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Use UStream to Help Market Your Indie Band

UStream is a cost efficient tool for independent bands and artists to give more than expected to their fans. From impromptu concerts, to exposing a new single or just looking to receive feedback about a track you’re working on, UStream is a great outlet for bands to just simply market themselves.

Why not give your fans the ability to watch you play an acoustic set while they eat lunch? Alex Dezen of The Damnwells actually pulled this off. I don’t know if it’s been done before, but what a great idea. Dezen let fans know about the concert via Facebook and Twitter about 30-minutes before he went live. Fans were quick to respond and log in to their UStream accounts to enjoy the free show. He responded to the live chat and took requests from those who participated.

The Damnwells Stream Tracks of Previous Albums for Free

Indie band The Damnwells have posted a collection of albums on their website for their fans’ listening pleasure. All six albums have been applied on their “Releases” page. The five previous albums have available tracks including a spot for the new album, No One Listens to the Band Anymore. According to their site, the album will be released on March 15, 2011.

The band is also giving away a free download of a new track called, “She Goes Around,” when you sign up for their PledgeMusic mailing list.

The Damnwells recently released a video for their first single, “Werewolves,” (Indie Band The Damnwells Showcase Video for New Single) off their forthcoming album, No One Listens To The Band Anymore. The independent band will release the new album via PledgeMusic Records – Poor Man’s Records.

The Buzz’s Top 9 Indie Music Albums of 2009

buzz1200The independent albums that I chose have shown a new musical direction. The albums contain originality in arragements and sound, helping to redefine the current music landscape. The list includes unsigned and indie band’s albums/EP’s that are signed to labels.

The indie movement and community needs to keep regenerating. The music is out there, but we just need to keep building an indie music community to help expose these artists to the masses.

The list of indie artists’ albums are not in any particular order.

Indie Band The Damnwells Achieve A Fund To Record New Album

alexdezenIndependent band, The Damnwells, have signed on to Pledgemusic.com in order to gain funding for their new record. The band has already achieved their $20,000 goal and are at 105% with 20 days remaining.

Not only does this help The Damnwells create their next record, it also helps out The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Malaria and Tuberculosis when each CD is sold.

The band posted their most recent album, One Last Century, for free on a few sites, so now they are asking for help to produce their next creation.

I wrote a post a few months ago about artistfunding (Is Artistfunding A Good Business Model For Indie Artists?) and how it works to benefit indie bands and its fans. PledgeMusic.com has put a twist to the business model by donating 10% of what each album makes to a charity of the bands choice through their site.

The Damnwells Obtain Funding For New Record Through Pledgemusic, Help Charity

alexdezenIndependent band, The Damnwells, have signed on to Pledgemusic.com in order to gain funding for their new record. The band has already accumulated 82% of the funding needed to reach their $20,000 goal with 40 days remaining.

Not only does this help The Damnwells create their next record, it also helps out The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Malaria and Tuberculosis when each CD is sold.

The band posted their most recent album, One Last Century, for free on a few sites, so now they are asking for help to produce their next creation:

Hi from Alex and Ted

Indie Film: Golden Days DVD Release Show

goldendaysflyerThe long awaited release of a documentary following independent band, The Damnwells, is finally seeing the light of the day at the Music Hall of Williamsburg next Friday, August 28th.

“Many of you have been asking about this documentary for some time,” the band said in a Myspace blog post. “We are happy to announce it is finally here!”

The indie band will also be performing with Dawn Landes as part of the release show.

The DVD, that was directed and edited by Chris Suchorsky and produced by Alex Dezen, Wes Kidd and Chris Suchorsky, will be available for sale during the show.

The film follows The Damnwells through a triumph major label signing with Epic, but shows that dark side of the music industry when they are dropped just as easily as they were picked up.