Posts Tagged ‘Music Marketing’
Wanted to let you all know about some of the different stuff that we’ve been checking out lately. Enjoy
Jeremy Ellis on Maschine
Bob Baker – Facebook Tips and Tricks
13 Do’s and Don’ts fo Performing at Open Mics
How to Make Lots of Money Selling Your Merchandise
What Record Labels Are Looking For When Scouting Artists
8 Ways To Compose Music More Effeectively
How To Book Your First Live Show
Get More People Out To Your Shows
Guerilla Music Marketing Online – Bob Baker (Affiliate Link)
This is the last music marketing book I finished (Im reading the one below now). This is a great book that pretty much delves into a lot of different areas when it comes to marketing your music online. It’s not that long of a read and has lots of great information for beginners and experienced musicians. I highly recommend you read this book if you’re an independent artist. Bob Baker (the author) is a legend in the independent DIY music marketing industry. It’s definitely worth checking out. Here are the different chapters of the book:
Section 1: Laying the Foundation for Online Music Promotion
Section 2: Creating a Highly Effective Artist Web Site
Section 3: Promoting Your Music Across the Internet
Section 4: Making the Most of Social Media and the Interactive Web
Section 5: Powerful Music-Specific Sites & Online Services You Need to Know About
Definitely get this book. It’s a good read and has lots of tips, resources and information.
Music Success in 9 Weeks – Ariel Hyatt (Affiliate Link)
This is the music marketing book I am reading now. I’ve always been a fan of Ariel from CyberPR as well. This book is a great book, especially for anyone starting out online. Ariel lays out a week-by-week plan of things for you to focus on if you’re about to release some music. I’ll post more here about the book when I’m done reading it, but from what I’ve read so far I’d recommend it, especially to beginners to music marketing. Here’s a list of the chapters in this book:
Week 1: Setting Goals
Week 2: The Pitch
Week 3: Your Website
Week 4: Social Media Primer
Week 5: The Musician’s Guide To YouTube
Week 6: Blogging
Week 7: Your Newsletter
Week 8: Creating a Continuum Program
Week 9: The Real World
That’s all for now. I’ll be back next week (hopefully) with some more cool shit.
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.