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! Free Indie Music Promotion for the long term.
Share Your Story, Then Your Music
Here is an offer for totally free and valuable exposure! We love it when a great story precedes a music share on Twitter, and so does everyone else. Give the reader, and a potential listener, something that makes them want to go listen to your song. Here is a post on Twitter where we invite you to tell your story and share your music. The stories are later added to a Twitter Moment ⚡ “Music Stories from Independent Artists”, for long term exposure, so make it great!
Music Stories from Independent Artists
Thousands have submitted wonderful and sad stories to us over the years along with their music and very soon, we will begin to share our favorites. Stories from Independent Artists and Their Music | The Series | Right here on Indie Music Bus!
Below is a summary of our services promoting independent music:
- Directories with Radio Stations and Music Bloggers (Submit Music)
- Indie Music Monday Features and Interviews
- Opportunities for Industry People, Brands and Artists
- Music Sharing, DIY Tips and Advice via Social Media (Approx 95,000 reach)
New Features on Twitter
Due to changes to Twitter’s API, the features we had previously are no longer possible on their free tier. They have moved those services to Enterprise and Premium tiers with the lowest cost being over $300.00 a month! We are sad to have to discontinue these features crossed-out below.
NEW – We are now actively listening to the music shared by those riding Indie Music Bus and stored via our engine! Shout outs will come from @IMBScout as we do so along with mentions from @IndMusicMonday. NEW – Our engine on Twitter now ‘listens’ to those who ride the bus for BandCamp and SoundCloud URLS and stores them in the database so that we may review the music later! So share and tweet about your new music found on those sites as you normally would to the public, the bus will ‘hear’ you! The engine will reply to the posts as it adds them to the database so you will actually know when it happens! Later will will give shout-outs to many of you as we listen to the new music! Good luck! NEW – Another free service for those on Indie Music Bus™ the engine now re-tweets posts on Twitter relating to shows and tour information! Music fans, let’s do our part and attend as many independent music gigs as possible!
Independent Music Promotion
Our main goal, to promote those we feel have the talent, creativity and work ethic to be in the lime light. Following us on Twitter is a great way for us to know about you. Be promoted in our weekly/monthly newsletters or have your music shared. Our promotions run on Mondays and Fridays. When we really enjoy your music and/or you have a great story, maybe you’ll land an interview. Hopefully you are doing well in this tough music industry, we are here to help either way. Free Independent music promotion, interviews and Do It Yourself advice are found with-in!
Indie Music Monday
Indie Music Monday is our premiere independent music supporting platform. Every Monday we feature the talent found via submissions from our directories and partners. Learn more about the artists we support on the artist profiles and interviews! Enjoy music from Indie Music Monday or visit the official website to submit your story and music.
How To Ride Indie Music Bus
Do you feel you have good music, lyrics and support other artists? Do you try to be social on social media?
Here is a post to get you started, Ride Indie Music Bus™
Pinned Tweet on IndieMusicBus: This promotion is awesome. And, your website has given us more free information than two years of paid service on a couple other sites we’ve used from the bottom of our hearts, sincerely, thank you. I’ve been working at spreading the word about quality indie artists for over 6 years & your business model is superior to any other I’ve studied!
Pinned Tweet on IndieMusicBus: This promotion is awesome. And, your website has given us more free information than two years of paid service on a couple other sites we’ve used from the bottom of our hearts, sincerely, thank you.
I’ve been working at spreading the word about quality indie artists for over 6 years & your business model is superior to any other I’ve studied!
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…
by Ryan Cassata I booked my first tour, completely DIY style, when I was 15 years old. I wasn’t well-known at all in the music world and I didn’t have a big following, so there was no guarantee that I would pack out venues with screaming fans. All I had at the time were some videos of me performing live on YouTube. That was key, because venues could hear what I actually sounded like live without any vocal effects or edits. HOW DID I BOOK THIS TOUR? It’s important to note that I booked the tour months in advance, when venues still had tons of availability. Plan ahead because space fills up quickly! The first thing I did was map out the distance from city to…