Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

NEWS YOU CAN USE WEEK OF 6/2

In our weekly series, BandsOnABudget.com 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. What is AudioKite?

A little bit of constructive criticism never really hurts anyone. Now, with the services provided from Audiokite, bands can receive honest and unbiased opinions on their music. With some of the most detailed charts and graphs, Audiokite can be the marketing service your band needs.

2. Musicians Can Actually Make Money?! Here’s How.

We’re all aware that the music industry has undergone some massive changes within recent years, but that does not mean that all is lost. With everything from digital sales to collecting royalties, here are 18 ways that musicians can still make money.

3. The #1 Problem With Your Music Promotion

We apologize in advance for the ‘business lingo,’ but does your band have a ‘promotional campaign?’ The #1 mistake musicians make when promoting their newest album or single is to wait until the music is available before trying to promote it. Everyone who can help you grow as a band and a brand wants to set the trends, not simply be abreast of them. This means you have to let them know what you’re up to way before your release show is over.

4. New Band Merch: Underwear.

Recently, bands have been quite adventurous when it comes to their choice of merch. From t-shirts and stickers to food and soap, bands will do anything they need to do to strive for uniqueness. But are women’s undergarments with your band’s logo on the back appropriate? Check out these pros and cons and decide for yourself!

5. Marketing Your Music 101

How should you approach and contact the media? Which media channels should you even contact? Positive media attention (and sometimes even negative media attention) can help you extend the reach of your music.This article gives you the details on do-it-yourself music PR.

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