Ben Sword, founder and head of MusicMarketing.com brings us what he calls “the most exciting new feature in the history of YouTube features.” Now you can add an active link to your website in your video. Your video plays, a button pops up, and viewers can click on it and land on your website. That’s a pretty awesome way to increase traffic and interaction with new and existing fans. Read more.
Even though lots of indie artists are satisfied staying independent, many musicians I meet would like to get noticed by a label. Personally I don’t focus too much on “label obsessed” marketing, so you can use this same trick to reach journalists, radio stations, bloggers, and all manner of influential people who can help push your music forward. Read More.
If you’ve done research on music marketing, you’ve heard you need to be on social media “engaging” with your fans. I’ll admit, I wasn’t sure why I needed to bother until I discovered the “check move” theory, which tells us that the more positive interactions fans take with an artist, the closer the connection will be, and that will ultimately lead to more support. Read more.
There is this famous restaurant in London we’ve had our eye on for years, but every time I try to book, they are totally full up and we are disappointed. This Christmas we thought we would try one more time, only to be told that “the earliest opening is in the middle of January!” So, rather downhearted, I once again had to tell wifey that her husband had failed her. But clever wifey said, “Why don’t you write them a song, and beg!” So that’s what I did… Read more.
If you’ve ever dabbled in the wonderful world of online music marketing, chances are you set up a musician blog at some point. After playing with the fonts and colors for seven hours (or was that just me?), you got to work eagerly bashing away at the keyboard week after week until finally that sinking feeling hits you… “Hot dang… Nobody is reading my shizzle!” 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.
Music success doesn’t come easy, but the truth is we often get in our own way – don’t fall prey to these music career killers! Read more.