Great Music Websites to Help You Promote Your Music

the Internet has become a very powerful force in any business, especially the Music Business. There are many great websites out there that you can use to help promote your music. It’s important to make sure that your songs are everywhere they possibly can be, for the greatest amount of exposure. But it doesn’t mean you can just put your music up and forget about it. You have to actively promote and work on promoting your music to the masses.

But there are tons of tools out there that you can use to make it easier for you. Some great websites have popped up within the last five years that make promoting your music and become successful online, that much easier. Here’s a short collection of sites that can help you get your music out there. There are many, many others, but here’s a few.

ReverbNation: ReverbNation.com is a great website with lots of tools designed to help musicians make money from their music on the Internet. Also a great place to gain fans, organize fans and keep in touch with them. Go to www.reverbnation.com and sign up for a free account. They allow you to upload pictures, biographies, press quotes, songs, videos and much much more. They also have great widgets that you can place on other websites like Facebook, your own website and blogs. They’ve also got a great charts system that takes into account all the local artists from your city and ranks you in relation to them.

BandCamp: BandCamp.com is another great website that allows you to upload your music for people to download. It’s got a very simple sort of interface where you can upload pictures, singles and even full albums. They also give you widgets where people can download your music from bandcamp on other websites. The great thing about BandCamp, like ReverbNation, is that you can set it so people have to enter their e-mail address to be able to download your music. This is a great way to collect e-mail addresses of your fans seeking stay in touch with them.

Jango: Jango.com is an online streaming radio website that caters to independent music. You can sign up for an airplay account (http://airplay.jango.com) and upload your pictures and music to the website. You can then actually pay a monthly fee to have your music played to various music fans around the world. It’s a great solution to get your music in front of the years of tons of new fans. What happens, is it potential fan will be listening to music from a major artist that they like, and if you think that your music sounds similar to that major artist, it will be played on the radio station right after that. This is a very powerful tool for gaining new fans.

The key to any of these websites is that you actively promotes your music. You can’t just upload your music and hope people will search for and find you. You have to actually promote your music to fans using these tools. These tools simply make it easier for you. This isn’t an exhaustive list, but should be a good start for new music artists.

Using Twitter to Market And Promote Your Music

Twitter has been around for a few years now and there are millions of people using the site every day. It’s a great way to market your music or any other product and build a connection with your friends or potential fans. Most music artists coming up use twitter incorrectly, though. How many times have you logged onto twitter and ignored all the random music artists constantly posting links to their music annoying you? Sadly this is the case with most music artists today.

Just in case you’re not on Twitter, this article will start by giving you a basic overview of how you can get a twitter account and use it to successfully market your music. The key to twitter marketing is to engage your followers with good content. This is actually how you succeed with any type of social media.

So to begin with, go to Twitter.com and sign up for new account. Make sure to choose a twitter username that is close to your artist or group name. If there’s more than one person in the group, you might consider having a separate twitter account for each member of the group and having them all connected with a couple of letters about your group. For example, if your group name is “the Devils” you could make everybody’s twitter name something like @YourName-Devils. Be careful though, because twitter has a maximum number of characters each username can be.

When setting up your profile make sure you choose a twitter profile picture that is eye-catching and, hopefully, a close up of your group or your face. For your biography give a short clean description of what your music sounds like. People should be able to tell your style of music from these couple of lines. You can also mention an upcoming release that you have coming out or some other project that you’re working on. Also be sure to enter your personal music website. If you’re only using Facebook pages and ReverbNation pages as your websites, that’s another problem altogether. We’ll cover this topic more fully in another post. Having your own music site is important.

Once you’ve created a twitter account it’s usually a good idea to try and get some followers. The best way to gain followers on twitter is to go and follow other people. Most Twitter users will follow you back if you follow them and they think your Twitter feed [your series of tweets] will be interesting. Go to the Twitter page of some music artists that sound like you or have a similar style to you and check out their twitter followers. Make sure not to check out who they follow, but the people that are actually following them. Go through this list and just randomly follow the people that are following that particular famous artist. This is a good way to get fans that already like your style of music and may be more open to hearing what you’ve got.

Now it’s time to start the actual tweeting. Twitter is basically one big conversation. You can talk about anything you want, but you would be best in keeping it relevant, and useful. The best twitter accounts are those that provide value to their followers by sharing interesting links, videos, pictures and other good content. So if your rap artist, you should be tweeting new music that you like, music news, stuff that interests you and things like that. Make your twitter feed interesting for people to read and make it so that people get used to clicking on your links. Once people believe that you provide really good content through your Twitter stream, even if you tweet links about your own music people will check it out. This is how to build fans and followers on twitter.

