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How New Twitter Can Help Indie Artists

twitterRecently, Twitter announced a redesign to the site that will be rolled out over the next few weeks. Besides, have a new design to help manage their profiles, artists can now apply multimedia and their applied content will have more of an impact.

The new design offers a stream similar to a  Facebook feed. Is that a bad thing? No. Users will be able to view tweets and multimedia a lot easier, making artist’s tweets more impactful.

Now when you click on a band’s tweet with the new update, related content will also be displayed in the details pane. The related content will be based on the profile and/or the subject of the tweet.

DIYTouring.com has Launched, Sign Up to Claim a Spot

diytouringPay attention touring (and hoping to tour) indie artists! Hop onto www.diytouring.com right now to sign up for an easier road ahead. Diytouring.com is the most comprehensive database of venues across the nation.

Whether you’re an acoustic one man show looking for the best coffee shops with open doors to your kind or you’re the most brutal metal band around, Diytouring.com has information for you to make booking a virtual breeze.

Partnering with Veil Arms Clothing to offer additional services, the site itself offers a myriad of information on venues ranging from basements and churches to clubs and coffee shops, whatever your band prefers. Not only are the venues listed in an orderly fashion but the establishments themselves have donated their contact information to the site so say goodbye to cold calling! You’re now a part of the same network making connections all the more easy.

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Owl City and TuneCore Team Up To Support Indie Artists

oc_distro_landingpage_final_02The multi-platinum international phenomenon known as Owl City is teaming up with the world’s largest and notably most successful online distributor TuneCore in a unique partnership designed to empower developing artists.

TuneCore has created a special website in collaboration with Owl City. Artists that choose to go through this website for distribution can have Owl City’s Adam Young listen to one “single” off their release. Young will choose his favorite among all of the music submitted and provide a constructive critique of the song directly back with the artist. Young will choose the artist and song on December 1, 2010.

“When I look back on the last 24 months of Owl City – the ease of getting music pushed out to the masses in the music industry today was without a doubt a huge factor in people being able to discover my music, said Young. “I feel honored to work with TuneCore to provide Owl City fans this same opportunity I was fortunate to have at the inception of my project.

Manage Your Social Media Accounts in One Place with Hootsuite

hootsuite_logoHootsuite.com has made it easy to manage your social networks and keep your sanity doing it. The site offers more than just a website link shortener for users to utilize.

The Twitter focused site lets you add and update your social networks including Facebook, WordPress, LinkedIn, Myspace and Ping.fm.

This site has recently streamlined its interface to make it easier to use. You can now customize your streams, tabs and columns on the dashboard.

Former Holding Onto Hope Frontman Cory O’Keefe Launches LUVD.COM

luvdadFormer vocalist of Come & Live’s Holding Onto Hope, Cory O’Keefe has launched his long awaited project, LUVD.com.

“LUVD is certainly not mine, it belongs to everyone. This is 100 percent a family,” O’keefe explained. “Each one of us has the capacity to inspire and uplift another human – the first step is just believing we are capable.”

The site is designed to be a community for the arts. Whether its music, fashion, photography or whatever you feel your creative calling to be, LUVD.com has something for you.

Indie Artists Promote Each Other on Headliner.fm

headlinerfm_logoAttention indie  bands and artists, Headliner.fm wants to help you connect with other musicians and ultimately reach new fans and better promote your music. The website is a “promotion exchange” for bands and artists to help build awareness for each other.

Bands who sign-up on Headliner are able to join forces with and promote other bands on each other’s Twitter, Facebook, and Myspace profiles. Members are rewarded a number of “band bucks” (proportionate to how many followers they have on their social media sites) which can be used to buy requests from other bands to give your band promotion on their social media profiles.