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How can one go viral

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by swedishsteel, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. swedishsteel

    swedishsteel BANNED BANNED

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    So This is my first post. let me start out by saying i am a sound engineer, my expertise is in mixing. I am the official engineer for my producer(im not going to give any info at the current time to who he is and who i am). But he has a good following, his music is radio radio(have had 3 songs played on the big radio stations) and he is still independent. His manager is the head A&R over at def jam, and you'd think that guy would throw him some dough so we can survive. The problem is..everyone looks at him and thinks hes rich. And with the music industry being more about politics than actual music we want to take steps to get his brand so far up there that these major labels cant refuse to sign a new producer.

    What would you recommend doing? We are tired of living like trash and getting amazing feedback from some of the biggest people in the music industry that just do that. Only give feedback.
     
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    get a lawyer and get out of the current contract and into something you can make money
     
  3. swedishsteel

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    Our lawyer is a pretty big lawyer, theres a lot of f'd up things that go on in the music industry. Like i said its not about the music anymore, its more political. They dont want someone who has potential they want people who can make a name for them selves so they can bank on it. Thats fine with us cuz thats how it is for everyone in the industry.
     
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    Sucks you have to play their game. You look whats out there, not always about the talent.

    any way to get a link to the music?
     
  5. swedishsteel

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    facebook page is prettyboybeats. SHould be a black guy standing over an SSL mixing board. It looks like a J9000 for the gear buffs.

    Under his website is his reverbnation page with everything final mix and rough mixes.

    I cant provide direct links yet
     
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    ...if you look at the pop band Roxette for example you will see they became viral in the states without doing a thing, (go to wikipedia and search for Roxette). Give your music to clubs, Djs, make them become your apostels of your music, if it is as good as you think they will spread the word for you...
     
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    There are so many things you can do it is hard to list all of them but will any of them work? not an easy answer. One that could work quickly for you is getting someone who has a cool video amd setting it to your music and posting it on youtube. Post your youtube link to reddit.com and if they run with it and get you to the first page then the rest of the net usually follows. Seemed to work for these guys.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLm_YzY3kLU
     
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  8. Yankees

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    I've worked with major artists over the years and it is simply amazing at the current state of affairs. Looked up your page and see that you are located in Nashville.

    Video is powerful. How it is delivered can be even more powerful.

    Grab a Google Chrome browser and look at allisnotlo

    Next up is public relations, have to get some press out there. Have to create as much in the way of online furniture as you can regarding your artist. I don't care if you guys are doing a charity show for aged strippers, do something.

    From a social media standpoint, get the numbers up. Reps want to see at least one hundred thousand on your page.

    Reach out to online only web series to see if they would be interested in using you or your material. One such company is Alloy TV.

    I am generalizing, but contact advertising agencies, production house and get them your music. If there is a fit, could end up breaking yourselves for soap.

    Good luck!
     
  9. Yankees

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    In my post I tried to give you links broken up, but this board is maddening.

    Hope you can locate the online music video I was referencing.

    Try searching for OK Go x Pilobolus - "All Is Not Lost"