Upload Your Music – Sounds simple enough, but its still a widely overlooked and neglected idea by some musicians. If you aren’t uploading your music because you don’t know how, then find somebody who does. Its not hard and its not expensive. There are many sites where you can do this for free and use their tools. If you can use a computer you can upload your music. Get on it!
In the past, many artists relied on getting signed by a record label to get serious promotion. Record labels would usually front the expenses that come with music promotion sites. Since this was the industry standard, bands were always trying to become signed and get radio play. If an artists had their music played on the radio, it was a surefire bet that they were going to sell records. But today, many things have changed for the record industry with the birth of digitally recorded music. Artists can now record their own music with little to no expense, and even promote their own music. With this, millions of artists across the world are turning to the worlds largest social network, MySpace.
This case study is a current project. So far, the clubs/venues love it and are looking at the band as “professional.” The media likes it and are opening the doors for music radio playtime. The Non-profits love the donations and are getting the band booked for fundraisers and so more community exposure events. The businesses love to offer their employees discount incentives that are entertaining and stress reducing. And by the way, there are more people attending their shows and becoming fans…
With the iPhone app Instagram (it’s working on an Android version as we speak), artists and bands alike can maximize their exposure by letting in complete strangers to look at their personal photos and ultimately, have them buy their music. How?
With the increase in bootlegging in the music industry, many artists are now taking it upon themselves to distribute their own CD’s. If you want to be apart of the group, your going to need to know 2 things, one, it’s not easy work, and two, you have to vision your goal ahead of time.
The important thing is to get you onto these sites when they start and are fresh. MusicTV Video Share is new and will launch out in full this September. You have the opportunity to be the first there and that means front page! Google cache!
Promo Tip #23 Brand your name across the world and be ever mindful of the image you wish to portray whenever out in public or online. When it’s in print, it’s permanent.
You should have a mailing list that people can sign up to from your all your online channels. You can periodically send people news and also offers and promotions for merchandise etc. This can help you make money quite early on that you can reinvest back for more and more promotions.