Deadly Arnold Ep. 24: author David Sax - "some thoughts on the Revenge of Analog, online education, and the giving of physical gifts."

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In this episode josh is joined by author David Sax (CAN/USA) to discuss his latest book The Revenge of Analog - one of Josh's must-read books of 2016 for artists and/or anyone who grew up sharing and enjoying analog things.

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Deadly Arnold Ep. 23: Prof. Aaron Perzanowski - "some more thoughts on ownership in the digital era."

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Today Josh is joined by Professor and author Aaron Perzanowski.
Aaron is the Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University and also the co-author of one of Josh’s favourite books of 2016, The End of Ownership (co-authored with Jason Schultz).

Episode Glossary and Full Show Notes coming Feb 3rd 2017.

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On The Bubble Ep. 05: The Almighty Johnsons fan campaign - OTB005

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In this episode we explore the save-our-show fan campaign for the comedy/fantasy show "The Almighty Johnsons." 

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Deadly Arnold Ep. 21: "2016 in Review - best books, albums, playlists and Great Courses."

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In this episode Josh shares his favourite Albums, Playlists, Songs, Books and Great Courses of 2016 (see below for Josh's picks). If you wanted to send in your own picks for 2016 check the contacts below.

Also, Josh has attached his most downloaded podcast of 2016 to the end of this episode - it's actually not an episode of #DeadlyArnold but rather an episode of his other show "On The Bubble Podcast" (if you're interested in either the Terminator franchise or the Psychology of Fan Behaviour, or for some reason both like Josh is, you might enjoy the episode attached - all about Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles. It starts around the 13minute mark.  

Our 2016 Creative Review:

  • Album - "To be everywhere is to be nowhere" by Thrice
  • Playlists - The "Spanish Instrumental" and "Japanese Instrumental" playlists on Spotify. 
  • Songs - "Elephant" by Jason Isbell, and "The Sky Boat Song" from the show Outlander.
  • Books - "H is for Hawk" by Helen Macdonald, "Wizards First Rule" by Terry Goodkind, and "The Complete Essays of Montaigne." 
  • The Great Courses - "The Great Ideas of Psychology" and "The Great Ideas of Philosophy" both presented by Daniel N. Robinson, Ph.D. 

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On the Bubble Ep. 02: CHUCK - save our show for NBC's CHUCK - plus the #ChuckMovie

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NBC's CHUCK had its battles; man did it have its battles, but it also had its fans, and those fans drove an amazing Save Our Show fan campaign. So join your host Josh as he brings you some great moments and some original ideas around the CHUCK fan campaign, discussions of a possible #chuckmovie, and we finish up with some deep thoughts from Unpacking Chuck author G. Walter Bush.  

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On the Bubble Ep. 01: Save the SCC (#TSCC) - save our show for Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles

Welcome to the first episode of On The Bubble Podcast with your host @joshuacliston - in this episode Josh takes you through a quick profile of what he hopes the show will be, and also introduces our first look at a Save Our Show TV fan campaign - the campaign for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and the #savethescc movement.  

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DIGITAL ARNOLD Ep. 20: "Ownership in the Digital Era" part 2 - with visual artist JimmyMIA8

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Josh and his friend Jimmy (visual artist and filmmaker) go deeper into Ownership in the Digital Era. Josh is pretty worried about the situation - Jimmy is less so - between the two, the guys are hoping they've found a balance here on the pod. 

If it's in your phone, and you paid for it, you own it (click to read the Quartz article by Christopher Groskopf)

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Deadly Arnold Ep. 19: "Age of Ownership - P1 - some thoughts on ownership in the digital era."

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If it's in your phone, and you paid for it, you own it (click to read the Quartz article by Christopher Groskopf)

Full #DeadlyArnold Ep. 19 Show Notes Coming November, 6th 2016. 

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Deadly Arnold Ep. 18: "Some thoughts on business knowledge for creatives, musicians and artists."

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Have you ever heard a career musician, artist or creative say something like the following? “I wish I knew more about business early on in my career..” 

Well your host Josh sure has, and up until recently he believed completely in the idea that, having greater knowledge must in-turn lead to more success, but he’s had a change of heart.

Possible Thought Technology: “..Cast your mind to the present, focus on process, and master yourself..” 

Reach out to Josh directly on the contacts below [ or use #DeadlyArnold on Twitter and Instagram ]
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The podcasters' Survival Guide Ep. 07: "What do you look for a good Podcast Media host?"

