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Promoting a Musician ?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by ChiLLisH, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. ChiLLisH

    ChiLLisH Newbie

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    Hey i wanna promote myself and really dont know how :(
    Maybe there are some real pro's who can add me on my msn and describe it to me :S

    Or anyone has a suggestion or a tutorial whats the major things on this business ?
    I am a 15 year old rnb singer from austria

    Thanks :) ChiLLisH
     
  2. suave

    suave Regular Member

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    i used to promote personal development speakers (not the same) I did have a friend that used to promote bands in Hollywood and would take me with him wile promoting I noticed that he would make the effort to speak to the owner of the places were he wanted to have his bands play "the roxy" was one of the most popular place kind of a blurr cause of all the weed that was going. but also noticed that they would appear very often on radio programs doing interviews, just a couple of ideas.
    hope they help
    Regards
    Suave
     
  3. ChiLLisH

    ChiLLisH Newbie

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    my english is not the best so what do you mean how i should start ? giving interviews ? :S
     
  4. treetreetree

    treetreetree Junior Member

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    I have worked in the music business for 15 years full time, worked on many gold selling and Grammy award winning albums, here are some tips to get started.

    1. Before you start promoting your music make sure you get your ducks in line, this included the following.
    a. Great photos(must be high quality, but that doesn't mean you have to spend a lot of money)
    b. Make sure you have all your social media numbers bumped up before you start a real promotion. Ex. Have a facebook page that you push the numbers up to at least 1000 before you start a real campaign, twitter should also be over 1000, myspace 1000, there are some great resources on here that will help you do that. Check out the social media section.
    c. Great quality recordings. This doesn't have to cost a ton too. I worked one project that was a #1 hit on 8 different billboard charts and sold an incredibly large amount of records. It was recorded in my friends apartment, and then mastered in a nice studio. So it can be done. And BTW the techniques I'm talking about right here are the ones that got it to the top.
    d. Most importantly #1 rule when it comes to marketing music. If it's good you will do well, and if it's good you will be able to tell very easily. Here's the test. Play it for a few people online without them knowing who you are. If people ask you who it is and/or where they can get it, then you have something on your hands. Ask about 50 people, you'll get an idea of what people like and what they don't like about it. If you are going for a specific market then make sure you ask people in that market. Ask for real opinions. Make sure the music is fantastic before you even think of promoting it. Because you can polish a turd as much as you want, but no matter what you'll always have a turd. Make it something wonderful, and people will love it.


    So once you have everything in place, then and only then do you start thinking of a campaign. At this point you want to push with everything you've got. At the same time working on your performance abilities to make sure when your marketing efforts pay off you'll be able to prove your worth.

    There is a lot more to this but I have to get going at the moment, but I'll write more later. If anyone has any specific questions related to promoting music feel free to ask, and I'll answer as they come in.
     
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  5. GreenGoblin

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    Really depends on Genre of music

    Where most musician fail is not understanding they have to flood the market with there music, I'll give u a marketing summary u might be able to revamp based on hip hop music.

    1. Understand your audience you can't market to everyone so it will be broken down into age so lets say today with hip hop you would market towards ages 13 - 29 females & males in the urban area.

    2. After it's broken down into age groups you need to break it down into region, it's not like your Universal Music Group here to create a buzz, u need to start by region, lets say your music is good and people like it and your from the south. You might want to promote your music in florida, South Carolina, Georgia create a buzz in there area's and your music will take a life of it's own.

    3. Now exactly what material do u need to create a buzz, well one "good music" two u need a international connection to press up some CD's professionally DO NOT press them up in the USA the will bend you over and rape you press them up in china, if u need a contact contact me.

    But honestly, that's just the beginning, u need to understand sound scan reports, BDS "Broadcast Data Systems" Barcodes, retain a beast Lawyer to kick down doors for you which will cost u know less then 10k. file a LLC for your publishing then pick a company u wanna run with BMI or ASCAP, understanding the new 360 deal model which will determine if u wanna stay independent or major, recording advances, recoupment, Royalties, Mechanical Royalties etc, I can talk to you for hours about the business of music.

    You can hit me up for advice the entertainment industry is another beast of it's own.
     
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