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Matt Gibson
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My friend +Jay Parmar pushing the Hangout on Air to the MAX during the +Traveling Guitar Foundation Music and Art Festival 2014!  +chee chew (and +George Lynch ) would be proud!  #tgfmaf2014   #savemusicinschools  

Don't forget, our Indiegogo is still going on so check it out and see if you can help!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/traveling-guitar-foundation-2014-uso-for-the-troops
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+Jay Parmar is always top notch
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For those of you that are interested in following the progress of my 1st album please consider circling the Official +Crimson Symphony Google+ page.  I will be posting all the updates on that page, the Official FB page and on my website ;) Thanks! Matt  

www.crimsonsymphony.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crimson-Symphony/112769028772589?ref=br_rs
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Are you a guitar player?  Have you always wanted to be?  Join the largest Guitar Community on Google+ and learn!
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Content is King, Engagement, ROI, Conversion Rate, Social Search, SEO...does any of this really matter to an artist or musician? These are all important terms and catch phrases that refer to important factors to consider in "getting yourself out there" in the digital world.

These days,  getting yourself out there can result in millions of views or plays with the equivalent of zero revenue.  The music business -  why would anyone stay in it? Is there any profit?  We have seen a great deal of advancement in technology but tech is making it increasingly difficult for performers and recording artists to make ends meet. Everything digital is essentially free. Where are the innovators in the music business?  Where are the new business models that actually work?  I hear consumers telling artists to get over it and go sell some merch and do some shows.  Nobody I know is making any money doing that.

Is anyone making a decent living as "just" a performing/recording artist?  Are artists just typically bad at business?  Is the competition today simply more fierce than days gone by?  Maybe mediocre artists aren't worthy of competing in the business world anymore? What does it take? Let's talk! Thoughts?
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Someone, someday will find my actor friend's website..someone that he needs to find it. Until then, he will continue to leave a trail of his website everywhere, to get clicks...to get recognition...to remain #1 on his keyword search..to spread the word..to remain the major picture of his 'business', and to continue to stay in that #1 position: www.stevejames.ca
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https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/traveling-guitar-foundation-2014-uso-for-the-troops/x/6717198?c=pledges
Last weekend, the +Traveling Guitar Foundation hosted its 1st annual Music and Art Festival. Over 15 artists and celebrities came together to raise awareness and donations for our 2nd trip to Europe in support of our US Service Members and their families. During this trip, we will perform at military schools for the kids and donate guitars to their music programs as well as visiting with the men and women defending our freedom!

Over one thousand people have watched and but as of today, we have only raised $455 towards our $10,000 goal. We really would like to make this trip happen.  We need to pay for airfare, lodging, shipping and purchasing instruments for donation, meals and misc to send our team of volunteers on this mission. We are a 100% legit 501c3 non-profit so we rely on your donations. We can't do it without YOU!  
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/traveling-guitar-foundation-2014-uso-for-the-troops/x/6717198

If you aren't interested in any of the perks, you can still make a direct donation via Paypal OR give me a suggestion for a perk and we will look into it.  If you have feedback or suggestions, let me know.  We are a grassroots organization and are always trying to improve. ;)  Happy Sunday!

PS Thanks to +Alexeyeva Smith and +Andy Bohm  for your contributions!  It's people like you that keep the +Traveling Guitar Foundation alive!
http://www.travelingguitarfoundation.org/donate.html
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+Shawna Bergen Thank you so much!  You are awesome ;)
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Working on a little something...a work in progress!  Can someone see if they can log in using Buddy Press? Still trying to work out some bugs. www.mattgibsonguitar.com
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+Damion Collins Too many strings here LOL
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Hello everyone!  My name is +Matt Gibson and I am the owner of Guitar Players of Google+.  I have been pretty busy since this community launched so I have just been sitting back and watching.  Now that we are over 8,000 members strong, I would like to get your input on what we can do to make this a valuable resource for you!  I also want to start getting to know everybody!  Leave a comment and introduce yourself!  Tell me about your experience, styles, influences, gear etc. Also, tell me what YOU would like to see this community become.  Give me your thoughts and lets get things moving! ;) 

cc: Moderators +Rob Michael and +Damon Marks
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hi Matt
I am 51 years old and play guitar since I was 14 
I am not a great player but I take pleasure in playing guitar and try to do the job 
I play with a Gibson Les Paul Standard faded and a fender Stratocaster classic player 60 .
I like Led Zep , deep purple , pink floyd  , thin Lizzy , and ............. many other 
As music is a universal language , I like to share with people all over the world 
nice to meet you and See you soon !
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Pad Thai extra hot...yup!
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Repost for the late sleepers ;)
 
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/traveling-guitar-foundation-2014-uso-for-the-troops/x/6717198?c=pledges
Last weekend, the +Traveling Guitar Foundation hosted its 1st annual Music and Art Festival. Over 15 artists and celebrities came together to raise awareness and donations for our 2nd trip to Europe in support of our US Service Members and their families. During this trip, we will perform at military schools for the kids and donate guitars to their music programs as well as visiting with the men and women defending our freedom!

