Thanks to Ned Sherman and his team for putting on an excellent Digital Music Forum West! Quite the right size & attendee list to foster intelligent conversation and make some strong connections in our own back yard.
I got to spend some more time with the team from Thinglink, who I first came across at SF Music Tech last month. They have a great platform that lets you post, and track, links embedded into shareable images — something I think will be increasingly more important as we transition to more visuals-based communication.
Post or share a single image — album art, a photo, a playbill, whatever — embeddeed with quick links to audio, video, tickets, merch, Facebook, Twitter, wherever you like. And then see on the backend the number of hovers & clicks each link got in one easy-to-manage page. Check out this Blink 182 album cover for an example, as well as this infographic on the history of the iPhone to see Thinglink in action.
Huge congrats on Jay Frank on the launch of DigSin, which looks to build audiences for artsts by curating and delivering and tracking free singles to subscribers.
And congrats to former MySpace’r Josh Brooks! Last week’s Apple announcement of their iPhone-pix-to-postcard app CARDS may sound like a big competitor to his Postcard on the Run app, but as you can tell by this post, it lends validation to years of hard work.