Friday, March 22nd, 2013


In our new weekly series, Bands On A Budget 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. Put Down The Social Media Megaphone

When it comes to promoting your band via social media, suggests using technology as a way to connect directly rather than spewing info across the web. Think, speak softly and carry a big social media stick. But in all seriousness, social media requires some vigilance, and a few helpful sites that allow you to keep track of it all are listed here.

2.Give The People What They Want

Have you ever seen a study where 75% of people claim they would spend more money if they had the opportunity? Well, here’s your chance. brings us the six levels of fans, and the money that they’re spending (or not spending) on music. With all of that room to make some money, this scene is ripe for whoever can play their cards right.

3. Mind Your Manners

Please, use social media responsibly. Is negative attention better than no attention at all? While this point may be subjective, as adults we know when it comes to interacting with others, if you don’t have something nice to say, its usually better not to say anything at all. That being said, don’t misuse social media. This journalist gives us an eye-opening reason why.

4. Make The Most of Your SXSW Hangover

Check out one of Bands On A Budget’s favorite indie rap personalities, Kosha Dillz, via, as he gives us his tips for surviving in a post-SXSW world. Take a look at some of Dillz realistic tips for making your trip to Austin more than just a good time.

5. Up Your App Game

So maybe this isn't on your band's horizons just yet, but this article via makes some interesting points about the artist's place in our new app- filled world, where smartphones are king, and acts like Bjork and Jay-Z are seeing room for major profit.

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