3 Ways To Fit Music Marketing Into Your Busy Life
Eric’s latest release is entitled, “Soul of a Man.” He’s currently touring with his reformed band, The Animals and will be appearing at the Ridgefield Playhouse this Saturday October 23 in Ridgefield, Conn, which is located near the border of Katonah and Cross River, NY.
I also have seen that it pays to branch out into other fields because this gives you longevity in the industry. I may have started as a rapper but I also wrote books and put my hand in independent films. This is how you further your brand. As I said in another one of my articles think of yourself as a brand when it comes to promoting your music. When you’re engaged in free music promotion, I strongly suggest that you follow the lead of major companies and not your peers on the corner selling their music with you. Be consistent with your brand. It sounds odd if you’re M.C. Ace and you’re also working as a sanitation worker. Maybe M.C. Ace also hosted a talent show, this sound more like it.
The irony about social media and the internet is that it’s supposed to save you time, but in the end it takes up more time than ever to just get the word out about what you’re doing. So I’ve noticed this transformation of the present day artist. Some artists are so tech savvy and social media experts that they forgot to focus on being an actual ARTIST! If you’re an artist, business owner, musician, etc… take a look at your week. If you’ve spent more time on Facebook, twitter, YouTube, etc… than on your actual craft then you’re falling into a trap!
You only need 1000 true fans to pay your bills and you have so many ways to easily talk to them and make them happy. Make it your mission to be the coolest person in their lives.
What the sign of a good performance? SWEAT! This may sound odd, but if you’re going all out to do your best on stage, the proof will be in the sweat. The proof will be on your shirt, your forehead and possibly even your microphone hand. Give people what they pay for by entertaining by all means, use your imagination. Think of it like this, if you went to see someone perform what would you want to see?
No, I don’t spam my way through the forums, plastering links all over peoples’ blogs. Instead, I sift through the latest blog postings and choose one or two that I feel comfortable commenting on. These forums allow me to link my username directly to the site of my choosing, which happens to be my blog. And since I am now a member on some of these top ten blogs, my content has an immeasurably good chance of catching traffic. And what did I pay for this promotion? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Signup is free. Posting is free. Links are free. All it takes is a little bit of effort and a little bit of ambition.
If you are still at a loss on how should you promote your music or band, start with the band t-shirt. Make sure that you have a catchy design, the kind of design that could stimulate the interest of random people who would get to see the t-shirt to the point that they would look it up at their favorite social networking site or through the internet.