Welcome to Indie Music Bus
We are a small team of very passionate music lovers all about independent music promotion. Our concept has been in development since 1998 and constantly evolves with industry changes. Supporting the most worthy in the independent music industry! Have a look around and be sure to say hello on Twitter! We’re Social!
Our Opportunities for Musicians and Bands
We are now concentrating on finding smaller acts to work with. Acts who are working hard to gig or tour and have a great product, but have a smaller following. Is that you? We love songs with lyrics!
Below is a summary of our services promoting independent music:
Taking applications for Act of the Month Events with great rewards -> Take Part in our Act of the Month Events
If you’re a heavy metal band, visit our new brand dedicated to metal music! Submit at heavymetalgold.com
- We are now doing music reviews on a regular basis
- Submit your music to Indie Music Bus
- Directories with Radio Stations and Music Bloggers (Submit Music)
- Opportunities for Industry People, Brands and Artists
- Music Sharing, DIY Tips and Advice via Social Media
For Music Fans
If you are here to discover new music, here are some places on the site to visit!
- Music Reviews
- Musicians and Bands
- Music Blog
- Music Stories
- Live Concert Reviews
- Indie Music Monday Spotify Playlist
Artists: Succeeding in this music business requires that you work harder and want it more than all your peers.
Music Fans: Buying band tees is a great way to support independent artists! Think every t-shirt you buy as helping them get 70 miles further down the road! Wearing them out during your travels is huge too!
When people find out that I’m a singer-songwriter who is sober, they usually have one main question for me. “How has being sober affected your songwriting? Can you still write?” One of the major concerns I had about committing to a sober life was my songwriting. I wondered how it would affect my writing. Would I still be as creative? Would I have enough juicy stories to tell? Would I feel inspired as much? Would I ever write another song again? When the drama of constant partying, dangerous situations, and the highs weren’t there anymore, would I still feel compelled to write music and lyrics? This was a major concern for me. Being a songwriter is something that has always defined me, not only that,…
What to bring on the road to survive Written by Ryan Cassata with help from Mae Krell & April Rose of the Rose Monarch Touring is probably the most freeing thing I’ve ever participated in so far. I live for it and I want to be on the road as much as possible. While touring is fun, there’s also a lot of stress and a lot of thought needs to put into it and what to bring! A lot of unexpected things can happen on tour! You may not be able to find a place to eat for hours. You may get lost someplace where there’s no cell reception. These things have happened to me and I’m glad that I had some necessary items to…
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 to talk to me and asked if they could soundcheck before me, I had already been waiting for my soundcheck for over an hour at this point, the band said “It’ll only take 15 minutes.” I said “sure” and I waited. The band sound checked for over an hour. When they…
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 without any vocal effects or edits. HOW DID I BOOK THIS TOUR? It’s important to note that I booked the tour months in advance, when venues still had tons of availability. Plan ahead because space fills up quickly! The first thing I did was map out the distance from city to…