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Whether you’re part of a band or you create EDM tracks, you should be taking full advantage of the internet. Technology hasn’t just brought around new ways to create music. The internet has a plethora of resources that can help music creators build their career.
Using the internet can help you build hype around your music. If you dream of getting into the industry, you can even start your career from scratch using tools on the web. Here are some of the ways the internet can help you if you’re a musician.
Share Your Music
All musicians use the internet to connect with fans, as well as attracting new ones. YouTube is a good place to start. You can upload your recordings and live shows for potential fans to find and enjoy.
You should also be using SoundCloud. It’s one of the most popular music sharing sites- especially for hip-hop and EDM artists. Many musicians launch careers off the back of their YouTube and SoundCloud followings.
You can also get your music added to streaming services like Spotify, even as an unsigned artist. Try to make your music as accessible as possible, as you never know where new fans might find it.
Produce Discs And Merchandise
It’s easier than ever for musicians to create customized merchandise thanks to the internet. There are many sites out there which can put your logo on t-shirts, mugs, bumper stickers, and more.
You can also get physical music copies produced online. All you need to do is provide your master disc to a service such as Nationwide disc duplication. You can get your CDs or vinyl discs printed with your choice of artwork to start distributing.
Once you get your discs and merchandise created online, you can start selling to fans. Many concert-goers like to buy merchandise at live shows. You could also build an online store for your followers.
The internet makes it easy to reach out to influential figures and generate more buzz for your music. There are tons of music blogs out there who love discovering and reviewing new music. You may want to send your tracks to bloggers to review, or even invite them to live shows.
Don’t just stop at bloggers, though. You could also contact music vloggers on YouTube, or even try to get your music used in people’s videos. It’s also worth reaching out to music podcasts, as many would be happy to interview an upcoming musician or play new music.
Social media isn’t just useful for sharing music. It’s the best way to connect with fans and reach out to new ones.
The best networks to start with are Facebook and Twitter. You can post links to your music which followers can share to even more people. You can also share news of upcoming live shows and events.
You can get creative with social media. For example, many musicians use SnapChat to give fans behind the scenes pictures and videos. You might even want to create blogs and share them across social media.
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