In this day and age (2015), how should a happily obscure musician promote his music to a small audience? [more inside]
I just posted the second episode of my podcast and alerted my friends on social media and message boards. I want to reach out to the larger world though. The podcast is freeform (inspired by WFMU, John Peel, Henry Rollins) but so far has had a general focus of avant-garde and "new music" (inspired in part by John Schaefer's New Sounds). Are there sites/communities where I can let people know I exist without making it seem like spamming?
I've been asked by my employer to make a flash drive containing a self-contained slideshow with music (that he can give to prospective clients) that is both elegant and easy to open. It needs to work on both Mac and PC. [more inside]
Will my album get more exposure if it exists as a CD? [more inside]
Exploring offer for a podcasting gig with a music label, but I have no agent - how do I proceed? [more inside]
I'm been using both Google Adwords and a Facebook ad to promote an new album, but I think I'm using weak "keywords". Could I get the Metafilter community to look at a few no budget videos I've made to help me figure out "better" keywords to advertise my music? Or am I just wasting my money? [more inside]
Can someone locate the complete playlist of a cassette that was included with the purchase of a Mercury Marquis station wagon in 1984? [more inside]
Who can I contact regarding a Snapple endorsement / sponsorship for a touring UK band? I have searched the internet for an e-mail address or phone number to no avail. Any help much appreciated. Thank you!
A friend of mine owns a record store and is curious about the legalities of giving away monthly mixed CDs. Each disc would feature 10 or so artists connected on a theme (female folk, avant garde jazz, little-known world, etc.) of artists he's featuring that month. No charge for the CDs. Basically, it's like the CDs you get with Mojo or CMJ. Legal? He's in Canada. What if they're "free with any purchase". Legal?
My mom is a singer/songwriter. She asked for some help with some online-marketing, website-redesign etc type ideas, and I said "sure"! She's now got me hooked up with a whole list of "tasks" that are really beyond my skillset, and interests, and has set it up for me as a 20-hr per week job (since I'm only working part-time). I'm sure there are people who'd love to do this as an internship (she's even willing to pay!), who are interested in music/music promotion -- what are they called, how can I find them, and how do I convince my mom that she'd be better-served hiring them? [more inside]
How to promote my weird noise and improvisation workshop/event in San Francisco? [more inside]
Hi all - How would you get the attention of radio programmers to play a terrific independently produced recording? [more inside]
I need some 'out of the box' thinking on some different ideas to promote a local (to Clearwater) band's upcoming live performances. [more inside]
The singer I've been working with is travelling to the US from Europe in March, and I'm submitting an application to SXSW. I'm stuck on this question: "How do you plan to promote your show if selected?" [more inside]
Where can we get our hands on some music videos for use in a non-profit college-style media show? [more inside]
What indie labels should my band pursue? [more inside]
Advice for a beginning musician in terms of networking and promotion? [more inside]
How I do I turn my audience into loyal fans? We have several concerts coming up, and though we've got a handle on promoting shows (getting people to come out), our questions are: (1) how do we get them to run home and tell their friends to go to our next show? (2) and how do we learn more about people who come? Looking for personal experiences from concert-goers and tips from musicians and other industries - [more inside]
Will it be worthwhile to attend SXSW in order to promote my album? [more inside]
How can I promote a small CD release on the extremely cheap? [more inside]
I'm looking for advice on effective live music promotion and building a following. Also: flyers? [more inside]
How to become a music promoter? [more inside]
I just started up a clubnight in my university town. Everybody who's been has had a good time, but they are far too few. I need ideas... [more inside]
I'm the webmaster (well, host is more like it) for a band of talented young men with whom I attend high school. They're having a concert in an auditorium with seating for over 500 and I'd like to see it filled. How do you go about promoting a small local band's concert? [mi] [more inside]
MusicianFilter: What should I do with my recordings? [MI]
How do I go about finding how many different number/letter combinations are possible with the 10-digit codes on the iTunes Pepsi bottles?
How do I go about finding how many different number/letter combinations are possible with the 10-digit codes on the iTunes Pepsi bottles? [more] [more inside]