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The Indie Bible: Independent Music Promotion
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Sites Where You Can Get Your Music Reviewed
3. Radio Shows that will Play Your Music
4. Online Services that will Help to Sell Your Music
5. Sites Where You Can Upload Your Band's MP3s or Videos
6. Helpful Music Resources
7. What's a Business Plan and Why Do You Need One? PART II by John Stiernberg
8. Increasing Your Internet Presence PART I by Bobby Borg

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Welcome to the December Edition of The Indie Contact Newsletter.

This month's newsletter features PART II of consultant John Stiernberg's article on how to develop a business plan. John's mature approach to the music business is refreshing, and provides vital information for "today's" artist.

Bobby Borg is the author of "The Musician's Handbook"- A Music Business Primer, soon to be published by "Billboard" books (coming May 2003). In his two-part article, Bobby will discuss the various tools available to musicians and songwriters on the Internet. This month Bobby focuses on online stores, digital downloads and web radio.

And as is the case every month, there is also a sizable group of new contacts listed that can help you to gain more exposure for your music.

Lastly, I thank all of you for your comments, suggestions and kind words this past year. I'm glad that so many of you find this newsletter helpful. It was great to meet many of you at the various conferences I attended. I hope to meet up with a lot more of you in 2003 as well.

Happy Holidays!

David Wimble


Below are the contacts that were submitted to me in November. The contacts listed are sorted into FIVE sections.

1. Publications that will review your music
2. Radio stations/shows that will play your music
3. Online services that will help to sell your music
4. Sites where you can upload your band's MP3s or videos
5. Resources and promotional sites for Independent bands




Nada Mucho
Matt editor@nadamucho.com
An entertainment webzine focusing on music, movies, television, and more. Our goal is to entertain and educate the MTV generation through witty, vibrant, and irreverent writing.

S.C.A.B. zine
Vladimir Gosic vlada@scabzine.com
Punk fanzine from Yugoslavia (in English, distributed Europe- wide, coming out quarterly). Also available as a huge on-line zine that also broadcasts a radio show.

Issues Magazine
Earl or Loretta editors@issues-mag.com
General interest ezine that reviews any music that is good enough to play on radio!

Guitars Galore
Mike Korbik mike@twang-tone.de
Guitars Galore is a flyer zine that appears every two weeks in Berlin (Germany) and it is a monthly radio show as well.

Albany Goths
Myron Getman baron_army@albanygoths.com
A goth resource page,mailing list and calendar for upstate New York. Bands are encouraged to send information for posting.

Burst Music v3.0
Jeanne jeanjean13@hotmail.com
We cover (review/interview) all bands, signed and unsigned.

Suite 101
Adam McKibbin mckibbin@suite101.com
Reviewing and interviewing indie music's latest & greatest.

Maurice Brand maurice@soulineyes.com
Music webzine that covers bands in the genres of metal/rock /punk/hardcore and other alternative music.

3rd Coast Music
John Conquest 3rdcoast@sbcglobal.net
Texas-based print monthly. Only indie label and self-released albums reviewed, Hillbilly, Americana, Twang, Rockabilly, Singer-Songwriters. Home of Freeform American Roots radio chart, reported to by over 100 freeform DJs in America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe (charts posted and archived at www.accd.edu/tcmn/far).

Long Island Entertainment News
Richard L'Hommedieu publisher@lienews.com
We are a FREE Entertainment Newspaper covering the Long Island NY area. We are the home of the largest and most complete music event calendar on the island.

North Star News
Eric Harvey eric.d.harvey@nhmccd.edu
The college/community newspaper of North Harris College, located in Houston, Texas.

Frank Johnson aquaunderground2001@yahoo.com
Florida's Local Art & Music. Submit your material!

Alex Teitz alex@femmusic.com
FEMMUSIC is an international online monthly magazine focusing on emerging women in music. FEMMUSIC features interviews, CD reviews, show reviews, show previews, resource links, FEMBooks, and feature areas on artists. In its first expansion FEMMUSIC focuses on the musician friendly nation of Canada.

