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003 – The Value of Having Your Own Website as a Musician – with Ross Barber of Electric Kiwi

The New Music Industry Podcast | MusicEntrepreneurHQ.com | with David Andrew Wiebe

Have you ever asked yourself whether or not you should have a website as a musician? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, David Andrew Wiebe connects with Glasgow web and graphic designer Ross Barber. They chat about web design, building a website as a musician, communication etiquette in the music business, writing a book, building an email list, and much more... The post 003 – The Value of Having Your Own Website as a Musician – with Ross Barber of Electric Kiwi appeared first on Music Entrepreneur HQ.

51mins

30 Jun 2016

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003 – The Value of Having Your Own Website as a Musician – with Ross Barber of Electric Kiwi

The New Music Industry Podcast | MusicEntrepreneurHQ.com | with David Andrew Wiebe

Have you ever asked yourself whether or not you should have a website as a musician? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, David Andrew Wiebe connects with Glasgow web and graphic designer Ross Barber. They chat about web design, building a website as a musician, communication etiquette in the music business, writing a book, building an email list, and much more... The post 003 – The Value of Having Your Own Website as a Musician – with Ross Barber of Electric Kiwi appeared first on Music Entrepreneur HQ.

51mins

30 Jun 2016

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Electrify Your Twitter Lists with Ross Barber

Twitter Smarter Podcast with Madalyn Sklar - The Best Twitter Tips from the Pros

Ross is the founder of Electric Kiwi, a design and marketing firm that specifically caters to the music industry. Based in Scotland, Ross applies his web design expertise to help bands and musicians around the world build an electrifying online presence. He is also the co-host of the podcast Bridge the Atlantic, along with Canadian musician and filmmaker Marcio Novelli, where they interview musicians and creative entrepreneurs. Quick FYI here. I’m in Episode #63 sharing Twitter tips, community building, my life as the leader of GoGirlsMusic and so much more.Click here to listen. Listen in as Ross shares with us his best Twitter tips and talks about the power of personalizing and organizing your Twitter lists. He also shares how a little bit of creativity can build your Twitter presence and increase interaction. Episode Highlights: Ross used to have a business-oriented approach in using Twitter and then realized the importance of being personal. Showing more of yourself gives a more rewarding experience. Use your own photo on your profile instead of a logo to show people that you’re real and to show a bit more of your personality. This equates to more interaction, more retweets, and more favorites. Really good conversations. Keep your feed organized by using Twitter lists. It’s simply a curated group of accounts. Viewing a list will show you a stream of tweets only from the accounts on a list. You can set them up to be either public or private. They can help you monitor your competitors, connect with industry leaders, engage with employees, stay on top of trends and so much more.Click here to learn how to use lists. Tip: Be creative in naming your lists to make it more interesting and to grab people’s attention. Example: I have a list called “Social Media Smarties” rather than “Social Media.” Tip: List names cannot exceed 25 characters and they cannot begin with a number. Tip: To remove yourself from a list, you will need to block the creator of the list. Ross recommends using the Buffer Chrome extension. You’ll love it because it’s so easy to share links, pictures and video from anywhere on the web. Tweetables: “Do not be afraid to be personal and social on Twitter because it is called social media.” “People buy from people.” “It’s not a one-way street. You can’t expect everyone to contact you. You have to be proactive and tweet them.” “I like to keep my feed organized by using lists.” “I use public lists to organize people I follow into different categories or subjects. It helps me keep things focused and organized. Links to Tools and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Electric Kiwi – Ross’s company specializes in web design for artists, music businesses and creative professionals. Ross’s Twitter lists – check out Ross’s public Twitter lists Madalyn’s Twitter lists – check out Madalyn’s public Twitter lists Buffer – social media management tool, great for scheduling; excellent customer service Chrome extension for Buffer – Add tweets directly to your Buffer from any webpage. How to Use Twitter Lists for Business – step-by-step on creating Twitter lists and ways to use them for your business How To Create and Use Twitter Lists to Market Your Business – Helpful guide on how to use Twitter lists Staying Organized Using Twitter Lists with Mark Schaefer – If you missed Episode #14, be sure to check out my interview with Mark Schaefer. He shared a wealth of knowledge on being organized with your Twitter lists. How to Reach Ross Barber: You can reach Ross Barber on Twitter @ElectricKiwi and @Bridge_Atlantic. You can also connect with him on Facebook, Instagram and his website. Your Call-to-Action: Your call-to-action for this episode is to sign up for Buffer (if you’re not using it already). It’s free although you can also opt-in for some premium features depending on your needs. Also be sure to give Buffer’s Chrome extension a try. Let me know what you think of this episode by sending me a tweet @MadalynSklar. I’d also like to know what you think about Buffer. I’ve been a fan, using it for many years. No, I didn’t get paid to say that! But I’m interested to know your thoughts on all this. Share The Love For This Podcast: Want an easy “one-click” way to Share The Love for this podcast? Go here:www.madalynsklar.com/love to tweet out your love. Thanks for the listen! I appreciate you listening to this podcast, and would be extremely grateful if you would take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. By doing this, more people will be able to benefit from the tips and tools shared in this #TwitterSmarter podcast series. Please also subscribe to this podcast while you’re there. It will ensure you don’t miss an episode! I read every review that comes in, so please know that you have my sincere thanks! Not sure how to rate & review a podcast? Click here to learn how. Sponsor: #TwitterSmarter Twitter Chat: Join our weekly Twitter chat where you go to learn and share Twitter tips. It’s every Thursday at 1pm ET/10am PT. We’ll also have Q&A’s with guests from the #TwitterSmarter podcast. Mark your calendar. You don’t want to miss this! Not familiar with Twitter chats? Click here to learn about them. Show notes at www.madalynsklar.com/twittersmarter33

