Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 10 years, I would be surprised if you didn’t know about social media and what it means for you as a DJ, producer or electronic music artist. For a beginner DJ or as someone who is just starting your DJ career, it allows you to be successful even without a record label or radio support. If you are a more established DJ, it is even more an essential part of your digital being as a DJ in all your personas. Social media by default has become your personal DJ brand online and in fact with a Facebook page a lot of people already have an online DJ brand destination, they just don’t think of it that way as they publish and promote their music to friends, fans and followers. And here’s what they are missing!
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Many independent artists find themselves at a standstill, due to being intimidated by marketing. With these tips provided, you will be able to maintain a decent budget and maximize your marketing efforts.
Entertainment, Music, and Fashion Marketing Company releases the official website to provide its message to potential and existing clients.
(ATLANTA, GA – July 23, 2013) Fearless Vision Marketing (formerly Paina B Music Marketing) is excited to announce the release of its new official website. This marketing company was re-launched back in June 2013, offering marketing services to businesses and visionaries in the Entertainment, Music, and Fashion industries. With eye-catching and bold color schemes and content, this website will introduce potential and current clients to the Fearless Vision brand while providing information on the services offered for Entertainment Marketing, Music Marketing, and Fashion Marketing.
Music Stardom is still a great motivator of struggling musicians worldwide. The big names seem to have it all - fame, fortune and the ability to somehow stay in the spotlight.It’s natural to assume that with all this success, life must be pretty amazing.
Truly successful musicians have diversified income strategies. Their income streams are as diverse as their personalities. They might include record sales, concert tickets, clothing lines, perfumes, product endorsements, book deals and even acting careers.
Believe it or not, you can still make money from your music. It just takes a little more creativity then it used to. We’ve dug deep and what follows are our best ideas.
Before you begin raking in the dough, you need a couple of things first. One is your own website. Why? Because you have no control over those aggregators like ReverbNation, BandCamp, CDbaby, etc. Now we like BandCamp and believe it’s the best aggregator, but it’s not your home-base. The thing is,what happens to someone who might really dig one of your songs, but then gets side-tracked by another band on BandCamp? You’ve probably lost them forever. You won’t lose them in the awesomeness of your musical home! I’m a huge proponent of WordPress.org – some of the most usable sites on the web are run by WordPress.org.
There is a huge demand for the unsigned artist to learn how to properly get their music to these new outlets. Here are 3 functions DIY need to know: music business management, public relations, & social media management.
Right Chord Music have launched ‘The Big Survey’ think of it as our music census. Please follow this link to contribute, and help us better understand the challenges you face and the realities of being a musician in 2013. The survey is open to everyone, anywhere in the world, so please feel free to share this link. We look forward to sharing the results with you.
After test driving Google Play Music All Access I didn’t see anything stand out but I thought of something that could make it really stand out.
ProTools is the new guitar.
We’re in the age of production. –
Almost everyone’s participating!
Live concerts, the recording process, the number of “production” educational programs, electronic music, and much more.
Computers are shaping the future, innovation, culture, art, and more much in the same way rock and roll once did. If you’re a part of the youth, you want…
Has the simple act of saying hello been forgotten in the frantic act of getting from here to there in the music industry? Often, it’s the musicians who get a bad rap for spamming…sending unsolicited mp3’s and so forth. But the problem is industry wide. Everyone wants something, but very few of us are actually communicating with one another….even to get what we want, which is ironic.
Safe to say there have been more than a handful of Gangnam Style case studies bouncing around over the past few months. Case studies looking at things like HOW and WHY the video went viral, WHO was behind this freakishly cult phenomena, and WHAT the contributing factors were in driving nearly a billion views.
When did independent musicians settle for waiting in line and following the rules? While it’s important for both organization’s sake and quality’s sake for publications, festivals, radio shows, blogs, record labels, etc to have submission policies, do’s and don’ts, etc, I see a trend of conditioned illusion happening that I’d like to a set of walls placed around otherwise expansive creative musical minds.
If you wanted to sell music around the world twenty years ago, you needed to get picked up by a major label. That meant demo tapes, postal services, and constant performing on tours. That was all a ton of fun, but extremely hard work and very expensive, besides. That’s where music distribution online comes in.
A quick bit of advice on how both new and established bands can improve their online marketing efforts to better engage their audience.