Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

NEWS YOU CAN USE WEEK OF 4/7

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 Artists Should Know About Artistlink

Music Think Tank tells you the big sellers of Artistlink and why you should be on it. It is slowly becoming the control panel for the music industry. Some of the benefits include selling merch through Spotify, better promotion than Beats Music, and more.

2. Can Will.i.am's Smartwatch Save The Music Industry

Will.i.am is taking a stab at the new Smartwatch market with his own device, but unlike others, you do not need to keep your phone on you to use it. The article acknowledges that every technology breakthrough makes people wonder if it will “save the music industry,” but you can’t deny that Will.i.am is on to something.

3. 4 Ways To Get Your Band Booked When The Booker Ignores You

Indieinthemove has some tips for when you are being ignored. The first tip they give is to never stop sending e-mails, but we would like to add to be polite while doing so! It’s all about being assertive, but as professional as possible!

4. 20 Worst Indie Artist Mistakes

Johnny Dwinell of Daredevil Production did a guest post on Music Clout about the common mistakes Indie artist make in their careers. Sometimes you need to be smacked on the head when you’re doing something wrong.

5. A Brief History Of Profanity In Rap Lyrics

Something fun for the week! Going back to the 1970s Bronx, Hypebot goes through the years and sees how much profanity has risen in Rap. Warning: though some of it is censored, there is still a decent amount of profanity in this article. Not for the faint of heart.

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