19 08, 2019

Music Review: I Can Feel It by The National Parks @TheNatlParks

By |2019-08-19T08:01:51-04:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , , , |

Walter Here! I remember the first time hearing The National Parks. I believe it was "As We Ran" that Spotify had suggested. After I listened to it, I had to hear more and ended up spending the day listening to all their songs on repeat! Shortly after that I bought, The National Parks - Young CD and a shirt! We hope to catch you guys on tour during your next visit to Florida! We will be watching our Bandsintown notifications and your emails! Keep doing what you do best! Please visit and buy stuff from The National Parks Store! Music Review Greeting from Florida! Darlene here, listening to the national touring “The National Parks” “Young” (2013) is the EP where I first heard (TNP) perform “Anchor and Wind,” now being a favorite of mine and their half [...]

18 08, 2019

Mini Indie Music Bus (Photos)

By |2019-08-28T11:15:54-04:00August 18th, 2019|Categories: News, Official|Tags: , , , , , |

Here are the before photos of the emergency van we purchased to convert to our first mini Indie Music Bus™. Next the red stripes will be removed and our logos added. We will be using it to attend music conferences and to camp during VIP concerts with camping options like Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival and Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival On the inside, we will be removing some things and adding two swivel chairs and computers on the side where the black bench is now. The computer's will be used for signups, promo videos, mobile Indie Music Bus™ Engine promotions, live video news feeds! It's feels so amazing knowing that we will soon be on the road doing live video feed band interviews, venue and concert reviews and meeting many of our favorite independent acts! #IndieMusicBus #Mobile There are [...]

10 08, 2019

Music Review: A Decade In by Letters of Transit @LOT_Band

By |2019-08-10T19:01:00-04:00August 10th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , , |

Walter here! During a visit to Facebook I received a notification from the Official Indie Music Bus Facebook group. It was a new music preview opportunity from Letters of Transit! They sent me the song "A Decade In". I gave it a quick listen and was immediately impressed! Letter of Transit - Theme and Variation with be available everywhere on August 29, 2019! Music Review Letters of Transit “A Decade In” from “Theme and Variation” Dear readers, Darlene here, to remind you not to judge a book by its cover.  “A Decade In,” is the latest song title by “Letters of Transit” and I urge you to steam open this envelope and listen, because, truly, a lot of energy will unfold.  I felt this song has an alternative-rock sound with a touch of grunge and a pinch [...]

10 08, 2019

Guest Author About Music Related Topics

By |2019-08-10T06:39:02-04:00August 10th, 2019|Categories: Guest Author, Official, Opportunities|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guest Author Hello again, Walter here! Will you be a guest author at Indie Music Bus? We would like to give folks more exposure and give our readers more diversity in subject matter! That's why we are opening up our blog to guest authors. There is no monetization on our site so we are not going to make any money for your content. If you're interested, read on! Content Types We are looking for content on just about anything that's music related! Authors can be musicians, songwriters, radio people, bloggers, or music fans! 800 words minimum! Music Reviews Interviews Stories From the Road DIY Help Guides Music Release Backstories (Self Promotion) General Music Commentary or History Product Reviews   What's Needed We are looking for unique content that has never been published! You can repost your content on other blogs [...]

6 08, 2019

Independent Bands & Artists Benefit from the Partnering of Bandsintown, HypeBot and Billboard

By |2019-08-07T06:57:33-04:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Industry Interviews, Music Industry News|Tags: , , , , , |

In this quick email interview with Bruce Houghton we inquired about Billboard partnering with Bands in Town Group and why Hypebot and Music Think Tank are now owned by Bands In Town. Good day and thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to do this interview with us! IMB: What is Bands in Town for Artists? Bruce Houghton: Bandsintown For Artists is our free app and toolkit that helps artists grow their fanbase and sell more tickets. That includes uploading tour dates and spreading them across the web, building a fanbase of “trackers,” messaging them about upcoming shows and other offers, and using Bandsintown’s analytics to tour and market more strategically. IMB: How did you land the job of running their Twitter account or is there more to it than that? Bruce: Bandsintown acquired my blogs Hypebot.com [...]

