Independent musicians know that music promotion is a major goal. It’s gone a time when artists, rappers and musicians had to depend solely on record sales to make it big. The possibilities for success with “The New Music Industry”, are practically limitless.
Social networking sites are a great way to promote your music and yourself. The trick is to drive traffic to these sites and pages on your social networks. This is possible with search engine optimization. These results can be achieved by strategically placing keywords, phrases, and title tags on your website. Make sure you get your link out there. It can be shared on your MySpace page or your Twitter profile pages Letsmix.
You can also sell your music on websites that target independent artists who want to increase their online visibility. This is possible with sites such as CDBaby and TuneCore, or even Amazon. These sites allow you to list your CDs and make a large portion of the profit. Although this is a new way to promote music, many artists are already reaping the rewards. This is not only for selling your music on your site.
Include a barcode in your CD packaging when making it. You can then offer local music shops the chance to purchase your album. Local music stores are more likely to support Indie musicians. Contact non-music stores and outlets in addition to music shops. One band I know has their music available in Starbucks. They sell a lot of music every day. You don’t need to be a professional to promote independent music. All you need is creativity and determination.
If you don’t have one, you should consider creating one. MySpace music can be a powerful tool to promote independent artists and unsigned artists. It will give you maximum exposure for virtually no cost. It’s impossible to beat that!
It is also important to include your website address in every piece of material you send out. This will help spread the word about your website. Your website is your link to the rest of the world. It should be up-to-date and relevant no matter what. It should be interesting and always changing. Nobody wants to visit the same boring website over and over again with the same information, images and music.
Although I joked about it in the beginning, if you want to be signed, then hard work and dedication will get you there. But you must show the labels that your serious. These are the best ways to promote your music online and make money. Remember that you’re always learning. Do not be afraid to ask for help in problem areas, but keep your positive outlook on life!