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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

27 07, 2017

Exclusive Interview | Al Yardy KB Radio Ontario, Canada @KBRadio_THP

By |2017-07-28T07:48:10-04:00July 27th, 2017|Categories: Industry Interviews, Internet Radio|Tags: , , , , , , |

Exclusive Interview - Al Yardy at KB Radio Indie Music Bus | Al Yardy, CEO & Host at KB Radio (internet radio) - Ontario, Canada By Candice Anne Marshall IMB – Hello Al! Let’s begin with your role with your station KB Radio in Ontario, Canada. Many of our readers on Indie Music Bus will want to know all about you - can you tell us about yourself and your role on your station? Al- I have always been interested in music in one fashion or another.  I was introduced to the world of DJ’s in my early teens.  Through two friends, one was a private DJ for dances, weddings etc., and the other was friends with a morning man on a local radio station.  I began assisting with the dances and weddings etc., and by the time I was [...]

14 07, 2017

Exclusive Interview | Candice Ryan CFWE FM Radio @cfweradio

By |2017-07-14T06:51:15-04:00July 14th, 2017|Categories: Industry Interviews, Internet Radio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

by Candice Anne Marshall IMB – Hello Candice! Let’s begin with your role with your station CFWE FM Radio in Edmonton, Canada. Many of our readers on Indie Music Bus will want to know all about you - can you tell us about yourself and your role on the station? Candice - Hey! Thanks for this Candice (its going to look like you’re talking to yourself LOL) I am a wife, a mom to a beautiful 2-year-old, singer songwriter and morning co-host on CFWE FM in Edmonton! IMB – Candice, you have said to me in discussions: ‘being in a minor market station, we play a lot of up and coming artists. It's great to see people just starting out with new music and watching their careers develop. Which is far different than the major stations that won't give you [...]

19 06, 2017

Exclusive Interview | Mike Rogers ‘WhatTheFunday’ InterFM897 Radio Japan

By |2017-06-19T18:00:25-04:00June 19th, 2017|Categories: Industry Interviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Candice Anne Marshall IMB – Hello Mike! Feel free to be as in-depth as you want in this interview! Let’s begin with your role with your station WhatTheFunday InterFM897 Radio in Japan. Can you tell us about yourself? Mike -  This is the bio I like to use: “About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo [...]

13 06, 2017

Exclusive Interview | Mikey Jayy KGUP FM Emerge Radio

By |2017-06-16T23:48:35-04:00June 13th, 2017|Categories: Industry Interviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Indie Music Bus | Mikey Jay, Director at KGUP FM Emerge Radio By Candice Anne Marshall IMB – Hello Mikey! Feel free to be as in-depth as you want in this interview! Let’s begin with your role with your station KGUP FM Emerge Radio. Can you tell us about yourself? Mikey - Pleasure to talk with you Candice and Indie Music Bus. I am the Program Director at KGUP FM Emerge Radio. I’m also the Owner, but I don’t like to refer to myself as the “owner,” per se. I feel that when I present myself as the “Program Director”, I feel this has a more important role at the station versus being the owner.  IMB - What inspired you to start a radio station? Mikey - I think it was an evolution of sorts. I didn’t start out wanting [...]

13 05, 2016

What’s New at Bandzoogle – Interview with Dave Cool 2016

By |2016-12-29T08:00:35-04:00May 13th, 2016|Categories: Industry Interviews|Tags: , |

About Bandzoogle The website builder created by musicians for musicians. From the beginning, we've had a simple goal: to empower musicians to build effective websites for their music. It all started in 1999, with a single band website, built by Bandzoogle's founder Chris Vinson for his alt-rock band, Rubberman. Grass roots promotion, plus the online community that the website created helped the band get a record deal. In between tours, Chris worked at the record label, building websites for multi-platinum selling artists. To save time, he built a "control panel" to let managers and artists make the changes themselves. Realizing this could also help independent bands and musicians build and update their own websites, Chris launched Bandzoogle in late 2003. Now, more than a decade later, tens of thousands of artists around the world use Bandzoogle every day to build [...]