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4 Signs You're Ready For A Music Publicist 

* This post was originally featured on Symphonic’s Blog by Hugh McIntyre *

Many up-and-coming musicians dream of becoming the next critical darling, of seeing their new single praised by the collective blogosphere, and of one day gracing the cover of Rolling Stone. These are all very nice dreams, but they’re tough to turn into a reality. Between writing and recording music, touring, speaking with everyone from merchandise companies to fans to booking people, and perhaps even working a job on the side the make ends meet, it can be very difficult for indie artists to also find the time to speak with dozens, if not hundreds, of music journalists.

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3 Free Apps Every Independent Rapper Should Be Using In 2019

I’m an independent rapper and content creator. I’m also a tech nerd and spend countless hours researching and trying different apps that I don’t actually need and won’t actually use. However occasionally I discover apps that bring me and my career(s) a ton of value and that I use constantly. I’ll save you the time-wasting and share the 3 free apps created for music artists that I’ve recently started to use daily to give my music career super powers.

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Top 5 Ways How To Promote Your Music Video

Today popularity on Youtube and social platforms is the most important part for success of any artist.

But you need to do more than just to create a great music videos to maximize its full potential. There is no point for you to produce music videos if nobody would watch it. If no one is interested to see it, and more so share it, then your video is practically worthless. Therefore, you should also come up with promotions and advertisements to boost your videos online visibility.

Below we outline 5 of the most important ways you should do to promote and boost your music video to achieve outstanding results.

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Using The Lean Start Up Method For Music Promotion?

The Lean Start Up Method was first proposed in 2008 by Eric Ries the author of The Lean Startup, using his personal experiences adapting lean management principles to high-tech startup companies. The methodology is in short a way to present an idea/hypothesis to the end consumer to find the “minimum viable product” (MVP) before starting to develop a product or servie to find if there’s actually a need for the product that the end consumer is actually willing to pay for. The method has been expanded to apply to any individual, team, or company looking to introduce new products or services into the market. But how about music?

A recent course have been added to Udemy showing how to implement Lean Start Up methods into building a music career while building a fanbase. There haven’t been much content about this subject but some have touched on it such as Ryan Tanaka, Matt Shadetek and George Howard. Giving examples on how Demo’s could be called the “MVP” but often takes way to long and to much resources to be called the Lean Method. Matt gives the examples when often UK rappers made “dubplates” pressed singles to radio DJ’s to find out if it was a hit or not. That way knowing if it’s worth persuing pressing or releasing the new single.

Now with Live streaming and direct feedback with social media whould this be the new way to create music and engage with fans?


How To Get Your Band Booked At Music Festivals

How to get your band Booked at Music Festivals

The allure of performing before humongous crowds of screaming fans at music festivals is irresistible for any musician. Unfortunately, landing a festival gig is easier said than done, especially when you are an emerging artist. Nevertheless, landing a slot at a music festival is an achievable goal for any desiring and committed musician. Needless to say, before putting yourself out there, you will have to learn How To Get Booked at Music Festivals first. And let’s be honest, music festival performance slots are hard to come by. Below are useful tips to help you answer the question How To Get Booked at Music Festivals.

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How To Successfully Promote Your Music

Before Facebook and the era of social media, it was estimated that the average person was exposed to some 2000 ads every day - billboards, television commercials, signs in grocery stores and storefronts, etc, etc.

Since then, that number has probably doubled. This makes promotion very tricky. How do you successfully promote your music when there is so much competition? Below are 6 things you must do to stand out in a sea of clutter, make a dent with your music, and continue to grow your fanbase.

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How To Get Your Music On Hip-Hop Blogs

As a hip-hop artist, just making music and putting it out there for the world is not enough anymore. Technology has made it easy for almost anyone to purchase the basic equipment and become a rapper. Not only has this made promoting your music more difficult, it’s also made getting your music featured in hip-hop blogs less likely due to tons of artist submitting their music.

However, for those that put in the extra work requred to stand out and get noticed, you might call it “easy”. Most hip-hop artist are using spammy “mass-messaging” techniques and writing unprofessional pitches. So, to help you avoid making some of the same mistakes, I’m going to show you how to stand out from the crowd and get your music featured in hip-hop blogs.

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8 Ways To Get People To Share Your Song

Does promotion often feel like pulling teeth?

Has it been hard for you to get people to share your music?

If so, continue reading. We’re about to clear things up for you.

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The 5 Most Annoying, Ineffective Ways That Bands Seem to Always Promote Their Music

This article originally appeared on the Sonicbids blog.

We wholly recommend promoting your band on social media (duh). It’s easily the best way to maintain and grow your following, and it’s arguably eclipsed flyering as the most reliable way to announce a show and reel in a crowd. What we can’t advocate, however, is being obnoxious about it. We’ve all had our nerves grated by someone’s promo. No matter how alluring or special the artwork, there are certain marketing moves you just shouldn’t make online.

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7 Dangers To Watch Out For When Considering Music Promotion Services

Almost every artist who approaches me has had one or more negative experiences with music promotion in the past, and this is largely due to the “quick fix syndrome” on behalf of both individuals who engage in the partnership. First of all, there are the automated music marketing services who I tend to call the internet cowboys. They offer progress and lavish promises at the push of a button. Facebook likes? You got it. Youtube views? Not a problem. Get your press release on the desk of thousands of journalists? We do that too.

The artists who tango with these folks also suffer from the quick fix syndrome. Rather than build a team of people and gain fans organically one by one, they aim for the mountaintop, neglecting to do the proper research or seek out the proof that Google can provide.

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Nov302013 Weekly Recap: How To Promote Your Music - The Ultimate Guide

Nov042013 | October's Most Popular Posts takes great pride in being a renowned resource for all who comprise today’s music industry. We appreciate the conversations you start, the advice you share, the projects you promote, and the feedback you share and we want to encourage your continued efforts.

Thanks to our loyal readers and contributors, October was a great month for - so today, we’d like to share that success with you by highlighting October’s most popular posts. On behalf of, thank you for your support. We enjoy providing a unique platform where the music industry really can think out loud!

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Promotion for the Independent Musician

In a market saturated with the music of aspiring musicians and already well established acts it can be difficult for new acts to gain exposure. This begs the question, how does an artist stand out and get heard over the masses of music uploaded to the web each day? This guide was written as a follow-up of sorts to our blog “treating your band as a business” and also ties in with our online marketing crash course. The article will be split into two sections: the first pertaining to more traditional “physical” promotion techniques and the second focused on marketing your music online to listeners around the globe.

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49 Ways to Get Free Music Promotion

There’s no shortage of lists on how bands can get free music promotion, but I’d like to add one more. My hope is that this one is a bit more up to date, and shines light on some of the great free tools that have emerged in the past 2-3 years. If you have any other great tips for promoting music for free, feel free to add them in the comments below!

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