Hello Musicianly people. Here are a few useful things to get you thinking about modern ways to promote your music! Use Facebook? Probably. Here’s a great 40 page guide on doing just that – the Musician’s Playbook! You might also benefit from this article here on Digital Music News: up to date stuff here that’ll give you an idea of the playing field, even if you’re just dipping your toe in. Ever checked out The Hype Machine?
It’s a music blog aggregator and a great way to discover new music. Moreover, it’s a measure of online buzz surrounding artists – bloggers are people you should become friendly with, musicians! Get to know some music blogs that cover music in the same ballpark as yours. Don’t spam them like! This also applies to record stations, radio personalities, and anyone else you think might like your tapes. They’re just not going to be bothered about an unsolicited email. Engage with them and give them something that they ask for! Check out this guide to getting featured on music and other blogs. This is a great way to earn some new fans. Just remember, the recording industry has changed so much that we need to really look at the shape of it nowadays! Think about it: who has the influence to recommend your music to people who, ultimately, might buy something from you? Also don’t suffer the illusion that DIY promo means doing everything yourself. It’s more like Decide it Yourself! you’re still going to need the support network and bonds with other artists that bands have always relied on, so get busy, think outside the box. And make sure you’ve got something worth listening to to start with! Top end recording facilities in Gateshead : Ginger Music Company. Our Facebook page is here. Website is here – or give us a ring on 0191 4696988! See you in the wires and faders….CM