22mins

20 Jun 2016

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225: Ross Barber Interview - Electric Kiwi

Outlier On Air | Founders, Disruptors, & Mavens

"Make sure it's something you're in love doing. If you don't love it you might as well be working for someone else. " - Ross Barber Ross Barber - Founder and Web Designer of Electric Kiwi  & Co-Host of the Bridge the Atlantic podcast Electric Kiwi founder Ross Barber has dedicated his life to helping musicians, bands, and other artists pursue dreams of turning their passion for music into a viable career opportunity. His decision to launch Electric Kiwi in 2011 came after Ross earned a 2:1 BA (Hons) degree in Popular Music Performance from the UHI Millennium Institute in Perth, Scotland. From designing websites to creating artwork for album covers, Ross has worked with independent artists from all over the world and his marketing strategies have been featured on top websites including Cyber PR Music, Hypebot, and Musicians Unleashed. He also co-hosts his own video podcast, Bridge the Atlantic, with singer/songwriter Marcio Novelli. The podcast, which interviews musicians and creative entrepreneurs, spent several weeks on the “New and Noteworthy” chart after debuting on iTunes. Connect With Ross:Website | Facebook | @ElectricKiwi  | Instagram | LinkedIn | Youtube  Subscribe to the Outlier Newsletter: Click HereIf you enjoy Outlier On Air, please Subscribe & Review on iTunes or Stitcher Sponsor SALES PRIMER: 4-PART SALES WEBINAR REGISTER HERE

36mins

16 Sep 2015

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s2e19 Anatomy of a Website with Ross Barber [TJS 41]

The Jazz Spotlight Podcast: Music Business With a Touch of Jazz

Web Designer Ross Barber talks about the must-have features of a musician's website, online mistakes to avoid, what to think about when hiring a freelance web developer and how to network in the music industry

47mins

19 Aug 2015

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52: Our talk with Ross Barber today is all about music, social media and website design.

The Nice Guys on Business

Ross Barber connected with The Nice Guys on Twitter and we have been stalking him ever since. All the way from the UK, Ross is a website designer who specializes in music websites. Here's a little more about him:  • Ross has been doing web design since he was 12 years old.  • His business started as the result of a Twitter conversation. • He works with musicians and creative businesses that he admires and looks up to including Cyber PR Music, Tyler Hilton & Supreme Entertainment Artists • He is a speaker, being booked for engagements including the university I graduated from, and a local meetup about music marketing • His podcast "Bridge the Atlantic" has featured some of the following artists: ○  Singer/songwriter/actor Tyler Hilton  ○ X Factor UK's Janet Devlin  ○ The Spill Canvas frontman Nick Thomas • He actually listens to our show! (or so he says, we choose to believe him) Contact Ross at ross@electrickiwi.co.uk  Ross' custom web design- electrickiwi.co.uk Podcast- Bridge the Atlantic Subscribe to the podcast Check out our Listener map and add yourself!

31mins

4 Aug 2015

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MGT20: Designing A Music Website – Ross Barber (Electric Kiwi)

Music Growth Talks: Podcast for Musicpreneurs

Ross Barber is a graphic and web designer and founder of Electric Kiwi, a Glasgow-based web design firm working with musicians and bands. Ross knows how to build a top-notch website for a music brand, and in this WeSpin Recipes podcast shares best practices, tips and trends that any artist will find useful.From the episode, you will learn how many players and widgets to place on the home page of your website, how to annoy a visitor, where to get inspiration for design, and much more.Some of the topics covered in the conversation:• How Twitter networking can lead to launching a business.• Collecting funny stories from artists in the Bridge The Atlantic podcast.• Why do artists need websites in the first place?• Updating your website around important events.• Handy Wordpress plugins.• Current website trends.• Popups and autoplays: good or bad?• Having a general understanding of ALL aspects of your music business.Go to http://wespin.co/wsr20 for the show notes and musicgrowthtalks.com to subscribe to the podcast.NOTE: This podcast was renamed from WeSpin Recipes to Music Growth Talks after episode #85.

32mins

13 Nov 2014

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Websites for Bands with Web Designer Ross Barber

Musicians Unleashed Podcast

Ross is a web developer with a very impressive portfolio of band websites that are clean, responsive and each one is a work of Art that accurately reflects the band’s style.  We cover a multitude of tips and resources to get you started with building a WordPress site that generates solid income for your band.  As an Indie Artist, you should look at your website as your storefront, ticket office, PR hub and the first place your fans will go for information. Learn more about Ross and Electric Kiwi Here:  http://www.electrickiwi.co.uk/

45mins

23 Jul 2014

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Episode 10: Ross Barber on the Power of a Well-Designed Website for Musicians

MusicBizCast with Kelly Castor

Ross Barber is the owner of Electric Kiwi, a web design and marketing firm for musicians located in Glasgow, Scotland. Ross helps bands and musicians by building websites, creating online presence and branding, designing posters and album art, and providing social media design support. Ross holds a BA in popular music performance with honors from the UHI Millennium Institute, and supports clients throughout Europe, the Americas, and Australia.

33mins

16 Jul 2014