Posts Tagged ‘promo’

There’s no point in playing a show if no one shows up. Just listing a show on your Facebook Page will not bring people. Bands sometimes think that all they need to do is go on tour and get their shows listed on the venue’s website and people will magically show up because they are a ‘touring band’ far away from home. You must understand that venues do not promote their shows. They can’t. They have just too many. It is the reason Venues work with Promoters or expect bands to bring 100% of the crowd.


by Dylan Welsh  Nov 17, 2014 12:00 PM
The sheer number of tasks that need to be completed on any given day can overwhelm anybody involved in music professionally. In today’s industry, most musicians end up wearing many different hats in order to make ends meet. Everywhere you go, independent artists have to not only write and perform the music, but record it, market it, book shows, and do their own press. Getting organized is essential to avoid getting bogged down by tasks and overwhelmed to the point of stagnation. Below are five tasks that you can add to your daily to-do list that will without a doubt put you closer to achieving your goals. (more…)


There’s nothing more frustrating than spending time and energy on an email campaign only to earn a dismal and depressing open rate.

What’s the point in stealing time out of your busy schedule to send out carefully crafted emails when no one’s going to even read them?

That would be like me writing this article and then leaving it in my Google Drive folder never to be seen by another pair of eyes. What a waste of my impressive skill and creativity!

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but If no one is opening your emails there’s likely a reason (or 5) why.

This article will show you 5 reasons why your emails are not being read and how you can start your open rate on the upward climb.


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The 5 Real Reasons Nobody’s Opening your Emails – Advanced Lead Generation Marketing Blog.

Jerry Seinfeld is arguably one of the most successful comedians of our time. Wealthy beyond words, he ran his smash hit show ‘Seinfeld’ year after year which snapped up countless awards and all without ever running short of material.

So how did he do it? The answer is actually much simpler than you may think and it’s a proven method to helping you effectively smash any goal you set for 2015.
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Smash any goal for 2015 using the Seinfeld Strategy – DIY Musician Blog DIY Musician Blog.

Facebook officially kills organic reach for brands, making all your Page “Likes” useless.

We realized this a while back and have started using other methods to reach our local audience.  What methods are you using to avoid paying for posts?

 4 Signs you’re not ready to sign with a Major Label.

Indie Bible January Newsletter – 43 places to promote your music & article on differences between ASCAP, BMI, etc…The contacts listed are sorted into FIVE sections: 

1. Publications, Review Websites and Music Blogs that will REVIEW your music
2. Radio Stations, Shows and Podcasts that will PLAY your songs
3. Labels, Vendors, Distributors and Promotional Services that will help you to SELL your CD
4. Websites where you can UPLOAD your band’s MP3s or videos
5. Helpful Resources for recording artists 

Music Promotion, Marketing and Distribution Newsletter – January 2015.

How NOT to pitch your music to journalists…excerpt…

[This post was written by Jhoni Jackson and it originally appeared on the SonicBids Blog.]

Pitches from brand new bands and artists not tied to a public relations company are unarguably the ones that catch the most skepticism from journalists. Sometimes it only takes an unfamiliar name amid an avalanche of emails from recognizable PR reps for a writer to pass you over. If they’ve actually opened your message, then any sort of blunder could easily cost you.

Does that sound harsh? It’s not, really. I can’t speak for everyone, but generally, journalists aren’t unnecessarily mean; it’s just that there is more music than there are writers. There are expectations about the quality of music, of course, but also the presentation of your inquiry. Outlined here are five general types of pitches to avoid, and the mistakes commonly found within them. Keep them in mind when getting your pitch together, and you’ll better the likelihood of receiving a response….

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5 types of emails all music journalists hate getting from bands DIY Musician Blog

3 things to boost fan engagement 3 easy and creative fan engagement ideas for 2015 – DIY Musician Blog DIY Musician Blog.

17 Things Local Bands Just Don’t Get | Digital Music NewsDigital Music News.