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Thom Sequoia & AcoustiHouse 2010 Projects

Thanks to all who keep coming back and checking this blog. I want to apologize for not putting in more entries in the last 6 weeks. when I first put up this blog back in September (seems like yesterday), I made a goal to post at least once a week. I was doing so good up until about mid January.

Well, I’ve been sick the last week with a sinus infection. Before that, been working a part time job doing phone consulting / customer support, and of course working on my music and internet marketing businesses full time.

Project updates:

Utah Music Fest – slow but steady. will be spending much more time on this project in March and April, which looks to be set in August 2010. Big shindig with lots of Utah musicians, 2-3 day festival, etc.

AcoustiHouse Productions – Starting to plan and set up the summer events I’ll be producing this year. Invites to bands and artists will be coming in the next 2 months as well.

Upztart.com Start-ups – Upztart is my flagship company that develops my eBiz and entrepreneurial endeavors. I’ve been spending mucho tiempo on the internet websites and packages for my internet marketing brands. Essentially these are how to’s for businesses on how to optimize SEO (Search Engine Optimization), RMO (Relevancy Marketing Optimization), Social Media, Web 2.o, Linkbuilding and linkwheels, and monetize internet brands across multiple brand platforms. Hope to have these business ventures full steam ahead within the next 3-4 months. Including but not limited to….

Indie Mocha: Marketing packages for bands and musicians.

Web Juiced: For already established business owners and professionals, how to optimize the internet and increase traffic, and juice your web presence with revenue conversion.

Stealth Ninja Marketing: For entrepreneurs who wish to learn the secrets of affiliate marketing, ecommerce, and membership marketing

eBiz Entrepreneur Pros: Learn how to build blogs, websites, and brand extension sites for entrepreneurs, eccomerce, and affiliate marketers.

RMO Pros – all facets of Relevancy and SEO marketing for Corporations, increasing multi-million dollar revenues across multiple traffic generating platforms.

Zorzio.com – A source website I am building that gives the top ten listings of all websites, blogs, videos, and content sites on any popular topic.

IndieAll Stars.com – a website that highlights the best independent bands and musicians worldwide, and through LCN’s (leveraged connective networking) enables added forms of revenue stream for those bands and musicians.

Of mention is also the Art City Music Fest. Don’t know to what capacity I will be involved this time around. The event will be on June 25, 26, 2010. I encourage all Utah musicians to participate. It will be a fun time. Yeah!

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Meanwhile, for your listening pleasure…

It’s Saturday. And I’m busily doing research for my internet marketing start-up companies. I’m ever amazed at what info is out there if you dig deep enough. But the trick to optimizing your website, or your music, or your business, is really about knowing what to look for, and where to look. It also helps if someone can show the way.

Well, with any luck, I’ll have multiple packages up and running soon, that will greatly benefit artists, bands, labels, and venues, etc.

Meanwhile, for your listening pleasure, why not listen to these great artists, three artists who I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with in the past through AcoustiHouse.com and Apeus.com …

http://www.caryjudd.com/

http://www.myspace.com/stephaniemabey

http://www.paulmanousos.com/

Or howsa bout this video from The Silver Sun Pickups. They’ll be in concert with Muse who is coming to Utah on april 5th 2010.

2009 – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly (or is that the beautifully challenged?)

In some ways 2009 was a great year for me, and other ways it wasn’t quite what I hoped for.

But watch out 2010, cause here I come! So many great projects coming this year, here’s 2009’s best for Thom Sequoia, and 2010’s plan to rule the world…..o.k., maybe just rule the little space here surrounding me….yuk, yuk.

2009 Great Stuff:
*  First and foremost, my wife and 4 sons are healthy with no major ailments, and through the good and the bad we are surviving! Love you Kim, Jordan, Joshua, Riley, and Sully!

*  Though my parents are both passed on, I hope they are smiling on a cushy celestial cloud. And by the way, while your up there, if you happen to run into the Almighty there’s a few things here on planet Earth I sure wish he’d fix, like…..oh, sorry, that’s for a different sort of blog all together!

*  God bless my brother and sisters, Susan, Robert, Kathie, Cheryl – love ya. It was great Read more…

Help Thom Sequoia Blog thomsequoia.wordpress.com break into top 1 million / 3 new videos

When I started this blog 2 moths ago, I had an Alexa ranking of 20,000,000. Alexa is an Internet data collection site that ranks U.S. and worldwide websites based on traffic (scaling across a 3 month peroid).

It is estimated that the total number of published websites in the world (including blogs) is around 350 million and climbing.  As of today my website for this blog ranking was at 1,022,984 worldwide, and 231,750 U.S..

HELP ME BREAK INTO THE TOP 1 MILLION!  All it will probably take to break into the top 1 million this week, is for you to tell one friend to click on the link to my site, and click there yourself once this week.

Granted, top 1 million in the world is a small accomplishment. It certainly isn’t top 10, or top 1000, or even top 100,000. But it is still in the top 3% of all websites existing.