Pin-Up Magazine
Margo Tiffen margo@pinupmagazine.net
A free online magazine that showcases Pin-Up girls & guys. Feature articles and interviews with authors and musicians from punk to rockabilly, indie, hardcore, ska, reggae, and rocknroll. Album, movie, book reviews, fiction, erotic fiction, sex advice, events listings.

Yusef Ivancovich Perez yusefmetal@yahoo.com
Metal from Chiclayo - Per?. Total support all the band's the world underground metal. Labels/Bands could send promo pack to my address to: SHOUTS OF METAL, c/o: Yusef Ivancovich Perez, Av.Los Andes # 950 - La Victoria, Chiclayo - Per?. If you wish extensive promo in Peruvian lands, you could optionally send more than 1 promo and we will distribute them to the Peruvian magazines/ Zines/ Webzines.


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Sub Fm
Simon Knight s.knight@latrobe.edu.au
A campus radio station based in Melbounre Australia. It streams a live broadcast 24/7 from its web site. It specialises in the support of independent music. Feel free to contact us and submit your music for broadcast.

Latex Radio
TG Mondalf tgmondalf@latexrecords.com
We play underground music available for purchase from Latex Records (with the consent of the labels).

Dave Etter dave@kfmmradio.com
Real Country KFMM-FM 99.1 / KCUZ-AM 1490 - Best mix of old country and new country.

Andrew Lambkin contact2001@bigpond.com
Australian show featuring Indie/alternative/new wave/britpop music. Programme is now networked nationally every week via the Community Radio Network.

International Pulse!
Michel Joseph msanonjoseph@hotmail.com
Biweekly World Music Radio show on WVKR (91.3FM, Poughkeepsie NY): the rhythmic music of Afro-Carribean, South/Central America and Eurasia.

Dynamic Indie Radio
Dave Kaspersin drk@dynrec.com
Playing all Independent Music 27/7.

Rock Solid Pressure
Patty The Radio Girl RockSolidPressure@yahoo.com
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Groove Traffic Control
Sean stice@hamilton.edu
Bringing listeners the best in new and up-coming jam oriented music. Listen to our program online or on the air.

Kristall Radio Milano
The only Italian network specialized in Roots & Americana Music: country, country rock, western, zydeco, cajun, blues, rock blues, blues rock, bluegrass, folk, irish and celtic music. We give massive support to all independent artists. Get in touch to promote your music!

Whole Wheat Radio
Jim Kloss jim@talkeetna-alaska.com
We play independent music exclusively. Interact with listeners while your music plays.

CJUM 101.5 FM
Music Director music@umfm.com
We are a 1200 watt campus and community radio station in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (population approx 650,000). We play ALL genres of quality music and welcome new independent artists to send us theirs.

Costa Rica Radio Airplay Project
Bruce Callow mundodehockey@yahoo.com
A chain of 12 regional radio stations in Costa Rica is seeking submissions of ALL styles of music for airplay on their network. The network is run under the I.C.E.R {Costa Rican Radiographic Institute }which is funded by Radio Netherlands and Lichenstein. All quality sounding submissions will be programmed into the stations playlists and will be gratefully received. A distribution is carried out roughly every 6 weeks with a maximum of 12 artists. These stations are not serviced by record labels and are hungry for music sung in english and other languages as well as instrumental music and radio program submissions of all types. All artists that are distributed to the stations will have their airplay progress monitored and reference material will be provided to them to document their progress. Opportunities exist for performing in Costa Rica as well. If you are interested in being on the air all over Costa Rica please send one CD and bio to: Bruce Callow, Lista de Coreos, Santa Ana Centro, San Jose Costa Rica, Centroamerica.

KMLP i-radio/Locus Productions
Jonathan Brummett djmerlyn@yahoo.com
Every Monday Night 6-9pm all ambience, relax and unwind with Locus Productions. Tune in now for Experimental, Ambient, IDM, Glitch, Jungle, Drum&Bass, Techno, Electronic, Noise, and a lot more!