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A question from Dave Haldane (check his show out here on iTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/fireside/id1073508255?mt=2)

"What do you look for in a Podcast Media Host, and are the paid services really worth it?" 

What Josh L DOES care about when it comes to Podcast Media Hosting:

  1. RSS Feed Integrity
  2. Australian download speeds, and reliability of delivery into Australia
  3. My host of choice doesn't alter my uploaded file in any way
  4. Quality FAQ's and support, plus the quality of shows the companies employees themselves create. 
  5. A nice embedded audio player is a bonus
  6. The company has a solid financial roadmap

WHAT ABOUT MEDIA STATS? As Josh mentions in the episode he believes that super high quality Stats are already on offer from Libsyn, Blubrry, Spreaker and more, and in 2016, are really just the price of getting in the game!

What Josh L DOESN'T care so much about when it comes to Podcast Media Hosting:

  1. Hosting company branding in or on the tools provided (RSS Feeds, Audio Players, etc) a good set of tools can in fact send a positive message to your audience that you take yourself and your show's longevity seriously. 
  2. Automatic ID3 tagging of .mp3 files
  3. The specs of the audio player, if the player is too slow to be functional it doesn't really matter how many cool things it can do!

Say hello (or even G’day) to Josh:
• Em: joshuacliston@gmail.com
• Twitter Josh L: twitter.com/joshuacliston (@joshuacliston )
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Deadly Arnold Ep. 17: "Some thoughts on 'H is for Hawk" by Helen Macdonald."

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In this episode Josh L discusses his favourite book of 2016 "H is for Hawk" by Helen Macdonald. 

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The Deadly Arnold Ep. 12: "Some thoughts on band life, and becoming a professional Opera singer w/ Shanul Sharma."

Shanul’s next great adventure – help him out by taking a look at this link! australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/t…diff-fund/

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In this episode Josh is joined by long time friend Shanul Sharma. Shanul moved from India to Australia in the early 00’s and soon after entered the world of Australian heavy metal. He has since transitioned into a career as a professional Opera singer. Yes that’s right, the bloke can REALLY SING, and is also a champion person!

FULL SHOWS NOTES COMING 23/07/2016

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• Twitter Josh L: twitter.com/joshuacliston (@joshuacliston )
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Thanks heaps for your precious listening time, I really appreciate it.

The Podcasters' Survival Guide Ep. 1: "What exactly is a Podcasters' Survival Guide?"

What the FRAK is the The Podcasters' Survival Guide? ..you might be asking.
Well, in this inaugural episode of the show your host (and resident anti-Guru) Josh Liston lays it all out.

In short, TPSguide is both a Q&A show for content focussed Podcasters, but it's also a reaction to most of the marketeers, coaches, consultants and former-radio "experts" who are trying to extract as much money from Podcasters as they can, as quickly as they can.

Remember: "The only thing the Zombie of a Podcasting Consultant wants more than your brains, is the money in your wallet.." 

Get Your Podcasting Question(s) on TPSguide.

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The Deadly Arnold Ep. 11: "Some thoughts on the Cult Of Planning."

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In this episode of the show Josh speaks extemporaneously about his growing belief that the online marketing world is creating a Cult of Planning, and how he thinks it might be a bad-thing for your creative career – as he is finding it is for his own song writing and third-act music career.

These are just Josh’s initial thoughts on whether planning every aspect of your creative output will actually help you succeed, or whether it could end up leading you down a less fruitful creative path?

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The Deadly Arnold Ep. 10: "Josh and George from The Buskers Guide on busking in Asia, sleeping in tipis and opening a bar in Malaysia."

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The Deadly Arnold welcomes Josh Thompson and George Arnold from The Buskers Guide – the boys are travelling the world using primarily busking as their financial engine (oh yeah, they’ve also made a few films and sold a few toasted sandwiches along the way). The boys share some really funny stories, and amazingly (being the awesome blokes that they are) avoid pitching anything in particular – outside of an admiral level of self awareness and their super interesting story thus far. “No Need To Subscribe For The Rest – as Josh T would say.”

