Welcome to Indie Music Bus

We are a small team of very passionate music lovers all about independent music promotion. Our concept has been in development since 1998 and constantly evolves with industry changes. Supporting the most worthy in the independent music industry! Have a look around and be sure to say hello on Twitter! We’re Social!

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For Music Fans

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Latest Posts

Help Develop Our Next Act of the Month Series+

Collaborative Buzz

We want to run another Act of the Month Series without submissions or fan votes. This is how I think it could work. Many of you have “rosters” or lists of some kind of the indie acts you love and support most right? Would you support suggesting your top 2 or 3 to us for an Act of the Month Feature here at IMB? Your part can be anonymous if you like. Our A&R will…

Releasing an EP, how do you do it?

Records, Album, EP

Releasing an EP: Making music may be an art form, but releasing it into the world and doing your utmost to make it sell-able is pretty easy to define. Let’s assume you’re a fairly established band with a fan base of sorts, but have never released, or recorded an EP before. What’s the first thing you should do? I’m betting you’re thinking ‘Hit the studio?’? Nope. You need to do some customer facing trials, after…

Should you ever give your music away for free?

Not Free Music

As a record label owner, we often have bands come to us and ask to record an EP and a single, with the aim of giving the single away for free, to encourage people to buy the EP. Our answer was always no.  In the age of the internet, anyone can make music, and put it online in any one of hundreds of places. Unfortunately, for most musicians, this has led to a race to…

Three Key Foundations for your Future in the Music Business

Business

Your Future in the Music Business. You’ve got your band, you’ve been playing together for years and you’ve all decided to really give it a go to hit the big time. What do you need to do to give yourself the best chance of this happening from a business perspective? The vast majority of bands that we have come across in our time are ‘all about the music’. This is fine if you’re happy doing…

Featured Articles

TOUR HACKS: A Nervous & Prepared Musicians Guide

Ryan Cassata

What to bring on the road to survive Written by Ryan Cassata with help from Mae Krell & April Rose of the Rose Monarch Touring is probably the most freeing thing I’ve ever participated in so far. I live for it and I want to be on the road as much as possible. While touring is fun, there’s also a lot of stress and a lot of thought needs to put into it and what to bring! A lot of unexpected things can happen on tour! You may not be able to find a place to eat for hours. You may get lost someplace where there’s no cell reception. These things have happened to me and I’m glad that I had some necessary items to…

Why Proper Show Etiquette Can Pay Off

Ryan Cassata

Why Be Nice, Show Etiquette I recently played a show where the opening acts were so rude! They acted this way towards the sound man, venue, promoter and to me and the other act…the co-headliners of the show. They were so rude that it was noticeable to my friends and family who had come a long way to see the show. Before the door guy even let any fans inside the venue…the band sent someone to talk to me and asked if they could soundcheck before me, I had already been waiting for my soundcheck for over an hour at this point, the band said “It’ll only take 15 minutes.” I said “sure” and I waited. The band sound checked for over an hour. When they…