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The Facebook Fan Page Song

Monday, August 8th, 2011

I can’t even front, Jessica Johnson has definitely upped the ante with this offering here in the promo game. What a unique way to have folks hit up your Facebook Fan Page. So it sorta went like this: I got the video because I subscribed to Jessica’s You Tube page. I read the title and said hmmm, press play, listened to the goodness that emanated from the speakers and headed over to her Facebook Page and immediately hit that like button.

Now if that’s not a 2011 interaction I don’t know what is? No five spins every hour from the Kisscalade, nope none of that.

The formula=|:Artist(quality(content)+engagement)=Fan(response):|

http://www.facebook.com/JessicaSunshineMusic

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

The (Potential) Power of Ping

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

A great article posted by a great friend to GFM! Here is the direct link to the original blog post.

Posted by Kaniele on Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Why would you sign up for Ping?? That’s the question that lots of Apple and iTunes users have been asking in addition to artists. Ping is Apple’s version of Facebook/Twitter that allows people to network on their iTunes platform. The idea seems lofty; people are heavily using the other sites currently. To add another network would be to build up your followers all over again. Apple however has the benefit of being the proprietor of the largest record store on the planet. That power can be a blessing and a curse. (more…)

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Bill Cosby gets it and Prince, well…

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Webcam chat at UstreamMashable just completed with Bill Cosby. (more…)

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

The Grow The Hell Up Manifesto(Artist Edition)Commentary

Saturday, May 15th, 2010


Over a month ago we began our “Grow the Hell Up!” campaign. Now it’s time for part two of our three part series.

How the series works is first a manifesto of sorts is posted for each focus area, followed by a commentary on each point of the manifesto with not only rhetoric but some workable solutions. We would love for this process to be as interactive as possible so after the initial posting of each manifesto we would love to hear your feedback and incorporate your ideas into the commentary portion of the series.

Remember this is all in love! (more…)

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

The Grow the Hell Up Manifesto(Artist Edition)

Saturday, May 1st, 2010


Over a month ago we began our “Grow the Hell Up!” campaign. Now it’s time for part two of our three part series.

How the series works is first a manifesto of sorts is posted for each focus area, followed by a commentary on each point of the manifesto with not only rhetoric but some workable solutions. We would love for this process to be as interactive as possible so after the initial posting of each manifesto we would love to hear your feedback and incorporate your ideas into the commentary portion of the series.

Remember this is all in love! (more…)

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

Facebook Music

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

When Facebook announced their plans for Facebook Music, to inevitably to fill the last gap they had between MySpace, I was pretty excited, albeit interested in how they would pull it off.  Facebook is so great because it’s really functional — they make tools and leave the community-building to its users.  Where much of MySpace was plagued by garish design and oppressive restrictions, their music scene has always been vibrant and a viable force in the industry.

But what about Facebook Music? Unlike MySpace, with its feature-rich music profiles, Facebook Music is almost thrown in with all the other “Page” features they offer (for brands, celebrities, and the like) with a few music-specific options like a Discography section and a partnership with iLike.

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About Maggie

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Maggie Walsh