Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

NEWS YOU CAN USE WEEK OF 5/12

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. 4 Ways For Artists To Get The Most Out Of Bandsintown

With touring becoming the main source of artist income, you might be wondering how to get more people out to your shows. This is where BandsInTown comes in. With over 10 million users, these four ways to take full advantage of their services might be something you need to memorize.

2. So, You Think You Can Record Children's Music?

Do you have kids? Do you like kids? Are you pretty into music? Well congrats, you may be on your way to making children’s music! Maryann Harman, founder of Music With Mar., gives you 9 important things you need to know if you want to pursue this genre. Remember, the parents need to like it too!

3. How To Write An Effective Artist Bio That Won't Be Ignored

Is your Artist Bio subpar? Have you been trying to think of ways to get it to professional quality. Indie on the move’s guest post from Phil Johnson has you covered. With sections on how your bio gets used, things not to do, and the process of writing one, you’ll have a great bio in no time.

4. Make Your Shows Shine With These Simple EQ Tricks

The equalizer is used everywhere, and your live shows can be improved if by starting to use it! While not a fix-all (you still need to know how to play)... but it can enhance your sound. With tips on equalizing the band and the vocals, this article from DIY Musician you get the low down on how to use this tool.

5. 9 Interesting Reasons Apple Might Buy Beats

If you haven’t heard, there are rumors that Apple may be buying Beats, and a lot of people are not completely sure why. Hypebot put together a bunch of opinions from music industry professionals on why this may be happening. Anyone have any ideas as to why they may be merging?

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