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Latex Records
TG Mondalf tgmondalf@latexrecords.com
A unique entity in that its main goal is to create unity in the underground community. It is much more than just another online CD shop or even just another independent label. Latex Records is unique in that its productions are specifically designed to introduce the public to new independent product, labels and artists.

Caustic Productions
Pete Hammoura causticproductions@juno.com
We are a distributor of underground metal music. We sell cds, cassettes, vinyl, magazines.

Earl R. Dingman Productions
R. John info@erdprod.com
Thirty years in media marketing, promotion, production and consultation with ASCAP 'current performance' status and member NMPA/HFA.

C&A Tracking and Promotions
Miss CJ misscj1@hotmail.com
Distribution to radio & television stations throughtout the world. Track and promote gospel music. Organize showcases and workshops.

A-N-B Records Inc.
Jerome Long info@anbrecords.com
Independent Record Label based in South Jersey specializing in but not limited to R&B and Hip Hop.

Swinging Arms Productions
Aryn Aryn@swingingarmsproductions.com
We're a small independent record label located just outside of Cleveland OH who specialized in Punk and Indie Music, and a whole world of other stuff too. Check us out!

Real Life Marketing
David Baker david@reallifemarketing.com
Distribution and promotion for independent artists with unique listening environments to capture potential buyers.

KVD Musikverlag (Publishing)
Oliver Lagemann info@kvdrecords.com
Young Music Publisher from Germany. Open for all kind of music.

Thrift Store Records
Jeremy McKeen mckeen@myself.com
We serve to create and maintain a music community based on creativity, originality, diversity, and fidelity. We serve all artists interested in promoting good music and supporting others who do the same. Good music is good for you.

Anthony Stevens Stemith@aol.com
We'll sell your CDs online, and will pay you every week.

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The first ever Independent Music Conference, a national conference by and for indie musicians, has begun accepting Showcase Performance Workshop applications from those interested in performing at the event.

The event promises to be radically different from typical music conferences in many ways, not the least of which is its DIY ethos. Organized and presented entirely by indie musicians and organizations, the IMC2003 will focus most heavily on education. Even the showcases have been upgraded to "Performance Workshops" to maximize the learning value of this event for its attendees.

Artists wishing to be considered are encouraged to visit the web site where information and a printable application form can be found: http://www.IMC2003.com

If you need more info, you may call anytime: (203)606-4649




Celtic MP3s Music Magazine
Marc Gunn marc@thebards.net
A free weekly Celtic Music magazine featuring free mp3 downloads from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Nova Scotia, and beyond. Subscribe to win free Celtic CDs. Accept submissions. Visit the site for details.


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Dee Dee deedee@grammy.com
Established in 1989 by the Recording Academy, it is the mission of MusiCares to ensure that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical or personal crisis. MusiCares' primary goal is to focus the attention and resources of the music industry on human services issues that directly impact the health and welfare of music people.

Local Band Finder
Ray (Webdude) support@localbandfinder.com
Linking local bands, promoters, Clubs and recording companies and other music resources on one site.

SignHere Online, Inc.
Michael O'Kane mok2@msn.com
This site intends to take full advantage of a broad Web audience and provide unsigned artists with an opportunity to promote original material. Artist acceptance and popularity is rated based upon survey results that site visitors voluntarily provide. This information is shared with interested music companies.

Devious Semantics
Omnilab devioussemantics@yahoo.com
Devious Semantics is a coaliton(label) bringing you sounds and shows in the NYC area. We rally for toying with mass culture and emphasizing on important ideas from the individual entity.

Global Zero International
Rob Zero rob_zero@hotmail.com
Sacramento, CA - helping unsigned/undeground bands with promotion and gig network...

Crossroads Music Festivals
Gary Hunt turtle-guy@worldnet.att.net
Based in Roanoke, Virginia, and is the promoter for 2 benefit concerts a year- in May, we do a show for Ronald McDonald House- the world's biggest children's charity... no explanation needed here... In October we do a show for the Music Makers Relief Foundation- a benefit by musicians for an organization that helps musicians.... I may be able to assist in arranging a tour in this area by sending contact numbers and e-mails to local "club sponsors" willing to schedule paid gigs to accommodate bands that agree to perform at one of the 2 annual benefits. There is no charge, or promoter's cut, for this service...

