Wrangling with the Web, Part Three: How one smart band does it

The frustrations of MTV, festivals, SonicBids & other scams

February 19, 2014

The tools now available to any musician via the digital revolution are both mind-blowing and soul-crushing, and few are the resources to help sort the good from the bad.

Canasta is one of the smartest and hardest-working bands on the local music scene, and violinist-vocalist Elizabeth Lindau and bassist-vocalist Matt Priest graciously agreed to a series of interviews conducted via GooglePlus Hangout to answer these questions: “What advice can you offer younger bands about wrangling with the Web? And what are your thoughts on the best and worst digital tools now available to musicians?”

The third part of our five-part series addresses Canasta’s frustrating experiences with MTV, SonicBids, and festivals big and small, as well as assorted other scams on the Web.


Canasta can be found on the web at www.canastamusic.com, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

Earlier in this series

Part One: Facebook, iTunes, CDBaby, All Music, Twitter & MySpace

Part Two: The frustrations of YouTube & Rumblefish

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