So while your there, please enjoy my 3 new video’s posted. If you like any of the songs on the videos, let me know, as I’d love to hear any feedback you may have.

Thanks for your friendship – Thom Sequoia

Indie All Stars project progress….Thom Sequoia Listening to…

As I have mentioned before, I own and organize AcoustiHouse Productions – a concert event promotion company that organizes, runs, produces, and books music festivals and events. Usually this is in the summer, but we are looking at doing another Christmas event in December.

Also, I have been hard at work with the IndieAllStars.com project, selecting the top Artists and Bands in the world who are either unsigned or on Independent Record Labels. This project will have the website up and published in the next 2 months hopefully. The idea is to create a synergistic point of marketing for artists and bands to work together in creating leverage to increase their fan base and careers, and for the fans to have a trusted source of great music to discover new bands and artists around the world, without having to sort through the hundreds of thousands of not so good artists and bands that clutter the free internet.

Some of the recent artists and bands I’ve listened to that I highly recommend:

Ari Hest:   “Dead End Driving”          http://www.arihest.com/home/media.html

Jason Reeves:  “When Life Was Good”          http://www.myspace.com/jasonreeves

Jessie Baylin:  “Was I On Your Mind”          http://www.myspace.com/jessiebaylin

Ellis Paul:  “Maria’s Beautiful Mess”

http://www.ellispaul.com/index.php?page=video&category=Live_Video&display=942

Shane Jackman:  “Sanctuary”          http://www.shanejackman.com/

(Thanks Shane for asking me to perform on the album. I was able to sing harmony on “Raise My Eyes” along with Greg Simpson, and Cherie Call, and contribute in creating the harmony parts for the song “Simply Put”)

Mikal Blue:  “Heaven”          http://www.myspace.com/mikalbluemusic

Adrina Thorpe:  “Impossible Dream”          http://halflightandshadows.com/

Counting Crows:  “Promo video for Traveling Circus & Medicine Show”

http://www.countingcrows.com/?content=home

(MySpace.com is showing them not signed to a major label – but unsigned now)

And just for good measure, here’s a few major artists with some cool new songs:

Foo Fighters:  “Wheels”          http://www.foofighters.com/

John Mayer:  “Who Says”          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj3tIauF7ns

Sarah Mclachlan:          http://www.sarahmclachlan.com/news.jsp

Happy listening.  Expect to see these and other great artists on my new music business project website http://www.indieallstars.com

Coming soon to an interweb near you –

Peace,

Thom Sequoia

Art City Music Fest a smashing success!

Due to unrelenting pressure (you know who you are) ….from Allen…oh crap, I went and said it…..I am now posting the skinny on the weekends successful turn out for the very first Semi-annual Art city Music Fest.

The committee consisted of Allen Hughes, Carrie Hughes, Lyle Hadlock, Susan alleman, Kemari Rawlings, and myself (Thom Sequoia). I was able to help mostly with advice on the program to Carrie who did a great job of putting the program together, and also I helped write the press release, and sent it out to press and my list of artists and bands.

The event itself was a workshop, where artists, bands, musicians, and songwriters from all genre styles and all levels of expertise, got together and broke off into groups during the day, and wrote original music on the same day in collaboration, and then performed that evening for an audience open to the public. (How was that for one very long sentence?)

The turnout had at least 30 plus music participants, and
probably 150 audience attending the evening’s performance.

I got to write and perform with a few guys. We called ourselves “Leroy”, and had four guitars and four vocals, writing a song called “Running”, a la Eagles/Crosby Stills & Nash in style and harmonies. The guys were Thom Sequoia, Bill Webster, Mark Ainge, and Dave Cole. And we sounded pretty darn good for never having played together before Saturday!

Later in the day when all groups had broke off and already wrote a song, I realized Kemari Rawlings of Country fame had not been able to get with a group because she had to leave for a while and then come back.

So I convinced her we she write a song real fast for her to perform. We ended up writing a tune called “No more living for tomorrow”. It ended up being a duet, with me on the guit and her fiddle player from her band – Kevan Paul – jumping in on fiddle, and both of us singing. It turned out pretty good, and we got lot’s of amazed comments that we could sound that good on a song we just wrote in 45 minutes!!!!!

As a final note, I just have to say congrats to all those who came and participated. There sure was a lot of great talent, and some great budding talent. It takes guts to get up there and do something like this for those first timers. Good job everyone!!!!

acmf-crowd

Ship Of Skies project treads clear waters

I’ve been working a little on the upcoming video game project for Ipod and iTunes apps, called Ship Of Skies, which I have been invited to write for.

I am specifically writing music for the gameplay, and also the story and character dialogue. The storyline and character development is pretty much set, and now I am beginning to flush out the story script. The story will also simealtaneously
be written as a book, geared towards the young reader and adult audience.

Time frame for this will be a year or more on the book, and 1-2 years on the video game release.