5 tips to not look like a starving artist :
1-Dont spam comments and message boards asking to check ur music
2-Dont spam comments and message boards with Autoplay players
3-Find out who might be interested by your music, create your own network
4- Be interesting, dont be too pushy
5-And first of all, be creative & radical, dont be another copycat. Internet is killing the formated artists in case you dont know.
on my blog here http://highsnobiety.com/columns/olivierrosset/