Indie Music – The Most Amazing Toolkit Ever!

Hi there and welcome along again to Music2Tattoos! and today I’m going to introduce you to the most amazing set of tools for Indie Music Artists I’ve ever found!!

I was searching around the other day and came across a website that I’d browsed before but never really looked deep in to and what I found astounded me! I know that some part of this amazing toolkit is going to help you with your Music marketing!

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Grab a F!REE Video on Music Marketing for Indie Music Artists be Clicking Here Now!

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John Oszajca is someone I hadn’t heard of before but I certainly have now, he is an Indie Music Marketing genius – there’s no other owrd for it! He has put together a few different programmes that cater for anything an Indie Music Artist could wish for.

How does he know this works? you may ask! Well he’s used it to market his own music and has made a small fortune doing it (there’s proof on his website!). His songs and albums have gone viral, have been marketed through YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Email Marketing and so many more outlets.

I wrote a post a while back saying that Indie Music Artists need as many streams to their music as possible (See the post here!) and John really does cover every possible avenue in his array of tools, ebooks and programmes!

So let me show you what he has on offer…………… click any of the links below to head straight to the relevant page!

 

Firstly there’s his F!REE Video offer that will give you some excellent tips and tools to help with your marketing – and we all like free stuff dont we!!

Then there’s the Music Marketing Manifesto which is his all singing all dancing program that is truly for those who absolutely want to succeed! Only click on this if you absolutely want to succeed with your music career!

Music Insider gives you a true inside view to the Music Industry and shows you how to avoid the pitfalls and traps that stop most people!

If you want to send your music spiralling into the Viral stratosphere then his Viral Music Toolkit is exactly what you need.

And finally he also writes a BLOG with loads of useful hints and tips to help you out!

 

That’s 5 different avenues you can go down to turbo-charge your music career, sky-rocket your music sales and put you firmly on the road to success!

So click on the links above now and see which one is absolutely right for you………. one of them will be!

Until Next Time

Remember to Live Life and Have Fun

Graham

P.S. please make sure you click the links above as I know that one of those programs will be right for you! If nothing else then grab your copy of his FREE MUSIC MARKETING VIDEO now so you can see the awesome stuff he has to offer!

Independent Music Artists – Crowd Funding

Hi All, it’s Graham here once again from Music2Tattoos!

As an independent music artist have you heard of crowd funding? No, don’t worry I hadn’t either until I read the article I’m going to share with you today!

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Check out the Music Marketing Manifesto for a complete blueprint to your music career

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Crowd funding is a completely new area for me and this article help me understand it and I have to say if you are an indie music artist it is definitely worth looking in to! Check out the article below………………….

Sometimes referred to as fanfunding, hyper funding, micropatronage, or other such terms, crowdfunding can be defined as the activity of raising money from the public through individual contributions that are facilitated by a fundraising campaign hosted on one or another Internet website. A handful of third-party fundraising platforms have garnered most of the attention these days, like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, but there are now estimated to be over 500 crowdfunding platforms around the world servicing individuals and organizations of almost every stripe.

At its root, the crowdfunding concept is very simple. You post your project idea on a website that is set up to accept contributions, spread the word about it any way you can, and hope people become interested enough in it to contribute.

There are several general types of crowdfunding models, but only three that seem at all relevant for the independent artist……………………… you can read the rest of this article by Clicking Here Now!

 

Can you believe you can raise capital that way? What a huge opportunity!!

I highly suggest you research this further and get on with it now!

 

Until Next Time

Remember to Live Life and Have Fun

Graham

P.S. Make sure you head over to the Music Marketing Manifesto to get a complete system for marketing you material and making it in the music industry! Go click now!

The Willow Festival – Peterborough

Hi All and Welcome to another post from Music2Tattoos! Today I wanted to introduce you to The Willow Festival in Peterborough, UK.

The Willow Festival is one of europes biggest F!ree music festivals with over 50,000 people attending over the 3 day weekend last year. This years festival is on the weekend of 12th – 14th July! It’s not a festival for big name bands and celebrities; The Willow Festival focuses on unsigned bands from around europe – show casing some awesome talent.

There is plenty of opportunity to see all sorts of bands as there are at least 3 stages (2 outdoor) and last year there were 123 bands on over the weekend. Just in case you get bored there are also the usual extras such as fairground rides, food stands, an alternative shopping village and street entertainers.

To ensure an entertaining mix of bands there are some of the top tribute acts from around the UK on the bill as well as some local cover bands to add some fun to the proceedings!

Just like any good festival you can also camp on site if you want to although places are limited so get in quick. You can get anything from a day pass to a weekend pass, head to the website now for more information.

