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January 20, 2009

New Micro-Site For The Humms

Filed under: Band News — ian @ 4:13 pm

The Humms garage rock band athens georgia - tasty world athens GAThe Humms play what they call "Happy Hippie Horror Rock" or "Scooby Punk" - phrases coined by the band to describe their style of garage rock. Their recordings shimmer with the circus sounds of the 60s and are influenced by the colorful side of life, horror movies and lyrics that wrap around your mind - so they say.

The Humms’ Micro-Site offers their free demo download via an 8.7MB zip file - well worth the listen.

Out for kicks and licks
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January 13, 2009

The Best Band Promotion Blogs of 2009

Filed under: Band News — ian @ 4:25 pm

Aesthetic Artery: Blog on design, photography, music, and more - in a new blog formatOf course I read loads of blogs! In fact, I read much, much more and a hell of a lot quicker and better than I write (sadly). In 2009 I shall be visiting daily, reading and digesting six scrumptious blogs and I’m recommending them to you too. Firstly there is Aesthetic Artery, which is the odd one out because it’s not about band promotion. Aesthetic Artery is about design, photography, music, books and film - I love the look and feel of this blog and I’d like to know a bit more about the author Andrew Raggio - he seems a very interesting person. I only know Aesthetic Artery is by Andrew Raggio because is says so in the source code!

The five essential blogs, in alphabetical order, are: Gigdoggy (I really like this blog) with the mini strapline of "The way bands do it" Gigdoggy reflects and comments on the music industry from a band’s perspective.

Jimmy Shelter’s Giglog is what I would call a "good old fashioned blog", for Gods sake don’t get me wrong or be put off, by that I mean his blog contains loads of interesting links within concise articles - I was surprised not to find a link to Unsigned Band Promotion nestling in there ;)

Music Think Tank and New Music Strategies are kith and kin and should be read from cover to cover. These two are really great blogs for getting the old grey matter working. I find them SO absorbing, I read and my mind is away thinking about stuff I hadn’t thought of before - wonderful :)

Brian Hazard’s Passive Promotion blog is the one that intrigues me the most though. I am really wondering where it’s going and how it’s going to end up. This blog is a journey, a slowly unfolding story of Brian’s efforts to self promote his latest album. If you are a band traveling down the same path, there are a number of well written promotion and marketing ideas. I thought I read somewhere (I can’t find where) that it will be made into an eBook - maybe that’s just me reading into things.

January 8, 2009

New Micro-Site For Reckless Gents

Filed under: Band News — ian @ 7:26 pm

reckless gents alt. indie pop noir band Vermont, New EnglandReckless Gents is/was a WINNER of the Alexis Thompson cover contest, which was held in August 2008. Part of the prize was this Micro-Site! I am a little disappointed that Alexis has not added the web links that was also part of the prize.

The Reckless Gents’ Micro-Site has been removed at the request of Reckless Gents!

I think I came third with a geekish I Hate Money (no prizes for me as you might expect!)

Out for kicks,
Unsigned Band Promotion
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~ helping musicians and artists get their websites noticed by fans, search engines
and the music industry in half the time they could do it on their own ~
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January 4, 2009

New Micro-Site For Color Theory

Filed under: SEO, Band Sponsorship, website promotion, Band News, Band Promotion — ian @ 12:55 pm

Depeche Mode by Color Theory - electronic piano pop band Huntington Beach, CaliforniaI first discovered Color Theory when I stumbled into Brian Hazard’s erudite blog Passive Promotion. Brian is Color Theory, and the Passive Promotion blog is Brian’s narrative of his efforts to promote "The Thought Chapter", his latest and seventh album. Funnily enough though, it was the artwork for The Thought Chapter by Maya Klein that first caught my attention in: The Thought Chapter has left the building, it made me read on, and I soon realized what a thoughtful, talented and intelligent man Brian Hazard is.

It was my wholehearted pleasure to make Color Theory a Micro-Site and crank up their Internet presence a few more notches. Great music may promote itself! But Websites don’t ;)

December 14, 2008

Band Support?

Filed under: SEO, Band Sponsorship, website promotion, Band News, Band Promotion — ian @ 10:32 pm

MenendezFollowing my Buddhist beliefs, Unsigned Band Promotion is not a business and is not seeking to make profits from bands using this website. I help musicians and artists get their websites noticed by fans, search engines and the music industry in half the time they could do it on their own and I do it for FREE. There are some costs to be covered, and I try to meet these costs by users donations and by promoting affiliate links. But, I’m still way, way out-of-pocket!

