Independent Artists Find An Ally | Major League Distribution Without Selling Their Souls

Independent Artists, Independent Hustle, Independent Distribution, TuneCore, Sony Red, The Orchard, Universal, Music Distribution, Entertainment, Too Lost, Monetization, Marketing, Branding, Sales, Hirschhorn, Spotify, Tidal, Gregory Hirschhorn, Apple Music, Amazon, Shazam, Tik Tok, Distribution Network, Power Distribution, Music Streaming, Creative Artists,

Previously Published via News Break Daring to steal market share from companies, such as TuneCore, RED Music, and The Orchard, Too Lost announced distribution possibilities that could change independent music forever. Providing new opportunities for distribution and marketing, Too Lost introduces opportunities for artists to be heard without overextending themselves, financially, and with little-to-no results. Better yet, through these new opportunities, artists would be able to keep 100% of their creative rights and ownership of master recordings. Not only would artists find distribution with 250 different music stores and streaming services, but they would also gain access to a slew of marketing tools and branding support services. “Too Lost is highly automated and maximizes the use of machine learning technology to power the services we offer and make them incredibly efficient,” added Hirschhorn. “We want to empower independent artists and labels to manage their businesses on their own terms.” A digital music distribution network, based in New York City, Too Lost was founded by a pair of publishing and distribution insiders, who “believed some of the major music organizations were doing a disservice to the independent musicians under their wing.” Through monthly subscription services, Too Lost makes distribution as cheap […]

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Experts say you need a Marketing & Revenue Attribution Strategy in 2021. But, do you?

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Previously Published on News Break Experts say you need a Marketing & Revenue Attribution Strategy. But, do you have one? Let’s take a deep dive into the world of marketing attribution, revenue tracking and where your customers could be getting lost in the sales funnel. “Whoever owns your attribution model owns your budget,” states Lars Hirsch, Principal Product Manager of Sponsored Products at Amazon. What is Marketing Attribution? The Content Marketing Institute defines marketing attribution as “a set of user actions that contribute to a desired outcome, (i.e., a conversion) and assigning a value to each of these events. It helps you to understand which combination of events in which particular order influences people to engage in a desired behavior. It proves your content is working. It helps marketing align with sales, determines your budget, and can improve your content quality.” Per CMI, “Marketing attribution is integral to the success of content marketing because the vast majority of touchpoints (instances where potential customers interact with your brand in some way) happen online. They occur when someone reads your blog post, e-book, or infographic, or watches your video. Marketing attribution models enable content marketers to more accurately understand how their content […]

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Social media activity, based on personality type

DISC Personality Types, DISC Theory, Personality Traits, Dominance, Influence, Stability, Compliance, Social Media, Marketing, Internet Marketing, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Snapchat, Business, PeopleKeys

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS You’ve heard it time and time again (and, you’re going to continue hearing it) … “We’re all different. But, we’re all predictably different.” As true as this statement is to our walking life, why would it be any different when it comes to social media? We’re on social media, because everyone else is. But, not all of us are on there to communicate. While Grandma is busy giving “love” to all of her grandchildren, others are networking. Some are trying out new recipes, and others are busy looking at stats. So, who’s doing what and why from a personality point-of-view? Let’s take a closer look. The Dominant Style “Ds” don’t always speak on social media as they use it mostly to accomplish a goal or find information quickly. When they speak, however, they’re most passionate about the subject. They’re jumping on our posts, soliciting unwanted advice or showing why they are most qualified to speak on a specific subject. “Ds” usually will share something related to business, politics, the sporting world — or maybe even religion. They’re telling us about their accomplishments or the lives of those they admire. Yet, they’re still […]

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Benchmark performance for sales excellence with DISC

Customer Experience, Client Experience, Customer Service, Client Relations, Customer Support, Sales, Predictive Selling, Behavioral Selling, Organizational Behavior, DISC Insights, DISC Personality, Personality Type, Corporate Culture, Employee Relations, Persona, Behavioral Analysis, Coaching, Dominance, Influence, Business Development, Business Expansion, Growth, Rapport, Sales Delivery, Marketing, Advertising, Messaging, Brand Awareness, Campaign Initiatives,

