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Building 'fame' (getting viral) as a dance producer or rapper?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Cinforce, May 6, 2012.

  1. Cinforce

    Cinforce Registered Member

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    I'm a music producer with 2 artist persona's: electronic music producer/DJ (Dance, house, dubstep, electro etc.), and rapper (mainstream, dirty south, pop etc)
    I received a lot of positive feedback from both colleagues and professionals and am confident about receiving positive mainstream attention.


    How can I use my (an other's) internet marketing skills to optimally bring myself to the mainstream market and achieve the following goals? :



    • Mainstream YouTube Exposure (Go viral basically. Views, comments, likes, subscribers, shares etc.)
    • Facebook Likes
    • Twitter Followers

    All (elaborated) suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. scweb

    scweb Newbie

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    You should definitely focus on social media like Facebook and Twitter. If you want to take a BlackHat approach to promoting your music then using automation tools to create "hype" on Twitter or Facebook by having accounts tweet your link and hashtags, and have Facebook accounts update their statuses with your link or comment on Pages. You could probably use the MiniTwitterTool for the twitter portion of this and FBDevil may have released a tool that could be useful for the Facebook promotion.

    Another way would be to comment on blogs that promote music. Any blog commenting tool could be used for this and you would post comments that say something like "Check out this kid's music! It's soo good!". Something generic like that and then direct them to a YT video or download.

    I hope that helps, but the most important part of this is to have genuinely quality content. The benefit of using these methods is that you're going to get positive interest from fans, but also negative responses from trolls or "haters". Good luck!
     
  3. SpurlockLekishaa

    SpurlockLekishaa Newbie

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    no doubt; fb, twittter and yt are from the best sources, you can make t/shirts showing the logo... or some goodies as you are getting positive feedback, they would be helpfuL!
     
  4. bigfoot1

    bigfoot1 Regular Member

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    As long as your quality is top notch you'll do well via making it viral.

    Here's some quick ideas I had looking at your thread-

    Use your IM expertise to create an authority site in your particular niche and SEO it to the top. Since its your passion you'll be a able to do this well. Once you have that, make sure you promote your music on there regularly.

    Get a mixtape of yours to rank on Youtube for "Best _____ music 2012" or such. Have a link to your site. Ranking on Youtube isn't that hard(backlinking to the video, get some views and likes). Remember, go after a smaller niche first, don't try to rank for electronic music or such.

    Most musicians don't have the promotion tools at your disposal, good luck my friend!
     
  5. Cinforce

    Cinforce Registered Member

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    Thanks. What sort of keywords do you think I should rank on this genre?

    I'm thinking of starting some electronic music blog and a rap blog and SEO that on certain keywords, but I'm unsure as of what keywords to focus on at the moment.
     
  6. Dollwin

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    Go specific genre keywords, like post avant garde transcendental sludge electro-core. Hit up the keywords as you would normally SEO, low competition.

    Throw me some of your electronic music, I'd love to hear it.
     
  7. Cinforce

    Cinforce Registered Member

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    PMed you with my music! :)

    What would be some other, more direct strategies?

    Right now I have:
    1. Make music blogs > SEO > promote own music on blogs
    2. Buy YouTube views, likes, etc. to create a placebo effect for potential fans
    3. Create mixtapes and link to them on various blogs and websites.

    What else will work?
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2012
  8. Cinforce

    Cinforce Registered Member

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    Also I'm using Scrapebox to comment my tracks on related blogs. Will this work well?

    What else would be effective strategies?
     
  9. chummm

    chummm Registered Member

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    Buy fake youtube views on viewtornado can set the ball rolling.
    Social media is a big one, I'd aim for Facebook, build a good page or two and bring in the likes.
    Using funny images, I've accumulated a lot of facebook subscribers and used them myself to promote my own websites.
     
  10. krayzietalent

    krayzietalent Junior Member

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    Should have had the rapper on Meek Mill's last mixtape, that would have definitely helped.

    (Most downloaded mixtape ever).
     
  11. Cinforce

    Cinforce Registered Member

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    How would I be able to ideally use Scrapebox for the goal of artist promotion?
     
  12. Pesterd

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    I have a similar question. I am trying to make it on YouTube as an artist. Any way you can help me out?
     
  13. Cinforce

    Cinforce Registered Member

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    Don't ask people 'to help you out'. What's important is how you can help yourself out.
     
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