The best ideas for ReverbNation.com come from the Artists, Labels, Managers, Venues/Promoters, and Fans that use our site. So does the best advice about how to be a successful Artist today.
As a result, we’re starting a new feature, which we’re going to call “Bands Helping Bands”. We’ll ask our members (that’s you) to submit short video clips of advice on a particular topics, and we’ll filter out the best of the best and publish it for all to see on this blog (no guarantee this will make you famous, but its free publicity at least).
This month’s topic: Touring tips.
Do you have a trick to booking a great tour? Have great ideas about how to tour on the cheap? How do you stay on the venue owner’s good side when you play a show? Have any tour horror stories that others could learn from? Are you a venue owner with some advice for Artists? A booking agent with some advice?
Tell us all about it with a 1 to 3-minute video. Simply upload to Youtube or Vimeo and send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Bands Helping Bands” in the subject line. Or Tweet @ReverbNation (using the hashtag #BHB) with links to your videos on YouTube or Vimeo.
At the end of the month, we’ll choose the best videos and post them up right here on the blog. Each entry will be tagged, so all you have to do is find the category you want more information about and see how other Artists have done it!
The very best video on each topic (as determined by a non-scientific poll of the RN staff) will get a Featured Artist spot on the ReverbNation homepage for a week. So what are you waiting for? Fire up that webcam or FlipHD and help your fellow Artist.
We prefer videos with:
- No nudity, gore, violence, sexual references, or drug or alcohol references. Keep it PG, people.
- No gratuitous cursing (if we hear the F-word, it’s out)
- It has to actually contain a tip or some sort of nugget of advice that is vaguely relevant to the topic at hand (we will not accept videos of your band messing around in the tour van with a Flip cam — unless it’s really, really funny)
- No flagrant-to-the-point-that-it’s-annoying self-promotion (this is about bestowing your knowledge upon other artists, not promoting your new album). If you mention your upcoming album or single, or your MySpace page, it’s out. Don’t worry! If you’re chosen, we’ll provide a link to your ReverbNation page.
- Make sure the title of the video includes “Bands Helping Bands” so we can organize the videos.