Posts Tagged ‘Max Morgan’

What’s Happening with www.PianoSD.com?

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Over the past year most of you know that we have been undergoing some major changes.  Those changes are starting to become evident as you log into the website you will see whats happening.

We are embarking on a new program that we are hoping will help bring music appreciation and music education to the forefront.  Every day we have been making changes behind the scene and Max (some of you may remember from the Live@PianoSD broadcasts) has been very patient with me while I have changed my mind several times a day for the past few months.

We finally arrived with the finished product and we will be rolling out those changes in the next few weeks.  Thank you very much for your patience and hopefully as we grow you will be happy with the final results.  The new changes are very VERY exciting and help expose my passion for music as we go along.

Thank you very much for your patience and stay tuned to a VERY exciting future in the Piano business.

Ric Overton

 

Press Release

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

July 12, 2011

VIENNA, AUSTRIA-Brodmann Pianos has come to an exclusive agreement for Piano Social Directory to take control of its social media outlets and internet marketing strategies.

“Because of the growing demand for our products and expansion of our brand offerings, it is time to turn our everyday communication lines over to an expert in the piano business with an emphasis on marketing,” says President of Joseph Brodmann Group, Christian Hoeferl.

Piano Social Directory is a new organization headed by Ric Overton, a piano industry veteran with a new idea of marketing in today’s world. “It’s time the industry we love uses technology that is at everyone’s fingertips,” says Ric Overton, owner of PianoSD. “We utilize a combination of internet resources and social media to creatively market to future and present customers.”

The Joseph Brodmann Group came to this exclusive agreement after announcing its planned expansion in the U.S. as they continue to grow the piano branding they presently enjoy and their newest product line of luxury loud speakers. “The new expansion will necessitate a cutting-edge marketing plan,” says Hoeferl. “That is the reason we chose Ric Overton.”

Because of Brodmann’s committment to the piano industry and the music community as a whole, the already impressive quality of pianos will continue to improve along with their newest edition of loud speakers.

While Brodmann Pianos is the only piano manufacturer that Piano Social Directory will service, they do offer special packages to piano and music dealers including website design, email blasts, and search engine optimization by Max Morgan Design, along with full-blown social media solutions. Max Morgan Design has recently upgraded their web servers in order to handle the expected traffic and improve reliability. Piano Social Directory uses Max Morgan Design exclusively because of the close relationship the companies have had for several years. Max’s contemporary approach to branding, communications, and social media solutions made him the best choice for a brilliant partnership.

Hoeferl and Overton have a desire to “rediscover the pleasure of music appreciation” and will combine their latest expansions in the United States.

For more information concerning Brodmann Pianos or Piano Social Directory, please contact Gary Trafton with Brodmann at Gary.Trafton@Brodmann.at or Ric Overton with Piano Social Directory at Ric@PianoSD.com.

NAMM was great

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

We visited the NAMM show this past week in Anaheim and was taken back by the great news that business is trending up.  I went as a show of solidarity with the music industry as a whole and to let everyone know that I was still a vital part of what was going on even though we don’t have a store any longer.

Mostly, I visited new clients that could use our social media service that Max of Max Morgan Designs and I have come up with this past quarter.

It appears that now is the time for us to be doing what we have been doing together for a couple of years.  We have taken over the social media packages for a couple of dealers, a few artists and are working on finalizing a deal with at least a couple of international manufacturers that have product placement around the world.

We will be posting on their social media sites as well as doing their blogs for them on a regular basis about what is going on in their businesses and dealerships.  This is all very exciting for us and hope to see it continue to grow.  I will update you as soon as more information becomes available.

Stay tuned for the latest.

Lastly, I would like to welcome Seth Rye of www.SethRye.com as our latest addition to the Network.  Seth is a great organist and an all around super guy and very well respected throughout the industry as an accomplished musician. Drop by his website and let him know that I sent sent you.

Take care-Have a great week and Iwill see you soon.

