29 06, 2020

Beat the Songwriting Blues: 5 ways to cure writer’s block and become a better songwriter

By |2020-07-01T09:46:27-04:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Music Business, Guest Author|Tags: , , , |

There is nothing more frustrating as a songwriter than sitting down to pen your next single only to come up empty at the end of the day because inspiration never came. During the age of the independent musician, it is more important than ever to make the best use of our increasingly smaller amount of songwriting time as we wear many hats. To help beat those songwriting blues, here are five ways to overcome [...]

27 06, 2020

D.K. Lyons’ New Album Is A Love Letter To The Past

By |2020-06-27T12:44:43-04:00June 27th, 2020|Categories: Album Review, Guest Author, Music Review|Tags: , , , , |

by Kelsey Radomski at Indie Band Guru Brooklyn-based songwriter D.K. Lyons adds his new album, The Past (Romanticized), to the list of new music releasing this season. Out June 26, the album contains 12 tracks that capture the carefree spirit of summer. Although The Past (Romanticized) is his first full-length album, D.K. Lyons is no novice to the world of music. In a recent press release, he confided, “When I was 5 years old [...]

26 06, 2020

Covers: Copyright or Copy-wrong?

By |2020-06-28T07:08:22-04:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Music Business, Guest Author|Tags: , , |

Disclaimer: This is an overview of licensing and copyrighting, for reference – not legal advice. Copyright Copyright law is a minefield and failure to play by the rules can land you in hot water. There are many myths and misconceptions about what is and isn’t allowed and the law differs considerably between the UK and US. For example, the US operates “Fair Use”, while the UK abides by “Fair Dealing”. This means that while [...]

22 06, 2020

Rocky Kramer’s Latest Album “Firestorm” Now Available Worldwide

By |2020-06-22T18:32:52-04:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Guest Author, Music Industry News|

Rocky Kramer’s 14 Track concept album “Firestorm” is now available worldwide in all formats, Digital, CD & HQ Vinyl. Hailing from the Scandinavian Peninsula country of Norway, Rocky Kramer is truly a modern day Viking, poised to take no prisoners as he conquers the hearts, minds and souls of rockers around the world! Armed with a guitar, this graduate of Metal 101 constitutes a triple threat as a composer, vocalist and formidable musician. While [...]

8 06, 2020

Have Your Article Published on Indie Music Bus

By |2020-06-08T08:59:38-04:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Guest Author, Opportunities|

Your Article Published on Indie Music Bus Many of you have expressed the desire to be a guest blogger so here's your opportunity. The article should be written is such a way that's it's useful to music folks and not available elsewhere. The length of the article should be 500 words or longer. If we don't choose to publish your article, you could always do so on your own blog. Fill out the form [...]

8 06, 2020

Five Top Tips To Become A DIY PR Pro

By |2020-06-28T07:09:05-04:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Music Business, Guest Author|Tags: , , , , |

by Laura Jenkins @LauraYourForte “Marketing is telling everyone you’re great in bed; Public Relations (PR) is getting someone else to say it.” PR is a powerful tool for anyone hoping to build their audience organically through a presence in the media (i.e. print & online publications, blogs, TV, and radio). It is often deemed more valuable than marketing seeing as anyone can buy an ad for self-promotion but convincing a journalist with a great [...]

20 05, 2020

Finding Music Later in Life, and a positive spin on our quarantine

By |2020-05-20T20:03:52-04:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Guest Author, Introductions, Stories|Tags: , , , , |

The Professors of Sweet Sweet Music (POSSM)  @ThePossm My name is Earl Henrichon and I play in a Hartford, CT-based band called The Professors of Sweet, Sweet Music (POSSM). Yes, you heard right, that is the actual name of our band. We thought it would be hilarious if people actually had to say that out loud in the off-chance we were able to play shows in public. A few years later and we’ve won [...]

17 05, 2020

I’ll Bring You Home – Luna Keller

By |2020-05-17T10:15:48-04:00May 17th, 2020|Categories: Guest Author, Introductions, Stories|Tags: , , , |

I'll Bring You Home @LunaKellerM Luna Keller: Aren’t we living in really weird times? Most of the world has spent the past few months in quarantine "social distancing“. What a word! Someone came up with a more fitting option, saying we should practice "distant socializing“ instead. So I have been calling my friends and loved ones more regularly, met new people in the marvelous world of the internet and definitely appreciate the connection between [...]

15 05, 2020

Insecure; that is where I start – Sinikka Monte

By |2020-05-26T05:28:09-04:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Guest Author, Introductions, Stories|Tags: , , , |

Sinikka Monte “I realised at the age of twelve that I could sing and that is when I also discovered I loved performing. On stage I felt confident; off it, I felt insecure.” Sinikka Monte was born in Kirkcaldy Scotland to South African/Italian and Finnish parents and at the age of four she moved to Austria. Her debut single “It Ain’t You”  was released in November 2019 and her second single "Play Pretend" will be [...]

12 05, 2020

Creativity’s Mind – Daniel Fallon

By |2020-05-12T17:58:52-04:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Guest Author, Introductions, Opportunities|Tags: , , , |

Daniel Fallon - @fallonmusic18 Having an idea in your mind of what you want to sound like can become so obsessive it can lead to painstaking and extraordinary measures. The mental recordings that we writers constantly broadcast to ourselves are the most addictive and life altering playlists of them all. Even attempting to write about it, emphasizes just how odd and unfathomable the whole creative process is. Perhaps that’s what appeals to us? Who [...]