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS. You’ve implemented various strategies, utilizing DISC methods for sales, leadership, and predictive hiring – but, now what? How do we gage our performance and determine the results of our efforts? How do we use these results to improve our business over time? The answer is simple. We benchmark our performance and continually improve processes, internally, by applying a behavioral selling approach. Measuring our performance, we gain insight into ways that we can optimize all operations and strengthen our efforts by finding our shortfalls and identifying opportunities for improvement. In order to benchmark our performance, we must decide which variables will serve as key performance indicators (KPIs) and how we can use them to analyze our progress, thereafter. Read more on what you might want to consider and how DISC can help determine our performance on DiscInsights by PeopleKeys.

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Top 5 reasons why sales employees quit

DISC Insights, DISC Personality, Personality Type, Corporate Culture, Employee Relations, Persona, Behavioral Analysis, Coaching, Dominance, Influence, Hiring Cycles, Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, Team Building, Leadership, Workforce Optimization, Corporate Development, Business Development, Business Expansion, Growth, Team Building, Culture, Building Remote Teams, Compliances, Roles, Infrastructure, Differences in Opinion, Customer Experience, Client Experience, Customer Service, Client Relations, Customer Support, Sales, Predictive Selling, Behavioral Selling, Organizational Behavior, DISC Insights, DISC Personality, Personality Type, Corporate Culture, Employee Relations, Persona, Behavioral Analysis, Coaching, Dominance, Influence, Business Development, Business Expansion, Growth, Rapport, Sales Delivery, Marketing, Advertising, Messaging, Brand Awareness, Campaign Initiatives,

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS The hiring manager is often undervalued, because the recruitment process is so complex. Not many realize what it takes to find qualified talent or how to develop a meaningful hiring process that proves itself over time. Likewise, Human Resources can also go unappreciated for their role in employee retention and/or turnover ratios. Yet, together, these two forces make all the difference in the world. Together, they drive successful employee relations by making sure all pieces of the puzzle fit together perfectly. They stand for peace and organization within the company. They act as the intermediate between departments and identify the daily needs of the workforce environment. They analyze operations and implement strategies for improvements to performance, productivity, and the effects of daily workforce activities. They save us on the costs of training, retraining and recruiting for each position. They keep our turnover low and our employees happy. Without a great hiring manager turnover can increase. Without effective human resources, the sales force can diminish. We can lose our sense of company morale. Our teams won’t be as effective. How do we combat this? How can we understand what makes the sales team […]

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How behavioral selling can help your business

Sales, Marketing, Behavioral Selling, Behavioral Analysis, Business Development, Customer Service, Customer Experience, Client Profiles, B2C, B2B, DISC Insights, DISC Personality, Personality Type, Corporate Culture, Employee Relations, Persona, Behavioral Analysis, Coaching, Dominance, Influence,

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS Behavioral selling is presenting your product or service in a way your customer can relate. Show them benefits, such as how your product will help them meet their goals or how your service will more than exceed their expectation. Some clients will want it now – give them examples and samples. Some will want it fun – allow them to experience it first-hand. Others will want assurance – provide customer references. Lastly, some want all the facts. To these, show the features that are most important to their current situation, provide them with a cost comparison and make sure to provide a data sheet or link to more information for them to research. Here are some insights from a behavioral selling point of view: Overcoming Objections People don’t come to a salesperson with objections – they do indeed need something, but their fears may be what’s blocking the deal. To be a good salesperson, you need to know how to quickly understand the underlying behaviors of your client. Knowing the DISC traits of your client will allow you to approach the conversation with a different strategy and with selling points that will […]

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How to Deliver Your Sales Message

Customer Experience, Client Experience, Customer Service, Client Relations, Customer Support, Sales, Predictive Selling, Behavioral Selling, Organizational Behavior, DISC Insights, DISC Personality, Personality Type, Corporate Culture, Employee Relations, Persona, Behavioral Analysis, Coaching, Dominance, Influence, Business Development, Business Expansion, Growth, Rapport, Sales Delivery, Marketing, Advertising, Messaging, Brand Awareness, Campaign Initiatives,

