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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 [...]

7 08, 2017

Submit Music Links and Your Story

By |2019-06-24T07:18:16-04:00August 7th, 2017|Categories: Opportunities, Promotion, Submit Music|Tags: , , , , , |

What We Give You are submitting your music and story for the chance at free: Music reviews, and/or interviews Purchase of your music by us because we loved it! Add your music to our playlists Give you a life-long profile on Indie Music Bus The option for us to present your art to third party industry folks like labels, bloggers or radio station managers Our Visit - Listening to Your Music When you submit your music to us we will: 1. Shout out our visit from @IMBScout 2. Read your story and listen to your music 3. Consider your music or band for reviews or interviews 4. Consider your music for our playlists 5. Possibly send your info to A&R dept of indie labels   What We Need There are five(3) requirements for our free services: No major label supporting [...]

2 08, 2017

Your Music in Our Free Services Promotion Video

By |2017-08-24T15:04:55-04:00August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Contests, Opportunities, Submit Music|

Your Music - Our Video We have found our winner Jayber.C The plan is to have a 30 second video made that will contain the information below. We will not be using the video for commercial use. It will be our Official Free Services Promotion video for life! In other words, it will be used on our website and in some social media posts that promote our free services only. The Video The video will contain the information below with graphics of some kind. There will be a "Music by: Artist Name - artistwebsite.com" label displayed at the bottom for the entirety of the video. Sort of like in the example image to the right.   The video will present the text below! The Indie Music Bus™ represents great music not supported by a major label! Independent Music Sharing Indie Newsletters [...]

11 07, 2017

Five Benefits From Listing Radio Stations With Us

By |2018-05-19T05:32:10-04:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Internet Radio, Official, Official Directory, Opportunities, Promotion|Tags: , , , |

Listing Radio Stations Back Story Before we get into the topic of listing radio stations, a bit of a story! It all started way back in the year 2000. I was just getting into the independent music scene.  Jody Fadley (RIP) had started a new band called JSR and I wanted to help promote them if I could. MP3.com was all the buzz then. One thing lead to another and I learned about internet radio stations. This excited me greatly, so I began searching for these radio stations. It was very difficult and tedious to say the least! Many websites were no longer active. Many stations didn't support independents or the genres of Rock or Alternative Rock, JSR's sound. Then the idea of a directory of indie radio stations was born. Compiling a listing of stations that had the qualifications [...]

3 07, 2017

Daily #IndieGrowth Hour – Independent Music

By |2017-07-30T07:33:53-04:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Conceptual, Official, Opportunities, Promotion|Tags: , , , , |

Daily #IndieGrowth Hour What is #IndieGrowth you ask and why daily? It is something new that we will be testing out on Twitter. An hour long daily Twitter discussion or cross promotion event. The reason for a daily event is to give more people the chance to participate. Let's face it, not many will be there everyday if any. Topics could be: New music releases Discussion about new trends or services in the industry Ideas for social media and email marketing Here is how we think it will work: During a specified hour music, industry folks subscribe to the hashtag #IndieGrowth Each participant offer a well crafted relevant Tweet on a predetermined topic Participants should retweet and follow some of the tweets and music industry folks During these hour long sessions: Promote the concept of networking via social media events Cross [...]

30 06, 2017

Public Music Submissions Directory

By |2017-06-30T13:25:44-04:00June 30th, 2017|Categories: Official Directory, Opportunities, Promotion|

Public Music Submissions Directory Wouldn't it be cool if when you submitted your music listing? others could see it too? Well soon that will be possible right here at Indie Music Bus™.  A new idea we are developing, submit music to us and have the offer to also list it publicly on a directory for others to review. The Public Music Submissions Directory will be free to use if you wish. There will also be sharing features in place at the page and artist listing levels.  Note: You will also have the option to do a private submission as well. This directory will be hand crafted to work on well on mobile and desktops alike & It will be search engine smart to bring traffic here by those search for music submissions. Promotion of the directory will be done via [...]

16 06, 2017

Evolving & Revolving Promotions

By |2017-06-17T00:35:32-04:00June 16th, 2017|Categories: Conceptual, Official, Opportunities, Promotion|

Concept for Music Blogs and Interview Sites Evolving & Revolving Promotions to work together using cross promotions for the good of the artists and each other! This would also make all brands involved more appealing to the artists! We want to offer a directory to make it easy to cross promote great talent and content. Each service posts a list of talent they have interviewed, reviewed etc and who they believe worthy of promotion. Two parties offer their list of talent that they believe to be worthy of promotion. Each party would evaluate each others list to find an act to feature, interview, review or whatever the brand's services are. If both parties can agree on a trade, then they would both do what they do and cross-promote each others resulting content. The site would lock the lists for both [...]

10 06, 2017

Indie Radio Submit Directory Updated and New Features

By |2017-06-10T08:06:33-04:00June 10th, 2017|Categories: Internet Radio, Official Directory, Opportunities|Tags: , , |

Indie Radio Submit Directory Hello everyone, today I am here to tell you about some cool new features we've added to our Indie Radio Directory. Put in two days of programming and data entry time to actually add a database back-end and an editor, we were editing  the directory by hand. Added New Stations Removed Closed Stations Added Grouping Sections by genre With these changes, it has enabled us to "Group" by genre and randomly sort the stations in each group every time we write the page. This gives each of the stations a chance to be positioned near or at the top. You can see we have added the Genre Grouping Titles to each section in the image to the right. New Stations Needed The page and artists using it, need more stations in Country, Hip/Hop, Rap, [...]