This is a topic that has been covered many, many times by a slough of other writers. However as someone who has built many a website in the music industry, feel that a couple of salient points have been missed.

Put Your Calendar To Work For You!

Whenever I get asked to install a calendar for a band instead of searching for the latest "plugin" for Wordpress or "component" for Joomla! (my preferred CMS platform) the thought is "how do I get others to notice where the next show is?" The answer to that is through an aggregator such as Reverbnation.com's calendar or my favorite, ArtistData.com. So when you place a date on the calendar it not only shows up on your website but also it goes out to several outlets. Reverbnation promotes your shows on their site, in the area where it's happening on their "calendar of local events" as well as anyone else who pulls the ReverbNation feed onto their site.

Same with Artist Data, but they are linked in to "Sonicbids" which long ago established itself as the "EPK experts". (What's an EPK? An "Electronic Press Kit"... something you need...)


Some Vimeo video I remembered.

The footage begins with video from Paris, France and ends up with the return trip from Amersfoort to Ermelo, Holland with a few creative liberties. The drum track began as a drum solo as a warm-up for another artist's session. Bill Cornish created the music to overlay it. http://theoddgeteven.com is where you may get more info on this project.

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I'll just leave this post from my Facebook wall here. I have great friends. :D

Just putting this out there. I gotta keep pressure on all sides of this until I get settled in to somewhere. You need a...

Posted by Bill Ray on Monday, 31 August 2015