It’s important to engage with people and potential fans as well. Remember twitter is a conversation, not a one-way talk. Answer your followers questions, ask them questions, and join in on conversations. It’s important to build a relationship with people on twitter. It is WAY too easy for people to ignore all your tweets. There’s just way too much information out there. But if they are engaged with you (you actually deal with them like you know them personally) they’re much more likely to read your tweets, and not skip them over.

A good general ratio of how many tweets should be useful, interesting links and continuing a conversation versus how many tweets are about your own music is something like 10:1. For every 10 tweets that you have, only one of them should be an advertisement about your own music. This may seem like a lot but can be pretty easy if you use tools to automate. Check out things like TweetDeck, socialoomph and other websites that help schedule tweets for the future. Don’t be annoying and don’t be spammy and you’ll be able to grow your followers and fan base on twitter and market your music effectively.

Do you have any interesting tips for using twitter to promote your music? Share them below. And if you found this post useful, please like it on facebook, tweet it or share it!

Lyrical Militant’s New Mixtape with Beats From PBE Music

Wussup fam,

Just wanted to throw y’all a link to PBE Music recording artist, Lyrical Militant. He put out a new mixtape with St.Louis rapper Big Greezy and the shit is FIRE! 45 minutes of some great hip hop music. Check it out in the player below.

You can download it for FREE by heading over to www.LyricalMilitant.com and signing up for the free mixtape download. Don’t sleep on this one! It’s some seriousness!

The mixtape also features beats for sale by DatPaki that you can get right here at PhatBootyEnt.com –

Beats used on this mixtape –

  • “All I Know”
  • “Hard Loungin”
  • “Khalifa”
  • “The Levees”
  • “Grindin”

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Rap Beats For Sale – New Beat – All I Need

Wussup Fam!

Brand New Rap Beats For Sale – Check out this new grimey hip hop banger called “ALL I NEED”

Instantly download this beat for $19.99 and get the high-quality / tagless instrumental by visiting Beats For Sale

Or use PayPal below by entering your email address and the beat name “All I Need” and get your beat within 24 hours!


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Brand New Beat Added – “Kill Or Be Killed” – Dirty South Banger!

Brand New Beats For Sale Added At PBE MUSIC!

Hey fam, just wanted to give you a heads up on this brand new beat that’s been uploaded to our beats for sale store. It’s a dirty south / trap style banger called “Kill Or Be Killed” and its a monster! You can preview the beat/instrumental in the soundcloud player below. This is a brand new addition to the PBE library but it won’t be the last. There are lots of new beats and instrumentals download in the works for all our loyal fans. Check out this latest addition to the site in the SoundCloud player below (you will need Flash Player installed to see it!)

You can purchase the super high quality, tagless MP3 lease for only $19.99 and get an instant download from our beats for sale online store.
You can also purchase the lease of this beat directly from this page! Simply enter your email address and the beat name (“Kill Or Be Killed”) into the form below and hit “Buy Now.” Once you pay with PayPal, you will receive the download link to the beat in your email within 24 hours.

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The beats for sale and instrumentals download at PBE Music are all highly produced and engineered to give you an “industry-style” sound for your next music project. Whether it’s an album, mixtape or you’re just looking for that next hit single, PBE Music has got the beats for you! Check out all our latest beat and instrumental uploads on our website. We have Rap Beats, R&B Beats, Pop Beats and Reggae Rididms all professionally produced, mixed and mastered so your job (writing that next HIT song) becomes effortless. Our inspiring beats and instrumentals can get you notice from radio stations, record executives and, most importantly, fans! Download today!

PBE Music Beats and Instrumentals Used By Independent Artists

Beats and instrumentals from PBE Music are extremely versatile pieces of work. You can go in so many different directions with your song. Whether it’s with rap beats or r&b beats, the possibilities are endless. Check out this video that was sent to our email by independent hip hop artist Young Bullet from Montreal. He used our hip hop beat “Master and Commander.”

It’s the song in the first half of the video. And the crazy thing about this track – he did it in less than a week. He leased the high-quality/tagless MP3, was immediately inspired to write a song, recorded it and had it mixed and mastered and put it on youtube. That’s the power of the internet and a hot beat!

Listen to the Phat Booty Entertainment instrumental that was used – “Master and Commander”

The thing about Phat Booty Beats (PBE stand for Phat Booty Entertainment) is that they are all professionally produced, mixed and mastered and not “over-cooked” like some beat makers beats. This ensures the songs you write and record will sound the best they possibly can in terms of audio quality.

Our beats are also inspiring and unique – making it easy to write a new song to. You don’t want to be a copy-cat rapper who sounds like everyone else. You want to do something unique. That’s where rap beats and r&b beats and instrumentals from PBE Music can help you. If you make a banger to one of our beats, there’s no doubt you’ll get notice from fans, record executives, music reviewers and radio stations.

