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I'm a musician and want to promote myself

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by duzkerotzki, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. duzkerotzki

    duzkerotzki Regular Member

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    Hey guys,
    i am rapper and i'd like to become more known on youtube you know.
    But i got a big problem.
    I am at school yet so my income is really low, and i probably don't have enough money for some rating bots etc.

    I already posted some comments on some other famous rap videos but thats LOTA work if i really want to achieve something.


    Have you guys any ideas?
    If you want i can post ma video link. (im a german rapper)

    happy new year
    duzkerotzki
     
  2. origin

    origin Regular Member

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    Keep making videos and upload them to Youtube with interesting (odd) titles...
     
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  3. duzkerotzki

    duzkerotzki Regular Member

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    yea but as a title i can only choose my song name eh? :eek:
    Please help :)
    Thank s anyways
     
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    origin Regular Member

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    You can choose any name you like for video title.
    Sometime it doesn't have to be related to your video. The main goal is how well your title attract the visitors (prediction of being searched).
     
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  5. kimwow

    kimwow Newbie

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    MySpace is another great place to promote yourself. Best of luck to you!
     
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    yamahafzr Regular Member Premium Member

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    if your good you'll get views and people will show their friends and you wont need to cheat the system.
     
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  7. donReba

    donReba Registered Member

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    give us your songs :D BHW reviewed it. Yes, myspace.com, to first, and get tool for myspace friends find and accept, send them your comments, tracks, etc.
    good luck
     
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  8. duzkerotzki

    duzkerotzki Regular Member

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    ye i already got myspace
    well i can show you ma links.

    my myspace:
    http://www.myspace.com/Criscoflow

    my video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJc0GqHtftM

    you know, many other rappers tell me i became in 6 months that good as some others did in 3 up to 4 years
    On myspace i got over one thousand friends and i doubt the effectivity of myspace, cause most people on myspace are musicians themselves or from another country, so they can't even understand my text. :) (as you probably too :D )

    i had traffic master once but well .. it ain't my cup of tea tbh, it just isn't really worth it
     
  9. fusilli_jerry89

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    imo you need a better video. And I would edit out the breaths you are taking while you are rapping, or at least make them sound better.



     
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  10. duzkerotzki

    duzkerotzki Regular Member

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    alright thanks for your help :)
    so steps i'd probably should take in regard to marketing is:

    - Website (offering downloads etc)
    - More Song or even videos to my songs
    - make my videos public? (by probably software)
    - become better (this is always good :D)

    Have you any other suggestions?
     
  11. vitomelon

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    As a musician, make your music as accessible as possible. Don't try to hold onto your rights too closely at this point in the game. Put your music up on as many torrent sites / music download blogs as possible. Give out free downloads in exchange for an email on BandCamp.com.

    Myspace used to be great (friendblaster and that) about a year ago, but now, its almost unusable for the majority of people that you'd probably like to market to.

    If you really want to get your youtube going, I have had some success with Tube Increaser, and a combination of that and following/subcribing/commenting on popular blogs like you said.

    best of luck!
     
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  12. BlackFiTTed

    BlackFiTTed Newbie

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    Edit stuff you download via torrents, rapidshare, P2P add in some of your best work and reupload. Make sure you put links to your MySpace, site etc... Target the same music of the demographic you are trying to go after. If they like so&so they will probably like you type of deal. Good luck.
     
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  13. mpulse

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    Hate to say it but your video is wack as fuck man!


    That could be why.

    you should do some video promotions besides Youtube..
    Also push that shit get it on rss feeds etc and blast thoes out. (ive seen good results with rss feeds)
    I used to run 2 record labels and a radio station so yeah. its not easy dogg.

    Do some social networking listings to your site add your videos and other things to an RSS feed (youtubes wont work..) you need to syndicate your feeds then blast them out..

    other than that get out and meet people.
     
