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Classical music concert promotion in NYC, September

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by demigod888, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. demigod888

    demigod888 Junior Member

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    Hello fellow BHatters,

    My brother is a classical music artist and has a concert in the end of September in Carnegie Hall, Manhattan, NYC. We worked a lot to get the sponsorship for our journey, living expenses and rent.
    Currently we have couple promoters who are working with flyers but I'm not very positive about this.
    Also we have in plans to send couple press releases to local portals of NYC and hope for the best.

    We have limited budget of 200-300$ for promotion to get ticket sales. There are 300 places in the hall. It is a very difficult market to get ticket sales.

    My ideas :
    target people of similar Facebook events where people are showed as attending, target classical music lovers in NYC via Facebook. Also to create somekind of landing page where to show some general info like quiz or similar and then after completion redirect to ticket sales page (funneling).

    I want to ask your help.
    Can you share your ideas how you would go with the promotion with circumstances mentioned above in next 6 weeks? Any ideas?
     
  2. Mrnewbie

    Mrnewbie Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Try becoming a member of some classical music forums to promote your brothers up and coming concert. Is there anything unique about him maybe contact NY Times or small publications as well as YouTube to market him.
     
  3. tophi

    tophi Regular Member

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    I'm also in this profession sadly, you can't do almost nothing via i-net or facebook because who listen live classic today? The very few people who do it don't have time or money to go to the concert... I guess you can do better by promoting already recorded classical music.
     
  4. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    besides going with the obvious offline methods, you can try niche forums, facebook groups, instagram too, reddit or even the infamous fourchan has it's own music board, all of these places are free to post, if you don't spam, you won't loose your accs, so practically the promotion won't cost a dime or very close to it, it all depends how dedicated you're, how much time do you have to post, search for facebook groups etc.