Friday, March 29th, 2013

News You Can Use Web Roundup

In our new weekly series, Bands On A Budget goes through the dregs to bring you the best in DIY focused news, tips, and advice on the topics of touring, marketing, promoting, social media, PR, & more.

1. TwittaTips

Make your tweets count! Frequency, length, and time of your posts are all crucial elements that contribute to how effective your message is. Who knew social media was so scientific? These 7 twitters tips from DIY Musician are perfect for upping your one-hundred-and-forty-character-game.

2. Are You Ready for the Next Big Thing?

This week hypebot delves into the newly launched Next Big Thing, a Reddit for music news. It's a site where people can post links to music or music news articles, comment on them and upvote them. It needs your content to thrive though, so get started on what may actually be the next big thing.

3. Want Your Posts to Pay Off?

Then get ready to pay up. gives us a look into the real people who are benefiting from facebook (hint: if you’re not a paying customer, you’re not one of them).

4. Music Through Google Glass

Get ready to view the world through Google shaped glasses. While we’re all sitting here trying to figure out how to get more Facebook friends, Google is planning on completely changing the game--with interactive facewear. Hypebot raises the ongoing question: What does this mean for music?

5. Check Out the Talk House So we digress slightly from our normal format. Click the link, check out the site, and dive into real dialogue between artists as they express their individual opinions of each other's work. Go ahead, enjoy.

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