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Marketing ROCK STARS. Need YOUR Help.

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by MrMarketAnything, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. MrMarketAnything

    MrMarketAnything Newbie

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    My team and I (mostly entertainment-related marketing) are trying to break this one artist we just took on the roster. Very unique and ballsy compared to the over-saturated noise you've been hearing for the past 10 years, respectively.

    With the power of knowledge everyone on BHW has within IM FB Twitter & YouTube, I know we can break this kid out the roof through the web. A fusion of Hip-Hop & Rock - young caucasian from Brooklyn, New York. "The Hip-Rock Star"

    Before we make our moves on the project, I would be ETERNALLY GRATEFUL on hearing your professional suggestions. What would you say are the most effective outlets to make this into a viral BOMB? We can use a single, a video, some kind of stunt. Patiently waiting. :D
     
  2. JohnStro

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    Viral BOMBS sound dangerous, lol

    How did you get along with this, mate?
     
  3. MrMarketAnything

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    It was a figure of speech mate lol. Do you have any insight on this project? Would love to hear your advice!
     
  4. necada

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    Connect him to every social network...

    Get him a YT, FB, Twitter account, Buy automated software for those websites and magic happens...
     
  5. MrMarketAnything

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    Thx. Do u know of any decent FREE programs for the top 3 (FB, YT & Twitter)?

    FB kind of sux because adding and inviting is limited on daily basis. If you, or you know some credible guys here on BHW that can provide good FB marketing at reasonable prices, let me know.
     
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    My friend ran Cudis online stuff. But the thing is people really like Cudi even though he had very limited traditional media exposure. Has this guy got a lot of experience in the music business? Shows? Any artists he can be seen with?
     
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    Well for free youre not getting anything but I would say for about 200$ you could buy software for these 3 websites
     
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    I have multiple different ideas on how I could promote a underground or up and coming artist via Internet Marketing. If you're looking for someone to do the work, let me know and we can work out a deal. I don't work for free though :)
     
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    No FB and YT are your BEST friends! Use them dude
     
  10. MrMarketAnything

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    Of course who does work for free anyway lol. hit me at rockstarbarcelona at the g mail and tell me what your capable of providing.

    Dannyhw thx for response. The artist has been doing it independently for years, young guy 22, great look, unique sound, solid message, has some stuff on youtube no major views. myspace 20k friends 100,000 listens nothing serious. We believe this kid could be the next biggest. Would appreciate all suggestions.
     
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    EMail sent.
     
  12. MrMarketAnything

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    We dont wanna do the traditional way of breaking a artist. With technology growing, we need some kind of stunt...hmmmmm anything ? Theres been acts who blew from myspace and soulja boy from youtube lol. I dont know who used fb to blow up yet. Maybe a certain viral fanpage, with a catchy video app that makes people "like" and share it before viewing it? lol that would be dope, now to just find the computer wiz to do it, dunno where.
     
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    Subcribing to this thread :D , I've toyed with this idea also for quite sometime.



    can you reveal anything? like the methods he used to promote kid cudi?
     
  14. dannyhw

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    I can ask him more when I see him. Obviously he had the big budget to work with.

    I'm friends with a lot of people in independent bands. Nobody really famous, but people who go on tour and have a fan base in America and Europe. Then there's people who play in bars and basements locally. None of them are great at marketing but they have their facebook pages with their photos, music, calendars, etc. With FB it seems like it's really about getting in the news feed. That's mainly when one of a few things happen.

    1. Someone likes them for the first time. Shows up in the news feed and anyone else who is a fan also likes this naturally and of course anyone who is just on there killing time might get curious and either like it or not like it.

    2. When event invites for a show go out, people get notifications. Now IF they RSVP as attending, that information shows up in the news feed. This allows other people to see the event, where you can put a link to the page. You can also do events for stuff that isn't really events. Release of a video, album, just a new track, whatever.

    3. When someone shares something that the artist posts. It can be a web link or just a status update. Keeps the feeling personal just like with celebrity accounts. On Twitter, they retweet and on facebook they share, which reposts to the persons profile and into their news feed appearing as if it's coming from the artist. This is great because it's a personal message in all their friends feed.

    The same kind of stuff goes on with Twitter, but with Facebook it's like it's made for media. When someone clicks you've already got the music player loaded, maybe a youtube video ready to go, photos, graphics.

    I'm sure there's more but this is just what I've noticed others doing. To start the growth you can start off with the guys friends and ask any other artists that are on facebook to post a link.
     
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    Thanks for all the feedback. I hope I dont start a rude trend that starts irritating bhw members but do u mind if i drop a link to check out this guy im talking about ..the hiphop/rock dude... ? Got a single called Outlaw. Pretty top 10 potential.
     
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    Hey Just Came across this post I just picked up an account for a girl singer she is great but not sure how to market her I'm looking for anyone who wants a peace She has a big Budget so I'm willing to pay if anyone has good Ideas to help make her go Viral. Just PM me and let me no.
     
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    I'd say, do it old skool.
    Give a show from a high rooftop on a busy crossroad. Get a crowd make sure traffice jams and get done by the police. Have your press releases ready and alert the press during the show.

    Or all viral 2.0:
    Get a huge sound system set up next to a tall building next to a busy road and project a music video on the building.

    Just out of the top of my head.
     
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    I took a listen - it's not bad, but to be honest there's nothing real special or unique. You will indeed need something special in the marketing department, sorry.
     
  19. CountStacula

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    Yeah, I listened to it also. Nothing special... I was going to offer my services, but given the low budget, and in my opinion lack of talent, I can't help. If the price was right I could figure something out, but it's not. Don't get me wrong, he's not bad, but he's just not great.
     
  20. MrMarketAnything

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    Can i ask what u listened to? I didnt even put a link lol. was it this single ? mp3twit / 35h (;))