Tweeting for a track is now a common method of spreading the word about your new song. The service Pay With A Tweet is another service that will help you accomplish this task and spread the word about your music. Learn more here.
Many groups believe that when they get a band manager their days of updating MySpace, show lists and all the other boring things are over. One of the things that many groups don't think of is that while it may seem relieving to hand off this boring work to their manager, your manager should really be trying to make big moves for your band and doing the things that really matter for your group. Everyone has a finite amount of hours they can put into a project and if you are working with a manager, you should take the burdens of small things off their back so they can be free to pursue broad strokes and big moves so that one day you can move out of your mother's basement.
We recently, previewed what looks to be a promising iPhone App Builder. With features I have not seen based in any of the competing iPhone Apps builders, SoundAround looks like it will be a great tool for bands in the future. They are also giving away 3 free codes to their service. Simply, Retweet this post and the guys from Sound Around will select 3 people at random to win 3 free months of the service.
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If so, there is a smart way to go about your oversharing, keep most of your social networks to strictly interesting announcements. Let your fans know if they want more from you they can go to a site like Tumblr and hear about every time your drummer farts in the van. This also works in vice versa where you can let your fans know that if you seem annoying they can just follow you on Facebook where you keep it strictly business. This will ensure your followers keep up with you and don't ignore your oversharing self.
If you are a touring band keeping up with communication can be hell. With lapsing phone charges, dead batteries there can be many pains with getting in touch with a group, especially when situations are emergencies. As you can see in the above video, Google Voice can make these pains much easier in a variety of ways. It is now available to anyone living in the US and looks like it will make phone calls a lot easier.
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Band websites can be a pain to build, Thankfully Flavors.me has built a great looking site builder for anyone who just wants to bounce their fans to the various social networks they use. Not to mention it looks extremely easy to use and features a very good looking SoundCloud integration.