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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 [...]

6 08, 2018

Stories from Songwriters and Musicians

By |2018-08-07T08:50:02-04:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Opportunities, Stories|Tags: , , , |

Over the years, Indie Music Bus has received literally thousands of music submissions from very talented artists. Many have included stories along with the submission offering insight into themselves, their art and their lives. How can we let such stories go unread? Stories help to add meaning and understanding to ones music don't you think? Over the next few months and into the future, many of those wonderful stories will appear on our pages and on to you the reader. You will find our first pick by Evan Diamond below! If you would like the chance to be featured here too, feel free to submit music and your story today! We are looking for stories to be 450 words or longer and up to 1,000 words. Music Stories from Songwriters and Musicians   Evan Diamond Our first featured story is by [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

8 05, 2018

Independent Musical Artist Stories

By |2018-05-08T08:59:37-04:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Official, Opportunities, Stories|Tags: , , , |

Introduction Over the years, many of you, thousands, have submitted your musical artist stories, including from our Indie Music Monday platform, along with your bio's and music. The other day I was thinking, man, many of these stories are really good! Then I got to thinking that it might be a good idea to share some of them with our readers. So, I have written some code to extract them all from the submissions so that I may go over them and pick out a few each week to feature here at Indie Music Bus. I still have a bit of work to do yet before I can make this happen, but it won't take long. What do you think about this? Comments are open at the bottom of this page. Musical Artist Stories Stories are the main attraction for [...]

26 04, 2018

We are using our @Minds instead of Facebook

By |2018-04-26T11:52:57-04:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Opportunities, Social Media Network|

Indie Music Bus on Minds Hello again music brethren! Today we want to introduce to you a social media networking site that we hope will continue to grow. Minds has been on our radar for about a year or so and believe it's time to spend more time there instead of Facebook and here's some reasons! You can boost your content or trade with others on the site with a digital currency called "Tokens" that you earn from your activity on the site. Get in on the early stages to have time to grow large at the beginning. Many of you have great stories and content to share so you will fit right in! Few independent music acts are there now but a large number of music lovers! This is a huge plus point don't you think? People there seem [...]

14 04, 2018

Participate: Sticky Tweet Contests & Promotions

By |2018-04-14T09:22:33-04:00April 14th, 2018|Categories: Contests, Opportunities, Promotion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sticky Tweet Contests Hello! Some of you may have noticed or even participated in our last contest on Twitter. Our first Sticky Tweet (pinned tweet) Promotion Contest was for two bands or solo musicians to win interviews. It went so well we have decided to do them more often. In order for you to know about these contests, you should visit our Twitter account often to see our pinned tweet. Sticky Tweet Promotion The main idea is to build a community around these contests and put the "social" back in social media. The promotions will range from blogging about your latest album and sharing it on the pinned tweet to a simple comment on the tweet. Participate in as many different contests as you like! We invited you all to support each other in these promotion, build the community feel [...]

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 [...]