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(GIGS & BEYOND) The Indie Bible can help
By Cyrus Rhodes - 08/12/2010 - 01:17 PM EDT

THE INDIE BIBLE can assist even further. There are many valuable Marketing tools available to independent artists for a very reasonable price, & the impact each has is extremely valuable when it comes to putting your music out there via things like Music Placement Companies, Promotional Services, direct Access to Radio Stations & Music Vendors, PR Companies & much more,  This comprehensive guide contains just some of the below information that can further assist you with your Marketing & Exposure strategies. .  

 - 4200 publications from around the world that will REVIEW your CD!
- 3400 radio stations from around the world will PLAY your songs!
- 600 vendors and services that will help you to SELL your music!
- 330 sites where you can UPLOAD your band's MP3 files!
- 500 helpful resources and sites where you can PROMOTE your band!
- 52 articles that will help your career to MOVE forward rapidly!

THE INDIE VENUE BIBLE is a unique, comprehensive directory of live music venues. It is in electronic (.pdf) format and lists 32,000 VENUES and 3,500 BOOKING AGENTS in the US and Canada. The listings are arranged by area, making it easier for you to route and plan your tour.

The Indie Venue Bible is constantly being updated. You will have access to the newest version for ONEFULL YEAR! We list the obvious venues that you can find in any venue directory. What sets us apart from the others are the lesser known venues that you won't find listed anywhere else.

You'll find thousands of coffee shops, restaurants, house concerts, theaters, clubs, halls, churches and book stores - any place you can land a gig! There are also thousands of wonderful venues listed in smaller towns that have been ignored by the mainstream venue directories. For example, we have listings for over 300 cities and towns in New YorkState alone. To make your life easier, we went a step further and painstakingly researched which genres of music each of these venues feature.

Once the genres of a venue were determined, that venue was then tagged with a set of unique, colorful Genre Tags. These genre tags allow you to scroll through The Indie Venue Bible and see instantaneously which venues in a given area welcome your style of music. Planning your tour, locally, regionally or nationally, has NEVER been so easy!
If you've ever wondered how independent artists end up gaining so many fans then this blog post will show you a couple of ways that you and your band can promote yourselves and gain more followers. It takes a lot of hard work and patience but it is worth it in the end.

The internet is one of the best places for indie artists to make themselves more well known. Many bands upload their songs to websites like MySpace which helps to attract a wider audience. These websites are ideal if you're looking for something new and different to listen to, or even if you want to find some interesting background music while you're playing Partypoker and surfing the web. But what helps indie bands gain so much popularity?

If you have a great song which you plan to release, then marketing your band is very important. You have to do more than just announcing your new single on Facebook or Tweet about it a few times. You are sure to have invested a lot of money into your band, so real marketing is often required in order to make the money back. You can gain more followers by doing live shows, interviews, guest appearances and more. Just remember that many successful musicians put just as much time into promoting their music as they do making it.

Online fan base
The internet is the perfect place to build up relationships with existing fans as well as gain new ones. It's important to have your own website where you can link to your Twitter and Facebook accounts too. Try and drive traffic to your site and direct people to sign up to your mailing list. Once a fan is on your mailing list, you can build up stronger relationships by communicating with them on a regular basis. The great thing about having your own website is that you can cleverly structure your pages in a way that can guide your visitor to doing exactly what you want them to do. For example, if you want to make song sales, simply divert them to a page with your best audio samples and include 'buy now' buttons.

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