Marketing music through snapshots? Sell music online by taking photographs? Meeting new fans with a click of the digital camera? It’s possible and actually happening RIGHT NOW.
Don’t forget about mobile marketing. Have you heard that the PC is supposed to be becoming obsolete within the next ten years? It’s true! So start thinking about the other forms of online online music promotion. Make sure that you are listed with iTunes. Plus, it will help if you already have a Smartphone application. Use any mean you can that will give people the ability to get your music on their MP3 player or iPod. Start planning ahead now for the changes that are going to be taking place in technology over the next several years.
The most important thing you can do to promote your music is to plan. Let me say that again, plan, plan, plan. It’s so many avenues to take during the music process that it’s easy to get sidetracked by something that sounds like a great deal. I don’t fall for something in promotion if it’s not in my plan. Questions to ask while promoting your music would be, Who will I reach? How can I reach them? When will I reach them? Make a reaction statement simply stating what you want your audience to do. Another important step is to write down everything about your audience that you can. What stores do they visit? What clubs do they attend. What do they eat? Everything so you know how to reach them.
Social media websites are so effective when it comes to promoting music. Especially Facebook, as there is an incredible members logging in every single day. You have the ability to reach a massive audience with sites like Facebook and Twitter. Use these sites as effective tools for networking. The key is to stay active on the sites and make sure that you are constantly updating them. Keep your updates to a reasonable amount within a 24 hour time period though.
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?
NY Rock Music Examiner: What can audiences expect from your performances at The Ridgefield Playhouse? Is this the first time you’re performing there on Oct 23?
You can have all the talent in the world but if you don’t have the right marketing team behind you, you won’t become famous. These days, you have to be multi-talented to keep your name on the map. Think you’re up to the challenge?