I had a wee eye-opening this week as I realized I downplayed some of my success with Kilted For H er Pleasure in the last show. I aim bigger than most Celtic bands online. So I expect more. But in all fairness, the release of Kilted was a huge success, topping a variety of charts. AND the album is also climbing in popularity on iTunes... Already! Totally cool.

The second half of the show delves into a Celtic music idea I have for my Celtic MP3s Music Magazine. Can it be accomplished? Will it? And do you want to see it happen?

Post your comments in the shownotes below.

Notes:

This Week's Music Promotion iMixes

Mailed CDs to radio

Charting Your Success

Link to me. I'll link back

Celtic Music Fan

Almost Famous

Features on indie Celtic music groups

Vicky Swan & Jonny Dyer Interview

Renaissance Festival Podcast

New Minstrel Revue Interview

Almost Irish lyrics by Ceann

The Rolling Stone Magazine version of Celtic Music

Upcoming Shows:

  • Sep 3: Atlanta, GA - DragonCon
  • Sep 18: Addison, TX - FenCon
  • Oct 9: Lafayette, LA - First Lutheran with the Folks of Acadiana
  • Nov 6-Dec 12: Hammond , LA - Louisiana Renaissance Festival

Music:

"Frog Kissin'" by Brobdingnagian Bards
from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales

"Casu" by Lunasa
from The Merry Sisters Of Fate

"The Forest Nymph - Song of the Woods & The Tree in the Woods" by Anne Roos
from A Light in the Forest

"PlagueAway: The Pestilence Potion" by Marc Gunn
from Renaissance Festival Podcast Compilation

"The Foggy Dew" by Paddy's Pig
from Maple & Wire

"Sally's Waltz/Nessie & Rita's Waltz/Rosie's Waltz (Waltz)" by Hugh Morrison
from Ali MacGregor's Music Collection

"Raised on Black and Tans" by Gaelic Storm
from Cabbage

 

Marc Gunn in the News:

"Close Your Eyes" was played on How to Grow Your Geek Podcast

"The Cat Came Back... The Cat's POV" was ued on a Cat's Ballad video.

"Big Strong Cat" was used in Fleabi's video. I love this recording!

Top 40 Charts featured my press release about Kilted.

 

Support the Podcast:

If this show entertained, you can return the favor…

Buy Me a Pint!

Find out more about Marc Gunn and buy Celtic Music CDs.

Direct download: PubSongsPodcast-069.mp3
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Music marketing is one of my specialties. But usually I don't talk about it much except in jest with my podcasts. Today, I go into a little more depth talking about promoting music or businesses using keywords. While this may seem to appeal only to businesses, I do my best to keep it relevant to the Celtic music fan who wants to see their favorite artist achieve success.

Notes:

Blackthorn Village Renaissance Festival

Jousters of Four Winds Renaissance Festival

Kilted For Her Pleasure promotion successes

This Week's Music Promotion iMixes

Make me a favorite on Google

Celtic MP3s Music Magazine

Celtic music business and promotion with Keywords

NRFB Toy Store

Ceann - Yankee Drinking Songs

Firefly drinking songs at DragonCon

New Firefly Drinking Song

Renaissance Festival Podcast

Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

The Bards Crier Music Marketing Ezine

Upcoming Shows:

  • Sep 3: Atlanta, GA - DragonCon
  • Sep 18: Addison, TX - FenCon
  • Oct 9: Lafayette, LA - First Lutheran with the Folks of Acadiana
  • Nov 6-Dec 12: Hammond , LA - Louisiana Renaissance Festival

Music:

"The Lusty Young Sith" by Marc Gunn
from What Color Is Your Dragon?

"My Piece Of Gratitude Re-Mix" by Jacie McConnell
from Mystical Moments A Sign Of Things To Come

"Last Refrain" by Whiskey of the Damned
from Craig Agus Whiskey

"Old Maid in the Garrett" by The Dregs
from Thank You Sir May I Have Another

"Blar Inbhir Lochaidh" by Mary Jane Lamond
from Storas

"Silhouette of Longing Love" by Marc Gunn
from Irish Songs for New Orleans

 

Marc Gunn in the News:

Caithness Craft Collective played my version of "Wild Mountain Thyme".

Flower of Scotland performed at the Nebraska Outback Concert Series

"Catnipped Kitty was used in this Pedda the Bald Wrinkled Pussycat. Episode 1: Beloved Nippy Plants video.

Big Trouble in Big K mentioned me as one of the best things to see at GenCon.

Support the Podcast:

If this show entertained, you can return the favor…

Buy Me a Pint!

Find out more about Marc Gunn and buy Celtic Music CDs.

Direct download: PubSongsPodcast-068.mp3
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If I've said it once I've said it a thousand times, I love releasing new CDs. It's the excitement of knowing I brought something new and fun into the world that thousands of people  will enjoy over and over again. I do the same when I find a new CD I love. It's a thrill.

I also love seeing my promotional efforts fulfilled. I spent seven or eight months talking about this CD. Did I get you excited about it? Are you telling your friends? I saw a bunch of people cross-posting my CD release announcement on Twitter. What about other places?

It's a time to rejoice. I thank everyone who helped make this happen, especially Michael Fox, Kevin Mihalik, Scott Kindschy, Tanya Michna, Kristie Davis, Leslie Maynard, Michael T Clifford, Kris Dobie, Steve & Tammy Glove, Douglas Park and of course my Executive Producer Larry Owens of www.NRFBToyStore.com.

Notes:

Kilted For Her Pleasure is now on sale! Look for it on iTunes soon

Wrote a new engaging press release for "Kilted"

Shows I've Watched: Battlestar Galactica, My Name Is Earl, Pillars of the Earth and Monster Inc.

