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Bretstradamus 2012-09-23 00:55

Music Promotion/Discovery
 
I know this topic has been brought up before, since the internet is in a constant state of change I figured I'll start a new thread. How do you most of you promote your music online, what sites work the best for you and what sites don't? I'm going to try Jango soon, I'm also trying out thesixtyone.com, last.fm, and facebook among others, haven't spent enough time to see any results yet. What works for you guys?

Bretstradamus 2012-09-23 00:57

Someday I'll try Pandora too, though you have to have a physical CD available on amazon.com to do so. Anyone had any luck with Pandora?

charlycharlzz 2012-09-23 01:17

when my friends and me started doing web'radio shows we did sticker , flyers and cd's and whent in the streets around swiss to do the promo so we could have local internet support first and then in clubs and different places !

Benedict 2012-09-23 02:13

I did Jango for a few months and got some "fans" but I couldn't trace a single sale to to a listener. The site is pretty good so in itself I'd recommend it, but as for making money then...

We are all looking for that magic place where real people go to find new music they want to OWN.

:)

Bretstradamus 2012-09-23 02:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by charlycharlzz (Post 1142852)
when my friends and me started doing web'radio shows we did sticker , flyers and cd's and whent in the streets around swiss to do the promo so we could have local internet support first and then in clubs and different places !

The music I'm promoting at the moment is different than my band, it's just my own personal productions so I won't be playing any shows with this music. It's actually a test to see how far online only promotions can go.

Bretstradamus 2012-09-23 02:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by Benedict (Post 1142885)
I did Jango for a few months and got some "fans" but I couldn't trace a single sale to to a listener. The site is pretty good so in itself I'd recommend it, but as for making money then...

We are all looking for that magic place where real people go to find new music they want to OWN.

:)

I've heard good and bad stories about Jango, won't know myself until I try it. Nobody buys music anymore, so my current goal is simply to round up any potential fans and make sure I can contact them again in the future.

SoundEnvisions 2012-09-23 02:47

what about youtube?

ayello 2012-09-23 03:23

http://www.cdbaby.com/
http://bandcamp.com/

I use bandcamp , i 'm very satisfied with.

Best,
Michel

charlycharlzz 2012-09-23 06:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by thebretisdead (Post 1142886)
The music I'm promoting at the moment is different than my band, it's just my own personal productions so I won't be playing any shows with this music. It's actually a test to see how far online only promotions can go.


there is something i did anderstand a will ago : for most music Kids and teenages are the promo!
go on the blogs kids go and put a free track of yours, also if kids go to forums go to that forum pick up a girl and say : hello by random you just won a free track from me and post it to her !

but you also got to open all these and try to link most of them so you do not have to open all of these to send the same promo : youtube , facebook , twitter , live, g-mail and that new google friend thing ,
discog , myspace ect ...! to promote a thing it take like a full day at least to create and post and then everyday you have to re-post it again it is hard work so courage !

Benedict 2012-09-23 08:10

I have Bandcamp and the structure is very good and pretty kind to musicians's art. Easy enough to put their album widget in other sites. (In what is probably a good move) there is virtually no promotion of artists so you have to bring your own fans.

I did the CD Baby/iTunes thing with a recent album and far as I know no iTunes sales but a few from CD Baby with no promo so that isn't all bad.

:)


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