As an emerging artist, you are a lot like a start-up business. Building a successful business requires takes hard work, time, and persistence. Like everyday entrepreneurs, you are responsible for your career’s success. Smart musicians know how to properly brand themselves and navigate the
Releasing a single is one of the best ways to generate interest in your music and attract new fans. Some artists have built massive fan bases and revenue from a hit single; however, there’s a lot more that goes into successfully releasing a single than just posting it to your Soundcloud
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Publicity is a powerful tool to increase awareness of your music, build your image, and grow your brand. While many emerging artists know they need publicity, they have misconceptions about how publicity works and how it fits into their overall marketing plan. Some even think that publicity is the magic component to catapult their
Beyonce’ has done it again with the release of “Formation”. She is a marketing genius that slays every time. The execution of her “Formation” release was in one of Bey’s favorite words “flawless.” Within 48 hours, she released the “Formation” video, did an awesome performance at the Super Bowl, and announced her “Formation” tour. While
It’s 2016 and you have decided that this is your year to break out and make an impact in the music industry. While many people are optimistic with high expectations in January, they lose their enthusiasm and slack on their goals as the year goes on. If you want to make 2016 a successful year,
As an artist, defining your brand starts with your music. You can have the best marketing campaign in the world, but if the music isn’t right your marketing will not work. Marketing starts with a quality product. You must produce a quality product that resonates with people in order to build your fan base.
Social media is always evolving and ever changing. There is always a new platform that’s popping up and giving you another way to connect with people. Enter Periscope- the new kid on the block. Periscope is a live broadcasting app that allows you to interact and engage with people in real-time. While you may
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Billboard. Rolling Stone. Spin magazine. Musicians dream of getting massive amounts of publicity and everyone knowing their names, but getting press as an emerging artist can be tough. Journalists and bloggers are inundated with pitches from artists seeking to be featured in their publications. There’s an art and a science to securing press that many
Street team marketing is a form of guerilla marketing that is used to raise awareness of your music among your target fans. Street teams were heavily used by hip hop labels to promote their albums. Labels hired reps to hang up poster and flyers to let people in the streets know about their new releases.
A loyal fanbase is essential to have a long, successful music career. In recent years, we have seen some superstar artists generate high album sales with little prior promotion and charge hundreds of dollars for concert tickets due to their loyal fanbases. The value of a loyal fan is far greater than a casual listener.