Disc Makers Blog manager, Andre Calilhanna, sat down for a Zoom interview with Ariel Hyatt, founder of Cyber PR and author of the new book, The Ultimate Guide To Music Publicity. Read the post.
Musician, author, educator, and music industry consultant Bobby Borg gives advice about what to include in your band bio and how to make it work for your website, press materials, and Instagram. Read the post.
Building your music career shouldn’t require you to put yourself in debt. Use these three strategies to create affordable experiments to launch your act and your career. Read the post.
When being interviewed, it’s important to promote your music, merch, and more while being entertaining. Follow these steps to prepare ahead of time so you can maximize your message. Read the post.
To boost the effectiveness of your marketing, you need to understand the four different types of media channels. In this article, we explain how to make the most of paid and earned media to get the message out about your music. Read the post.
To boost the effectiveness of your marketing, you need to understand the four different types of media channels. Each requires a different approach and in this article, we explain how to use the first two to get the message out about your music. Read the post.
To build or grow your following and help others discover your music, you should target niches. To market this effectively, you need to know your target niche’s culture and the type of entertainment they love. Read the post.
Publicity doesn’t “just happen” when you just release your music or do something newsworthy. Most stories in the media are promoted through publicity strategies done behind the scenes. Read the post.
When it comes to getting free promotion, one of the most effective techniques is piggybacking. With the help of hashtags, you can join conversations and increase your outreach, introducing you and your music to potential new fans and followers. Read the post.
Even if you’re just starting out, you already have what you need to promote on social media and build a following using strategies outlined in this post. Read the post.
Making money with music through booking, licensing, and media opportunities can only happen if people know how to contact you. Follow this checklist so you don’t miss any money-making and publicity-generating opportunities. Read the post.
When emailing music bloggers, there are a lot of factors that go into whether or not your emails get read. These best practices can improve your chances of getting noticed and taken seriously. Read More.
Musical gifts are not meant to be kept to ourselves, which means at some point you’re going to have to deal with connecting with your audience: AKA the consumers of your musical product. Read more.
As a music publicist, I’ve worked with a lot of bands and musical acts. In more than a few cases, I’d say the artist’s interview skills could have used a tweak or two. Allow me to share some interview tips that will make you way better at giving interviews and help you get the most out of every one. Read more.
Most bands do a traditional media campaign (newspapers, magazines, radio), as well as a new media campaign (podcasts, music blogs, MP3s). Music publicity is not just compiling lists and following steps mechanically, it should be fun and is a chance to channel the same creativity you put into your music to build a buzz. Read more.