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    chameomarketing Newbie

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    Go to this place and enjoy.

    http://kimagori.com/music/
     
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    Create a web of free sites online all based around a german website maybe think about what the people listening to it want...

    Maybe use local club names or something in the pages for extra attraction and post videos to all them.

    Look up more famous german rap artists and include them in your blogs also include yourself etc....

    Then book mark them all and keep up with your social networking release videos make comments etc..
     
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    c0ntenth|ef Power Member

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    find some popular search keywords related to German rap and use them on your visa titles,descriptions etc..... if people like you you 'll get more and more views and followers .
     
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    dude.... your pretty fuckin sick
     
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    make a better vid this vid contains pictures that look not that professional, it would even be better when the first pic would be on all the time.

    your rapping is nice though im dutch and i like german rap i think its one of the best languages to rap with.
     
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    bebbelino Newbie

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    As a former wanna be musician, I will have to say you are talented ALOT!!
    Even though its not my kind of genre, I can hear you got something, I think it could benefit you if you could implement some hard rock guitar with distortion.
    I know its heard before also by german artists, but sounds fantastic with the german language in my opinion. As someone said you should try and eliminate your breathing, play around with effects on your songs etc, but when thats said, it doesn't mean you are at a hopeless point at all, you are doing good ;)

    Suggestions:

    1. Get a cheap camera, or borrow from friends, so you can make some better videos, you can also goto a community game like "second life" and record videos there using the program fraps and edit with your wav file, with a program like Camtasia.

    2. Make a specific Facebook account, and make groups or pages that relates to your videos, get people in the group and pages and suggest people to share your video/s with there friends, so you get the words spread, about you. give them specific instructions, so they actually do something about it to help you, hell its free advertisement right !! ;) ?

    3. Make a .com site that has to do with your music, and your band/group, for people to visit. Maybe a good thing for your future CD?

    4. Youtube, video respond on related videos in your genre, and do many of those if you can, its about getting the word spread. I think the more quality you can show in your videos the better, but don't reveal all your songs, just do the songs/video different so its not the same all the time.

    5. Tell people to rate if they like the song, tell them in the video either by an arrow or maybe in your sample song :)

    6. Say: Subscribe and comment to my video, tell me what you think about life if your video is about life or death if about death, "We all need someone to talk to, so lets make this song the subject of that" or something else, be creative and reflect on it how you could do it compared to the song you will use for the purpose.

    7. Make friends with other rapper's, subscribe to each other's channel at youtube for more exposure, maybe you could rate at each others videos.

    8. Oh yeah I allmost forgot, in the description of your videos after you say subscribe and comment, write "My Links" and then write all your important links like your website url, your youtube channel your facebook,your myspace and twitter or if you have some kind of other product write that.

    9. Social bookmark every video every page and ping them to alot of rss feeds, and see what happens.

    I'm new myself to Internet Marketing, but I think I'm learning, and right now i'm writing as much to you as to myself :) to put my own thoughts down to reflect on it :)

    Don't give up, Its a process, and you just need to do it

    I wish you the best of luck, and hope some of the things mentioned are of any use to you or to anyone else, even though my post count is low ;)
     
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  20. duzkerotzki

    duzkerotzki Regular Member

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    alright thanks for your help guys :) Im gonna fuck teh bizz :D
    well, i organized a free but professionell fotoshooting. The friend of a good friend of mine studies design and needs a person to train on. :) (he knows how to do professional photographs. This is good eh? :)

    Well, im thinkin about removing the video and just keeping the first picture in the video. You are right, it doesn't look that professional.

    My brother bought a good camera , and i am going to do a video in spring.
    A website .. hmm yea that is probably a must for later coming cds etc.
    I already got a group on a social bookmarking site called Sch├╝lervz, but it only has
    70 members.

    Is there any free youtube marketing bot out there? You know i go to school and i do not have that much money. (fuck man girls cost so much nowadays ... =D )