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Foo Fighters Ready Sonic Highways for November Release
Foo Fighters fans got some good news this morning with the announcement of the band’s eighth album Sonic Highways, releasing via Roswell Records/RCA Records on November 10.
Sonic Highways comes out just under a month after the premiere of Dave Grohl’s eight-part HBO series of the same name, which he describes as “a love letter to the history of American music.” Each episode will focus on a different city’s musical history, with the band writing and recording one album track while visiting each location.
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americansongwriter:

Foo Fighters Ready Sonic Highways for November Release

Foo Fighters fans got some good news this morning with the announcement of the band’s eighth album Sonic Highways, releasing via Roswell Records/RCA Records on November 10.

Sonic Highways comes out just under a month after the premiere of Dave Grohl’s eight-part HBO series of the same name, which he describes as “a love letter to the history of American music.” Each episode will focus on a different city’s musical history, with the band writing and recording one album track while visiting each location.

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News You Can Use Week of 8/11

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. Boosting Your Youtube Views

Sharing Youtube videos on Facebook and Twitter has always proven to be very beneficial in getting your fans to see your latest music videos. However, it doesn’t necessarily help with your growth as a musician. The same people will be the ones who keep on giving you views, preventing you from branching out. Liz Uhl of AMP Records released seven tips teaching you how to increase your views by increasing your fan base.

2. When You Hear a Song on the Radio, Who Gets Paid?

Surprisingly, the majority of the artists that are included in the Billboard Top 100 aren’t the ones who get paid for the songs that they perform. Ken Consor from Songtrust wrote a great article called “What you didn’t know about radio royalties” that explains commonly misunderstood aspects of music publishing.

3. Snapchat vs. Twitter

New data from Comscore shows that Snapchat is beginning to take the lead as one of the most popular social media platforms among 18-34 year olds. Surprisingly enough, it has proven to be more popular than Twitter. Maybe Snapchat could be the next major marketing platform for your band’s next album?

4. Bringing Paid Music Back to the Masses

The latest topic in the music business focuses around Content Connectors - devices like Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Amazon Kindle Fire TV. According to a report by analysts MiDiA Research, 50% of people who use Content Connectors pay for music.

5. Promote Your Music Online with CD Baby’s New Music Player

CD Baby has created a great, user friendly music player that has “All the features you need, none you don’t.” It has some useful options that allow you to easily enjoy music and effectively share music all in one. Take a look at their informative video to get a better idea of what they have to offer.


Check back every week for our weekly web roundup. Have any hot tips or web content you think is worthy? Send it our way to michelle@bandsonabudget.com or link us in on Facebook.

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This Week’s News You Can Use: The $5 Logo.

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. How to Promote Your Gigs: The Basics

You’ve booked yet another gig for your band, but the hardest part still remains: getting people to the show! There are a few basic and easy things that need to be done every time you want to promote yourself. Everything from creating and distributing posters to simply telling your friends and family, this list has all the necessary basics for good self-promotion.

2. How to Support Local Music (when you’re broke)

Your friend’s band is playing, but you’re going to miss the show again! It’s difficult to support them when all of your money is going towards student loans and rent payments. BUT, there are still ways to show that you care beyond the realm of financial support! This article lists a few simple practices that could mean the world to your musical companions.

3. The $5 Band Logo

Web banners, logos, and cheap banners. We’ve all tested our photoshop skills by trying to create them ourselves, but most of the time it would have been better if we hired a professional. Companies like Swiftly, Fiverr, and BandPosters provide their customers with these products and services while keeping in mind the average budget of a band. It’s unimaginably cheap, so you don’t really have much to lose.

4. Creating a Band Bio That Will Actually Help You

“Founded in 2010, (band name) is the most badass band on the east coast! We don’t have a genre because ‘labels’ aren’t cool.” Don’t ever say anything like that because a band biography does matter. When promoters and press are trying to find new music, they need to understand who you are in the first few minutes. And building relationships with them can lead to your next big show! This article takes you through the basics of a band bio.

5. Musician’s Guide to Web Analytics

It doesn’t seem like the most interesting topic, but the growth of the importance of an online presence makes it very useful to understand web analytics. Your band has a Facebook page, a Twitter account, an Instagram, a Tumblr, and a Google+ page for some reason. How do you manage all of these so your band can benefit the most? This article takes you through some steps towards understanding Google Analytics, a free web stats service.


Check back every week for our weekly web roundup. Have any hot tips or web content you think is worthy? Send it our way to michelle@bandsonabudget.com or link us in on Facebook!

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Lorde Is Curating The 'Mockingjay' Soundtrack (And Providing Its First Single!) →

Lorde is providing the lead single for Mockingjay ! That means it’s gonna be good!

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jackwhitelove:

Awww he looks so happy!! 

sources: zimbio and corbis

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blwilliams11:

It’s about to go down! #lolla #lallapalooza #UberOnLolla @lollapalooza @uber_chi #chicago

blwilliams11:

It’s about to go down! #lolla #lallapalooza #UberOnLolla @lollapalooza @uber_chi #chicago

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News You Can Use Week of 7/28

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. “Next,” the Musician’s version of Tinder

We’re all familiar with the mobile dating app, Tinder, but what if we told you that there was a new, similar app, geared towards music? Next is a new indie music discovery app that provides users with similar capabilities as Tinder. You are presented with short video clips, then you can swipe in different directions to like or not like each video clip. Will the next superstars find their fame through this app? Probably not, but it still seems cool.

2. 6 Tips for Showing Up in Your Facebook Fans’ Newsfeeds

No, Facebook’s popularity is not going down. Perhaps other social media sites are increasing in popularity, but that doesn’t mean that Facebook should suddenly be dropped now. There are many people to be reached on Facebook, along with many tips on how to reach them. Here are six basic ones that should increase your engagement.

3. Sound Guys Are People Too

Your band could have possibly written the next greatest hit, but if the audience can’t hear your singer’s beautiful melodies because you turned your amp up to 11, then what’s the point? That’s what sound engineers are for. They do lots of work to make you sound great on stage, so don’t forget about them! Here are 4 major tips that can help your band build a healthy relationship with sound engineers.

4. Tips for Touring Abroad

Playing in other countries around the world can be the most inspiring experience…but it can also go terribly wrong. Perception and acceptance of music changes drastically in different societies around the world, so international touring could be very beneficial for your band. However, you might not know any venues, your fan base won’t follow you across the ocean, and you probably don’t speak the native language. So here are some tips for touring abroad.

5. Sparkplug: Renting Gear and Space from Each Other

We’ve all been in situations where we temporarily needed gear for practice, but we didn’t have the money to buy brand new stuff. Now, we can rent gear (and let people rent your gear) with this new service, Sparkplug. Seems strange, right? How could you trust someone with your guitar amp? How could you even trust these service providers? Well, it’s all based on trust. Sparkplug promises legitimacy, so we’ll have to take their word. Would you rent out your gear?


Check back every week for our weekly web roundup. Have any hot tips or web content you think is worthy? Send it our way to michelle@bandsonabudget.com or link us in on Facebook.

— 1 month ago