6 08, 2019

New Crowdfunding Platform ROCCR.COM Offers First Projects at No Cost @ROCCRS

By |2019-08-14T10:34:12-04:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Official, Opportunities, Partnership|Tags: , , , , , , , |

ROCCR.COM – the next chapter in crowdfunding   With our partner, Indie Music Bus, we’re looking for bands and artists who want to get their next project off the ground. It could be a new tour or a recording session to get your album recorded.  It could be for your first demo or anything that helps bring your fans closer to you and keep them more involved in what you're doing. The first batch of projects can go live on our new site at no cost.  The driving force behind our new crowdfunding site - ROCCR.com, is to be as upfront and honest with costs, as possible. Usually, it would cost £99 to list a project,  but we're waiving that fee, entirely,  for the first few projects on the site, so - get in touch! To do that - just [...]

5 08, 2019

Music Review: Stay by Ships Have Sailed @shipshavesailed

By |2019-08-05T05:30:05-04:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , |

Ships Have Sailed always seem to keep showing up on our radar. Winning awards, contests, being added to radio rotations and getting lots of positive reaction from fans. And because of this, we've decided it's time for a music review! During a recent Music Monday music sharing session for Ships Have Sailed, we featured 'Stay' and our engine chose to share interesting facts about the song. This information comes from the Spotify API and is available for all tracks. Interesting facts about 'Stay' The Tempo is approx: 108.013 Approx Key: G (also Fdouble sharp, Adouble flat) SOL Time Signature: 4 Has Good energy, Probably Danceable Music Review Photo credit: Gentle Giant Digital Darlene here, reviewing a song by another amazing award-winning band, “Ships Have Sailed.” Their latest song, “Stay,” makes me feel warm and fuzzy. [...]

3 08, 2019

ROCCR: New Voice for Independent Music and an Honest Crowdfunding Platform @ROCCRS

By |2019-08-22T08:30:07-04:00August 3rd, 2019|Categories: Industry Interviews, Partnership|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Indie Music Bus Interview | Steve Bishop | Jesus Jones for ROCCR.COM Walter here! So at the end of July  2019 I was doing my morning work on Twitter for Indie Music Bus. I had been watching the Tweets about the PledgeMusic mess all week and chanced upon a Tweet by Blake Morgan @TheBlakeMorgan which ultimately led to the discovery of Recognition, Opportunity, Community, Credibility and Reputation (ROCCR)! From the tweets that followed, I became very interested to learn more about the platform and so we requested an interview. They agreed and shortly after receiving the answers, Indie Music Bus signed up for a partnership with ROCCR. We believe in what they are working towards and want to help it grow. We believe our followers will want to learn more about a crowdfunding platform that plans to do things the [...]

1 08, 2019

The album is dead, long live the single: How Music Streaming is Transforming the Music Industry via @likeutopiamusic

By |2019-08-01T05:22:15-04:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: Guest Author|Tags: , , , |

  This guest article by Utopia Music originally posted on Medium The year was 1992 and grunge was the biggest trend in US rock music as bands like Nirvana and Alice in Chains dominated the album charts. It would seem like a particularly unusual time to sign a college rock band consisting of four ordinary-looking guys whose style and demeanor were the antithesis of the grunge aesthetic. Yet this was the year that Atlantic Records signed Hootie and the Blowfish, whose debut album went on to sell millions of copies globally. But this was not a lucky punch made solely on the basis of the gut instinct of an A&R man. In fact, Hootie and the Blowfish was one of the first examples of how data would transform the music industry. An assistant at a recently created research arm of [...]

29 07, 2019

Clickasnap is Perfect for Bands, Record Labels and Concert Photographers, here’s why

By |2019-07-29T10:42:42-04:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: DIY Music Business, Guest Author, Sponsor|Tags: , , , |

One good reason is that photo views earn money on Clickasnap! Should Indie Bands and Record Labels Add Photo Sharing Services from Clickasnap to their Online Arsenal? Images and Photos Everywhere As we all know, photos are a major part of getting your band recognised. Every blog post, Youtube video, Instagram account and band website are covered in photos taken of the band and their interests. But isn’t it time that bands started earning revenue for these photos in the same way they do with their music on Spotify, and their videos on Youtube. But, I hear you ask, how do you do this?    Earn on Clickasnap Clickasnap is a monetisation site for photos and has been in existence now for 3 years, with hundreds of thousands of extremely high quality imagery, 10’s of thousands of photographers and 50,000 [...]