Thursday, November 21st, 2013

NEWS YOU CAN USE WEEK OF 11/18

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.

Why You Might Be Losing Money By Using Tunecore

There are many ways to distribute your music. OP-ED on Hypebot by C. Vincent Plummer, a Musician, Co-Founder, & Social Strategist for Bedloo, explains why Tunecore may not be best for every musician, and different distributors that may fit your band’s budget best.

Should You Ever Pay-To-Play?

Music Think Tank brings up the question of whether a musician should pay-to-play. Exploring both sides of the argument, Shaun Letang and Lukas Camenzind explain the pros and cons of paying-to-playing. Should payola be an acceptable part of the music industry?

Marketing Your Bittorrent Music Bundle

Hypebot gives you a guide filled with tips straight from Bittorrent on how to market your bundle. the guide shows you how to generate interest in the beginning and throughout the Bittorrent’s life. Starting to rise in popularity, it’s very useful for anyone exploring this platform.

Things I Wish I Knew About the Music Business

DIY Musician’s guest post from Budi Voogt shows the struggle of one starting a business in the music industry. He brings up good points and gives helpful advice for anyone else aspiring to enter the industry.

Monmouth Univerity's The Music Alliance Gives Students Professional Industry Experience

Right in our own backyard, Monmouth University’s students created a music industry club to give students more real-world experience. Started by two students, the club focuses on creative marketing as well as event planning and A&R/artist development.

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