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Tuesday, October 16 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Gaining Online Traction: The Art of Creating the Perfect Musician’s Website

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An musician's website can be a luminous tool highlighting an artist’s brand, or a disastrous representation of career doom. What should a homepage look like? What are some of the key factors involved to launch and maintain a successful site? Your website is your faceplate and your mouthpiece to the world, and these dedicated professionals are here to show you how to get online traction to match your music.

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Bandzoogle

Dave Cool (yes, that’s his real name) is the Director of Artist Relations for Bandzoogle, a website and marketing platform for musicians. Through blogging, social media, and travelling to conferences, he keeps an open dialogue with the indie artist community about the challenges they face, and what strategies they can use to advance their careers.
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Liz Leahy

Liz Leahy is the founder and CEO of Section 101, a company that provides beautiful websites, complete with social media and commerce integration, design flexibility, ease of use in uploading music, videos and photos, and superior customer support. The company has a Premier Full-Service solution as well as a Do-It-Yourself tool for clients to create their own unique websites on a budget. | | Liz is passionate about the power of the web, and the... Read More →
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Michael Shoup

Founder / Artistic Leader, 12South Music
Balancing time as Founder of a successful Creative Development and Artist Consultation firm [12South Music] and a nationally touring Recording Artist, Michael Shoup pulls from both the creative and business sides of the industry. He has toured from SXSW to CMJ, with the Stone Temple Pilots to Stephen Schwartz, and worked for acts from Lady Antebellum to Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift. Pioneering web-based creative development with 12South... Read More →
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Hadaya Turner

Hadaya Turner is a published motion graphics artist & video editor based in NYC. She is most recognized for her work in Kanye West's All Of The Lights, and was nominated as BEST EDITOR FOR THE MTV MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS 2011. | | She began as a web designer for Universal Music Group, and then gained an interest in 2D animation. After meeting with director, Hype Williams, she became his editor for a list of music videos. Hadaya now administers... Read More →
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Jessica West

Jessica has a marketing degree from Roger Williams University and continued her studies in graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design for 2 years after that. Realizing that design alone was not enough for her mathematical brain, she is now getting my Masters in web development from the Academy of Art University. She worked for 3 years as a usability engineer before applying that knowledge to the design and development itself. In 2011 she... Read More →


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