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. Everything Your Band Shouldn’t Be Doing on Social Media
This satirical article provides us with the guidelines needed to have an absolutely terrible social media presence. It reminds us to use terms like “direct-to-fan” and “value added” on all 15 of our social media accounts. Check it out and you’ll be doing everything wrong in no time.
2. Taylor Swift’s Music Industry Manifesto
After deciding to put down the acoustic guitar, T-Swift picked up her laptop and typed up her perspectives of the music industry, fandom, and the trajectory of record sales. Selfies are the new autographs, albums as economic entities will never be irrelevant, and stars of the future will have even less privacy than celebrities do now. Check out her full essay here.
3. 5 Different Ways to Release Your New Music
The traditional way of releasing your album has began to become obsolete. Many artists still practice this routine by recording an album, getting lots of press, dropping the album, going on tour, and then doing it all over again. But with the developing digital age, many other artists practice these 5 different methods of release.
4. What is Spinnup?
Spinnup is a hybrid digital music distribution service for DIY artists with an A&R component. This means your band’s music can be uploaded on iTunes and Spotify while keeping all rights and getting 100% of your royalties. According to their informative video, you can track your social media stats and even be discovered by talent scouts. This service provided by Universal could be the next step towards building awareness for your band.
5. 6 Artists Who Are Amazing at Twitter - And What You Can Learn From Them
Tweeting may seem easy because everyone seems to be doing it all the time. BUT using it as an effective tool to engage with your fan base may not be so easy. These artists seem to have mastered the art, especially @AndrewWK and @Grimezsz. Check out their techniques and enjoy a good laugh.
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