Dropbox

I use dropbox to sync files to my ipad. It creates a folder on my computer to which I can drag files to. It then uploads them to their server and when I need to access the files I just open my dropbox app on my ipad or iphone and I can download the file wherever I am. I can also have it download and keep the file on my ipad for offline access. I use it for all sorts of documents I need to have with me. Great for traveling. And I love that it acts as a backup for important things in case my computer crashes because anything in the dropbox folder is also online in the cloud. You can password protect the files as well so it is secure.

Use this link for a bonus 500 MB for both of us. The service is free for the first 2 GB (plenty of space), and you can even share your folders with others for quick file transfer.

http://db.tt/hZ9ab8WM

 

Where to host your website

Even if you use Facebook, you should consider having a website. I use Dreamhost as my hosting server, and WordPress for my website development. Dreamhost has been very reliable, and their tech support very responsive, and they are one of the few WordPress verified hosting servers.

Google Alerts – what are people saying about you?

Do you know what people are saying about you on the internet? Google Alerts will notify you anytime someone posts a blog or review about you so you can keep tabs on what’s being said about you and where your name is being dropped.

Think of Google Alerts as a customized automatic Google Search that delivers the search results to you in your email inbox anytime something new hits the internet.

Google Alerts are also helpful when you’re trying to keep up with certain topics, news, or people.

This is very helpful for musicians to keep track of reviews and places their album is featured.

Free and easy: Just go to http://www.google.com/alerts?hl=en&gl=us&source=alertsmail and create a free account if you don’t already have one. Then you can enter search terms like your name.

Enter your keywords just as if you were running a normal web search. A good basic starting point is to set up Alerts for the name of your organization, for the names of your key spokespeople who are likely to be quoted in the media, and for keywords that are relevant to your cause and/or community.

Tip: To get an idea of what sort of information might be returned for any specific keywords, do an ordinary Google Search and see what turns up. Based on those search results, tweak your keywords to match your needs. You can always change it later, or delete it and set up a different Alert.

Be sure to enclose terms in “quotes” to focus on that term only. You’ll start getting your own personal google search results in your inbox right away

Suggested Alerts:

  • your name
  • your band name
  • your album title (to find reviews or places carrying it for sale)
  • your company name
  • your competition
  • your genre or area of interest
  • other people you want to keep track of what they’re doing
  • product names
  • Anything you are researching or learning about.

Internet Concerts

If you thought YouTube was a great venue to connect with the world, you need to explore one of the latest trends – online performance sites. Some are geared around a specific venue. Others feature live performances from all over.

Live from Daryl’s House Live from Daryl’s House started with Daryl’s light-bulb moment idea of “playing music with my friends and putting it up on the Internet.”

Black Cab Sessions A unique venue – the back of a cab.

They Shoot Music Don’t They? Viennese videos

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