About Walter

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

15 08, 2017

Online Only Musician Community Building

By |2018-05-21T14:49:45-04:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: Online Chat, Opportunities, Promotion|Tags: , , |

Online Only Musicians Walter Hargrave We conducted a poll on Twitter and found that many of you are online only musicians. Building an online fan-base can also be a struggle. In-light of this information we decided to help. It will take some time for us all to work out the details. Let's do that together, let's define how this will work. This article will grow as things are worked out. Community Building Since all your fans will also be online, we will work to devise ways to build a community online. People will need things to do often as possible. We should discuss and outline things people like to do online. Hashtag Twitter Chats Let's decide the hashtag to use during our first chat session. #IMBChat for now.. There will be chats for the musical acts and others [...]

8 08, 2017

Working to Make It Interview with Kassidy Lynne

By |2017-08-31T09:31:59-04:00August 8th, 2017|Categories: Artist Interview, Singer/Songwriter Interview|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Kassidy won this interview on one of our contests on Twitter and I must say, she is rather an impressive young lady! We are very glad we choose her and will be keeping an eye on her career! Kassidy Lynne: Hello! Thank you for the interview! I've been following you on Twitter for a while now, so I am super excited to be doing an interview with you. I am having a wonderful day! Life is good and I am super excited to be going to Nashville next week!   Q: So, you were born and raised on a farm in Seattle and have a passion for singing and songwriting. Did your passions for those come from listening to music or something else?   A: Actually, when I was 9, I really wanted to be Hannah Montana, which was typical for [...]

7 08, 2017

Interview with the King of Cool, Dr Jimmy Star

By |2017-08-31T09:33:01-04:00August 7th, 2017|Categories: Industry Interviews|Tags: , , , |

Interview with the King of Cool, Dr Jimmy Star   Hello Jimmy, how are you man? I am fantastic, thanks for asking and the interview.   IMB: We’ve known each other awhile now and even done a few projects together a couple of years back.  But for our readers who may not know you, tell us a bit about yourself and your interest’s in the music industry. Jimmy: I am a huge music lover and supporter of indie music, television and film. I host the #1 Webshow in the World called The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell, and we try to promote independent artists and filmmakers as one of our guests on every show, and we average 4 million weekly viewers/listeners. I am also the Director Of Operations for divisions of The Spectra Music Group, write a very popular [...]

7 08, 2017

Submit Music Links and Your Story

By |2019-08-22T06:01:50-04:00August 7th, 2017|Categories: Opportunities, Promotion, Submit Music|Tags: , , , , , |

Are you a regional/national touring act performing original songs with lyrics? You should consider applying to become our next Act of the Month! What We Give You are submitting your music and story for the chance at free: Music reviews, and/or interviews Purchase of your music by us because we loved it! Add your music to our playlists Give you a life-long profile on Indie Music Bus The option for us to present your art to third party industry folks like labels, bloggers or radio station managers Our Visit - Listening to Your Music When you submit your music to us we will: 1. Shout out our visit from @IMBScout 2. Read your story and listen to your music 3. Consider your music or band for reviews or interviews 4. Consider your music for our playlists 5. Possibly send your [...]

7 08, 2017

Press

By |2018-05-30T08:58:16-04:00August 7th, 2017|Categories: Official|Tags: |

Press About Indie Music Bus These industry, musicians, bands and media sites who have written about the Indie Music Bus. From simple blog posts to news articles.. It is a proud moment at Indie Music Bus™ our own Walter Hargrave was interviewed by Eileen Shapiro eileen shapiro for the Huffington Post and we will be forever grateful! As the driver of the Indie Music Bus, with all of the Indie artists out there now, Walter Hargrave has a long and fascinating ride ahead of him. The Indie Music Bus is an answer to the independent musicians prayers, offering various services from promotion to internet radio and blogger directories to DIY tips and tricks, and most importantly “belief”. There is not much more that I add to the answers Walter provided and his wife, Darlene helped [...]

2 08, 2017

Your Music in Our Free Services Promotion Video

By |2017-08-24T15:04:55-04:00August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Contests, Opportunities, Submit Music|

Your Music - Our Video We have found our winner Jayber.C The plan is to have a 30 second video made that will contain the information below. We will not be using the video for commercial use. It will be our Official Free Services Promotion video for life! In other words, it will be used on our website and in some social media posts that promote our free services only. The Video The video will contain the information below with graphics of some kind. There will be a "Music by: Artist Name - artistwebsite.com" label displayed at the bottom for the entirety of the video. Sort of like in the example image to the right.   The video will present the text below! The Indie Music Bus™ represents great music not supported by a major label! Independent Music Sharing Indie Newsletters [...]

1 08, 2017

Interview with Ari Herstand – Musician, Entrepreneur, Music Industry Friend

By |2017-08-31T09:53:01-04:00August 1st, 2017|Categories: Artist Interview, Industry Interviews, Musician Interviews|Tags: , , , , , , |

By CA Marshall Editor | Starlight Music Chronicles Ari Herstand is the author of How To Make it in the New Music Business, a Los Angeles based musician and the founder of Ari’s Take. Hello Ari! Thank you for taking the time for this interview for the Indie Music Bus and Starlight Music Chronicles Spotlight platforms. Let’s start at the beginning with your music career. I had a glimpse into your ‘style’ and I have to say it is really unique with the combo of looping, trumpet, keyboard….you are very multi faceted. For first time readers finding out about you via this interview will want to know how you came about with your musical journey….. My very first shows around the University of Minnesota campus were with my dorm roommate at the time who was a cellist, my floor RA, [...]

11 07, 2017

Five Benefits From Listing Radio Stations With Us

By |2018-05-19T05:32:10-04:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Internet Radio, Official, Official Directory, Opportunities, Promotion|Tags: , , , |

Listing Radio Stations Back Story Before we get into the topic of listing radio stations, a bit of a story! It all started way back in the year 2000. I was just getting into the independent music scene.  Jody Fadley (RIP) had started a new band called JSR and I wanted to help promote them if I could. MP3.com was all the buzz then. One thing lead to another and I learned about internet radio stations. This excited me greatly, so I began searching for these radio stations. It was very difficult and tedious to say the least! Many websites were no longer active. Many stations didn't support independents or the genres of Rock or Alternative Rock, JSR's sound. Then the idea of a directory of indie radio stations was born. Compiling a listing of stations that had the qualifications [...]

3 07, 2017

Daily #IndieGrowth Hour – Independent Music

By |2017-07-30T07:33:53-04:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Conceptual, Official, Opportunities, Promotion|Tags: , , , , |

Daily #IndieGrowth Hour What is #IndieGrowth you ask and why daily? It is something new that we will be testing out on Twitter. An hour long daily Twitter discussion or cross promotion event. The reason for a daily event is to give more people the chance to participate. Let's face it, not many will be there everyday if any. Topics could be: New music releases Discussion about new trends or services in the industry Ideas for social media and email marketing Here is how we think it will work: During a specified hour music, industry folks subscribe to the hashtag #IndieGrowth Each participant offer a well crafted relevant Tweet on a predetermined topic Participants should retweet and follow some of the tweets and music industry folks During these hour long sessions: Promote the concept of networking via social media events Cross [...]