The M.I.C. is the latest and largest blog information on promoting and marketing your music in any market. Here you will learn what you have to do step by step and take in the profits!
By: Shannon "Ba'K" Roundtree
If you dare to be great it starts with learning your market and fulfilling it with precision and poise. I will teach you everything you need to know about the music business. I will start with the best practices, then I will evolve into some more creative options. Follow these steps and you will get paid for what you love to do. Make music!
So the DJ calls your name and you're next to perform at your local artist hot spot. You get to the stage and you tell the DJ to "Spin dat Sh*t."! Great job you're ready to perform for the audience. Who is the audience? Where are they from? Did they come to have a good time? How many artist are there performing tonight? Did you come with your team? Audience engaement is important to getting new fans in a venue like this. The more turntup you are the more likely you are to having a blazing performance and getting the people in the building to want to be a part of your movement. So, before you start to perform introduce yourself and findout who is in the building it's O.K. to asks questions!
Great job you got the audience involved with your performance you're moving through your set and the crowd is feeling you. You noticed some people nodding their heads, ladies dancing and people recording you on their social media. Stay lit and give your performance the best you can because you never know who my get a hold of your performance. Make mental notes or if you have a crew with you make sure they make those notes for you of who's participating with you. Once you finish performing for the crowd give the DJ a shout and the venue and ask the crowd to tip the severs of the building. To show some love!
Now it's time for you to show some love! Make sure you have promotional material with you and as you walk off the stage start to engage with those there in the venue passing out promotional items, taking pictures, exchanging business cards, following each other on social media and connecting with you're new fans. You never know who's in the Crowd.......... . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Engage with the audience, Let them know you are there for them!
Things to consider
Do you have any contacts within the music industry?
Do you have any contacts within the entertainment industry?
Why should consumers choose your music over the numerous other artists on the market?
Do you have social media?
Do you have any videos of you performing?
Do you know every single venue within 200 miles of where you live that will allow you to perform there?
Do you have a complete CD or EP worth of material?
Do you have a media kit prepared in case journalists contact you about your body of work explaining to them who you are and what you are bringing to the market?
Have you put up flyers and posters around your town and nearby metro areas?
Have you employed a street team to get the word out on your performances?
Has your work been used in any low budget films or in commercials in your area?
If you can answer yes or have a amazing reason to all these questions then you are headed in the right direction!
If you answered noor don't have a compelling reason to any of these questions, then you have some work to do. Contact EverythingDMV for a FREE CONSULTATION!
How to start a music career
I remember when I first got started in the music industry, it wasn't pretty! Day in and day out I would check the stats on my website to see that I only had one view for the day, "talk about disappointed", I was crushed. So I'm going to help you avoid the mistakes I made when pursuing my passion in music. It can be difficult to break into the music industry, especially when you don’t have personal connections or an extensive resume. The good news is that it’s possible and it doesn’t matter how old you are, or where you live. That means you will have to already have a fan base, will need to have some songs under your belt, and will have to prove you can generate an income from your music.
Why Do You Need To Learn The Business Side Of The Music Industry!
Creating a good quality product is only half of the battle, the other half is the promotion. Promoting your music is the process of raising awareness of your product, and making people want to buy it. If you don’t put an equal amount of time and effort into this side of things (If not more), you probably won’t get the kind of results you were hoping for. I recommend you largely perfect your art before you try to showcase your musical talent. Ensure that you have your style down, and you are happy with the music you’re producing. The first thing I always advise people to do? Set up their own .com website.
So what many tend to do is only focus in on those that have something instantly appealing about them. This is how you can give yourself the advantage over other musicians. As a matter of fact, most labels are more inclined to sign artists that have proven success in attracting and maintaining an audience through social networking. A music production company is a business that is in charge of, or responsible for, the production and delivery of master recordings of songs ready for manufacture and commercial release. It's imperative for you to be educated in the business and hire qualified, experienced professionals to help you carry on your business in a professional and businesslike fashion.
To be continued.............