Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

NEWS YOU CAN USE WEEK OF 5/5

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.

Amazon's Contract Reveals Their Plans to Radically Lower Streaming Music Royalties

Amazon is the Walmart of the internet and they are entering into the music streaming service. However, this article from Hypebot encourages you to enter into business with them at your own risk. Amazon is known to bully people into lowering prices and has done so with the book publishing business. Read the article and be careful with your music!

Musician's: How To Properly Use A Landing Page On Your Website

While landing pages can be a great thing for your website, a lot of people misuse them. Here are some tips from Bandzoogle on how to properly use one to optimize traffic to your website.

5 Steps To An Amazing Band Website

In the same vein of a landing page on the website, Music Think Tank wants to make sure you have your website in tip-top shape. Declutter, revamp, and call to actions help drive traffic to your page!

Gaining Audience's Trust Through Witty On-Stage Banter

Connecting to your audience can help build life-long fans. Break the fourth wall with some conversation to them and they’ll feel like they are more than money in your pockets. This article from DIY Musician can help!

Weird Merch: Sun Ra Perfume

For something fun, Sun Ra is releasing a line of “aphrodisiac” perfumes. While a lot of other artists have capitalized on this market, seems a bit odd to have an aphrodisiac sent. However, for $13-$15 per .5 ounces you might have to check it out for yourself!

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