About Walter

I am the owner at Indie Music Bus and Indie Music Monday and you might have guessed that I love independent music!
16 06, 2019

Song Review Down with the Devil – Taming Sari

By |2019-06-16T10:18:27-04:00June 16th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , |

Today this Song Review: Down with the Devil by Taming Sari Review by: Walter and Darlene Hargrave "Taming Sari is a 5 piece Ottawa based band. Driven by a passion to breathe new life into the genre known as Rock and Roll." @taming_sariband   I want to say up front that Taming Sari has succeeded in breathing new life to Rock and Roll!  I hear influences of Rush, Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, AC/DC, and more.  Taming Sari's rich sound, mature lyrics and passionate vocal content combined, makes their song, "Down with the Devil," instantly likable and radio friendly. As mature adults, my wife and I could certainly relate to the lyrics, which is about a long-time relationship gone wrong. The story could be about a long-lasting love affair where mistakes were made early (“breaking all the rules”), it is too [...]

14 06, 2019

Appear in an Indie Music Bus Newsletter

By |2019-06-14T08:47:49-04:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Official, Opportunities, Promotion|Tags: , , , , , , |

How to Appear in an Indie Music Bus Newsletter That's right, you have the chance to appear in an upcoming newsletter by simply subscribing to the monthly Official Indie Music Bus Newsletter and leaving a comment below! To help indie music creators and industry as much as possible, this is a free service! Take advantage of it! Musicians and Bands Because music fans and radio subscribers will receive selected content from you guys. Tell us what you want to appear in the newsletter below! Include summaries of your biography, music releases, reviews or interviews. In addition to the newsletter, shout outs on Twitter too! Music Industry As a matter of fact, we welcome indie music radio stations, bloggers and record labels too! Looking for artists or have news to tell, then summarize below! Selected content will be sent to artists [...]

9 06, 2019

Seeking Writers For DIY Music Business Articles

By |2019-06-13T09:36:49-04:00June 9th, 2019|Categories: Exclusive Features, Official, Opportunities|

Welcome, Walter here! In an attempt to offer DIY Music Business Articles at extremely modest once a year subscriptions, we are doing some research! After we determine the cost in paying the writers, we will consider the price for artists to read them. We are most interested in DIY music business articles offering help for independent do it yourselfer bands and musicians.   During this research phase, we have some questions; What's fair pay for exclusive & non-exclusive content per 500 words? Would the writer like the option of royalties and paid a lower initial price? Because we may have forgotten something, are there other considerations? If there are enough interested writers, we will go forward and work to build up at least 10 articles before going live! Articles will publish only on Indie Music Bus with links back to [...]

7 06, 2019

I’m a Real Music Fan, I’ll Prove It

By |2019-06-07T10:53:49-04:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Contests, Donations, Opportunities, Promotion|

Hello, Walter here, I am a music fan to the extreme because I buy tickets to multi day music events. You know that sometimes they cost thousands of dollars. Tons of EPs, Vinyl, CDs, t-shirts and other merchandise are part of my collection. As well as a multitude of online time spent promoting independent music. Now I want to doing even more. Something direct, so starting now and every Friday hereafter and until further notice, something new! I will be purchasing music and merchandise from many of you! I am a music fan and i'm going to prove it with my wallet and my social media reach! Not only will my purchase help you out a bit, so will sharing this will all our subscribers! All music types and genres accepted! There are 3 requirements for your weekly chances to [...]

30 05, 2019

Indie Music Force to Keep Indie Music Bus Alive

By |2019-06-03T07:58:04-04:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Indie Music Support, Official, Official Writer, Sponsor|

Firstly, I am asking for help because I believe Indie Music Bus should stay alive and I lack free time. Join the Indie Music Force because you love helping those in independent music! Things are becoming stagnate and aging around here! Hargrave Enterprises will handle the maintenance and financing of the servers, donations accepted. We are looking for help in the creation of content useful to independent artists. Content should be in the form of Music Reviews, Interviews, or Articles. Post helpful tips, polls, or interesting music facts on our official Twitter. Be an Indie Music Force team member because you believe in independent music. It's rewarding when you write about your own act in the form of bio's or new music releases. Use the Indie Music Force with your name in the spotlight for the help!   We will [...]

