Welcome to the Indiebandalliance.com – a place where musicians can work together for the mutual benefit of themselves and their audience.
My goal is to create a community of musicians who understand that working together as equal partners, and running their band like a business is the best way to succeed. By creating an Indieband Alliance, we can create more opportunities to perform and promote each others music. In the process, as more and more musicians take up the cause, music scenes across the country will improve…perhaps even thrive.
There is a lot of adversity out there for us today. Not only do we have out of control gas prices that make performing in non-local cities more costly, we also have to lure people away from their HD TV, XBox or Playstation and get them out to a dingy bar on the bad side of town.
Groups like the American Federation of Musicians (not unlike the record industry) seem hopelessly behind the times and are out of touch with the needs of independent musicians. It seems clear that we have to take the bull by the horns and fix the music scenes in our towns ourselves; band by band, bar by bar, town by town.
This is a big goal, but we can make it a reality if we unite and form an independent alliance of musicians that can deal with these issues directly. If savvy musicians from across the country got together, worked together and leveraged their contacts there’s no telling what could happen.
I’m offering this site and the knowledge that I’ve learned over 18 years writing, recording and performing music (not to mention booking shows, tinkering with web sites, and marketing/promotion ideas) to get things started.
If you’ve read this far, why don’t you consider the following:
- Joining the alliance: Become a part of the community. You don’t have to be in a band or even a musician to do this; You just have to have a passion for independent music and want to improve the scene in your town. In the works is an Indie Band Alliance Members page listing each person – their role (artist, promoter or music enthusiast) and their town and state or province.
- Tell a friend: link to us on your site or page, use email or word of mouth – getting the word out and bringing more like-minded musicians to the fold is a big step towards making a lasting change.
The choice is yours: the status quo or making a difference in the scene. You decide.