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January 23, 2015

Band Promotion Still Active

Filed under: General Musings, Band News, Band Promotion — ian @ 7:05 pm

Just to say I am still here, even though I’ve cut down on my blogging! I don’t want to put up a “Website Under Construction” sign, but it’s a bit like that, I’m having a bit of a rethink on the design, look and direction of UnsignedBandPromotion.

If you are in a band and need some free advice on your website promotion, just ask :-)

November 21, 2014

Been Ages and Ages

Filed under: General Musings — ian @ 7:47 pm

Sorry it’s been such a long time since I have posted. I’m still here, I’ve just been focussing on other stuff and not blogging!

Please feel free to contact me, if you need any band website promotion help - I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Much Love to you all xXx

April 14, 2013

Hi

Filed under: General Musings — ian @ 6:48 pm

I’m still here, I just haven’t posted for a while, will post soon, promise :) xx

January 4, 2013

Happy 2013

Filed under: General Musings — ian @ 10:57 pm

Happy 2013! Just thought I’d better make some kind of post to show you that I’m still alive.

Over the course of this year, I will be working with @Matt_LDN to build LibreRock Records - Stay tuned :) xx

November 3, 2012

UBP updating site for Independent bands

Filed under: General Musings — ian @ 7:45 pm

I’m in the process of updating the UnsignedBandPromotion Website!

May 29, 2012

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Filed under: General Musings — ian @ 1:26 pm

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and the music industry in half the time they could do it on their own and I do it for free :)

February 29, 2012

UKBANDS.NET 1997-2012 - I Wonder?

Filed under: General Musings — ian @ 10:56 pm

John Booth, Friday 30 December 2011: “Does anyone really want to know or care about how fraudsters destroyed any hope of creating a portal that may have been the only chance the independent bands in UK may have had?”

Nope! Oh yeah go on then, I would love to know what happened since I was kicked out of UKbands.net in 2007 just for supporting Andy’s ChatAboutMusic Forum!

John Booth again, “UKbands.net is no more, as most of you will have already realized by now! It was destroyed by 3 people. So what Happened! Well if anyone is interested then I will be happy to write a full explanation and publish it on the record for all to see because these scum bags seem to have got away with it until their next exploit is known. So 2012 is the year to tell the story of UKbands.net and how it fell to ashes due to the greed of a few scumbags leaving a wake of distruction in their path.”

Well John, as Cassie, one of your former UKbands.net employees, stated in UKBands…a deletion too far! on the ChatAboutMusic Forum, “What goes around, comes around.” BTW., why didn’t you post what happened?

It’s the little things that piss me off like: Andy’s band Sheldon, they haven’t been a member of UKbands.net since 2007 (when they too were unceremoniously booted out), who up until recently still had a UKbands profile, even though they had asked you, John Booth, to remove it. You refused! I also didn’t like the petty way you exposed our full names instead of our Usernames after we were barred! “What a moron.” - Andy 2007.

I feel that UKbands.net died in 2005, as each week went by more and more of the old stalwarts disapeared, only to spring up, rebirthed in MySpace (Booth’s nemesis); MySpace is also waning fast (or is it dead?), I suppose Facebook is next!

I joined UKbands.net while making a website for a friend’s daughter’s band in 2004. I was flamed on my first post by a mafia style mother who was protecting her stupid tosser of a son (a lead singer). It didn’t matter. I enjoyed the combined experience of Menendez, UKbands and SEO, so I set-up Unsigned Band Promotion. A lot has changed since then, forums are ‘old hat’ and social media has taken over; just about all the forums I’ve been a member of, apart from one, have fallen by the wayside like guestbooks in the night (who the fuck’s got one of those anymore?).

Over the past couple of day’s I’ve been reading two ChatAboutMusic forum threads, “UKbands time line” and “UKBands…a deletion too far!”, that I saved for posterity (yes, I’ve got it all guys) before John Booth persuaded Proboards to delete them. Both are massive threads running to many pages and they’re a compelling read, detailing how and why it all went wrong for John Booth and UKbands.net in 2007 written by those who were there.

This blog post was going to be a contraversial diatribe, but after reading the forum posts by: Andy, Seags, Matt of The Malloys, Kate, MediaMoggie, KateM, Chaz, Cooper, Allan Wall, Cassie, oneyeopen, Martin GD greendragon, Moby, Revolution Radio, Benny of Bullo Pill, Melandra of Voodoo Doll, and the wonderful (where is he now, baby you can drive my car) Jack Neill, to name but a few, I thought better of it, but I thought I’d quote the wonderful daddy of them all and Flying Hero, Seags, “Suck my septic stump Booth.”

R.I.P

Oh, BTW, if you would like to make a comment, I’m always happy to receive your comments, PLEASE do not make them slanderous, otherwise I may have to “moderate” them! ;)  I would like to progress from where we were on ChatAboutMusic.

December 31, 2011

Band Promotion For 2012

Filed under: General Musings, Band Promotion — ian @ 3:29 pm

Sorry, I’ve been so “non-productive” since October - been busy in the real world!

I have got a couple of ‘biggish’ posts about bands’ websites and marketing music to fans up my sleeve - I’ll do my best to get them both out in Jan :)

I hope all the readers of this Band Promotion Blog have a wonderful and peaceful 2012.

Love Ian xxx

September 27, 2011

Ska Band Rubs Shoulders With Queen

Filed under: General Musings, website promotion — ian @ 12:09 pm

The Skarlets 7-piece 2-tone & ska band from Reading Berkshire, live function music

I was contacted by Dave Long of The Skarlets asking a video marketing related question. I visited The Skarlets website and was very pleasantly surprised by its high level of professionalism, it is one of the best band sites I’ve seen for ages - well done Roy Evans of Kaboodle Creative. Here is a little narrative for you!

UBP: Hi Dave, great to meet you. In my experience it’s unusual for a band to have such a polished website, what’s the story behind it?

Dave - The Skarlets: Cheers Ian, well we started out like most bands with just a MySpace page, but we found it so difficult to manage that no band member could be bothered with it! Not long after I met the singer from a Queen tribute act at the airport, he gave me the advice to create our own website. He also suggested that we include some quality video footage, preferably multi camera, of the band on the front page - which we’ve done.

UBP: Solid ritzy advice from ‘Freddie’ as per usual ;)

Dave - The Skarlets: Lol, yeah, of course the initial outlay is not cheap, but I would recomend this to any covers band if they want to progress. We also usually spend about £35 a month on a Google add campaign, this is a great help for potential customers who are looking for certain types of bands and it’s well worth doing, it increases your profile and brings great gig offers.

UBP: I think that you’ve hit the nail on the head, if a band (or a business) wants to progress they must have the confidence to invest in themselves, it’s not only about those long rehearsal sessions!

Dave - The Skarlets: Well it’s also about people, a huge thanks goes to Roy Evans for all the help he has given us with designing and managing the website!

UBP: Thanks Dave - The Skarlets are a dynamic and entertaining seven piece ska band from Reading, Berkshire. They play some of the very best ska and 2 Tone hits from the ’70s and early ’80s by artists such as, Jimmy Cliff, The Pioneers, The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners, Desmond Dekker and others - you’ll be up on the dance floor all night long. They are available for weddings, beer festivals, private parties and corporate events. And you can even Like them on Facebook - like I did :)

June 12, 2011

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Filed under: General Musings — ian @ 7:49 pm

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