Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

NEWS YOU CAN USE WEEK OF 9/9

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. Is Offline Marketing Dead?

Has the Age of Technology killed offline marketing? Ventureharbor.com shows you that offline is still the powerhouse, and how you can combine your online with offline marketing (think QR codes and trackable links!)

2. Stop Promoting and Start Entertaining

Steve Aoki's manager Matt Colon tells you that gaining traction is not all about promoting yourself and your music. The article is full of useful advice and strategies that Colon used to get more interaction with Aoki’s fans.

3. Grow Your Fanbase with Fanbridge

Even Warner Bro’s Records’ president thinks that Fanbridge is the future of music marketing. This article gives you tips and advice on how to use Fanbridge and why you should be using it right now. Includes helpful videos! CD Baby artists get 25% off of their services and a FREE 30 Day trial.

4. Are Facebook hashtags working against you?

Facebook hashtags were introduced with mixed reviews, with maybe a good reason. With less engagement and viral reach than Twitter’s hashtags, maybe using them on Facebook isn’t helping you. EdgeRank Checker did a study on Facebook hashtags and brought up some interesting findings.

5. Improve Your Home Recordings

Home recording is daunting, especially for people who are not engineers. D.I.Y Musician brings you five tips on how to make your home recordings sound more polished. Written by a fellow musician, these tips will not cost you an arm, leg, and the promise of your soul.

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