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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 & [...]

17 09, 2018

Get Paid Writing Music Reviews / Giving Advice

By |2018-09-17T08:00:52-04:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Official, Official Writer, Opportunities|Tags: , , , , , |

How to Get Paid Writing Music Reviews Coming soon, an Indie Music Bus Music Review and Advice service where you get paid writing music reviews or giving advice!  Are you considered an expert music reviewer? Can you give advice on any of: marketing or creation or writing of music and songs?  Indie Music Bus is looking for people with experience and integrity. We want artist's to feel they get their money's worth and find the reviews and advice of real value! Help the artist's with honest opinions that will help them do better in the music business and gain more fans and in turn, sales! Get paid writing music reviews and advice right here at Indie Music Bus! We have an extensive network of artists who are subscribers to our newsletters and we receive many submissions for other services already! Writers [...]

15 07, 2018

Donate to Indie Music Bus

By |2018-09-21T10:57:07-04:00July 15th, 2018|Categories: Donations, Official|Tags: , , , |

Why Donate For many years now myself and the wife have been using our own money to front the costs of Indie Music Bus. We don't mind and even love doing it. However, as of late, our personal costs of living has gone up and helping our disabled family members with living expenses, has taken its toll. We can barely afford to run everything like before so we are asking if anyone would like to help a bit? It's not so bad that we will have to close down as of yet but it's darn close. Some of the costs come once a year and most of those charges hit all at once which amount to quite a large payment. If you can afford 1 dollar a month or a one time donation, any amount will make a difference! Our [...]

31 05, 2018

Major Changes Coming to Indie Music Bus

By |2018-05-31T08:20:41-04:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: News, Official|Tags: , , , |

Major Changes As of 5/31/2018 those that were Riding Indie Music Bus Officially that have not subscribed to our artist newsletter, are no longer on the roster. Why major changes? It's time to make Indie Music Bus more than just a learning, music sharing and interview platform. It's time to work with a much smaller roster of artists who can reciprocate and support us and others. Of course DIY tips and interviews will stay on but new service types will have to be developed. These new service types will make Indie Music Bus more useful on a daily/weekly basis. Addition: 5/24/18 One of the difficulties I have is getting in touch with artists, most don't sign on to the mailing lists. This will be required for free promotion in the future. As far as the artists promotion roster and how [...]

30 05, 2018

Music Review Collaboration | The Music Producer | @CharlotteG1998_

By |2018-05-30T06:01:24-04:00May 30th, 2018|Categories: Collaboration, Exclusive Features, Official|Tags: , , , |

The Music Producer Bio May 2018   Who is The Music Producer? My Name is Charlotte. I live in Sydney, Australia and love live music. It is my passion and purpose in life. I have been going to, and covering, live Indie bands and Rock gigs for 3 years, seeing between 20-30 bands per month. I especially love photographing, and reviewing live music always trying to capture the energy of each gig. I do what I do for anyone to see; but actually, for other people like me.   What is The Music Producer’s style? To always review a gig from a (potential) fan's perspective: As a member of the crowd with no bias. To write honest reviews, not nasty; but supportive and encouraging To always try and take soul deep photos and videos of each band as they let loose their performance. [...]

24 05, 2018

Ride Indie Music Bus

By |2018-05-24T06:43:36-04:00May 24th, 2018|Categories: Exclusive Features, Official, Opportunities, Promotion|Tags: , |

Ride the Indie Music Bus NOTE: There are major changes coming to Indie Music Bus and this document will be updated- Subscribe to our Newsletter to stay in the loop! There are five requirements to ride Indie Music Bus to receive long-term promotion and exclusive features: Be an independent musician or band Have music available to stream online Follow Indie Music Bus on Twitter Subscription to our artist Newsletter Our belief in you Hello, I am Walter Hargrave and I proudly drive and maintain the Indie Music Bus!   What Indie Music Bus Is A brand name and acronym “IMB” A metaphor for a vehicle to support independent music A software that is the engine that drives our automated part of social media promotion A philosophy of effective teamwork Long-term, trustworthy support Honest and transparent A team of volunteer writers [...]

21 05, 2018

Official Indie Music Bus imbChat #imbChat

By |2018-05-27T07:46:13-04:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Official, Online Chat, Social Media Network, Tips|

#imbChat Welcome to the official page for our Indie Music Bus Twitter Chats imbChat. These chats should grow a community of musicians and supporters. You can see previous chats here. Chats on Tuesday and Thursday 6PM EDT | 3PM PDT | 5PM CDT | 11PM BST  Saturday [ 4PM EDT | 1PM PDT | 3PM CDT | 9PM BST ]  Be notified via our Newsletter, with the Online Chat checked, of upcoming chats.       Chats on the Books   Tue 5/22/18    Friday 5/25/18 Four chats will be held per week: Tue 6pm Est, Fri 6pm Est, (Sat 10am Est and 3pm Est) The official Twitter account is @imbChat For now we suggest using TweetDeck and adding a column for imbChat. If you know of a better Chat client, let us know! If you use TWchat, it has features to filter [...]

19 05, 2018

Receive Music Submissions for Radio, Blog, Podcast

By |2018-05-19T05:54:29-04:00May 19th, 2018|Categories: Official, Official Directory, Opportunities, Submit Music|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Your about to find out how to Receive Music Submissions Introduction Hello, my name is Walter and I am the founder and developer here at Indie Music Bus™. Indie Music Bus has a small team of super fans that work with independent music creators and supporters for free. Are main goal is to help everyone in the music industry who really cares about the artist more than themselves. The Offer Today, I am looking to expand a couple of our free to use directories. The directories list quality radio stations, podcasts interviews sites and music bloggers. I am looking for radio stations that: Doesn't charge for plays/airtime Pays royalties and/or offer unique services to give artists useful exposure to real listeners. Premium services are okay too as long as there are free options. Mixes Social and Broadcast behavior on Social Media Also [...]

11 05, 2018

Indie Music Force: Music Requests, Charts, Fun for Fans

By |2018-05-12T05:17:24-04:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Official, Opportunities, Promotion, Social Media Network|

Music Requests This is a rough draft and subject to change some. These features are exclusively available to those on our promotion roster. Also read about Indie Music Force Central Behind the scenes I have been working on the concepts and features for a new Twitter Bot called Indie Music Force. You can send commands to the Indie Music Force Bot because it is a listening software. It’s main purpose for now is Music Requests, so it only has a single command, which I will list later. The command list will be expanded and documented on a special page as I complete them. I believe Indie Music Force will be fun for fans and lucrative for bands and sponsors. Fans Music fans who are not music creators: Would you do a little social media work for rewards like, music downloads, band merchandise or show [...]