St. Patrick's Day Podcast begins September 17th. Lots o'great St. Paddy's Day music.

August Music Promotion iMixes

Upcoming Shows:

  • Aug 21: Maynard, AR - Blackthorn Village Renaissance Faire
  • Sep 3: Atlanta, GA - DragonCon
  • Sep 18: Addison, TX - FenCon
  • Nov 6: Hammond , LA - Louisiana Renaissance Festival

Also confirmed: Concert in Lafayette, LA

Music:

"Jock Stuart, A Man Who Wears A Kilt Every Day" by Marc Gunn
from Kilted For Her Pleasure

"Old Maui" by Rambling Sailors
from Bright Shining Clear

"So Not Real" by Brother
from Pax Romana MMV

"Turnpike" by The Elders
from American Wake

"Sam Hall" by The Langer's Ball
from Ships Are Sailing

"Kilted For Her Pleasure" by Marc Gunn
from Kilted For Her Pleasure

 

Marc Gunn in the News:

I was mentioned as a guest in the SoulGeek blog on DragonCon.

Celtic Moment features comments about my first solo CD "Soul of a Harper" posted

Dave's Act used my "Fairytale Waltz" for some portraits of Canberra's convicts

Support the Podcast:

If this show entertained, you can return the favor…

Buy Me a Pint!

Find out more about Marc Gunn and buy Celtic Music CDs.

Direct download: PubSongsPodcast-067.mp3
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While reading a book on the way back from GenCon, I had a few thoughts about how to build excitement and make you enjoy live music, entertainment, whatever, even better. Just wait until you see it in action!

Notes:

Update on GenCon. No interviews with Wil Wheaton or Felicia Day. Sigh.

Hanging out with Water Street Bridge, Damsels of Dorkington, Dan the Bard, Marooned and The Great Luke Ski.

Willie Nelson likes my music!

Hoping I'll still be a part of the Browncoats Redemption soundtrack

August Music Promotion iMixes

Live Pub Songs Podcast at DragonCon

Influence: Science and Practice by Robert B. Cialdini

Contest: Why do you like Marc Gunn's music?

Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

Upcoming Shows:

  • Aug 21: Maynard, AR - Blackthorn Village Renaissance Faire
  • Sep 3: Atlanta, GA - DragonCon
  • Sep 18: Addison, TX - FenCon
  • Nov 6: Hammond , LA - Louisiana Renaissance Festival

Also confirmed: Concert in Lafayette, LA

Music:

"Patriot Game" by Marc Gunn
from Irish Drinking Songs

"Serenity" by Amadan
from Pacifica

"Jim O'Keefe's/The Clog/The Star Above The Garter/The Hare In The Corn [Slides]" by Various Artists (Compass Records)
from Absolutely Irish

"John Barleycorn" by Water Street Bridge
from Danse Macabre

"The Performer's Mask" by Vince Conaway
from Labyrinth

"Song of Assisi" by Marc Gunn
from Heart's Ease

Marc Gunn in the News:

Willie Nelson Lip-Synching to Marc Gunn

Mentioned on Indy TV News

"Jasper Tabby Kitty Cat-y" and "Catnipped Kitty" were featured on Keith Tiscali's BlogTalk Radio show

My brother asked me to share this info about someone arrested for possession of Medical Cannabis.

Support the Podcast:

If this show entertained, you can return the favor…

Buy Me a Pint!

Find out more about Marc Gunn and buy Celtic Music CDs.

Direct download: PubSongsPodcast-066.mp3
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A new movie is coming out in the Firefly verse which seems the perfect time to release a new album. I've had this idea on my brain for quite a while. A couple weeks ago, I finally figured out how I could make that happen. It involves DragonCon, the Bedlam Bards and YOU! Come to DragonCon and you can be a part of the new CD.

Notes:

Browncoats Redemption

August Music Promotion iMixes

Contest: Why do you like Marc Gunn's music?

Question of the Day: What are you doing that's exceptional? Have a website?

Upcoming Shows:

  • Aug 6: Indianapolis, Indiana - GenCon Indianapolis
  • Aug 21: Maynard, AR - Blackthorn Village Renaissance Faire
  • Sep 3: Atlanta, GA - DragonCon
  • Sep 18: Addison, TX - FenCon
  • Nov 6: Hammond , LA - Louisiana Renaissance Festival

Also confirmed: Concert in Lafayette, LA

Music:

"Browncoats Keep Flyin'" by Marc Gunn
from Browncoats Redemption Tribute Album
lyrics by Rie Sheridan Rose

"The Ballad of Joss" by Bedlam Bards
from On the Drift

"Air Through The Engine" by Persephone Pickers
from Sounds Of The Verse

"The Fall of Serenity Valley by Brobdingnagian Bards
from Done the Impossible Soundtrack (The Fans' Tale of Firefly & Serenity)

"Mal's Song" by Michelle Dockrey
from Thirteen

"Never Did Catch Her Name" by Marian Call
from Sing a Song of Saffron

Marc Gunn in the News:

"Monahan's Mudder's Milk" was used on Season 6.9 of The Signal Podcast in their audio drama "Around the Verse in 80 Days".

Beach Holiday blog features my Irish & Celtic Music Podcast in their blog roll.

Tiscale Finale features my song "The Bridge"

SoulGeek's feature on DragonCon mentions my name as a performer.

Wandering Geek mentions my show times at GenCon

Rie Sheridan Rose posted a video of "Black Velvet Band" and  "Old Dun Cow" on YouTube from my show in Austin.

Support the Podcast:

If this show entertained, you can return the favor…

Buy Me a Pint!

Find out more about Marc Gunn and buy Celtic Music CDs.

http://marcgunn.com/2010/07/why-i-like-marc-gunns-music-contest/
Direct download: PubSongsPodcast-065.mp3
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