How I Promote My Music

Did you know there is a free tool that could be helping you promote your music and you are probably not making full use of it? That tool is the Facebook fan page.

You’ve got your demos ready so now what? Well you could start by using free music promotion websites such as MySpace to host your music and gain a fanbase. The more people that hear your music the better. You could also put up music videos on YouTube or send demos to major record companies.

As THE core function of Google+, having Circles means that you can follow anyone without their approval. You may also customize it to your needs – Circles for close friends, Circles for clients, Circles for fans, et cetera. Yes, use this as a tool to associate yourself or your sound to an artist you identify with. You never know, fans of this artist may discover you and you get that chance to sell your songs to them.

So you have a great concept for a video – but is your track on the level? Nothing annoys new listeners than a badly-produced song. They listen to music for a variety of reasons but the most important is to be entertained. Spruce up your music and make it more polished than your video. Please. Good quality material is an essential factor in selling songs.

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.

Offering a wide variety of add-ons, the Facebook fan page makes it easy to stay in touch with your current fans and build an even larger fan base. Facebook itself connects 250 MILLION people around the world in a huge social network. 100 Million of these people are also using Facebook mobile on their phones and other wireless devices. If you have a mere 1% success rate, you could build 2.5 MILLION fans almost overnight. How many fans do you have now? I bet most of us could fairly say less that 10,000… What could 2.5 million fans do for your career?

Promo Tip #12 Hand out your CDs (or demos). Have your web link printed on the CD. Include your band name and contact info as well. Remember, your name on the work is more important than the name of the work. Hand the CD to club owners that feature your type of music.

Indie music promotion can be made much easier with tools like the autoresponder. Blasting out thousands of emails with the click of the button will give you much more time to work on other forms of indie music promotion.

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