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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Souljerr, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Souljerr

    Souljerr Regular Member

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    i do music and im really serious about it and i know that IM is VERY VERY VERY important for the success of my music sooooo....

    what r some suggestions u guys can give me to promote my music? it is hip-hop/rnb.

    If there are any services u recommend, please link me to them. I am willing to pay for the services needed to succeed. Thank you in advance!
     
  2. Essence19

    Essence19 BANNED BANNED

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    Start a facebook profile with your music name - add friends relative to your idea - tell them abt yourself - don't spam - when it gets big enough convert to a facebook fan page and their you go 5000 targeted fans.
     
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  3. Souljerr

    Souljerr Regular Member

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    thanks appreciate it, but ive taken that step already haha although its not 5000, we currently have 577 fans on the fanpage

    edit: ohhh gotcha i c wat u mean now lol. where would i be able to find people that are relative to the idea? haha. would i just add people on a regular basis and just maintain the account like a regular facebook account? while occasionally posting vids/music
     
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    Hook up with - webworld99 , he manages many big brands, global musicians and record labels from US. He is your man.
     
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  5. Souljerr

    Souljerr Regular Member

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    is that his MSN name or BHW name?
     
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    thank you, i went ahead and sent him a PM.. Hopefully i can get in contact with him. I greatly appreciate the reference. Dont u manage a service i seen in the services for sale section?
     
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    I only do FB apps/scripts, nothing specific to music industry though. if you need anything related to apps for your fanpage, you can send me a pm.
     
  9. Souljerr

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    ahhhh ok that makes sense, ya if i come up with anything that would need an app than ill be sure to contact u :D BOOKMARKED!
     
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    Keep your profile settings open so others can see your profile and read your info. believe me tonnes of people a day check out my fb profiles and if they are very interested they will add you. just keep posting - make a youtube account abt yourself post your vids on there use keywords properly to gain more exposure - believe me on youtube and FB there is alot people interested in up and coming music.


    BIEBER BOY - justin bieber was found through youtube - sky is the limit
     
  11. tony-raymondo

    tony-raymondo Junior Member

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    Ya I wouldn't even bother calling yourself a musician until you have at least 3 youtube videos up. (e.g. your 3 best songs)

    -- with PROFESSIONALLY recorded audio and at least a "decent" video.
     
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    So someone has to have 3 videos on Youtube for you to say they're a musician? Wow.
     
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    ok thats a bit low - there are real musicians who have never seen the internet - lollllllllll
     
  14. Souljerr

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    lol maybe it would help if i show you guys wat im currently working with :p

    edit: pm me for urls

    thanks essence
     
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    I wouldnt post urls here - FB and YT managers are watching this forum - your accounts will be deleted - happened to me last year - be careful
     
  16. Souljerr

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    thanks lol didnt realize they did that kind of stuff when it came to just speculation >_<
     
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    well they don't like people using BH tactics or making money off their sites.so they watch this place and other forums.
     
  18. darkmonk

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    You need a better website. Regular videos. You need to become a Twitter weapon. You gotta build your brand and promote it, make yourself seem larger than life and work it. But before you dump a bunch of money into something or go too far, you need a good foundation / strong base to work from, which IMHO would be getting the website in order first, along with maybe a graphics package/branding and then be consistent in sticking the branding everywhere. Do you have an EPK?
     
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  19. kumansk

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    Being honest, unless your music is seriously good and appeals to just about everyone (take eminem for example) you are just another rapper trying to make it.

    Knowing internet marketing won't do no good unless you know how to apply it, and there's nothing you can do to speed up the process but the regular stuff. The most important advice I can give you is to combine putting out QUALITY STUFF that everyone wants to hear (have a long term vision) and keep constantly promoting your pages and all that.

    You should invest in some youtube views, nobody wants to listen to a guy talking about bitches millions of dollars cribs and diamonds that has 300 views frozen for 9 months.

    After that make sure your twitter and facebook is in place. Don't post a lot on facebook, they need to see that you have hundreds of likes (like the dude said you are bigger than life).

    Once youve covered twitter, facebook and youtube head out to the blogs next and promote your mixtape. Make sure it's catchy, every rapper is the same nowadays. I'd upload the mixtape to datpiff and a bunch of other sites including torrent. Your site too!

    Ask worldstarhiphop to list your video, post it in signatures of rap forums and go do 10.000 posts so that it's seen, go email a thousand bloggers that'll review your site and post your link.

    I can go on and on, but this is assuming you are as serious as you claim to be.
     
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  20. darkmonk

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    Oh and just to add... go get the Vibe top 50 list and work your way through promoting your stuff to them (after you do what Kurmansk just said and have something worth promoting - because you might only get one shot). Then go find hip hop directory dot com and there's a bajillion sites in there you can send your stuff to.
     
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