May 142012
 

Promoting music with social media is one of the best and most cost effective ways to generate buzz and build your fan base.

There are tons of ways to use social media to promote your music – so many that it can lead to overwhelm in a matter of no time.

The three things you can (and should!) do to get started are Facebook, Socialcam and putting up your own blog.

  1. Facebook: Create a fan page using a cool image for the header. Create events for new releases and gigs, and invite everyone you know and their friends. Post frequent updates to build a relationship with your fans and get them involved.
  2. Socialcam: We found this interesting article about Socialcam Vs. Youtube – even though Socialcam is much newer in the world of video sharing than Youtube, using it can get you more response faster. You can integrate it easily with both Facebook and your Youtube channel, and the “forced social integration” can get you on your fans’ radar quickly.
  3. Your own blog: Using your own blog can be an important tool to control your content and build up a web presence for your music over time. A blog is interactive, can integrate with Facebook, Youtube and Socialcam, and the search engines particularly like content that is fresh and updated. Deliver this on your blog.

 

 

 

Apr 202012
 

This post is about getting your song played on TV, as it happened recently to this very young and refreshingly original sounding band,”Forgotten Aclipse”.

The band just had one of their original songs picked up for a scene in the reality psycho show on VH1 “COUPLES THERAPY” – this link leads directly to the full episode that features the song at about 23:50.

So what can you learn from the success of this unknown band for your own music marketing?

1. Write good music and lyrics that come from the heart and touch other people.

2. Don’t get too hung up on getting everything perfect as far as music production is concerned. “Done is better than perfect!”

3. Be persistent when you approach key influencers who you know who may have connections.

4. Don’t give up. No matter if you get an early break like these guys, or if it takes a little longer, the most important thing is that you create and put out your stuff to the world.

You can contact the band and learn more about them on their website: Forgotten Aclipse