It’s always tough trying to keep a free service going, especially when it is so very hands-on. Please show your support and make a small donation. I am not asking for much, as little as £1 or $2 would be greatly appreciated.

Very many thanks for your support
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HAPPY CHRISTMAS
from
Unsigned Band Promotion
~ helping musicians and artists get their websites noticed by fans, search engines
and the music industry in half the time they could do it on their own ~
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December 3, 2008

Online Music Promotion Opportunity

Filed under: website promotion, Band News, Band Promotion — ian @ 8:26 pm

Coast Production Online Music Promotion Opportunity
The award wining production company Coast are looking to make contact with unsigned bands who would be willing to allow their track(s) to be used in an major online ad campaign (we’re talking for free here). Each of the tracks used will feature in a series of video blog films designed to promote the skincare range, Clean and Clear. In return for the use of your track, each band featured will have a profile and link from the Clean and Clear- Celia & Chloe website. This is an opportunity for artists to have their music heard by tens of thousands of people and increase the traffic to your myspace or website.

If you’d like your track to be considered please email Tony McKee at Coast Productions with a link to your track.

Obviously they are looking for bands who appeal to teenagers especially girls!

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November 26, 2008

Micro-Site Update For Soul Purpose

Filed under: Band Sponsorship, website promotion, Band News — ian @ 5:13 pm

soul purpose roots rock reggae band sarasota floridaI’ve just updated Soul Purpose’s Micro-Site. They were four, they’re now five with the addition of Michael Silbaugh, he’s sure made a difference in this kid’s life :)

Take a gander at their website Soul Purpose - Official Website, their ReverbNation profile and their YouTube video.

Supporting Unsigned Bands,
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~ helping musicians and artists get their websites noticed by fans, search engines
and the music industry in half the time they could do it on their own ~
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November 20, 2008

Help Promote Our Band

Filed under: website promotion, Band Promotion — ian @ 10:06 am

Here are two emails I got this morning:

Subject: No Subject
Body: hey our band could really use some promotion. Can you help us out?

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Subject: WE NEED HELP TO PROMOTE OUR BAND IN EUROPE
Body: Nothing

Please Send Me Your Band Information.

Contact information is one of the most important parts of your Email. Include: your name, your band’s name, a couple of telephone numbers, postal address, email address, website URL.

Don’t just rely on contact information to give your email a sense of realism, also include your genre and a very short bit of original blurb - otherwise I will trash your email!

TURN UP THE VOLUME,
Unsigned Band Promotion
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~ helping musicians and artists get their websites noticed by fans, search engines
and the music industry in half the time they could do it on their own ~
http://www.unsignedbandpromotion.com/

November 17, 2008

God Is In The TV Zine

Filed under: Band Sponsorship, Band Promotion — ian @ 7:02 pm

God Is In The TV Zine - the independent music and culture webzineI’ve just read an article - that I think all unsigned bands should read - on God Is In The TV Zine by Bill Cummings called Take a stake in a band.

The Article describes how The Race, a male and female fronted, 5 piece alt. indie band from Reading, intend to raise money through a scheme called "The Stakeholder Fund". It is a great idea, and one that I have always advocated. It is not a new idea however, in 2002 Jake Shillingford (click on /Invest) of Exileinside was one of the pioneers of the Do-It-Yourself approach to promoting and marketing his band and music through the internet and Web 2.0.

I also love The Race’s idea of "PASS IT ON" …follow the links and read "Take a stake in a band" to find out more. And while you are there, join GIITTV.

October 16, 2008

I love Alexis Thompson

Filed under: SEO — ian @ 10:52 pm

Alexis Thompson - oh, alexisI was just checking and tweeking some Micro-Sites and was reading through Alexis Thompson’s when I suddenly thought Oh my God, I hate Alexis Thompson!. Of course I don’t, silly. But she has an album called “I Hate Money”, her name is “Alexis Thompson”, remove “Money”, and type I Hate Alexis Thompson into Google (I already did it for you - click the link). Bingo! Up pops Alexis Thompson’s Micro-Site. All part of the long tail! –sorry Alexis. And sorry for using your photo without asking you :s

Ciao 4 niao,
Unsigned Band Promotion
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~ helping musicians and artists get their websites noticed by fans, search engines
and the music industry in half the time they could do it on their own ~
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