You have signed up with a reliable music distribution agency, have been selling songs online, and have gotten a supportive fan base. Want to go on tour? Perform live gigs in clubs, bars, and if possible, concert arenas? If it’s a yes to all, start booking for your tour.
There are actually quite a few websites available you can find by searching for music promotion sites websites, such as soundcloud, bandcamp, grooveshark, and others. Many of these are free, and you can give these and others a try.
What percent of bands want to spend any money on advertising? 0. That’s right! So, what do you do? Well, have you ever heard of the old saying it takes money to make money? To some extent this is true. So getting the basics taken care of like putting a simple website online, or getting someone to help with your facebook a few hours a month, might not be a bad idea.
What is the main drive for independent artists promote their music on the web? The fundamental incentive for web promotion is the opportunity to get your music heard by people who might otherwise never know that you exist! If people know you exist they can become fans and repeat-listeners. Which of those fans buy CD’s and downloads? Targeted listeners.
Music marketing does not have to be expensive to be effective. There are services like Tune Boom pro that have many options and no longer only work with major labels and artists. This is a huge advantage as they are very familiar with the strategies that work. The Internet has been called the great equalizer as it allows independent bands and artists to effectively get there music and message out at great speed and volume with the precision that in the past was only available to the major labels. The Internet today is an interactive social tool.
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Take advantage of the power that you can now control and get your music heard. Once you realize the strength of adding plays and views make sure to use it to you artist and bands advantage. It worth noting that any good music marketing and promotion campaign must be consistent in order to be effective.