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Posted August 9, 2018 by Mike Mineo in Features
 
 

How To Promote Your Music And Get It Out To The World

There really isn’t much in this world that is greater or more powerful than music. Who would ever think that listening to something could fill you with excitement, hope, and other feelings that you can’t get from anything else? In addition to this, certain types of music can even help the cognitive and learning processes. Sure, listening to music is rewarding, but creating it is unlike anything you will ever experience. Sure, you can create all the music you want, but if you don’t get it out there, you can’t expect to get anywhere. For the modern artist getting discovered can be one of the hardest things, but it is entirely possible with the right skills and know-how.

Put On A Live Performance

Everything is going digital these days. So much that people are completely forgetting about face-to-face interactions. Sure, you can go on YouTube, host a live performance of your latest album, and get exposed to thousands of individuals. However, this might not really be as beneficial as putting on a live show. Live shows are not only a chance for you to earn some money in an exciting and rewarding environment, but it opens up of tons of marketing opportunities.

For instance, during your live show you can literally stack your CD on a table and sell it. You can interact with fans in a more personal environment. Plus, who knows, you might be able to catch the eye of a local club promoter and score more gigs.

Take Advantage Of Music Distribution

It is no secret that services like iTunes and Spotify have completely changed the music industry. Tons of musicians have got discovered and built huge fan followings through these services. The only problem is getting on these services. Well, you might be surprised to learn that there are tons of other popular streaming service that will offer you even better rates and rewards that what you would get with the most popular ones. For instance, there are many services that offer free music distribution to just about any artist out there. You can keep all your copyrights and keep up to ninety-percent of your earnings.

With personal tech support and extremely fast upload times, you can literally have your whole album online and streaming in less than an hour.

Promote Your Website

There is a reason that just about every business out there has a website these days. A website is not only a good way to get your brand out there, but it offers ample marketing opportunities. With the right know how and information you can literally turn your website into an online store. Market your CDs, songs, and give away free samples of your newest tracks. Once you have a website you can setup a blog with fairly easy. Updating this blog once or twice a week will really keep your fans entertained and coming back. Just be sure to post about something interesting like where you draw your inspiration or your reasons for wanting to be a musical artist.


Mike Mineo

 
I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound. I used to write for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. Send your music to [email protected].