There is no formula to create viral videos – the very nature of viral content is that it’s out of your control – but there are best practices you can use for all the videos you release. Read More.
Instagram has added a streaming video tool. Here are six tips to get you started using the Instagram Live feature to its fullest. Read More.
YouTube Cards and End Screens give your viewers a call to action and make your YouTube channel more effective in turning viewers into fans. Read More.
Creative, free music promotion tactics can be just as effective as your musical creativity when it comes to success as an independent musician. Read More.
Success comes from the flow between your different music promotion strategies. Your social media growth, your live performances, your YouTube videos, your email list, your music sales – they all funnel into and loop back to one another. Read more.
Our April Disc Makers Twitter Chat focused on music promotion tips featuring Dave Kusek, teacher, author, music industry visionary, and founder of Berklee Online. See what Dave had to say in this #DMchat. Read more.
There is no single strategy to promote your music and grow your fan base. Your music promotion should resemble a gearbox with different strategies working together to raise awareness. Read more.
As an independent music artist, what can you do to maximize your music promotion and overall revenue? At last year’s New Music Seminar, Disc Makers and CD Baby president Tony van Veen shared nine music promotion lessons he’s learned that every artist can easily implement to maximize gig sales, drive download purchases, and increase overall music sales. Read more.
For all of you bloggers out there – and those of you looking for blogging tips or wondering how to start a blog – our good friend Chris Rockett at PromoteYourMusic.net just published a massive post that answers the $10,000 question: “What are the secrets of entertaining blogging?” More than 20 indie music movers and shakers weighed in with their music marketing advice, and Rockett assembled all the answers in his post. Read more.
An independent artist has to constantly put out material that is going to interest and evoke a response from your audience. So it’s not just releasing music, though certainly you can do that pretty easily – the tools are there for you to put out a song a week if you wanted to. Be it video content or blog content or tour diaries, there are plenty of avenues for you to consistently produce content that will draw your audience in and keep them engaged. Read more.
Ben Sword interviewed Disc Makers and CD Baby CEO and President Tony van Veen (in which he reveals that Tony is his hero), and the two explore topics ranging from time travel (kind of) to digital music, music distribution, music marketing, and getting a music manager. Read more.