Incredible Resources You’ve Never Heard About #2


Indie on the Move

Indie on the Move

Check out the first post in this series… Incredible Resources You’ve Never Heard About #1

So here are a few new artist resources that people have passed on to me in the last month.  If you know of any definitely shoot me an email joy[at]joyike[dot]com

Indie on the Move
Indie on the Move is a 100% FREE online resource created by Philadelphia Band Zelazowa. IotM is a database of thousands of venues throughout the United States.  Artists and bands post venues they’ve played at, give contact info and tips on how an artist can book themselves at that venue, and offer a description of a venue. 

So lets say you’re touring in Pennsylvania.  Visit www.indieonthemove.com. Click on the state of Pennsylvania on the map.   A database of venues in PA will pop up.  Click on World Cafe (for example) and here’s what comes up.  Super helpful.  You don’t even need to be a member to glean helpful information from the website or add a venue.  But here’s why you should join…

IotM is especially great b/c it helps artists to easily gig swap with each other.  Don’t know what gig swapping is?  Lets say you’re traveling to Vermont, but don’t know anything about the music scene,  IotM allows you to network with Vermont artists to play a show with someone in VT.  You return the favor and offer them a show in your city, State when they tour. 

Sure there have been many other resources like IotM, but b/c venue and booking information is so time sensitive, it’s especially great to have a FREE database that is constantly being updated. IotM is passionate about helping artist DIY (Do it Yourself).  Since artist can’t always afford booking agents, I’m especially glad IotM exists.  Check it out!


Champion Sound
Champion Sound is like a mailing list provider and then some!  Not only can you store all you fans emails, but it allows your fans to RSVP to events you are promoting. It keeps track of the show attendees and generates a guest list that you can hold on to, or give to the doorman.  Its great for musicians, promoters, and venues. 

Champion Sound provides alot of the same things a mailing list provider does like… stats (i.e. open rates, click rates…etc) ,  and list management (i.e. create different lists for fans depending on their city or social networks).  Visit their features to learn more. 

Champion Sound is free  if you have a small contact list and only plan to send 100 or less emails per month.  But they have pricing options for larger quantities. 100 emails really isn’t much.  So this will definitely be a problem if you are are consistently building your fanbase (especially b/c other services like Fanbridge allow to send 400 emails for free).
If you have used or decide to use any of the above resources, please leave a comment and let readers know your opinions.

 

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