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About Walter

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

Donate to Indie Music Bus

Why Donate For many years now myself and the wife have been using our own money to front the costs of Indie Music Bus. We don't mind and even love doing it. However, as of late, our personal costs of living has gone up and helping our disabled family members with living expenses, has taken its toll. We can barely afford to run everything like before so we are asking if anyone would like to help a bit? It's not so bad that we will [...]

By |2018-07-15T12:47:08-04:00July 15th, 2018|Categories: Donations, Official|Tags: , , , |

Advice from Whiplash PR & Management @Whiplashpr

Whiplash PR & Management   Introduction How do I take over 20 years of experience and mistakes and boil everything down to a blog. I started to think about where I spend most of my time these days when discussing press campaigns with potential clients and it all comes down to education. Most bands really have no idea what a publicist does and when they should hire a publicist. Plus, there are blogs on every site imaginable telling you what you HAVE to do to [...]

Collaborative Buzz for Independent Music Releases

Collaborative Buzz Can those that work in the independent industry such as indie radio and music blogger folks work together to help create a larger buzz for indie artists? Many of us in the industry are supportive of the same artists and often at varying times. It would be great for the artist's if we were all working to create that buzz for a new release at the same time and when it's in the beginning stages, a collaborative buzz. Much like what a publicist [...]

By |2018-06-02T10:55:14-04:00June 2nd, 2018|Categories: Collaboration, Conceptual|Tags: , , , |

Major Changes Coming to Indie Music Bus

Major Changes As of 5/31/2018 those that were Riding Indie Music Bus Officially that have not subscribed to our artist newsletter, are no longer on the roster. Why major changes? It's time to make Indie Music Bus more than just a learning, music sharing and interview platform. It's time to work with a much smaller roster of artists who can reciprocate and support us and others. Of course DIY tips and interviews will stay on but new service types will have to be developed. These [...]

By |2018-05-31T08:20:41-04:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: News, Official|Tags: , , , |

Ride Indie Music Bus

Ride the Indie Music Bus NOTE: There are major changes coming to Indie Music Bus and this document will be updated- Subscribe to our Newsletter to stay in the loop! There are five requirements to ride Indie Music Bus to receive long-term promotion and exclusive features: Be an independent musician or band Have music available to stream online Follow Indie Music Bus on Twitter Subscription to our artist Newsletter Our belief in you Hello, I am Walter Hargrave and I proudly drive and maintain the [...]

Official Indie Music Bus imbChat #imbChat

#imbChat Welcome to the official page for our Indie Music Bus Twitter Chats imbChat. These chats should grow a community of musicians and supporters. You can see previous chats here. Chats on Tuesday and Thursday 6PM EDT | 3PM PDT | 5PM CDT | 11PM BST  Saturday [ 4PM EDT | 1PM PDT | 3PM CDT | 9PM BST ]  Be notified via our Newsletter, with the Online Chat checked, of upcoming chats.       Chats on the Books   Tue 5/22/18    Friday 5/25/18 Four [...]

By |2018-05-27T07:46:13-04:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Official, Online Chat, Social Media Network, Tips|

Receive Music Submissions for Radio, Blog, Podcast

Your about to find out how to Receive Music Submissions Introduction Hello, my name is Walter and I am the founder and developer here at Indie Music Bus™. Indie Music Bus has a small team of super fans that work with independent music creators and supporters for free. Are main goal is to help everyone in the music industry who really cares about the artist more than themselves. The Offer Today, I am looking to expand a couple of our free to use directories. The directories [...]

Indie Music Force: Music Requests, Charts, Fun for Fans

Music Requests This is a rough draft and subject to change some. These features are exclusively available to those on our promotion roster. Also read about Indie Music Force Central Behind the scenes I have been working on the concepts and features for a new Twitter Bot called Indie Music Force. You can send commands to the Indie Music Force Bot because it is a listening software. It’s main purpose for now is Music Requests, so it only has a single command, which I will list later. The command [...]

By |2018-05-12T05:17:24-04:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Official, Opportunities, Promotion, Social Media Network|

Interview with Jack Ottman of @Minds

Picking the Brains at Minds an Interview with Jack Ottman of Minds   Let us start off with how this idea for Minds came to be? Did you already own the domain name beforehand and then decide what to do with it or vice-versa? Minds was created with the goal of bringing a free and open-source social network to the world...one that is truly built by the people and for the people. It actually started as “Gathering of the Minds” with more of a real-life, meetup-style [...]

Independent Musical Artist Stories

Introduction Over the years, many of you, thousands, have submitted your musical artist stories, including from our Indie Music Monday platform, along with your bio's and music. The other day I was thinking, man, many of these stories are really good! Then I got to thinking that it might be a good idea to share some of them with our readers. So, I have written some code to extract them all from the submissions so that I may go over them and pick out a [...]

By |2018-05-08T08:59:37-04:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Official, Opportunities, Stories|Tags: , , , |