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Music Artist in need of advice

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by NodaL, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. NodaL

    NodaL Newbie

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    I am a new music artist, looking for marketing advice.
    I was wondering what the best way to get hits on youtube and myspace would be. I am open to any advice thank you!:china:
     
  2. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    keywords. research and use good ones. dont jump on the bandwagon with that fake view bullshit. it will just cost you your account.
     
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  3. Gibbzee

    Gibbzee Regular Member

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    i wouldn't spend too much time with MySpace. Theres some great software for YouTube though. Just scrape a channel's subscribers which has similar music to yours, then send them requests and messages and you should get some genuine fans.

    Have a look at the YouTube section on the forum.
     
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  4. dreadnought2020

    dreadnought2020 Junior Member

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    As an accomplished musician I would advise getting yourself on a good tour. People will view your youtube vids and myspace after seeing you on tour, then the name spreads through word of mouth.
    Arctic Monkeys made it via online marketing but it's far easier doing it the old fashioned way.
    You also need a good plan:

    - Record professionally (or at home to a great standard)
    - Print CDs with pro looking inlay - pref sealed
    - Build a great website as well as social media and link them all together
    - Gig and tour as much as possible to promote your album
    - Always talk to fans as much as possible - personal replies to messages always go down better
    - Try to network with tons of other musicians - you'll be surprised how many contacts you get from other musicians. We were lucky to get in with some big names thanks to other bands.

    I'm currently in the process of starting the above with a completely different style of music. I've created a good fan base in the metal world purely from doing UK tours with big bands but i'm hitting up the acoustic world now.

    One of the biggest things that not a lot of bands/artists seem to do is stick around after playing. Whenever I'm on tour I hang around with people after and have a few (well...a lot) of beers/shots or whatever and get to know people. They'll spread the word for you once they see you're a genuine person. I spent 5 hours in Belfast doing autographs/photos and drinking but that helped a lot. Apart from the savage hangover!

    Hope that helps, and good luck!! I think I typed too much but I'm in a good mood.
     
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  5. NodaL

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    Thank You :china:
     
  6. NodaL

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    Is there any software in particular you would suggest?
     
  7. lexblast

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    make sure you build a mailing list on your main site and get fans who come see you to get on your list. Thats probably the first and most important thing you can do.
     
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    If you listen or create metal music then get a copy of tube toolbox and go send MASS friend request to targeted people on pages who also listen to it. You'll grow a fanbase FAST! I've once got like 1000 friends who liked my stuff in under a week ;) Power of tube toolbox ;)