More of  what Josh, Josh and George talk about:

  • Losing ones shoes at the airport due to having too much busking gear
  • Josh and George heading off around Australia and then off to S/E Asia with $1,000 between them, and knowing only a handful of cover tunes to fuel their busking repertoire – the guys were learning on the busk.
  • The importance of remaining flexible when trying to get good at your art or craft, and how that flexibility feeds breathing room into your creative process.
  • Starting a successful bar (illegally mind you) on a roof top in Malaysia. The bar became a place for card games, music, Acro-Yoga, and even some fire twirling.
  • Sleeping on the top story of a double-decker bus in the middle of primary school during a fund raising event.
  • Sticking to getting better and better at your craft, so the the art can come, and NOT selling BS to good people along the way.

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Deadly Arnold Ep. 09: “Share what you’re fanatical about, and leveragibility is overrated.”

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In this episode Josh discusses his dislike of marketeers pushing their content-as-leverage narrative, and not caring enough about what makes something truly worth spending your time with.

What Josh speaks about in this episode:

  • The new Saosin album “Along the Shadow” and how damn awesome it is.
  • How discovering Amazon’s Kindle Rentals allowed Josh to both afford to rent “The Dramatic Imagination” and also skip the cost of postage during a time when the $AUS is relatively weak against the $USD. (Programming Note: In the episode Josh referred to this book as “The Creative Imagination” – yeah he knows #thumbsdown)
  • Share what you’re truly fanatical about online, not what you think you can leverage into something more beneficial for yourself (and only for yourself) in the future.
  • If you use your reverence for the subject matter and the quality you build around that fandom/wisdom as your measuring stick, you allow yourself the chance to look back on your creative output with a thoughtful and caring eye – as opposed to focussing solely on metrics like downloads, views, sales, dollars, etc, that might always leave you feeling empty.
  • Keeping what you’re fanatical about at the core of your sharing online allows a creator to avoid the “Principal-Agent-Problem” and maintain an alignment between what’s best for the Creator (Agent) and the Fan (Principal).
  • Leverage is great, but when it comes to creating awesome works, leverage is overrated in comparison to creating something great in-and-of-itself.

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Band vs Noise Ep. 14: "Don't get stuck marketing-you-marketing and not making music."

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In this episode Josh L talks about his own failings in keeping song writing and performing at the centre of his musical world as opposed to music marketing. He introduces what he sees as the "marketing-your-marketing problem" and then goes on to explain how a musician or band might be able to spot if their focus has shifted away from what's really important - the completion of the best music and lyrics possible.

Proposed Thought Technology: "Avoid focussing all your time and effort on marketing content that in turn needs its own heavy investment of marketing energy (marketing-your-marketing) - focus instead on creating the very best core-art (in this case music and lyrics) that you can."

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Band vs Noise Ep. 11: "Three hard questions to kick-off your second-act music career."

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R.I.P Prince.

What do you do when your second or third act music career just won’t get off the ground? This is a tough question we know - but your not suffering alone - your host Josh (@joshuacliston on Instagram) has been asking himself that very same question.

Josh has come to the conclusion that although the broader question is incredibly hard (and maybe even impossible) to cover in a single Podcast episode - or even from a single persons perspective - he does feel that the following three question may provide a good place to start.

  1. Are you really stuck, or are you just being lazy?
  2. Are you trying to make music that doesn’t energise your efforts? And/or are you trying to create music with (or for) people who you don’t have much in common with anymore?
  3. What one, two, or three things (probably tough things) are you prepared to do to make your music creation process and performance work?

Thanks so much for reading, and if these ideas interest you please subscribe to podcast, or just give this a share somewhere that matters to you, with people who matter to you. ~ Josh

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Deadly Arnold Ep. 08: "When are you going to do something more Grown-Up?"

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Dan Caulfield is both a talented instrumentalist/vocalist/lyricist and also one of your Josh’s dearest friends. In today’s show Josh and Dan have an extemporaneous post-guitar-jam discussion of the following question:

“When are you going to do something more Grown-Up?”

Josh post podcast thoughts: I’m yet to meet a creative person who is approaching or living through the third decade of their life that hasn’t heard a version of this very same question at some point. Personally I think it’s important to recognise the question, accept that it may have been birthed from a dark negative place, and if it is, for the sake of your creativity and creative output – you must work hard to keep that negativity external.

If you, the creative person(s), starts to question the value of your own process and your own output, the people who already receive happiness from your art (including yourself) will be the first to suffer. 

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Band vs Noise Ep. 10: "All-in-One vs À La Carte music marketing services and platforms."

