Tristan Prettyman

My Oh My, New Music from Tristan Prettyman!

Sands Media “Music Meeting” Playlist – Stream on Spotify I became a fan of San Diego born singer/songwriter Tristan Prettyman a few years ago.  At the time, she was promoting her second major label release, Hello…x, in 2008.  We bonded over the legendary shrimp cocktails of St. Elmo’s Steakhouse in Indianapolis, told dirty jokes, and […]

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Linkin Park - Living Things CD cover

Burn It Down! New Music from Linkin Park

Linkin Park released their fifth CD last week since forming 15 years ago in Agoura Hills, California.  Living Things, which features the debut hit “Burn It Down,” marks the band’s return to more familiar musical territory according to vocalist Chester Bennington.  “We’ve incorporated a lot of guitar work with big choruses and the heavier electronic stuff to […]

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Dan Wheldon, Indy 500 Champion 2011, #RIP

What kind of milk do you want after you win?

There’s a long-standing tradition at the Indianapolis 500 for the race winner to drink a bottle of milk on Victory Lane.  There’s a couple of lessons to be learned as you watch today’s race … The first comes from 1936 Indy 500 Champion Louis Meyer.  Meyer was photographed gulping down a bottle of buttermilk, his […]

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Facebook Changed Everyone’s Email to @Facebook.com; Here’s How to Fix It

Facebook just removed everyone’s email address from their profile and replaced it with an @facebook.com email address without asking you.  Oh, and by the way, you have an @facebook.com email address  … If you want the email addresses you actually use to appear on your profile, here are the easy steps to modify your profile: […]

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Twitter offers advertisers more than 140 characters

Does this violate end-user expectations of the micro-blogging service, which might cause a drop in use?  Or is it the message size increase a smart business move to lure advertisers? Twitter‘s basic ad unit is a tweet, which is why the company says it is having early success with mobile ads. But advertisers want more […]

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Content Curation Informs, Engages Potential Customers

Both consumers and marketers are faced with an ever more fractured media landscape in which informative and engaging content can be hard to find. But enterprising marketers are taking the reins and curating their own content in the hopes of providing the material that their customers are searching for. These days, almost all marketers are […]

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Clear Channel & Big Machine Records Enter Rev-Share Agreement

CC Chairman/CEO John Hogan says “Today, 98% of our listening is terrestrial broadcasting and 2% digital, with record labels and artists only paid for the 2%.” He says “this new agreement expands label and artist participation from just digital to terrestrial, in one comprehensive framework that will give all of us a great incentive to […]

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Lady Gaga Twitter Milestone: 25 Million Followers and Counting

Selling out worldwide tours consecutively for years and still managing to Tweet about buying a fake Rolex or why you should become a skinny alcoholic, Gaga spends a significant amount of time updating her Little Monsters and her huge following just keeps growing. The nudist singer-songwriter is officially now the most popular celebrity on Twitter! Read more, click […]

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Radio Ads Drive Web Traffic (Study)

People are six times more likely to go to an advertiser’s website if have heard their advertisement on radio, according to latest research by Colmar Brunton, and released today by Commercial Radio Australia.  The research shows that radio advertising has an immediate effect on people’s digital activity, with over three quarters of respondents or 78% […]

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