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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!
21 05, 2018

Official Indie Music Bus imbChat #imbChat

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

#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 chats will be held per week: Tue 6pm Est, Fri 6pm Est, (Sat 10am Est and 3pm Est) The official Twitter account is @imbChat For now we suggest using TweetDeck and adding a column for imbChat. If you know of a better Chat client, let us know! If you use TWchat, it has features to filter [...]

19 05, 2018

Receive Music Submissions for Radio, Blog, Podcast

By |2018-05-19T05:54:29-04:00May 19th, 2018|Categories: Official, Official Directory, Opportunities, Submit Music|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 list quality radio stations, podcasts interviews sites and music bloggers. I am looking for radio stations that: Doesn't charge for plays/airtime Pays royalties and/or offer unique services to give artists useful exposure to real listeners. Premium services are okay too as long as there are free options. Mixes Social and Broadcast behavior on Social Media Also [...]

11 05, 2018

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

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

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 list will be expanded and documented on a special page as I complete them. I believe Indie Music Force will be fun for fans and lucrative for bands and sponsors. Fans Music fans who are not music creators: Would you do a little social media work for rewards like, music downloads, band merchandise or show [...]

10 05, 2018

Interview with Jack Ottman of @Minds

By |2018-05-10T09:05:34-04:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: Industry Interviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 mission, but it quickly became apparent that harnessing the Internet makes it much easier to scale to the masses. Bringing it all back to real-life will still be essential though as we continue to grow. We actually bought the Minds domain back in 2011-2012 as we felt it was a perfect brand for our mission, [...]

8 05, 2018

Independent Musical Artist Stories

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

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 few each week to feature here at Indie Music Bus. I still have a bit of work to do yet before I can make this happen, but it won't take long. What do you think about this? Comments are open at the bottom of this page. Musical Artist Stories Stories are the main attraction for [...]

1 05, 2018

Greater Success Selling Your Music & Merch

By |2018-05-01T16:07:13-04:00May 1st, 2018|Categories: Tips|

Do Less Actual Promotion In this short article, i'll give a few tips on how to have greater success selling your music and merchandise. Too many artists out there in social media land use promotional type language trying to sell their wares. Also, sharing music directly with someone as an introduction will most often fail. The general public is becoming deaf to all the noise out there! Ever notice that on TV or radio station shows, there is a great personality doing them? People often watch shows or listen to a particular radio station because of the personality and not just the music or video content! Knowing this, you can use it to your advantage! Since you will be working with text and images online most often, the words you chose are important. Many of you are songwriters so use [...]

26 04, 2018

We are using our @Minds instead of Facebook

By |2018-04-26T11:52:57-04:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Opportunities, Social Media Network|

Indie Music Bus on Minds Hello again music brethren! Today we want to introduce to you a social media networking site that we hope will continue to grow. Minds has been on our radar for about a year or so and believe it's time to spend more time there instead of Facebook and here's some reasons! You can boost your content or trade with others on the site with a digital currency called "Tokens" that you earn from your activity on the site. Get in on the early stages to have time to grow large at the beginning. Many of you have great stories and content to share so you will fit right in! Few independent music acts are there now but a large number of music lovers! This is a huge plus point don't you think? People there seem [...]

14 04, 2018

Participate: Sticky Tweet Contests & Promotions

By |2018-04-14T09:22:33-04:00April 14th, 2018|Categories: Contests, Opportunities, Promotion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sticky Tweet Contests Hello! Some of you may have noticed or even participated in our last contest on Twitter. Our first Sticky Tweet (pinned tweet) Promotion Contest was for two bands or solo musicians to win interviews. It went so well we have decided to do them more often. In order for you to know about these contests, you should visit our Twitter account often to see our pinned tweet. Sticky Tweet Promotion The main idea is to build a community around these contests and put the "social" back in social media. The promotions will range from blogging about your latest album and sharing it on the pinned tweet to a simple comment on the tweet. Participate in as many different contests as you like! We invited you all to support each other in these promotion, build the community feel [...]

19 08, 2017

Republish Indie Music Monday Interviews

By |2017-08-31T09:13:24-04:00August 19th, 2017|Categories: Exclusive Features, Official|Tags: |

Featuring the awesome Christina Taylor Indie Music Monday Interviews So that the artists we support can have maximum exposure possible, we are making this offer. Republish Indie Music Monday interviews on your own blog! They are a talented group of artists and bands who are well-spoken! There are a few conditions however: Interview must be three months old or older Fill out the form below requesting permission for each article or work something out with us You must write 200+ words of your own about the artist to appear on top of the interview Include the featured artist's Twitter account when sharing your article Include a tag line at the bottom of the interview: Tagline: "This interview originally appeared on Indie Music Monday - indiemusicmonday.com" The Interviews You can find the interviews by visiting Indie Music Monday and then [...]

18 08, 2017

Indie Music Force – Street and Web Teams Central

By |2018-05-05T15:21:26-04:00August 18th, 2017|Categories: Exclusive Features, Indie Music Support, Official, Promotion|Tags: , , , , |

Indie Music Force™ - Street and Web Teams Central Indie Music Force are Music Fans and Supporters a Virtual and Real Street Team – Ride Indie Music Bus™ Many years ago, on our first website called ClubKnowledge we had a virtual street team application that grew popular. Inspiration came from a service offered by mp3.com, “Promoter” platform. When mp3.com closed, our platform soon went with it. Today, the internet offers the road to travel on for both artists and music fans. We already offer many services for artists and believe it would be amazing to offer a platform for the supporters of independent music too. Let the world hear the music fans voices!   New Logo, T-Shirt Design and Flyers As we speak, we are working with Ian Husbands to design all the graphics we will use going forward. We [...]