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

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 [...]

28 06, 2019

Submit Your Collaborative Spotify Playlists

By |2019-06-28T09:37:10-04:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: Collaboration, Official Directory, Opportunities|

This is  the place to Submit Your Collaborative Spotify Playlists Submit playlist details for possible inclusion in our directory. Do this because you want new talent for your playlist. Below is a form where you can tell us all about the playlist! You MUST be the owner of the playlist! The initial directory will publish after there are enough submissions to make it worth while.   If you're an artist reading this, here is the posting etiquette. Be sure that your music keeps the theme of the playlist Follow and share the playlist Just add the track and let the owner order the tracks Never modify the order or details of the playlist Don't remove tracks

22 06, 2019

Help Develop Our Next Act of the Month Series+

By |2019-07-11T17:11:13-04:00June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Collaboration, Contests, Exclusive Features, Official, Opportunities, Promotion|Tags: , , , |

We want to run another Act of the Month Series without submissions or fan votes. This is how I think it could work. Many of you have "rosters" or lists of some kind of the indie acts you love and support most right? Would you support suggesting your top 2 or 3 to us for an Act of the Month Feature here at IMB? Your part can be anonymous if you like. Our A&R will review the participants till we have 5 acts. Next the stories, music and websites of those acts will put in front of industry judging panel. Judging with be done either on a secret Facebook group or a section here on IMB or via email. Some of you might be thinking, what's in it for us? For one, you're helping the acts you love. Those of [...]

14 06, 2019

Appear in an Indie Music Bus Newsletter

By |2019-06-14T08:47:49-04:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Official, Opportunities, Promotion|Tags: , , , , , , |

How to Appear in an Indie Music Bus Newsletter That's right, you have the chance to appear in an upcoming newsletter by simply subscribing to the monthly Official Indie Music Bus Newsletter and leaving a comment below! To help indie music creators and industry as much as possible, this is a free service! Take advantage of it! Musicians and Bands Because music fans and radio subscribers will receive selected content from you guys. Tell us what you want to appear in the newsletter below! Include summaries of your biography, music releases, reviews or interviews. In addition to the newsletter, shout outs on Twitter too! Music Industry As a matter of fact, we welcome indie music radio stations, bloggers and record labels too! Looking for artists or have news to tell, then summarize below! Selected content will be sent to artists [...]

9 06, 2019

Seeking Writers For DIY Music Business Articles

By |2019-06-13T09:36:49-04:00June 9th, 2019|Categories: Exclusive Features, Official, Opportunities|

Welcome, Walter here! In an attempt to offer DIY Music Business Articles at extremely modest once a year subscriptions, we are doing some research! After we determine the cost in paying the writers, we will consider the price for artists to read them. We are most interested in DIY music business articles offering help for independent do it yourselfer bands and musicians.   During this research phase, we have some questions; What's fair pay for exclusive & non-exclusive content per 500 words? Would the writer like the option of royalties and paid a lower initial price? Because we may have forgotten something, are there other considerations? If there are enough interested writers, we will go forward and work to build up at least 10 articles before going live! Articles will publish only on Indie Music Bus with links back to [...]

7 06, 2019

I’m a Real Music Fan, I’ll Prove It

By |2019-06-07T10:53:49-04:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Contests, Donations, Opportunities, Promotion|

Hello, Walter here, I am a music fan to the extreme because I buy tickets to multi day music events. You know that sometimes they cost thousands of dollars. Tons of EPs, Vinyl, CDs, t-shirts and other merchandise are part of my collection. As well as a multitude of online time spent promoting independent music. Now I want to doing even more. Something direct, so starting now and every Friday hereafter and until further notice, something new! I will be purchasing music and merchandise from many of you! I am a music fan and i'm going to prove it with my wallet and my social media reach! Not only will my purchase help you out a bit, so will sharing this will all our subscribers! All music types and genres accepted! There are 3 requirements for your weekly chances to [...]

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 & [...]

6 08, 2018

Stories from Songwriters and Musicians

By |2019-06-19T23:31:15-04:00August 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 [...]