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Self-isolating choirs and orchestras are performing powerful at-home concerts… | Classic FM

Self-isolating choirs and orchestras are performing powerful at-home concerts… | Classic FM

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, hundreds of performances around the world have been cancelled or postponed – but these musicians have found another way to spread joy…

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, many musicians under quarantine are gathering together to play (and sing) their favourite pieces online instead.

From peaceful springtime songs to energetic Beethoven flash mobs, here are just some of the clips that are helping to lift people’s spirits.

Watch them at ClassicFM

YouTube Music tests new Now Playing UI with simpler access to lyrics (Updated)

YouTube Music tests new Now Playing UI with simpler access to lyrics (Updated)

More than a year after launch, Google is still bringing slow, but tangible improvements to YouTube Music. While the ability to upload your own tracks to the service isn’t yet live, we now have confirmation that it’s coming. A little less exciting piece of news is that the app is testing a new, improved Now Playing interface.

The point of this new UI is to make everything clearer. Shuffle and repeat buttons are no longer hidden in the sliding queue overlay, and lyrics are more prominently displayed instead of being mysteriously concealed behind the information button. There are also several cosmetic changes, including a centered album art and progress bar, a toggle for song/video, and some reshuffling of the different buttons.

Amazon’s Twitch Helping Artists Make Money During the Pandemic | The Motley Fool

Amazon’s Twitch Helping Artists Make Money During the Pandemic | The Motley Fool

The platform has partnered with Bandsintown to give artists a simple way to earn some money doing live-streams while live performances are on hiatus.

Bandsintown and Twitch announced a partnership to enable musicians with more than 2,000 followers to access Twitch’s monetization tools when streaming live events. Artists have to first create a Twitch Channel, which is free.

Through Twitch, streamers earn money by accepting subscriptions from their viewers and offering Bits to Cheer, which are virtual goods viewers can purchase to Cheer in chat. The performers get a piece of that revenue. Bandsintown also said its fast-tracking the application process, which normally takes two to five business days.

Developing Loyal Fans: The Future of Marketing | Social Media Examiner

Developing Loyal Fans: The Future of Marketing | Social Media Examiner

#BookoftheMonth Do you want loyal fans for your business? Want to know how to build a fanbase of loyal customers?

To explore how to develop loyal fans, I interview David Meerman Scott on the Social Media Marketing Podcast.

David is a marketer, speaker, and best-selling author. His latest book is called Fanocracy: How to Turn Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans.

David explains the neuroscience behind tribal identification and loyal fanbases, and shares three keys to developing fans using social media.

A Wall Street Journal best seller 

From the best-selling author of New Rules of Marketing & PR, a bold guide to converting customer passion into marketing power.

How do some brands attract word-of-mouth buzz and radical devotion around products as everyday as car insurance, b2b software, and underwear? They embody the most powerful marketing force in the world: die-hard fans. 

In this essential audiobook, leading business growth strategist David Meerman Scott and fandom expert Reiko Scott explore the neuroscience of fandom and interview young entrepreneurs, veteran business owners, startup founders, nonprofits, and companies big and small to pinpoint which practices separate organizations that flourish from those stuck in stagnation. They lay out a road map for converting customers’ ardor into buying power, pulling one-of-a-kind examples from a wide range of organizations, including: 

  • MeUndies, the subscription company that’s revolutionizing underwear 
  • HeadCount, the nonprofit that registers voters at music concerts 
  • Grain Surfboards, the board-building studio that willingly reveals its trade secrets with customers 
  • Hagerty, the classic-car insurance provider with over 600,000 premier club members 
  • HubSpot, the software company that draws 25,000 attendees to its annual conference 

For anyone who seeks to harness the force of fandom to revolutionize his or her business, Fanocracy shows the way.

