infidelity and being who you are | Friday, 21 February 2014 | 313 days to go

Another quicky post… In our attempt to spread the Lazy Daze word far and wide I came across StoryAmp. This is a site used by both musicians and journalists, allowing bands to announce events (upcoming gigs, new albums, album launches

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Waterboy | Monday, 17 February 2014 | 317 days to go

Another quick post before I head off to band practice. This morning I received an email from Jay Ramsay, a poet friend of mine, to say he had got our demo CD and had forwarded it onto Mike Scott of

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Statistics day… | Sunday, 16 February 2014 | 318 days to go

A very quick social media stats update today. You can see our ReverbNation Fans has continued to grow, as have our Facebook likes, which is great news. This has taken us over 250 likes on Facebook, which feels nice. This

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