So you want to be the next Justin Bieber, Adele or Psy, but you’re not sure what things new musicians should be doing on the internet to promote yourself? Have no fear, you can do better and get discovered from the comfort of your bedroom.
It’s such an exciting time to be a musician. You can write and publish your song to a global audience without a record company. You have all the tools you need to push your music out there.
Here are 5 Things New Musicians Should Be Doing on the Internet.
- Get your own YouTube Channel
Superstars like Psy, Justin Bieber, and Weeknd were all found on YouTube.
If you’re interested in getting your music to millions of people globally, then you need to create a YouTube channel.
- Join Last.fm
One of the easiest ways of getting new fans to be obsessed with your music is by adding your music to Last.fm.
Last.fm makes it easy for users to add your music to their playlist along with popular bands that they already love and listen to.
One of the ways of getting the most out of Last.fm is by joining groups related to your genre or region. This is one of the ways of reaching out to reaching out to the right people who will like your band or make recommendations for your band.
- Be active on Reddit Music
Reddit is known as the front-page of the internet. Anything that goes viral on Reddit will go viral globally. With Reddit Music, new musicians can share their music to get a genuine feel and feedback from the community.
You do need a tough skin when the criticisms come barging down on your door. Be respectful and authentic and you will do just great.
Here are our top rules for sharing music on Reddit as a new musician:
- Be honest and human.Use your own account and be honest about what you do.Don’t use a fake account pretending to be a random fan who just found the new Ed Sheeran. Show people that you are real and they will identify with you.
- Be unique.Don’t do what every other person does. Use a unique title, not a click bait title. Try to evoke curiosity. Say things that engage others.
- Join Spotify
Just like Last.fm, you need to join Spotify so your music can be included in their huge library of artists. Spotify takes the listening experience for users to a whole new level.
They have a tool called Discover that allows users to find music similar to the ones they are currently playing.
Playlisting is the process where music fans find new artists via a curated playlist.
Everyone has a playlist including top music influencers. Find a way to connect with popular playlists or those within your niche. Follow them and show appreciation. Be the fan.
Don’t pitch. Get geeky and friendly. Establish a relationship.
Once this is done, contact the playlist curators and make a pitch for your music.
- Use smart hashtags on Twitter
Twitter is still being used by millions of people to discover music. As a new musician, you can allow them to discover your music by using hashtags that relate to your genre like #music #country.
Also be active on hot music hashtag days like #MusicMonday when searching for new exposure.
One unwritten rule with Twitter that says “if you share my content, I will share your”. Don’t always go online expecting people to share and follow you. Interact with other people and share their music as well.
The trick here is to stick within your niche. So if you love rock music. Help other rock artists RT their music to fans. Be interesting and connect with others.
- Spread your music on Dozmia Mobile
Most people can’t live without listening to music on their mobile so it’s a wise choice to spread your music on popular music apps like Dozmia that recommends new music based on what users already liked or have listened to in the past.
It’s a bit new but it has lots of users. You can simply signup now and lock down your niche before it gets crowded.
Ready to take your music to the next level?
Flip open that computer and start promoting