Promoters, bookers, venues and fans - they all know the difference between a free web page (MySpace, Facebook, Bandcamp, Tumblr) and a professional artist website (www.YOU.com
). Social media sites are super-important, but they are not your home base on the web. Get your own domain name and build a website where you have complete control. It's one of the first steps to becoming a professional musician.
2, Spamming Fans
You can scream "Buy my album!" from a rooftop all day long, but you'd have better luck politely knocking on doors with a piping-hot apple pie and a smile. Every time you approach someone online and say, "Buy my album" or "Check out my music," you are essentially spamming them. On the other hand, if you first build a relationship with your online followers by offering something of value (friendship, information, free stuff, apple pie) then you establish a relationship--a relationship that will lead to many selling opportunities down the line.
3, Not Staying Up-to-Date
The quickest way to get ignored online is to let your website gather dust. Nothing says, "My band broke up, or I don't care about self-promotion" like an out-of-date website. Make sure your last blog post wasn't in 2006. Make sure your gig calendar is up-to-date, and make sure your photo gallery is filled with recent pictures. This way your fans can get to know you and your music better.
4, Not Maintaining a Fan List
Your fans want to connect with you. They want the inside scoop. They want special offers and they want to feel a part of something. Give them a chance to sign up to your newsletter on your website. A Facebook post might only reach 2-5% of your Facebook fans, but an email newsletter will land in almost every email box you send it to. Email will always be the most personal way you can communicate with your fans.
A Post By: Cornelius White
SAINTS!!!!!! Im working on my website, looking for artists who would
like to share their videos with the world!!! Christian MUSIC ONLY!!!! www.KLEENATION.com please comment with your youtube video URL!!! We Support!!!! if you
would like me to post your digital album on sale as well, inbox me the
album title (you must be registered with CD BABY!!!) May God continue to
Bless what ever it is you put your hands to in Jesus Name AMEN
HELLO SAINTS!!!!!! Im working on my website, looking for artists who would like to share their videos with the world!!! Christian MUSIC ONLY!!!! www.KLEENATION.com please comment with your youtube video URL!!! We Support!!!! if you would like me to post your digital album on sale as well, inbox me the album title (you must be registered with CD BABY!!!) May God continue to Bless what ever it is you put your hands to in Jesus Name AMEN
Hello Blogger Family and Friends, I know it has been a while since I've posted a blog. I just want to let you all know that I am still on the grind and in Ministry. All is well with me. However some of you may know that I was recently in a car accident. The car was totaled, but thank God I am still alive. As I stand firmly in my faith, I trust God's word which says in Romans 8:28, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose". We might not understand why he do what He do at times, but I know that He has a purpose for me and I have yet to fulfill that purpose. I want to personally thank you for your prayers and your support through this time and season of my life. God blessings to you all.