#NoBanNoWall: Over 150 Labels & Artists Join Us in Donating Friday’s Profits to the ACLU

THIS FRIDAY, STAND WITH BANDCAMP IN SUPPORT OF IMMIGRANTS/BASIC HUMAN VALUES

This Friday, Bandcamp are donating 100% of their share of the proceeds from ANY purchase (including ours) to the American Civil Liberties Union, who are working to oppose last week’s Executive Order barring immigrants and refugees from seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the United States.

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Labels Donating to the ACLU

Over 150 artists and labels have joined us in donating their Bandcamp profits tomorrow to the ACLU and other organizations in support of immigrants and refugees. We’ve done our best to list them all here, but if you’re a label or artist who will be making a donation tomorrow, you can let people know by sharing your information in the comments below. Bandcamp will be donating 100% of our share of the proceeds to the ACLU, no matter what you choose to buy, but the labels listed below are making additional donations.

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THUNDERCLAP #bettermakeitthefool

Braver than Fiction Thunderclap: #bettermakeitthefool

On 9th December, 2016 at around 5PM GMT, Thunderclap will blast out a timed Twitter, Facebook and/or Tumblr post from all of our supporters, creating a wave of attention (we’re actually hoping for more of a tsunami) but, this will only happen if we reach our supporter goal and that, dear reader, is where you come in.

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REVERBNATION SITUATION

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Braver than Fiction have been using the ReverbNation platform since the band was put together in the summer of 2013 and, whilst we have found some of the free features extremely useful, we do not think that the Premium (paid) features are cost-efficient as far as our needs and expectations are concerned so, we have come to a decision…

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WHY EVERY BAND SHOULD HAVE A BACKDROP (AND WHY DARK PURPLE CHALK SUCKS)

[Photograph] Man in disguise courtesy of gratisography.com

In this multi-social-digital-media age, significantly fewer people seem prepared to go out to watch bands ‘on the off chance’ any more. Instead, artists are far more likely to be systematically socially stalked way before any potential gig-goer will even lift that pudgy, swiping-finger off their glossy, black smart phone and actually heave themselves out of their custom gaming chair to venture into a venue. Continue reading

BUSINESS CARDS FOR BANDS

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Business cards are compact, cost-effective networking and branding tools that no artist should be without. From a basic ‘contact details only’ card, right though to swish-looking, glossy cards offering downloads, freebies and more – you really cannot afford to dismiss the potential of the business card model. Continue reading

INFO’ FOR INDIES

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Let’s face it, being an indie musician can sometimes feel like being hurled into a zombie apocalypse. We don’t know everything but we’re gathering a few morsels of information that have been put to good use here at Fiction Towers and we will be sharing them with you here. No promises, no guarantees but real observations from actual indie musicians on what works for them and what does not.