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I am the owner at Indie Music Bus and Indie Music Monday and you might have guessed that I love independent music!
17 07, 2019

YYNOT @YYNOTBand

By |2019-07-17T07:55:19-04:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Acts On The Bus|Tags: , , |

Photo Credit Frank Rodrick It's rare for me to come across an act that just blows me away. And then for me to love every song from their latest album is even more rare! YYNOT has the wife and I giddy! Their live sessions are equally impressive and will leave you stunned. Road trips seem to be so much shorter and fun. Their music forces you to embrace the journey and forget about the destination for a time. If you are into progressive rock music, there's so much to love about YYNOT. We believe they are going to continue to grow their fan-base at each and every venue during tours, there's just no stopping them now! Watch this space for our review of Resonance as soon as we are able! Are you also a fan?Be sure to [...]

15 07, 2019

How to Get More Free Views on Facebook

By |2019-07-15T17:44:35-04:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: DIY Music Business, Official, Tips|Tags: , , |

I will try to help you get more free views on Facebook for 2019 in this short article. You are not alone in your struggle to be heard or at least feel noticed. Getting to that is a process of understanding your following. Knowing what works and what doesn’t will certainly help a lot! Thankfully there are tools to help you find out, Facebook (Insights) and Twitter (Analytics). I am going to help you learn how! In Facebook (Insights), you are looking to achieve a high engagement score. That's what drives free traffic! If you find that your highest engagement is when you post an image that's related to the topic and that you asked a question. Do that more often! To find out which are you best performing posts, got to "Insights" and then to "Posts" where you can [...]

13 07, 2019

Music Review: Hourglass by YYNOT @YYNOTband

By |2019-07-13T16:15:09-04:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , |

Hourglass Reviewers: Walter and Darlene Hargrave The “years go by like a flash.” There’s “only so many grains in the hourglass.”  Time is not limitless.  I won’t waste the reader’s time here comparing and contrasting YYNOT to those early sounds of Rush.  I’d rather savor this flavor.  YYNOT encased their original lyrics for “Hourglass” in a rhythm of such nostalgia, it makes me giddy.  YYNOT put in a timely amount of practice into making this song Peart-fect.  Stream it or go to their concert because this song is radio-rebellious five minutes in length. As you may have guessed, “Hourglass” is about time. If you read between the lines, it’s specifically about wasting time being unhappy by wishing, waiting and grasping.  There’s only so many grains of time and it trickles away unnoticed.  So, when inspiration and realization strike, [...]

11 07, 2019

Take Part in our Act of the Month Events

By |2019-07-13T07:21:33-04:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Act of the Month Event, Contests, Official|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Act of the Month Events Take part in our Act of the Month Events as an artist, band, record label, radio station, blogger or judge! A couple of years ago we ran our Act of the Month events and only stopped doing so because of the amount of work it involved. We are trying it again in the hopes we can make the process for A&R easier. We are inviting indie labels and bloggers to suggest talent, because it should be a great help! Artists To qualify for the events as an artist: Be an independent act recording songs with lyrics Have professional looking website, images, photos and album covers A decent social media following You can also submit music and your story for other features here at Indie Music Bus via Submit Music Links and Your Story Act of the [...]

6 07, 2019

Music Review: Co-Pilot by The Rose Monarch @TheRoseMonarch

By |2019-07-17T06:32:32-04:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , |

And now this Song Review: Co-Pilot by The Rose Monarch Reviewers: Walter and Darlene Hargrave Darlene: The Rose Monarch I’m just a fan, with no expertise in describing a musical composition, but I believe “The Rose Monarch” band meets that “New York” standard of excellence fans expect.  A true artist, Rose Gabrielli sings like the devil, beautifully in control of her voice, she will pull you in.  I’ve listened to all their soundtracks.  Many of their tunes are darkly lyrical with a hard rhythm.  I could listen to them all day.  Their most recent single release, “Co-Pilot,” sounds different, but fans, don’t be deceived. I interpreted the story as being a devotional love song, combining worshipful submission, sacrifice and inevitable loss. I also believe it’s a self-destructive way to live.  Another listener may interpret “Co-Pilot” with an [...]

30 06, 2019

Song Review: Not Ready To Say Goodbye by Jamie Alimorad @JamieAlimorad

By |2019-06-30T14:02:17-04:00June 30th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , |

Music Review: Not Ready To Say Goodbye by Jamie Alimorad off the upcoming album 'This Is Tomorrow Calling'! Reviewers: Walter and Darlene Hargrave Song is written by Jamie Alimorad, Gino Vannelli, and Ross Vannelli, produced by Ross Vannelli. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8svObMcqhl4   Darlene: A relatable romantic lament; easy to listen to, easy to sing and dance.  The occasional waft of Spanish guitar in this pop song feels unique and enhances the passion of a man protecting his investment in a romantic relationship.  The song title is suggestive enough to know somebody’s ready to break it off.  The lyrics left the impression a break-up is imminent.  He’s in it for the long haul, “Not Ready To Say Goodbye,” appealing to his mate, but there’s no clue in the song of succession or failure.  Jamie’s voice in this song has a teasing taste of George [...]

30 06, 2019

Song Review: Repair the Breach by WHY @WHY_music

By |2019-06-30T12:21:46-04:00June 30th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , |

  Today we are here to review WHY’s song, “Repair the Breach” Review by Walter and Darlene Hargrave – Indie Music Bus   WHY is one of the bands who have been with Indie Music Bus since the very beginning. We are glad they are still at it! The band may have changed some players but they still sound like WHY!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjBxj6CqW7E   Darlene: “Repair the Breach” appears to be an interpretation of the Book of Ezekiel.  You look it up.  The passage refers to defiance and rebellion.  Repair the breach by fixing humanity, starting with one’s self.  Pay attention to the prophet or be doomed!  People don’t change, apparently.  Hate, war, and violence are still a societal reality of modern human civilization.  There is no cure unfortunately, but we must keep trying (“Get up on your feet!”).  If Walt [...]

28 06, 2019

Submit Your Collaborative Spotify Playlists

By |2019-06-28T09:37:10-04:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: Collaboration, Official Directory, Opportunities|

This is  the place to Submit Your Collaborative Spotify Playlists Submit playlist details for possible inclusion in our directory. Do this because you want new talent for your playlist. Below is a form where you can tell us all about the playlist! You MUST be the owner of the playlist! The initial directory will publish after there are enough submissions to make it worth while.   If you're an artist reading this, here is the posting etiquette. Be sure that your music keeps the theme of the playlist Follow and share the playlist Just add the track and let the owner order the tracks Never modify the order or details of the playlist Don't remove tracks

22 06, 2019

Help Develop Our Next Act of the Month Series+

By |2019-07-11T17:11:13-04:00June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Collaboration, Contests, Exclusive Features, Official, Opportunities, Promotion|Tags: , , , |

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 review the participants till we have 5 acts. Next the stories, music and websites of those acts will put in front of industry judging panel. Judging with be done either on a secret Facebook group or a section here on IMB or via email. Some of you might be thinking, what's in it for us? For one, you're helping the acts you love. Those of [...]

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