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS Have you ever noticed the difference in day-time advertising, as opposed to the advertising you see at night? Some commercials last longer at 1:00 PM than they do at 5:00 PM… and there are many variations depending on the channel. Well, there is actually a reason for that and it’s not as far-fetched as one might believe. This is part of behavioral selling, where the way you deliver your message can make the difference between attracting a new client or losing them before you even opened your mouth. This same model can be successfully applied to boost your own bottom line. We can learn a lot from TV There are people in charge of content development, while there are others are in charge of decision-making. Research suggests identifying the demographics, psychographics and brand loyalty of each viewing audience before crafting that content for airing around the globe. Because of this, we see content change based on the season, sporting event or even television programming that we are tuned into. Diehard fans of The Walking Dead might find advertising bombarding them with zombies or thoughts of the afterlife, while advertising for This is […]

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Five Necessary Elements for Effective Mobile App Downloads & Development

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TALENT ZOO’S DIGITAL PIVOT It’s okay if your company still has no mobile presence. What’s more important is that you are ready to redeem yourself now. It’s better late than never. And as late bloomers are beginning to understand the importance of branding in mobile, especially in 2016, joining the ranks of millions of businesses taking advantage of the mobile economy is probably one of the smartest things you can do. Snapp, an app development platform for mobile presences, recently highlighted five tips to build a successful app for your small to medium business. We at Digital Pivot elaborated on each item. We found them to be very beneficial to your upcoming mobile presence and wanted to share! Please keep in mind; engagement and interaction will always be the bottom line when it comes to branding in the digital space — or any space, for that matter. In the mobile marketplace, however, it is especially important, because we are battling apps from various other industries in claiming that precious device space. If your app isn’t used regularly, it might just find itself uninstalled, defeating its purpose altogether. Increasing productivity for your end-user and catering to consumer needs and interests while keeping […]

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Marketing Yourself Through Resume

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN TWO PARTS ON TALENTZOO As a professional in an ever-evolving world of technology, it is absolutely important to keep abreast of changes that occur within the standard operations of society and hiring processes. Not many realize that with the evolution of information systems, most hiring processes are initiated, if not fully executed, online. Therefore, hiring managers and executive decision makers are eliminating the number of resumes that they are scouring each week in order to streamline processes and maximize productivity in the job space while keeping staffing down to a minimum. Let’s take a deeper look into this science and discover how to get past all systems filters to at least be considered for the position that many are applying for. Did you know that as this World of Technology evolves, so does the way the business world approaches talent acquisitions and recruiting? Professionals aren’t just sitting back behind a desk glancing over resumes on a day-to-day basis. Time is valuable, and successful corporations are always looking for ways to cut back on unnecessary spending. As mentioned earlier, many recruiters are more than likely sitting in front of a computer and pounding away at their keyboards, seeking […]

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300-year-old industry implements innovative tech trends

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON EXAMINER FABTECH CANADA 2014 will be taking place shortly, and a2z, Inc. plays an important role in helping the event to succeed through innovation and accessibility. FABTECH CANADA is the embodiment of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA), the American Welding Society (AWS), the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), and Chemical Coaters Association International with SME, who have been “serving to the advancement and growth of fabricating, welding, metal forming and manufacturing” for the last 300 years. Together, they bring these elements into manifestation to produce an annual event that is exciting and unique to Canadians in this industry. Through growth and the evolution of tech trends, innovation is key to successful progress, especially for such a traditional trade in a “high-tech” world. According to a recent press release (March 11, 2014), a2z, Inc. is teaming up with FABTECH to make this year even more successful than the last. a2z, Inc., a leader in event management and marketing software solutions, has designed a customized ChirpE Native Mobile App for the FABTECH CANADA 2014 event that will take place at the Toronto Congress Centre on March 18-22, 2014. The app is available cross-platform, including Android and iOS and is […]

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