26 07, 2018

The Power of Non-Power Chords by @GhostlyBeard

By |2020-07-01T09:45:11-04:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Guest Author, Stories, Tips|Tags: , , , |

My first attempt at learning classical harmony was a failure! I was 16 or so then and was interested in learning more about music and especially how to write. What stopped me from learning classical harmony was one of the rule that you learn early on: it says that you shouldn't use consecutive fifths. It's the biggest no-no that you will be taught: "Consecutives are the no.1 bad guy in figured bass! You must [...]

21 06, 2018

Why Proper Show Etiquette Can Pay Off

By |2020-06-28T07:25:51-04:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: DIY, Gig Tips, Guest Author, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

Why Be Nice, Show Etiquette I recently played a show where the opening acts were so rude! They acted this way towards the sound man, venue, promoter and to me and the other act…the co-headliners of the show. They were so rude that it was noticeable to my friends and family who had come a long way to see the show. Before the door guy even let any fans inside the venue…the band sent someone [...]

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.       [...]

13 05, 2018

How to Book Your Own Tours DIY @ROCassataMusic

By |2019-06-20T09:13:58-04:00May 13th, 2018|Categories: Gig Tips, Guest Author, Indie Music Support, Tips|Tags: , , , , |

by Ryan Cassata I booked my first tour, completely DIY style, when I was 15 years old. I wasn’t well-known at all in the music world and I didn’t have a big following, so there was no guarantee that I would pack out venues with screaming fans. All I had at the time were some videos of me performing live on YouTube. That was key, because venues could hear what I actually sounded like live [...]

1 05, 2018

Greater Success Selling Your Music & Merch

By |2020-06-28T07:28:42-04:00May 1st, 2018|Categories: DIY, Tips|Tags: |

Do Less Actual Promotion In this short article, i'll give a few tips on how to have greater success selling your music and merchandise. Too many artists out there in social media land use promotional type language trying to sell their wares. Also, sharing music directly with someone as an introduction will most often fail. The general public is becoming deaf to all the noise out there! Ever notice that on TV or radio [...]