Advertising Your Indie Band On Facebook

I think one of the big struggles we are going to be facing in the next few years is social media advertisement. Like it or not (And let’s be real – probably not) it’s extremely difficult to set up ads within social media and these high barriers of entry are a huge problem especially for [&hellip The post Advertising Your Indie Band On Facebook appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 17 April 2017 | 4:30 pm

Brand Sponsorships And Your Indie Band

Sponsorships from non music related brands are like licensing. One of those things that you know can be a reliable source of income but which most people view as basically impossible to get. This is, unfortunately, fairly accurate. The music industry has a lot of people trying to find the limited amount of money on [&hellip The post Brand Sponsorships And Your Indie Band appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 15 April 2017 | 9:33 pm

Your Core Merchandise Situation

So I’ve written a lot about how you want to have exclusive items at your merch stand in order to generate buzz. By the same token we’ve talked about how you want to have a wide variety of options for your superfans to really be able to capitalize. I think though that with many of [&hellip The post Your Core Merchandise Situation appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 14 April 2017 | 1:32 pm

New Flaming Lips=your day-tripping soundtrack of 2017

Presenting: the day-tripping album of 2017 — Oczy Mlody by the Flaming Lips. The album, released this past January,  carries the listener through many different universes, many different soundscapes with Wayne Coyne as the pinwheel-eyed pilot with smoke coming from his ears. The album, the Lips’ fourteenth, starts with its title track, a daydreaming instrumental [&hellip The post New Flaming Lips=your day-tripping soundtrack of 2017 appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 10 April 2017 | 7:08 pm

On “Prisoner” Ryan Adam Misses her like Candy

In reading some reviews of Ryan Adams’ new album, Prisoner, released earlier this year, I saw one writer describe the cover as a self-portrait. Could be. But, really, I see two people embracing, one face-forward, one back, with an emotional finality. These songs were written in the aftermath of Adams’ marriage to actress and singer [&hellip The post On “Prisoner” Ryan Adam Misses her like Candy appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 10 April 2017 | 7:00 pm

So part of what I do is work as head of marketing at a music studio that my buddy runs. It’s a good studio, we have a lot of fun, party a lot, and record some good music with some very cool producers. The studio owner was looking to pick up some interns and thought [&hellip The post appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 8 April 2017 | 2:00 pm

Live Review: Wire at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix

Wire’s tour in support of their new album, Silver/Lead, struck first in Phoenix, Arizona on March 28 at the Crescent Ballroom just days before its release. Though the excitement in the room was palpable, it was a little unnerving to see such a sparse crowd for punk rock’s most influential outlier. Since their debut, and [&hellip The post Live Review: Wire at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 7 April 2017 | 4:50 pm

What Bands Do Wrong With Bandcamp

Bandcamp is simultaneously one of the most important and least understood aspects of the modern music industry. While on the one hand it certainly is a major boost to the music economy, especially for independent bands I get the distinct impression that most bands don’t understand the full potential of Bandcamp. They also have kickass [&hellip The post What Bands Do Wrong With Bandcamp appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 4 April 2017 | 10:09 pm

Copying Your Peers Best Ideas

You may have heard the saying, “A good band copies three or four other bands, a great band copies twenty.” This isn’t just true for the music though, it holds for the actual marketing of your band as well. I would say that in my whole career of doing this, I’ve had no original thoughts [&hellip The post Copying Your Peers Best Ideas appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 16 March 2017 | 12:21 pm

South By Southwest And The Indie Scene

I’m in a plane right now headed to South By Southwest and since it’s a direct flight from New York to Austin at the beginning of the South By week there’s a ton of other industry people on my flight. However they fall into two types, the kind of people who are going to have [&hellip The post South By Southwest And The Indie Scene appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 14 March 2017 | 12:09 pm