29 06, 2020

Beat the Songwriting Blues: 5 ways to cure writer’s block and become a better songwriter

By |2020-07-01T09:46:27-04:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Music Business, Guest Author|Tags: , , , |

There is nothing more frustrating as a songwriter than sitting down to pen your next single only to come up empty at the end of the day because inspiration never came. During the age of the independent musician, it is more important than ever to make the best use of our increasingly smaller amount of songwriting time as we wear many hats. To help beat those songwriting blues, here are five ways to overcome [...]

27 06, 2020

JHARIAH🌹 Animator, Musician, Architect of Amazing

By |2020-06-27T16:09:42-04:00June 27th, 2020|Categories: Artist Interview, Favorite Acts|Tags: , , |

In this interview with JHARIAH🌹 @JhariahClare, we will dig a little into his career and talk about his latest EP To Mend the Sun. I was going to write more here but the interview is informative and entertaining enough! I will say I believe Jhariah Clare will have a long and fruitful career in music and the arts. Did the music or animation come first and when did it click for you to combine [...]

26 06, 2020

Covers: Copyright or Copy-wrong?

By |2020-06-28T07:08:22-04:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Music Business, Guest Author|Tags: , , |

Disclaimer: This is an overview of licensing and copyrighting, for reference – not legal advice. Copyright Copyright law is a minefield and failure to play by the rules can land you in hot water. There are many myths and misconceptions about what is and isn’t allowed and the law differs considerably between the UK and US. For example, the US operates “Fair Use”, while the UK abides by “Fair Dealing”. This means that while [...]

17 06, 2020

Indie Music Bus™ Radio in the Works – #WIMM

By |2020-06-28T09:45:32-04:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: News, Official|Tags: , , , , |

Indie Music Bus™ Radio Hello everyone. After years of wanting to do it, it is finally time. We are just a few weeks away from Indie Music Bus Radio going live. Indie Music Bus Radio is happening, Hashtag: #WIMM In the works: Study of the laws (Done) - The decision has been made to use ad supported Live365. Our monthly subscription covers all royalties and fees for our digital internet radio station. So performance [...]

16 05, 2020

Submit Music Links and Your Story

By |2020-07-02T10:32:25-04:00May 16th, 2020|Categories: Official, Opportunities, Promotion, Submit Music|Tags: , , , , , |

Submit Music Links and Tell Your Story Darlene Hargrave - Music Reviews and Interviews Welcome to Indie Music Bus™ This is our gateway for you to submit music for our various opportunities. The Indie Music Bus team truly loves and appreciates what independent music creators have to offer. Because of the freedoms in creativity, artists often produce very unique creations. It's only fair that we offer a quality site and opportunities in [...]

13 05, 2018

How to Book Your Own Tours DIY @ROCassataMusic

By |2019-06-20T09:13:58-04:00May 13th, 2018|Categories: Gig Tips, Guest Author, Indie Music Support, Tips|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

27 06, 2020

D.K. Lyons’ New Album Is A Love Letter To The Past

By |2020-06-27T12:44:43-04:00June 27th, 2020|Categories: Album Review, Guest Author, Music Review|Tags: , , , , |

by Kelsey Radomski at Indie Band Guru Brooklyn-based songwriter D.K. Lyons adds his new album, The Past (Romanticized), to the list of new music releasing this season. Out June 26, the album contains 12 tracks that capture the carefree spirit of summer. Although The Past (Romanticized) is his first full-length album, D.K. Lyons is no novice to the world of music. In a recent press release, he confided, “When I was 5 years old [...]

22 06, 2020

Rocky Kramer’s Latest Album “Firestorm” Now Available Worldwide

By |2020-06-22T18:32:52-04:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Guest Author, Music Industry News|

Rocky Kramer’s 14 Track concept album “Firestorm” is now available worldwide in all formats, Digital, CD & HQ Vinyl. Hailing from the Scandinavian Peninsula country of Norway, Rocky Kramer is truly a modern day Viking, poised to take no prisoners as he conquers the hearts, minds and souls of rockers around the world! Armed with a guitar, this graduate of Metal 101 constitutes a triple threat as a composer, vocalist and formidable musician. While [...]

8 06, 2020

Have Your Article Published on Indie Music Bus

By |2020-06-08T08:59:38-04:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Guest Author, Opportunities|

Your Article Published on Indie Music Bus Many of you have expressed the desire to be a guest blogger so here's your opportunity. The article should be written is such a way that's it's useful to music folks and not available elsewhere. The length of the article should be 500 words or longer. If we don't choose to publish your article, you could always do so on your own blog. Fill out the form [...]

8 06, 2020

Five Top Tips To Become A DIY PR Pro

By |2020-06-28T07:09:05-04:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Music Business, Guest Author|Tags: , , , , |

by Laura Jenkins @LauraYourForte “Marketing is telling everyone you’re great in bed; Public Relations (PR) is getting someone else to say it.” PR is a powerful tool for anyone hoping to build their audience organically through a presence in the media (i.e. print & online publications, blogs, TV, and radio). It is often deemed more valuable than marketing seeing as anyone can buy an ad for self-promotion but convincing a journalist with a great [...]

7 06, 2020

Limited Time Paid Gig for Songwriter Articles

By |2020-06-21T04:27:16-04:00June 7th, 2020|Categories: Official, Opportunities|Tags: , |

This offer has been awarded, thanks to you all! Songwriting is obviously a specialized art or we would all be doing it right? It is our hope that a couple songwriting articles will help others become better songwriters. For next couple weeks this offer, we are in search of a couple writers. The article should be 500-750 words to be useful we would think but there's no limit.  Because having a WordPress account will [...]

3 06, 2020

Exclusive Indie Music Bus? Maybe

By |2020-06-04T08:43:23-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Exclusive Features, Official|Tags: , , |

Exclusive Indie Music Bus UPDATE: June 4, 2020 We are considering making this a separate part of Indie Music Bus™.  Consider this a "Taste-Maker" part of Indie Music Bus, Music submissions will continue to be accepted! The Indie Music Bus Team is considering making our platform more exclusive! By offering an invitation to a selective few exceptional artists there-by closing the door on public submissions.  On Twitter there are polls asking questions to help [...]