NoiseTrade vs. BandCamp
Another blogger that I really respect — Joy Ike of grassrootsy — recently posted about a number of services for independent or DIY musicians to share their albums or tracks with fans. As usual, I agree with [...]
This is the last in my series on #DTNT (Do This, Not That) on #SM (social media/networking) … at least for now. The first in the series is “mean or nice” and you can click-through the rest of the series from there. I hope you’ll [...]
Here’s the next in my series on “Do This, Not That” for social networking. Be sure to check out the other posts in this series and add your voice by commenting at the end of this post.
Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance
One of best Christmas gifts I received last year was a Summer music festival pass to the Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance. And now, that gift continues to give even after the festival is over and even the last ice chest [...]
House concerts are great! There aren’t many shows that take such little planning but give such big return. All you need is a house, a host, and some of his/her friends and you’re set! In fact, many artists make a [...]
So, you’re an indie musician and you have gigs you want your fans to know about. Do you want to update your event calendar in nine different places? I don’t think so! I’ve had a look at two options for your gig calendar that I think have some decent features and would really like to [...]
Some time ago, when I was looking for a way to share and sell my recorded songs, I did a brief review of ReverbNation for song sales that got some great comments. RN did not then and as you’ll see, still doesn’t get high marks with me.
With the death of VibeDeck, I really think BandCamp is one of the best things around for indie musicians just getting started or for more established bands/musicians, but with small budgets. Even if you have money to spend, BC is a great service and and great deal [...]
I’m glad to have Tracy “Trace” Ready providing a guest post on muz4now™. Trace and I have been supporting each other as freelancers in the social media world for some time and finally got around to extending our connection (beyond occasional comments) to the blogosphere. I’m proud and honored to share Trace’s post on Jango. [...]
OK: you got some local gigs and you are really loving playing out. Now what? Time to rest and enjoy the moments of success? Um, no.
Once you have a local gig or two, it’s time to decide where you’re headed next. Do you want to get more local gigs? Do you want to tour? [...]