10 Free Music Promotion Tips – Part II

Music promotion isn’t as hard as one thinks, especially if you’re the clever musician who know how to play to his strengths. The below tips are free and affordable and can get you started with your job.

  1. Make everything you do an event. What holiday is near?  Is it a band member birthday? An anniversary near?
  2. Consider the internet your new best friend. Study it, learn from it, explore it and use it
  3. Run contests for best poster design or homemade video. Share all the entries on the web.
  4. Produce monthly or even weekly podcasts.  Consider having it produced cheaply or in trade for tickets, etc, by a local college DJ.
  5. Do anything you can think of to enhance the consumer experience.
  6. Give stuff away – backstage passes, seat upgrades, seats on stage, tix to the sound check, mp3’s of live songs.
  7. In the entertainment business, perception can be reality. Is your show the biggest, best, loudest, “most talked about”?  Then be sure to tell the world that it is.
  8. Enhance and monetize the hard core fan experience with a Platinum level fan club that offers exclusive downloads, pre-orders, insider news, preferred seating at shows, etc.
  9. Don’t just send announcements to the main stream press but include bloggers, internet radio, record stores, colleges and even large offices.
  10. Meet your fans face to face and ask them for feedback but how you can serve them better.

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