It’s competition out there and they don’t want to give up all the music promotion secrets. Many simply want to sell you something so they tell only half truths about promoting your music. In this article I will tell you some of what I’ve learned in over 15 years as a rapper. I will attempt to tell you only the things that work and bust up a few myths that many have told you.
To succeed with your music, you’ll need to know how to use the most popular social media web site to your advantage – Myspace. It is important to get the best tools out there that have responsive support and safely add your myspace plays and views. Some even offer services if you don’t want to do it yourself. Whether you decide to do it yourself or hire a music promotion service you must make sure that either the tools or service you use are the most current and have a proven track record. If it is software to do it yourself than make sure that it is updated often and that support is fast. You don’t want to be in the middle of a myspace plays and views campaign and suddenly you cant add plays and views.
What you will want to do is create videos with your music in them (obviously). The thing here is knowing the right way to title your videos. A really cool trick that you can do is leverage the power of popular artist that are in your genre of music. Doing this will definitely get your video in front of the people that you want to be in front of.
Just keep in mind that promoting on YouTube is just like promoting anywhere else. It won’t be a case where you upload your video and then become an overnight success. It’s really all about the content that you are displaying, and before you get started you should take the time to consider a few things.
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Being rich is also making your music available in a variety of formats for different audiences. Telling fans that your music can be heard via Internet radio, on-demand streams, mp3 downloads and mail order CD means you can appeal to listeners who prefer more than one type of media. You can also use your web promotion to go beyond simply plays and sales – consider licensing.
The worst thing you could possibly do for your image is to come off to people as a spammer. Just remember that every time you post to your own wall it will be shown on everyone’s news feed that is on your friends list. Nobody will be too happy if you keep flooding the page with updates every day. Find the happy medium between the two extremes. Online promotion isn’t as hard as it may seem, and as long as you have a good product to promote people will start responding!