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7. WHAT'S A BUSINESS PLAN AND WHY DO YOU NEED ONE? - PART II by John Stiernberg ? 2002 All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission


Here is a brief description of the contents of each of five main sections or "chapters".

Chapter 1: Description of your company, business, and industry. This is where you talk about the music industry and your role in it.

Chapter 2: Description of products and services. This is where you describe what you do in detail, plus the features, benefits, and advantages of your product vs. the competition. "Products" are what you get paid for. Examples of products include:

o Songwriter: original compositions, songbooks, records

o Performer: repertoire, stage show, records, merchandise

o Agent or manager: business services, sales (bookings), advice, support

o Music Teacher: lessons, original teaching materials

Chapter 3: Market overview and marketing strategy. This is where you describe the size and growth of target segments, the competitive environment, your promotional strategy, product distribution channels, types of performance venues, your salesforce, and target audience. The marketing section is a "plan within a plan", and is the most important section of the whole document.

Chapter 4: Management and organizational overview. This section describes your business experience, history, and personnel needs. This is the place to identify key people, their job functions, and credentials. In addition to yourself, comment here on agents, managers, accountants, lawyers, or other service providers who round out your team. Future needs refers to people who will be added to the business as it grows.

Chapter 5: Financial summary. This section includes $ projections for sales revenue, expenses, sources and uses of working capital (cash) over a three year period. These are summarized briefly in the text of the plan, and shown in full detail in the appendix.

Good business plans also include an Executive Summary. This is a one or two page document that includes the essence of the whole business plan. Executive summaries are helpful when seeking financing, especially when many people are reviewing the plan.

What If This All Seems a Little Scary?

You may be a great performer, songwriter, teacher, salesperson, recording engineer, promoter, networker, or fan businessperson. You may find that aspects of running your business are tedious or even scary. That's OK, but it does not take away the need for a business plan.

Here are three key points:

1. Double the planning time and cut the implementation time in half. This is a tried-and-true rule of time management. It's easier and less costly to do the planning on paper than to learn by trial and error. This points to the value of constructing your business plan early in the game.

2. The biggest challenge is competing for attention. We are continually bombarded with information today, and things are unlikely to change. This points to the value of the marketing section of your business plan in the overall scheme of things.

3. Someone has to handle the business. If not you, find someone who will your strengths and weaknesses and building your team as your business grows.

The Payoff

Are you (or your friend, spouse, or partner) already in the music business? Are you thinking about "turning pro"? Constructing a business plan is essential for long term success. Your business plan will guide you and help you prevent mistakes and disappointment.

Once you are implementing your business plan, you'll find that you are spending more time making great music, bringing entertainment to new audiences, and making a good living doing something you love. From my standpoint, it's worth the effort!

John Stiernberg is principal consultant with Stiernberg Consulting, the Sherman Oaks, CA-based business development firm. John has over 25 years of music industry experience including eight years as musician and agent, twelve years working for sound equipment manufacturers, and nine years as business analyst and consultant. In addition to entertainment technology industry affiliations, he is a member of IAJE, IBMA, NARAS, the Folk Alliance, and the American Federation of Musicians.

John's book "Succeeding In Music: A Business Handbook for Performers, Songwriters, Agents, Managers, and Promoters" is published by Backbeat Books. For details, visit http://www.succeedinginmusic.net or e-mail John at askjohn@succeedinginmusic.net


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? 2002 All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission


Most of you are already up to speed on the vast opportunities the Internet provides, but in case you've missed out on something, lets take a quick look at some of the ways you can be more proactive about your career by promoting yourself over the World Wide Web. In PART ONE of this article I'll discuss online stores, digital downloads and web radio.

