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. Bandsintown’s New Manager App
Bandsintown has recently proven to be one of the fastest growing apps. With over 200,000 registered bands in their system, they have grown to much more than just a concert listing site. The new Manager App allows for geotargeting, insights and stats, and connections to your band’s social media sites. And now, you can do it all when you’re on the road! It will only continue to grow, so make sure your band is registered!
2. How to Write A Hit Pop Song
In his satirical video, comedian and Youtube star Brett Domino shows us the best methods to use when writing the next big pop song.“Remember,” he says, “always keep it sexy.”
The world of popular music can be rather specific, so when trying to come up with the next great hit, be aware of the fine line between stupid and clever. This list of ways to ruin a song includes things such as weird breakdowns and unnecessarily long intros. But remember, this only holds true for pop music! You can write as much bizarre, avant-garde stuff as you want, it just won’t sell.
4. 12 Ways to Grow Your Band’s Email List
Why is an email list better than your band’s Facebook and Twitter accounts? Because YOU completely control your email list, not a company that suddenly becomes old news when a new social media site rises up. These 12 tips can really help your band build a lasting relationship with your fans.
The CASL anti-spam legislation has gone into effect today, July 1st! If you’re not living in Canada, you don’t have much to worry about; however our Canadian friends might have to make some accommodations. In attempts to decrease computer viruses, online fraud, identity theft, and other harmful things, the Canadian government is trying to put a strict filter on all emails they consider to be spam. This should be a positive addition, but it could have negative effects on businesses. Hopefully, this filter doesn’t get rid of your band’s weekly emails to all of your fans!
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