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Eric Alper

was nominated for a Shorty Award!

eOne Music PR. Billboard Magazine, Paste Magazine and The National Post's Best on Twitter. CTV Music Correspondent. Music news, contests, industry factoids.

www.ThatEricAlper.com - 240,589 followers

Nominations in Music

1 nomination in Crushing It

The Shorty Interview with Eric Alper

What is the weirdest or most inappropriate place you've ever made a social media post from?

Someone who follows me on Twiter paid for my morning coffee at a train station after I tweeted about a long lineup there the day before.

In what ways do you waste the most time on social media?

I never waste time on social media.

Why'd you start tweeting?

When it comes to music and the industry, I can get a little obsessive about mixing business with pleasure. Twitter takes care of both for me

Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?

#waystostopshavingdaily; #poisonsforpeoplewhousethewordunique

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Learn More about Eric Alper


Eric Alper is CTV’s music correspondent and a regular contributor to CBC’s The Strombo Show, Sirius/XM, TSN 660AM in Montreal, Country 92.9 in Chatham-Kent, DAWG FM in Ottawa among others. He has also been named to Billboard Magazine, Paste Magazine and The National Post’s best on social media. With over 240,000 followers on Twitter and 10,000+ friends/fans on Facebook while behind the board at www.ThatEricAlper.com, which now receives over 125,000 hits a week, he is one of the country’s authority on music. During the day, he’s the Director of Media Relations and Label Acquisitions for eOne Music Canada, handling the PR for such artists as Bob Geldof, Randy Bachman, Ringo Starr, Slash, The Wiggles, Snoop Dogg, The Smashing Pumpkins, Ray Charles, Sinead O’Connor, Sesame Street among hundreds of others over his 20 years in the music industry.

How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?

I am not used to routine, which is how I like it. As a weasel, a flack, an officer to the press, a director, a dictator, a Coke and Chips for breakfast, and dinner for lunch kind of guy, I think I can be forgiven, by 10:00am, if I have felt I had too much to dream last night. Battling against the over-exposed and the under-talented, I am one of the lucky ones for sure – getting to do during the days (and nights and weekends) what I love to do for eOne Music Canada as the Director of Media Relations: Be around passionate music lovers, fans, music industry folks (yeah, we’re still here!) talking about the newest album, the old record recently found in the basement or bargain bin, tragedy-tainted tales, and memories of old C-30, C-60, C-90s in our pockets. If I can borrow from Bob Dylan, “I found myself writing this story, this long piece of vomit, about 20 pages long.” He was talking about Like A Rolling Stone, mind you.

Recent Nominations

January 13, 2014

I nominate @ThatEricAlper for a Shorty Award in #music bc he tweets GOOD things about GOOD music #favaccountontwitter

January 10, 2014

I nominate @ThatEricAlper for a Shorty Award in #music because...he's a fountain of musical facts and trivia!

January 9, 2014

I nominate @ThatEricAlper for a Shorty Award in #music b/c his tweets are always #interesting & often #hilarious!

January 9, 2014

I nominate @ThatEricAlper for a Shorty Award in #music because his tweets are fast,informative and make you want more

January 9, 2014

I nominate @ThatEricAlper for a Shorty Award in #music because his tweets have most consistent flow of musical info!

January 9, 2014

I nominate @ThatEricAlper for a Shorty Award in #music because his tweets have greatly informed me about music biz!

January 9, 2014

I nominate @ThatEricAlper for a Shorty Award in #music because he's an #indie artist supporter and a smart cookie.

January 9, 2014

I nominate @ThatEricAlper for a Shorty Award in #music because...he has the most interesting tweets!!

January 9, 2014

@ThatEricAlper Considering how much I RT you my man, gladly. You definitely deserve it. Keep up the great work. #ShortyAwards #CrushingIt

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The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media. Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare and the rest of the social web. The 7th annual ceremony will be held in April 2015 in New York City and live streamed internationally.

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