Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

NEWS YOU CAN USE WEEK OF 3/3

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. How To Build A Website Using Wordpress, Wix, or Shopify

If you are an artist, you need a website. Venture Harbour breaks down the best, cheapest, or fastest platform to build a website. With guides on how to use all three, it’s the perfect place to start to create a professional looking website.

2. 4 Amazing Mobile Apps For Musicians and Composers

Almost everyone has a smartphone today, and there are a plethora of apps designed to help users out in their everyday life. Musicians and composers are no exception. From apps that help you develop drum loops, assist in chord arrangements, create compositions on the go, and one that does all of the above. While not free, they are a useful investment for anyone doing on-the-go composing.

3. Alternative Currency For The Real Life World of Music?

First there was bitcoin, now Songcoin? The alternative currency phenomenon is making its way to the music world with the idea to lower transaction and international wire fees and allow other cool features for the music industry like special promotions and tips for artists. Will it last? The article from Hypebot has an interview with someone involved with Songcoin brings some interesting points, but maybe not enough to convince people to switch to this currency.

4. The Six Deadly Social Media Sins Artists Commit

The huge boom of social media did not come with a rulebook on how to act on the sites. Music Clout brings a list of what you’re doing wrong and how to fix this. So stop facebook-jacking posts, start using calls to action on your youtube videos, and act like a flipping professional.

5. Pause: iPad Music Mag

This music magazine wants you to slow down and enjoy the best music. With it’s first issue being released only a few days ago (2/27), this quarterly magazine will bring you the most important developments in music. While only available on the iPad (hopefully, not for long), it’s be a good excuse to sit down four times a year and revel in the written word.

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