19 09, 2018

Social Media Bands and Fans Event – Fans

By |2018-09-19T12:28:11-04:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Contests, Music Fans, Official, Online Chat, Social Media Network|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

For Music Fans Goals Fun for Music Fans and Everyone Discovery of New Music and Bands Win Free Merchandise Gain New Friends How would you like to be chosen to receive free merchandise from a participating musical act of your choosing just for attending and participating in a social media event on Twitter? On the week of the event, a newsletter will go out with dates, times and the acts who will be participating along with images of the merchandise they are offering! To have your chance at being chosen a winner to receive free merchandise after the social media event ends, subscribe to our Fan Newsletter. Then simply interact with the event acts to discover the music and merchandise you like most. Interactions Considered Are: Asking questions Retweeting posts by the acts Subscribing to artist newsletters Sharing music and [...]

19 09, 2018

Social Media Bands and Fans Event – Bands

By |2018-09-19T12:26:34-04:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Contests, Donations, Official, Opportunities, Social Media Network|Tags: , , |

Fans Event Info For the Artist/Band An idea came to me this morning that might lead to getting music fans more involved on social media and promote the idea of listening to new music from the Independent Music Scene. It would require a single merchandise offering and possible donation and shipment from a few acts per week/month. The more bands that are willing to offer up merchandise, the more fans will want to get involved! Some donations may not actually be given out that week depending on what the winning music fan chooses! The artists would ship the merchandise directly to the winner. We would be willing to pay shipping and handling if that would help out!   Goals Reward Music Fan Social Media Interactions Supply Free Advertising for the Bands Build Brand Awareness – Fun place to share & [...]

13 09, 2018

Echoes from the End – The Rose Monarch

By |2019-06-21T11:25:27-04:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Band Review, Favorite Acts|Tags: , , , , , , |

  Echoes from the End Cover Echoes from the End by Walter Hargrave Alternative rock with thought provoking lyrics. powerful layered vocals & harmonies tell the stories with driving musical background, perfectly performed and produced from one of my favorite acts of late, Long Island-based band The Rose Monarch. Frontwoman April Rose utterly kills it! Her vocal performance is breath-taking and will give you goosebumps!  I discovered this talented act via Ryan Cassata, one of the authors here at Indie Music Bus who is multi-talented himself! The overall sound is definitely a band effort and they are perfect fit. The EP cover brandishing a red rose with a dark side is a clue! There is nothing not to love about this EP! I truly love every song and purchased multiple copies to share with friends! Pick up a copy for yourself [...]

6 08, 2018

Stories from Songwriters and Musicians

By |2019-06-19T23:31:15-04:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Opportunities, Stories|Tags: , , , |

Over the years, Indie Music Bus has received literally thousands of music submissions from very talented artists. Many have included stories along with the submission offering insight into themselves, their art and their lives. How can we let such stories go unread? Stories help to add meaning and understanding to ones music don't you think? Over the next few months and into the future, many of those wonderful stories will appear on our pages and on to you the reader. You will find our first pick by Evan Diamond below! If you would like the chance to be featured here too, feel free to submit music and your story today! We are looking for stories to be 450 words or longer and up to 1,000 words. Music Stories from Songwriters and Musicians   Evan Diamond Our first featured story is by [...]

2 06, 2018

Collaborative Buzz for Independent Music Releases

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

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 does but charges a lot of money to do it. Most of us are doing these things for free already, how about some teamwork? I have spoken to Ghostly Beard & Ced of independent Music and Media about this over the years. Just an idea at this points but think it's worth exploring and trying [...]