26 06, 2020

Covers: Copyright or Copy-wrong?

By |2020-06-28T07:08:22-04:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Music Business, Guest Author|Tags: , , |

Disclaimer: This is an overview of licensing and copyrighting, for reference – not legal advice. Copyright Copyright law is a minefield and failure to play by the rules can land you in hot water. There are many myths and misconceptions about what is and isn’t allowed and the law differs considerably between the UK and US. For example, the US operates “Fair Use”, while the UK abides by “Fair Dealing”. This means that while [...]

8 06, 2020

Five Top Tips To Become A DIY PR Pro

By |2020-06-28T07:09:05-04:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Music Business, Guest Author|Tags: , , , , |

by Laura Jenkins @LauraYourForte “Marketing is telling everyone you’re great in bed; Public Relations (PR) is getting someone else to say it.” PR is a powerful tool for anyone hoping to build their audience organically through a presence in the media (i.e. print & online publications, blogs, TV, and radio). It is often deemed more valuable than marketing seeing as anyone can buy an ad for self-promotion but convincing a journalist with a great [...]

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 [...]

15 07, 2019

How to Get More Free Views on Facebook

By |2020-06-28T07:20:35-04:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: DIY, DIY Music Business, Official, Tips|Tags: , , , |

I will try to help you get more free views on Facebook for 2019/2020 in this short article. You are not alone in your struggle to be heard or at least feel noticed. Getting to that is a process of understanding your following. Knowing what works and what doesn’t will certainly help a lot! Thankfully there are tools to help you find out, Facebook (Insights) and Twitter (Analytics).   I am going to help [...]

18 06, 2019

Three Key Foundations for your Future in the Music Business

By |2020-06-28T07:12:49-04:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: DIY, DIY Music Business|Tags: , , |

Your Future in the Music Business. You've got your band, you've been playing together for years and you've all decided to really give it a go to hit the big time. What do you need to do to give yourself the best chance of this happening from a business perspective? The vast majority of bands that we have come across in our time are 'all about the music'. This is fine if you're happy [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]