My Fitbit Experiment Part 1: What I’ve Learned So Far

It’s time to take another detour from our usual Live Music Experiments and explore the exciting world of self-tracking. Over the last few months I’ve been experimenting with Fitbit and the emerging trends of Quantified Self. Like our other curious detours into community management, social business and road running, I’ve started to discover some pretty cool stuff with this Fitbit […] live music concert fans chicago venues

Listly Is A Cool Tool For Live Music Fans

    I got another cool tool to share with you that I discovered while I was at the Community Manager Unconference. During my adventures I had the pleasure of meeting Nick Kellet co-founder of Listly. I told him about our community of live music fans here on Live Fix and after hearing about the […]

Why Level 3 Is Guilty of Listening and Smart Storytelling

Continuing our exploration into community management I’d like to share another story with you. My view from the jury box in the Hatton W. Sumners Courtroom during the Dallas Blogwell conference made it seem like Level 3’s case study was on trial. And the good thing about this big brand social media trial was that Level […]

How Does Your Brain and Heart Remember Your Favorite Concerts?

Ah, memories. They are the essence of our concert experiences. And long after the show is over, our memories allow us to live in the glory of the moment forever. But what does it look like when we actually use a concert memory to experiment with our brain’s process of memory recall? Let’s find out!

The Top 35 Most Addictive Live Music Stories of 2010

When I think of eager concert fans in 2010, I think of the photo above that Colleen took during a climaxing moment at the Wrecking Ball Punk Fest in Chicago. Those fans where some of the most relentless, hungry and addicted live music fans I saw all year long. And when I think of those […]

Can You Really Blog Like A Rockstar?

It’s no accident that the “Rockstar” metaphor is one of the most cliche and ubiquitous metaphors in social media marketing, music writing and life in general. But sometimes the rockstar metaphor works, and as a result, the myth of the rockstar can teach you a lot about stage presence and how to rock the main […]

Why I’m Thankful For Live Music and You

Each year of live music has its special moments. Its peaks and valleys. Its surprises and disappointments. And while I gathered my thoughts for this special Thanksgiving Day post, I took a look back at 2010 and realized that when it comes to live music, I have a lot to be thankful for.

17 Questions Music Bloggers Should Ask Before Writing Your Next Post

Is Your Music Blog… pushing boundaries… helping people… changing minds… reflecting who you really are… starting new conversations… letting loose and having fun… putting the spotlight on others… asking the important questions… following a clear mission… taking risks… or does your music blog only feeding the hype machine… playing by the rules… flailing and wandering… […]

Product Review: Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5

Continuing our series on blogging tools and gadgets for concert fans, I’d like to share with you a review of the Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5. Read on to see how you can use it for your blog, or to tell your own concert stories.