Are you struggling with your music marketing strategy online? Do you feel like everything that you are doing is wrong? You are not alone. Marketing your music online is not easy. Luckily we are blessed with people who are knowledgeable about this topic. The New Standard is a web show by Platinum Producer Dj Pain 1 and touring manager/Blogger ShaH Evans. I believe that this will be a weekly Read entire story.
You spend the day scanning the bigger blogs dreaming about being posted there. You envision record deals waiting in your inbox. You visualize having Kanye West open for you. You have truly made it! You hear a buzzing sound in the distance that catches your attention. Stumbling over a constructed tower of CDs, you clumsily approach your phone. The irritating sound that you heard is your alarm Read entire story.
I wanted to put together a simple resource for those that handle blog submissions. Finding out what sites post your content is vital to your success as an artist. There are tons of hip-hop blogs available for artists that crave blog coverage. It seems like a new blog pops up every week. The process of submitting music to these outlets is very stressful. I have spent hours upon hours Read entire story.
Wordsmith is an artist that I have been following for nearly a decade and I marvel at his work ethic and his ability to reinvent himself. Recently I reached out to the busy emcee/father and he shared some great information on his latest album and the importance of music licensing. You can follow along with the interview below. You can purchase his latest album, Blue Collar Recital, via Read entire story.
Independent artists have to be very strategic and smart when deciding where to spend their money on marketing, as they don’t have the benefit of having a big budget from a major label. Even if you did have a huge budget, there are still many ways to market your brand and music for free. Most artists already use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social networks to market their music, but here Read entire story.
When do hip hop bloggers check their email? As an artist I know how difficult it is to find credible hip-hop blogs to submit your material to. I thought that I simplified the process by compiling over 400 hip-hop blogs for artists to submit their music to. Two years ago I had the opportunity to write a blog post on this topic for Artistic Manifesto (Blog Basics: When Do Bloggers Check Their Read entire story.
BeatTips and Superchamp Books today announced The BeatTips Manual will be available for Amazon Kindle and Apple Devices starting December 16. The BeatTips Manual (available at the Kindle Store, iTunes, and BeatTips.com) is the definitive beatmaking guide and one of the most innovative music studies ever published. It offers a serious exploration of the art of beatmaking, hip hop/rap’s chief Read entire story.