Here are seven music marketing links you might find helpful …
1) Ariel’s 3G Music Marketing Formula
In Email Newsletter Best Practices for Musicians, Ariel Hyatt lays out a simple formula for the messages you send to your fans. She calls it the “3 G’s Formula,” which consists of Greeting, Guts, and Getting.
2) Your Album on a Billboard Chart?
Hugh McIntyre says right up front that it isn’t easy, but if chart-topping success is your goal, here are some strategies to get you there.
3) The 3 Biggest Social Media Mistakes Musicians Make
In this live video replay, I spell out the major screw-ups I see artists make all too often on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more.
4) How to Do Facebook Live Right
If you’re not using Facebook Live to reach music fans, you’re missing out. Here are eight great tips for a successful and engaging broadcast.
5) Steve Vai on How to Be Successful
Watch this video to hear Steve’s timeless advice for musicians. He discusses why you should cultivate and focus on your strengths, the main thing that holds most musicians back, and the first step to making progress.
6) Grow and Engage Your Audience
Whitney Asher offers solid advice on how to attract fans and build your music career. Here’s a golden nugget: start with a list of places where you like to discover new artists, then flip it around and consider how people can find you in those places. So obvious … and so overlooked.
7) Celebrating Thanksgiving Songs
It’s Thanksgiving week in the U.S., which makes it a perfect time to highlight songs about the holiday. Billboard does a good job of that here. Take a bite of “Groovy Gravy” by Quincy Jones or “Stuffy Turkey” by Thelonius Monk.
Also give a quick listen to “Thankful,” my funny Thanksgiving gratitude song, recorded live in front of a receptive audience.
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For More Inspiration …
Here are three more resources that will power up your creative juices and help you thrive as an artist:
Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook
201 Self-Promotion Ideas for Songwriters, Musicians and Bands on a Budget
The Five-Minute Music Marketer
151 Easy Music Promotion Activities That Take 5 Minutes or Less
The 9 Irrefutable Laws of Music Marketing
How the Most Successful Acts Promote Themselves, Attract Fans, and Ensure Their Long-Term Success
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