Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

NEWS YOU CAN USE WEEK OF 2/24

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. A Musicians Guide To Editing MP3 Metadata

You have probably heard a lot about metadata, which is “hidden” data in computer files that “tags” a file with certain identifying information. Figure out how to optimize your Metadata to show up in key music datas, license your music, and more!

2. 32 Viral Video Ideas for Busy Musicians

Creating content that fans want to engage in creates a stronger fan to band connection. If you’re too busy, or just unable to think of video topics, this list is a good starting point. Including examples of each type, you can start creating your own videos in no time.

3. Top 10 Strategies for Indie Musicians

From New Artist Model, here is another list of strategies for Indie musicians. While there is definitely a new article on what Indie Musicians should be doing every day, there is bound to be things that stick in every article. Time management, copyrights, and the like, this article might have something you did not think of before.

4. Ticketleap Debuts Selfie Tickets

Selfies are taking over every aspect of social media lately, and Ticketleap is taking advantage of it. Instead of impersonal QR codes, it allows the ticket purchaser to take a selfie shortly before the show and show it at the door. While there are some bugs, it’s an interesting new take on ticket sales.

5. 121 Things Not to Do In The Music Industry

Quick, easy list that might bring some people to do an introspective search on how they are acting in the music industry. Broken down by sections like personal stuff, general band stuff, recording, and the like, maybe you can find something you can change about yourself/ your band. Play nice, kids!

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