In a world full of music marketing services and platforms, music marketing consultants and coaches with their own favourite tools, and advice coming from every direction (incl. from your "well read" non-musical uncle who has never created a song in his life) how are we the creators meant to decide what tools to choose and use to take our music towards our artistic goals? 

This question has plagued both myself and my band mates in the past, so in an attempt to clarify my own thinking around the idea of "music marketing service platforms" I decided to break the mindset around music tools into two distinct categories: All-in-One platforms and À la carte services. 

What was I looking for?

  1. A solid reputation for online-support; as I'm based in Australia I want to know that I don't have to make an angry international phone call just to get some help when things go wrong (and they always ALWAYS go wrong!)
  2. I know I'm going to need stable yet flexible website hosting with high-up-time and modern features.
  3. A domain name (a .com .net .etc) for my new site.
  4. (Ideally) The ability to host and serve high quality audio and high quality images (plus the ability to easily embed high quality videos from a range of sources). 
  5. An email service that allows for good growth without dramatic increases in cost.
  6. Social integration on the website/email tools/music players etc without slowing down those primary technologies.
  7.  An understanding of the effects of exchange rates on artists in countries like Australia where the purchasing power of our $AUS has ranged dramatically over the past 5-6 years (so if a company has a history of large and/or regular price hikes, they're OUT!). 

The All-in-One platform (the Pro's and Con's) 

  1. Pro - Single point of contact when you need to ask a question or push for new features
  2. Pro - Fully featured product-set where the user experience (UE) should be similar enough to feel both familiar and comfortable. 
  3. Pro - All-in-One services in the music marketing world seem to provided by established companies, where their longevity and customer loyalty is easier to quantify, and hopefully the company itself is more financially stable. 
  4. Pro - A single music upload process can allow you access to everything from iTunes to Spotify, to music sync and to music publishing, all being visible within a single user interface (UI) and revenue centre. 
  5. Pro - a paid All-in-One service encourages payers to actually use and engage with the product to avoid paying real money for no reason - this is less often the case with free or trial-period based products from Start-Ups and less established companies. 
  6. Pro - over time your All-in-One provider may establish partnerships with other premium providers or even purchase entire companies and integrate them into your existing service (so longterm you might not actually miss out on as much of the specialisation that a'la carte provides as you might imagine). 
  7. Con: All-in-One projects might be charging you for feature-sets that aren't yet available in all regions of the world (think paying for premium music publishing services that can't yet collect publishing from all the regions where your band is getting plays).
  8. Con: Single Point Of Failure!!! Imagine some disgruntled user with the skills to take down or at the very least interrupt your All-in-One service decides to direct their energies at doing just that - you might see your website, music hosting, image hosting, email service provider and more taken down in one fell swoop. Not good! 
  9. Con: As all features are included in the nominal-cost of the All-in-One service it is much harder to correctly identify what you're actually paying for each feature within the set. This may worry some bands and musicians that would like to know if their service provider is charging them premium dollars for functions such as email which is something that is both easy and affordable to obtain from specialised email service providers. 

The À La Carte platform (Pro's and Con's)

  1. Pro: The flexibility to mix-and-match platforms and services that offer advanced and/or specialised technical knowledge and deploy that advantage within specific areas of your music marketing toll box. This flexibility also allows bands and musicians to drop and replace a single tool if it's not what your chasing or a better a'la carte option comes onto the market.
  2. Pro: The clarity offered by paying for premium features, and not paying for free or freemium tools, makes it much easier to clearly identify the nominal-cost of specific tools when they're broken up from the whole. 
  3. Pro: the impact of a negative exchange rate movements can be mitigated somewhat buy substituting some of the less essential paid-services in your tool box for free of freemium (think going with Mail Chimp instead of aWeber for email). 
  4. Con: Multiple passwords and log-ins, differing levels and quality of online security and fraud protection. Bands will also expose themselves to much wider range or customer service principles, business motivations and financial positions (as many a'la carte music marketing services are venture funded Start-Ups). 
  5. Con: Multiple points of contact around album launch time, single release time, tour marketing time, etc - this might become both laborious and even tiresome for a band or musician with a lot on their minds already. 

Thanks so much for reading, and if these ideas interest you please subscribe to podcast, or just give this a share somewhere that matters to you, with people who matter to you. ~ Josh

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