Thursday, October 31st, 2013

NEWS YOU CAN USE WEEK OF 11/1

 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 Musician's Guide to Pinterest

Indie Ambassador gives you the down and dirty on why musicians should be on Pinterest and tips on how to get started. Pinterest allows for a better band-to-fan connection and shows the personality of the person/people behind the music.

2. 5 Benefits of a Virtual Assistant

Have you ever felt that you needed more hours in the day to complete everything you wanted to do? Here is where a virtual assistant comes in. Music Think Tank lists why you should be putting the money out for a virtual assistant.

3. Online Band Marketing & Social Networks Crash Course

Phosphene Productions brings a very useful crash course for any band starting to market themselves, while explaining the benefits of each social network, search engine optimization, and a bit on non-online marketing.

4. The Uninsured Musician's Guide to the Affordable Care Act

DIY Musician breaks down the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect uninsured musicians. Accompanied by a short, informative video, this is a must-see if you feel yourself in the throws of Obama Care.

5. First Bitcoin Jukebox App Debuts

If you haven’t heard of Bitcoin, it’s a virtual, alternative currency that is starting to become popular internationally. Enter: Beatcoin, a jukebox app that accepts bitcoins, can be hooked up through a sound system. Is this just the tip of the iceberg of the popularity of bitcoin?

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