Getting More Media Coverage and Better Gigs

Just a short one today but a goodie nevertheless. Once you get a show, ask the promoter to share their media list with you so that you can promote the gig. Most promoters will be happy to share as it’s in their interest for you to get the gig...

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Going Viral

Going viral, sometimes also called “word of mouse”; we’ve all heard of it, but how can we do it? What Does It Mean? As the name suggests it means, spreading like a virus. If one person catches it, they spread it to 10 other who then each spread it...

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Making the Most of YouTube

We all know that YouTube is good for promoting our music. But how can we use it to best advantage. If you haven’t already set up a YouTube channel see here for how. If you haven’t done it, you should. YouTube is the number one music discovery channel for younger...

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Other Promotion Ideas

I know it’s a short one today but hopefully a worthwhile one I’ve already spoken about press and radio promotion along with Facebook and Twitter. Now I want to give you some other ideas. Hey Mr DJ Get a DJ to remix your music and share it on Mixcloud....

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Media Promotion

If you have a big advertising budget and can afford a PR firm then by all means feel free to skip this post. However, for the rest of us, there are definitely things we can do for ourselves. Even if you CAN afford the big boys it’s good to...

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Twitter Again

OK. Carrying on from last time….. Respond to Critics If someone says some negative, acknowledge what they say. Try to find the truth in it and thank them for their comment/feedback. You may just turn and enemy into your biggest supporter if you’re diplomatic enough. DON’T get into slanging...

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Tweet Tweet – More Twitter

We’ve covered Twiiter before but I wanted to add some more details especially about how to get more followers. As with Facebook, quality is better than quantity when it comes to Twitter followers.  It’s better to have followers who actually read and respond to what you write rather than just...

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Music Theory – part 3

Intervals The interval between two notes is their distance apart as tabulated below: Same octave (less than 8 notes apart One octave (8 notes) above C – C (same note) unison C – C’ octave C – D 2nd C – D’ 9th C – E 3rd C – E’ 10th...

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Music Publishers

Music publishers exist to develop, protect and give value to music. Publishers sign song writers, not bands or artists so only the writers in your band need one. Much like record companies they will have no interest in you unless they are sure you will make them money. Publisher’s...

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Copyright

“Copyright is the means by which those who make and own creative works (e.g. music and literature) can control who makes use of their work and the circumstances in which it is used, to ensure that the integrity and value of the work is respected.” In the UK a...

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