This article is an extension of this one: How This Indie Musician Is Promoting An EP With No Budget.There was so much to say about the experience of touring this information deserved it's own place. Below I will break down how we fund our tours as well as a summary of what happened each night in terms of connections, merch sales and whether or not we were paid for each show. Funding tours (with no budget) At the indie, DIY level of touring, it's all about tapping into all your contacts and resources to make things happen. Here's a breakdown of how we work the financials when we go on the road; or at least for this specific trip.Once the shows have been booked,we calculate how many miles will be traveled, we check gas prices across areas we will travel and use the highest price per gallon as the reference point to calculate how much will be spent on fuel, when we can find friends' houses to sleep at, we take advantage; when not available, we stick to cheap motels, … continue reading...
This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series PR*All updates to this promotion timeline will be added to the bottom of the article. If notes or annotations are added to existing information, I will use this space to alert you to such additions. I’m also touring to promote this, read about that here. […]
This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series PR Submithub.com is a simple, quick and affordable way to get your music in front of 100+ music bloggers. Submithub is exactly what it sounds like, a central location – or hub – where musicians, PR agents and labels can easily and quickly submit their […]
Busker is a new app focused on rewarding artists for their creations. As musicians, this would be the cyber version of real world busking. Live stream yourself jamming, attract an audience, and receive tips! Yes, Busker allows viewers to drop Tips in your guitar case (or PayPal/Bank Account) if they dig the vibes. Busker is […]
This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Websites Your new album is out. You finally got your website exactly how you want it and it’s live. But it’s just sitting there. No visitors. No activity …just hanging out in cyberspace. What separates an active, engaging website with a steady stream of traffic from […]