Friday, April 5th, 2013

NEWS YOU CAN USE WEB ROUNDUP

Welcome back to Bands On A Budget’s weekly series, where we go through the internet dregs to bring you the best in DIY focused news, tips, and advice on the topics of touring, marketing, promoting, social media, PR, & more.

Networking IRL

Remember real life? You know, what’s going on outside while we’re fixated online. Networking, in person, seems to be going the way of the dinosaur. This week, DIY Musician reminds us of the importance of connecting with your fans in person.

What Better Advice Can We Give You

....Than to read ventureharbour.com’s “30 Pieces of Advice from Music Industry Entrepeneurs?” An extremely zen piece of advice from Steve Rennie, Manager of Incubus, Founder of Renman Music & Business: “You don’t ask, you don’t get, and you don’t learn.” #truth

Thom York & Ted Nugent Callabo

A match made in heaven, or bear hunting hell. Ok, so we missed April Fool’s day, but here’s one of our favorite prank articles from theguardian.com.

Identify the "Pulse"

Back to the serious stuff. Hypebot.com has a series of tips for artists using HootSuite. In a world where social media can be overwhelming, this article will help you navigate a little better. If you’re not already familiar with HootSuite, get acquainted!

Take Yourself Out of Marketing Yourself

Believe it or not, when marketing your music, it’s best to remove yourself completely. Sure, you’re a vital part of the process, but it’s time to start asking yourself what can I do for my fans, as opposed to what can they do for me? The result: A dedicated fanbase.

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