The Future of Tech and Social Media | Social Media Examiner

The Future of Tech and Social Media | Social Media Examiner

Wondering what the future of social media looks like? Futurist Joel Comm explains why disruption to the industry is imminent and shares the new technologies responsible for changing the way social media works today. You’ll also discover examples of emerging platforms that are drawing content creators and their audiences away from mainstream channels. 🔔 Subscribe for More Social Media Marketing Tactics — https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/sub 🚀
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Social Review for Week of Jan 20th

Social Review for Week of Jan 20th

  • FACEBOOK NEWS
    • You can now access their ‘off-facebook activity’ tool for controlling which apps and sites can share data for ad-targeting
  • PINTEREST NEWS
    • Launched a virtual ‘Try on’ feature, that lets you use a filter to try on different brands of lipstick
  • INSTAGRAM NEWS
    • Published a sort of FAQ type of guide that addresses a range of common platform questions via its @Creators account so make sure if you are on Instagram you are following @creators.
  • GOOGLE NEWS
    • Launched their own TikTok-like short-form video app called Tangi

Add the briefing to your Alexa Echo or your Alexa Dot (“Alexa, add The Front Row Entrepreneur Flash Briefing”) from Jen Lehner and get daily updates on social media marketing like me!

Dolly Parton sparks ‘LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder’ photo trend | GMA

Dolly Parton sparks ‘LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder’ photo trend | GMA

Dolly Parton has sparked a new trend.

The country singer, who celebrated her 74th birthday on Sunday, shared four different photos of herself to Instagram and labeled each one “LinkedIn,” “Facebook,” “Instagram” or “Tinder.”

The tag indicates which picture would be most appropriate for each social media platform.

See the other entertainers that followed and Read more at GoodMorningAmerica.com

LucidPix app turns photos into 3D, and Facebook feeds will never be the same – CNET

LucidPix app turns photos into 3D, and Facebook feeds will never be the same – CNET

Whether you have a new phone like the iPhone 11 or an older one like a Motorola Moto G6 or iPhone 6S, you can now take 3D photos with your camera. It’s all thanks to a new app called LucidPix. Instead of requiring a special accessory or two rear phone cameras, the app uses artificial intelligence (AI) to render 3D photos that will move as you tilt and pan your phone.

LucidPix will be available on both iOS and Android later this year, though you can sign up now on the LucidPix website to get early access. The app will be free with a watermark embedded on your photo, but for $1 per photo it can be removed. The free version is aimed at casual users and lets people try the app out before paying for the “Pro” version. The Pro version includes unlimited use of the app for $6 per month or $52 a year.

Read the whole article at cnet.com

7 Newest Instagram Stories Features (and How Entertainers Can Use Them). | Falcon.io

7 Newest Instagram Stories Features (and How Entertainers Can Use Them). | Falcon.io

Entertainers here our some ideas to use these tools.

  1. Instagram Create Mode Spice up your stories
  2. Close Friends List add close friends list to those that buy your new album or that by presale tickets to a show
  3. Stories Donation Stickers your favorite charity will have fees paid for by Instagram, start sharing the love!
  4. Shoppable Tags in Stories add shop tags to your stories, not just yours but other entertainers you respect.
  5. AR Filters Try before you buy that new merch shirt or hat!!
  6. Instagram Music Stickers Add your music to your story or have others join in to be a close friend!
  7. Reels Tik Tok comes to IG! Get that fan base singing your praises

Read the whole article and steps to use these ideas at Falcon.io

Pinterest Trends gives marketers a view of the top U.S. searches on the platform | Marketing Land

Pinterest Trends gives marketers a view of the top U.S. searches on the platform | Marketing Land

The new tool provides data on search terms over the last 12 months, along with when those terms peaked.

  • Pinterest Trends is still in beta and will become available on desktop in the U.S. over the coming weeks.
  • The company also announced the Pinterest 100, its annual report on the top emerging trends for the coming year.
  • Google has also announced its own list of trending consumer searches. Dubbed the Google Shopping 100, the page lists specific products that are rising in popularity this holiday season.

Read the whole article at Marketingland.com

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