Ric Overton of www.PianoSD.com via www.MaxMorganDesign.com

The new network of dealers and artists

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Over the past few weeks I have been working  with Max Morgan of  Max Morgan Design www.MaxMorganDesign.com  along with Sorrento Valley Music  at www.SorrentoValleyMusic.com and Rosemary Bailey at www.RosemaryBaileyMusic.com .  We have been putting together a network that will help to enhance the traffic to our websites.

www.MaxMorganDesign.com has been assiting our media projects from the beginning.  Max has really helped me understand the social media world and blogging and multi-media through the internet.  I have helped him understand retail and the music business as well as the piano business over all.  It has been a real pleasure having been associated with him.

www.SorrentoValleyMusic.com and www.PianoSD.com have been friends for many years.  I have really enjoyed working with Jonell and Rebecca.  Their commitment to the music business and music education is incredible.  This couple has really made a difference. 

The latest addition to “The Network” is www.RosemaryBaileyMusic.com . This is another great lady of the music industry.  I am not going to reveal the number of years that she has been involved in music but, I will reveal that she is one of the first ladies of music in our industry.  She worked as a performer with the great Hammond Organ company for years as well as Technics and more recently with the famous Roland Atelier Organs.  You should visit her website and find some of her CDs especially her Christmas CD.  Its the greatest.

As things begin to come together I will keep you informed and you will be amazed at “The Network” we start to put together.

Find any of the members of “The Network” here

www.PianoSD.com

www.MaxMorganDesign.com

www.SorrentoValleyMusic.com

www.RosemaryBaileyMusic.com

As always, I am glad that I have the opportunity to communicate with you through this medium.  Feel free to contact me at

Ric@PianoSD.com

Ric

Ric Overton of www.PianoSD.com via www.MaxMorganDesign.com

SO, whats the latest?

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

By now most of you that have been following my blogs have realized that PianoSD.com is no longer in business as of July 2010.  While this has broken my heart it has also opened up huge opportunity for me personally to continue to promote music and pianos.  I have been through the grieving process and now I am ready to restart my passion for making music and promoting the piano business in a new direction.

Through this trial I have had the opportunity to talk with many of my friends and colleagues who share my interests and they are keenly aware that we have to make some changes in the industry and in our culture if we are to survive.  Through that we came to a mutual agreement that perhaps embracing modern day technology is the right answer.

Max Morgan of Max Morgan Design has helped in coming up with a workable solution to our increasingly demanding media and together we have launched a new   social media solution.  We have now begun to  offer a social media package which will include posts on social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter, My Space, etc. as well as blogs and email blasts for piano dealers and music enthusiasts each month.  Through that we are hoping to raise the awareness of the need for music and music education.

Social Media is here.  It is going to be here for some time to come.  It’s time for us to open our lines of communication to all types of people and in so doing we hope to learn what it is that we, as an industry, can do to help people be more interested in making music.  There are so many “fun” things for us and our children to do today that the thought of learning to play a musical instrument never comes to mind.  However, I have never EVER had anyone say to me “I am sad that I learned to play a musical instrument”.  Quite the contrary, I have had LOTS of people tell me “I am so sorry that I never learned to play”. This tells me a lot.  I hope to turn that into a positive for as many people as I possibly can.

During the time that PianoSD was open in San Diego I fully understood the need to reach out to the teachers and offer as much as I possibly could.  Some people have said “see what that got you” and to that my reply is “yes, I helped as many teachers as I could give their students something that ‘life’ will never take away…….appreciation of music and in some cases developing a talent that will bring a smile to many people for many years to come”.

Follow our various blogs and posts to see what happens next.  It is going to be a very exciting journey.  This journey begins with our regular posts at www.PianoSD.com, www.MaxMorganDesign.com, www.RosemaryBaileyMusic.comwww.SorrentoValleyMusic.com.  Visit these websites and then be sure to let them know how you heard about them.  Also, watch as this list grows with innovative music dealers who are ready to branch out.

If your company is interested in a social media solution please feel free to contact us at www.PianoSD.com or www.MaxMorganDesign.com or by simply emailing Ric@PianoSD.com.

Thanks again

Ric Overton via www.PianoSD.com and www.MaxMorganDesign.com

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