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The Octopus Project has been creating indielectronica music for 13 years. Using a mix of drums, synthesizers and vocals, this group creates a truly unique sound in each of their recordings.  The band, native to Austin, TX, will be performing several shows at SXSW this year.  They’re known for their live performances, so be sure to check out one of their shows if you’re headed to SXSW!


The Octopus Project LIVE in Dallas, TX:



Recently, the group also composed the soundtrack for the indie film Kumiko the Treasure Hunter, and they won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Musical Score at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival for the score. The official soundtrack for the film will be released on March 10th, but you can check out six songs from the soundtrack on their SoundCloud below!  The film is also set to be released later this month.

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The Octopus Project loves connecting with their fans in cool new ways, and we’re so excited that FanBridge helps them to do so.  We can’t wait to see what kind of projects they take on next, and we know their fans will be right beside them!


Sign up for The Octopus Project mailing list HERE.


The Octopus Project @ SXSW: 

Saturday, March 14

Parish/Parish Underground @ 8:00 p.m.

Sunday March 15

Mohawk Austin @ 5:00 p.m.

Monday March 16

Swan Dive @ 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday March 17

Spider House Cafe & Ballroom @ 12:00 p.m.

Friday March 20

Hotel Vegas @ 12:15 a.m.

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Happy March, FanBridgers! We thought it was about time for some spring cleaning.  We’re making a lot of improvements, and you may have noticed a new one today!  We’ve re-organized the main navigation tabs, and you might be wondering where all of the FanBridge tools & features moved.



No need to fret, folks!  All your data is saved!  We’ve moved Fan Questions & Events under the Applications tab.This is just a small improvement to clean up the look and avoid confusion.  You’ll notice now that all tools & features available ON FanBridge are under the Applications tab, and all FanBridge tools & features that exist OFF of FanBridge are located under the Widgets tab.   Check it out:





We hope you weren’t too confused by the new look, but we knew you’d understand!





FanBridge recently released a new integration with audio streaming service, SoundCloud, and we couldn’t be more excited that this feature in particular is available to all FanBridge clients. For years, the relationship between email and SoundCloud content has been wrought with workarounds, hacks, and mistakes. But now, we’ve finally built a better way!  Here are 5 reasons why we’re so excited for this tool:

1. The track/playlist in your email is tailor made for email.

SoundCloud players are easily found and shared on websites and blogs through the embed option. Unfortunately, that same code is not email friendly at all. The solution FanBridge created takes out all the buttons and comments that can not be used in email while still keeping the familiar sound wave look your subscribers have come to recognize.email_v_web

2. FanBridge pulls in your synced tracks and playlists.

If you’ve connected your SoundCloud account to FanBridge, you know that you get high level stats every week on your SoundCloud account’s growth. But now, that connection gets you even more. We save your account’s history of published tracks and playlists so you can add SoundCloud content to your email in just three clicks. Seriously. Just three:





3. You can easily highlight tracks and playlists from other SoundCloud accounts.

Want to share someone else’s remix of one of your song? Or maybe you were a guest on a podcast? Simply copy and paste the URL of that track/playlist to include in your email. It doesn’t have to be published on your own account to be in your newsletter.



4. FanBridge automatically creates a size appropriate version of any SoundCloud content.

Whether its the top featured item in your campaign or just off to the side, we made sure that no matter where your SoundCloud content is in your email, it looks clean and professional. That’s why both single tracks as well as playlists adjust the look to best fit the space it is in.


5. SoundCloud content is great for your readers.

There are so many things one can find on SoundCloud: all types of music, podcasts and radio shows, remixes and exclusives. And just like with video content in email, a click shows consumption. When you check your email analytics, you’ll know that those click throughs will translate to streams.

This type of integration can only be found on FanBridge’s Template Tool. Start crafting your newsletter that looks – and sounds – just right.


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