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Brand New Beats Uploaded @ PBE Music

Rap Beats and R&B Beats are constantly being uploaded here for you to lease or buy exclusively. We’re going to try and keep you updated on all the great new beats and instrumentals we have available. This is the first post of a new rap beats and r&b beats. You can purchase these new beats directly from this blog post.

Use the players below to preview the beats and instrumentals below, and if you want to lease any of these beats, simply fill in the “Buy Now” form at the bottom of this post. You have to enter the name of the beat you want to purchase and your email address. Once payment for the Rap Beats or R&B Beats are made and confirmed, the beat will be sent to your email address within 24 hours.

Each $19.99 lease comes with the high-quality and TAGLESS MP3 file. You are allowed to use the beat for one commercial songs production and are limited to selling 1000 copies. No ownership rights are transferred.

If you’d like an instant download simply visit our Beats For Sale page and use the flash beats and instrumentals store to buy the beats using paypal. once your rap beats and r&b beats are payed for, you will immediately and instantly recieve download links to get your new beats and instrumentals.

The first beat is called She Bad and is the newest part of our R&B Beats collection. This one’s a banger and can create some really great hits! The second beat is part of our Rap Beats collection and is an emotional and sadder hip hop beat that is great for both rappers and singers.

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Your Rap Beats And Songs Need A Website

Rap beats bangin? Check. Verses on point? Check. So you got your songs good to go, and are ready to promote – so now what? Well as you may know, we here at PBE Music are big advocates of the internet and the power it holds to help musicians and music artists take their careers to the next level. Resources like Facebook, Twitter and ReverbNation make promoting your music directly to potential fans pretty much free (except for your hard work). There are also online radio stations that have millions of listeners just waiting to hear the next great punch-lines on hot rap beats. So promoting your music has never been more possible than it is today. You can market, sell and distribute your music directly to your fans with ease and speed and for a relatively low price. It’s a great world we live in.

But all of these third party (outside) sites have one problem. You do not own them. And because you don’t own them or have full control over the site, you are at the mercy of the big boys at Facebook, or Twitter. What would happen if they for some reason decided to ban or close your account and delete all your content? Don’t think it won’t happen to you – it’s happened to me. They don’t care how crazy your verses are or how bangin your rap beats are. Have you actually read the terms and conditions of sites like Facebook? Me either. And as it turns out, I was in violation because my profile name was my artist name and not my government name. And so they deleted my account and I lost all my content, all my friends’ contacts and, most importantly, all my music pages and the fans that were on them. I had to start fresh.

The point I’m trying to make is that you NEED to have a place you own; a place you can control. And a personal website is exactly that. If your artist name is Gangsta Killa Murda Man, then you want to have a website at www.GangstaKillaMurdaMan.com or www.GangstaKillaMusic.com (something along these lines). That way you can put up all the rap beats and music, videos and pictures you want without having to worry about being kicked out or banned. And it’s a great “home” where all your fans can go to directly to get all your new content and updates, without being distracted by chat, mails, pokes and status updates. They only see you.

So take your rap beats, songs, videos and pictures and put them on your OWN website. Do not sleep on this. It’s an important step. There are even companies out there that make having your own music website hella easy. Companies like BandZoogle or BandVista and even ReverbNation make it really easy to set up your own website with a personalized domain name (www.YourArtistName.com), and to upload music, videos and pictures that you can sell directly on the site! If you know how to already make a website and just need a place to put it, check out GoDaddy, they have really cheap prices on hosting and domains.
I’ll holla soon!

 

SEO Tips For Music Artists

Wussup Fam,

I came across this good article on SEO Tips for Musicians on Hype Bot. If you have a website for your music you need to get traffic to it. One of those ways is SEO (Search Engine Optimization) – it basically means getting your website to the top of search engines like google. If you do it properly, it can get you some great traffic.

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How To Make A Sampled Beat In Reason and Recycle

Hey y’all

Just wanted to post up an old but good video of yuh boy re-creating a beat that was made for Lyrical Militant’s mixtape called |Download This Mixtape” available for free at www.LyricalMilitant.com

Enjoy!

Welcome To The PBE MUSIC Blog

Wussup!

My name’s Omar a.k.a DatPaki from PBE Music. This is the PBE Music blog. Here you’re going to find anything we think is really dope related to music, the music industry and pretty much anything in general. We’ll also be posting a bunch of articles and videos that will help up and coming artists, rappers and singer navigate the crazy world that is the music business. Theses tips will help you advance and grow your music career in lots of different ways.

Stay tuned to this spot regularly for tons of new info! And be sure to check out some of our Beats For Sale on our site.

Holla @ ur boy!

DatPaki