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. Kickstarter Introduces The Creator Handbook
"It’s your one-stop guide to designing a solid Kickstarter project,” according to Kickstarter. Since their launch in 2009, people have pledged over $1 billion to various projects. This newly introduced guide has insights and articles from other Kickstarter users that describe the best ways for your campaigns to be successful.
2. Government-Subsidized Touring?
Believe it or not, there is some public and private money floating around, waiting to be claimed by artists. A decent amount of European artists have claimed that they received subsidies to tour the United States. The reason for this is because some nations view their music as a valuable export. Perhaps your band could be the next sound to be sent overseas.
3. 5 Tips for Approaching Venue Promoters
Learning to negotiate, being professional, and every other little detail can all contribute to the relationships that you build with important venues. UK artist King Kash gives some advice for artists trying to produce and promote their own shows.
4. Look What Disc Makers is Reintroducing This Week
If you haven’t taken advantage of the recent comeback of vinyl sales yet, Disc Makers is giving you one last chance. Back in the 1940s, they were the pioneers of the vinyl business. After a few dormant years, they’re back and better than ever.
5. 5 Lessons Learned from a Terrible Tour
Grassrootsy, a marketing blog for independent artists, shares an article about a rather unpleasant tour that one artist had to experience. Touring can be very intimidating and it shouldn’t be taken so lightly. Thankfully, this article reminds us that weeknights will always be terrible, your fellow artists are your allies, and a few other helpful lessons.
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