Ten Years of the Cooler – Joe Bonamassa Interview

by Dave on September 8, 2011

This was fun, and emotional for me. When I found the old audio that explained how I started the “Musicians Cyber Cooler Newsletter” in 2001 I went, “Holy Cow I’ve been doing this for 10 years.”  I’ve changed the name before. I dropped the word “Cyber” when most people associated it with sex. I’m changing the name of the Podcast to “Marketing Musician Podcast.” To me the name is a bit more obvious, as opposed to having to explain that “it’s like a bunch of musicians hanging around a water cooler.”

So today we hear some very old audio, and every ID I could find. I had fun listening to the different accent from across the globe. I smiled when you hear people pimp their myspace pages (see marketingmusician.com). Thanks to everyone who has ever been on the show. I really appreciate it. I’ve always said, it’s not my podcast its OUR website. I’m going to need new IDs so send them on in to dave “at” marketingmusician “dot” com. You can still call them in at 888 563 3228.

Joe Bonamassa Vintage Interview

Back when this was only “audio on the website” an unknown blues guitarist named Joe Bonamassa had just released his 5th CD (Joe is now THE blue guitarist, and recently played the Royal Albert Hall with Eric Clapton and many other superstars). I wanted to share this with the audience as Joe is a great example of working with the fans, going the extra mile, using social tools like twitter and youtube.com

The interesting thing about this interview is that its from 2004, and you hear Joe’s take on going the extra mile for his fans. Seven years later he’s playing Royal Albert Hall. He’s just released his second album with Black County Communion and he has the schedule now to release an album (or two) each year, tour, and continue to grow his audience. He has a show on Sirius satelite radio, and he uses affiliate tools so his fans can get paid to promote his CD. He continues to work hard, so that his hussle matches his talent. Its obviously paid off.

Check out Joe’s music in iTunes
Joe Bonamassa or Amazon.

Marketing Musician On Deck

I look forward to working with everyone in the future. If you have an idea for a future podcast, please let me know.

We are always looking for:

Tales from the road

Cool New Tools on the Internet

Gear reviews (seriously, did you buy some gear? Call in a review).

Anything you think a musician would find interesting.

See you in a few weeks

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

David Hooper September 9, 2011 at 1:20 am

Just for the record, I came here for the sex and stayed for the musician stuff.

Congratulations on 10 years!

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Ali Cunningham September 9, 2011 at 10:30 am

Nice one Dave, i felt a little teary too, haha. Great work : ) xooxoxoxx

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