Posts Tagged ‘music industry’

Social Media and Blogs

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

As many of you know who follow us on a regular basis, PianoSD closed in July.  My biggest problem is that I REALLY love the piano and music industry.  I have a real passion for teachers and music education and I dearly love the instrument itself.  The history of the piano is rich and it seems that I can’t just walk away and not be involved in the industry.

While I built PianoSD, one of the things that I did there on a regular basis was to post to social media accounts and blog posts almost every day.  So, I began to offer to friends in the music industry to allow me to do their posting and blogs.  The demand is big right now for social media connections and people really want to know what you are doing.  Social media and blogs are the easiest way for people to keep up with you.  The problem for a lot of music and piano dealers as well as teachers and artists is to take or have the time to do this.  Although its not difficult it is a little time consuming.

Max Morgan of and I will be redesigning the website to reflect our new direction soon.  In the meantime I wanted to let everyone know what is going on.

PianoSD is NO LONGER a showroom for pianos.  We simply are a referral service for people in need.  Last week I referred almost a dozen people customers to various services from tuners, technicians, teachers, violins and pianos.  I have really enjoyed being able to do this because I keep up with what is going on in Southern California with the people in our industry.

I wanted to tell you who we are working with so you can visit thier websites and see what they are doing too.

and about 4 more on the way.  We are negotiating now with two international manufacturers, 6 artists and two dealerships.

What all this means is that even though I am not in the business of selling pianos, I am actively involved in the music industry and would be happy to help you if you are looking for a qualified tuner/tech, teacher, artist or if you are looking  for a referral for a piano in San Diego, or a piano in La Jolla, or a piano in Carlsbad, even if you are looking for violins or orchestral stringed instruments, I can direct you and if you want me to go with you I would be glad to.  Just to address money.  I do not have a prearranged agreement with any of the dealers.  I am friends with every one of them but, have no reason to suggest one over the other.  If you want me to visit with you, I would request that you be respectful of my situation and pay me for my time and expertise which we can discuss at the time.

Keep your eyes on us and watch as we begin to change the way we have traditionally done business.  I hope you are happy with what you find.

Ric Overton

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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 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 via

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