Online Stores

Digital recording equipment and home studio gear has made it far easier for artists to record their musical compositions. The cost of CD duplication and packaging is also more affordable. But if the thought of selling 1,000 or more CDs seems like a daunting undertaking, then you should know that there are a number of "online stores" who can provide you with some help. Highly traveled websites such as Amazon.com, Mp3.com, and CD Baby will advertise your CD on their sites and process orders. You'll receive a percentage of sales, and in some cases, you'll even receive detail tracking information about the fans who purchased your music. Surely you can also sell your music on your own website, but keep in mind that you'll not only have to design an interesting website that people frequent, but you'll have to set up a system that accepts credit card payments, and/or you'll have to deal with the lengthy process of accepting personal checks in the mail. Visit Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com, MP3.com at http://www.mp3.com, and CD Baby at http://www.cdbaby.com

Digital Downloads

Taking your music online, Web sites, such as MP3.com, allow you to upload MP3 music files, as well as biographical information and photographs. People surfing the web can both listen to your music and download files for a small fee for which you'll be compensated! This is a great way to get both your name and music out over the world wide web, make new fans, and essentially get immediate feedback from the "net community"- you'll be happy to know that A & R scouts at record labels also keep their eyes glued to the Internet for new talent. MP3.com also provides a number of special services such as the "payback for playback" program where you can earn money every time someone visits your home page and listens to your music. There's also a music "licensing program" where your music is made available to producers and directors who may be interested using your music in television commercials and movies. If that weren't enough, MP3.com also has an "on demand" CD manufacturing program where they'll manufacture CDs as people request them and send them out for a reasonable price-of course, you'll be compensated for every CD sold. Some of MP3.com's services are free, while others require a small monthly fee. Visit MP3.com's website, at http://www.MP3.com. Other websites worth checking out are Ampcast.com at http://www.ampcast.com, and Vitaminic at http://www.vitaminic.com.

Net Radio

Another interesting way to get your music exposed on the Internet is to get it played on net radio stations. Net radio stations are just that; radio stations that broadcast over the Internet. With nothing more than your computer, a modem, and speakers, you can tune into radio shows around the world. Sites such as Radio Sonicnet (http://www.radiosonicnet.com), Virtual radio (http://www.virtualradio.com), and Knac.com (http://www.knac.com) are just a few of the many net radio stations that exist. By sending out your music to net radio stations like these, you may even find that you get some exposure. However, to take even a more proactive approach, you can actually create your own net radio station and broadcast your own music. That's right! it's not entirely difficult to do, and in fact, SHOUTcast radio (www.shoutcast.com) is one site that can help make it possible. From what I'm told, SHOUTcast allows anyone-you, me, and our moms to broadcast our MP3 collections. Be sure to check this site out.

Next month, we'll look at live web casting, chat rooms, web rings, newsgroups, mailing lists, webzines, and personal websites!

Bobby Borg is the author of "The Musician's Handbook"-A Music Business Primer soon to be published by "Billboard" books in May 2003, and is also a staff writer for Music Biz magazine. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston with a B.A in Professional Music, and a graduate of the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) with a certificate in music business. Borg is also a composer, artist, and performer. He has performed extensively throughout the United States, Japan and Europe with a variety of artists ranging from pop to R & B to rock. As a signed artist with both Atlantic Records, BMG, and sevral other labels, Borg has worked alongside some of the world's best personal managers, attorneys, producers, and agents. For more information please visit his website: http://www.bobbyborg.com. Or e-mail him at: bborg@earthlink.net


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The Creative Musicians Coalition (CMC, http://www.aimcmc.com) is a fellowship of independent artists and labels. Our purpose is to share our knowledge and experiences toward helping new music thrive and independent artists survive. We sell and market our works through our sister organization, the Music Discovery Network (MDN, http://www.MusicDiscoveryNetwork.com). Our unique marketing methods reach far beyond the web to real world brick and mortar communities. We encourage you to join the Creative Musicians Coalition as an active and enthusiastic participant. To learn more, visit http://www.aimcmc.com, look for the words "Join With Us" and complete the form.

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