Over one thousand people have watched and but as of today, we have only raised $455 towards our $10,000 goal. We really would like to make this trip happen.  We need to pay for airfare, lodging, shipping and purchasing instruments for donation, meals and misc to send our team of volunteers on this mission. We are a 100% legit 501c3 non-profit so we rely on your donations. We can't do it without YOU!  
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/traveling-guitar-foundation-2014-uso-for-the-troops/x/6717198

If you aren't interested in any of the perks, you can still make a direct donation via Paypal OR give me a suggestion for a perk and we will look into it.  If you have feedback or suggestions, let me know.  We are a grassroots organization and are always trying to improve. ;)  Happy Sunday!

PS Thanks to +Alexeyeva Smith and +Andy Bohm  for your contributions!  It's people like you that keep the +Traveling Guitar Foundation alive!
http://www.travelingguitarfoundation.org/donate.html
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I am a little late on seeing this but WOW!  Angus must be proud :) +2CELLOS +2CELLOSlive  I need you guys on my record!  Awesome stuff!
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Have him in circles
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Rock and Metal Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Dimensional Astronaut
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Guitar, Singer, Songwriter, Philanthropy, Music, Geek, Technology
Employment
  • Traveling Guitar Foundation
    Director, 2014 - present
    Founded in 2010 by guitarist/songwriter Damon Marks, the Traveling Guitar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which provides musical equipment and support for school systems across the United States that are struggling to finance their music education programs. Through our efforts, we work to ensure that the equipment we donate is used regularly and properly for the betterment of students’ educational, artistic, and social development. In so doing, we hope to catalyze students’ creativity, foster their intellectual growth, and expose them to the joys that music can bring. Today’s economic crises and public education cutbacks jeopardize these essential programs. With the help and generosity of corporate sponsors, music industry personnel, and individuals like you, we can continue our mission.
  • Crimson Symphony Music
    Janitor, present
    Crimson Symphony is the musical brainchild of guitarist, singer, songwriter Matt Gibson. Using a diverse variety of acoustic, electronic and rock instruments, Matt combines elements of classic metal, symphonic arrangements and ethereal harmonics with soaring and powerful vocal melodies and thought provoking lyrics. Crimson Symphony takes the musical wanderer on a journey to places and lands both known and unknown.
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Roanoke, Virginia
Previously
Ramstein, GE - Fayetteville, NC - Minot, ND - Guam - Kuwait - South Africa
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Rock Musician - Renaissance Man - Dread Pirate of the Interwebs
Introduction

Along with being one of the most followed guitarists on the Internet, Matt is the lead guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and recording engineer for Crimson Symphony: a fusion of melodic vocals, finger style acoustic and heavy electric guitars.  He is currently working on his 1st album which is scheduled to be released in 2014.

As a social media personality with over 1 million followers, he has been featured on popular websites such as Lifehacker and Babble for his outstanding reputation as a guitar instructor using Google Helpouts.

In 2013, Matt was invited to become a director for the Traveling Guitar Foundation, a 501c3 that performs rock assemblies for schools and donates guitars and related equipment to their struggling music programs.

Education
  • Berklee College of Music
    present
    Master's Certificate in Music Production using Pro Tools 2014/ Professional Certificate Singer - Songwriter
  • University of Rock and Roll
    1988 - present
    Blood Sweat Tears
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Gender
Male
Birthday
June 18
Other names
Crimson Symphony
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Google+ Festival of the Arts
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June 21 - 24, 2012! Coming to a World Wide Google+ Hangout or City Near You!

Helpouts by Google
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Real help from real people in real time.

Rocking the art guitars of the 1930s-’50s - Antique Trader
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Before pickin’ and grinnin’ captivated the eyes and ears of the American public, the art guitars of the 1930s and '40s supplied enticing sig

TRAVELING GUITAR FOUNDATION 2014 USO for THE TROOPS
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TGF is gearing up for another USO Tour in support of our Troops & their families through music & music education. Help us give back to our M

Son Of Swan
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Son Of Swan EP is out now!!

The Music Pulse
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Reading the Pulse of the music industry on a daily basis.

Candy Crush Saga
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Der tolle Spielehit „Candy Crush Saga“ jetzt für Android! Tauschen und kombinieren Sie sich in diesem süßen und spannenden Puzzle-Abenteuer

The LittleBigFund
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Giving little actions a big impact.

NuMuBu
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music industry social network live stream events free

Jack Conte
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Musician & Filmmaker

Premier Guitar
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The relentless pursuit of tone.

TWiT
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Netcasts you love from people you trust.

boogie2988
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fat, funny, boogie, boogie2988, francis, rage, comedy, actor, comedian,

Dangerously Close
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Shop Google Play on the web. Purchase and enjoy instantly on your Android phone or tablet without the hassle of syncing.

Eventide Audio
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• Eventide enhances the creativity of the world's leading musicians and audio professionals.

Great home cooked food!
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