You can find more details out about all of the fun and entertainment at the willow festival by visitng their website:

www.thewillowfestival.org.uk

They are also on Facebook and Twitter so you can keep up with all of the infomation on there as well!

If you are around Peterborough between July 12th – 14th this year I highly recommend you head down to the Embankment and join in the fun!

Until Next Time

Remember to Live Life and Have Fun!

Graham

P.S. as a personal plug, my band (The Rocket Dogs) are playing at The Willow Festival on the Saturday 🙂

Rocket Dogs @ Willow Festival

The Rocket Dogs Live at The Willow Festival UK

Indie Music Artists – The Power of Email Marketing

Hello there and welcome to the Monday post on Music2Tattoos!

Today I want to offer some information to the Indie Music Artists out there trying to make it in a tough industry and my first question is ‘Do you use email as part of your marketing package?’

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Check out the Music Marketing Manifesto for everything you need to make it as an Indie Music Artist!

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In my experience Email Marketing is something that is missing on so many Indie Musicians websites and yet it is such a powerful way of staying in touch with your audience – Why? I hear you cry………….. well let’s have a look at the 2 main social media ways you can stay in touch……………

Facebook……………… On average people spend 19 minutes per day on Facebook so if you post at the wrong time it may well slip through their timeline and the might not see it!

Twitter………………… Take a look at your Twitter feed and see just how quickly tweets disapear from the page – seconds right? With so many tweets it’s hard to stay on anyones page for long!

Now here’s the beauty of Email Marketing………………. what you send them is in their email box, all you need is a great subject line to get them to open it!! It doesn’t go anywhere, it doesn’t disapear from a feed page it just sits there until they open it! Oh and by the way if you’ve built your website on WordPress (and why wouldn’t you have?) you can get an awesome email autoresponder for free!!!!!

Here’s how simple email marketing for Indie Music Artists can be…………………

  1. Set up the Plugin on WordPress (search for the Wysija Autoresponder) and put the sign up form in prominent places. If you’re website is not built on WordPress you will need a program like Aweber which unfortunately you need to pay for!
  2. Set up the first few autoresponder messages with great content so that people get interested in what you have to say.
  3. Give away some great free info for signing up to your newsletter – an exclusive video or mp3 download would be awesome.
  4. Send everyone from your Facebook and Twitter feeds to your website and ask them to sign-up to the Newsletter and tell them about the awesome free offer.
  5. Write 1 Newsletter per week containing the following……………
  • Great info about you / your band – some small personal info is always a winner
  • If you run a blog add links to your blog posts from that week
  • If you put any info on Facebook / Twitter that you didn’t put on your blog make sure you mention that
  • Links to your Facebook / Twitter pages so that new people to your site can join you on Social Media
  • A link to a video / MP3 of yours
  • Finally (and crucially) a link to where they can buy your latest song / album

Then keep going, keep writing every week – make it as interesting as possible so that people want to read more and more.

Once everything is set up make sure you send everyone you can to your website to sign up for the newsletter – add it to posters and fliers, mention it at gigs, add it to you description on Facebook and Twitter and add a link to your YouTube account. For this to work TRAFFIC IS KEY!

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Music Marketing Manifesto is a program designed specifically for the Independent Music Artists and Musicians; it gives you a step by step guide to every type of marketing you can imagine to get your music out there and make money!

What’s more it’s from an indie artist who has been there and done it, he has been through the tough times and has found a way out – you can now follow his exact system and do the same.

Click Here Now to head to the Music Marketing Manifesto website and see just whats on offer!

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I can’t even begine to describe how important email marketing will be to your audience and therefore your sales; please make sure you investigate this more and then get an autoresponder set up – I promise you’ll see the difference!

Until Next Time

Remember to Live Life and Have Fun

Graham

P.S. If you want more info about email marketing for Indie Music Artists the Music Marketing Manifesto has a huge section on it!

Indie Music Industry – Why Be Independent?

Hi There and Welcome to the Monday post from Music2Tattoos!

While researching for today’s post I came across this fantastic article by Corey Stewart that pretty much covers everything I was looking for! Have a read of the article below:

Indie Music Industry – Why Be Independent?

By Corey Stewart

With the major labels focusing on quick returns rather than artist development and the advent of downloading music online, the traditional record company/artist relationship has become blurred to the point of being obsolete.

Nowadays, being independent has real advantages.

How many times have you heard or read somewhere that the internet has changed the face of the music industry forever? I would love a dollar for every time I heard it.

However, it’s true and there are a number of reasons for this. Two that spring into mind are that:

1. A traditional record company/artist relationship is optional and not a necessity. You can do your all music sales and band promotion online cutting out all of the ‘middle people’.

2. Websites can turn an artist with a local audience into an artist with an international audience. As the internet is not ‘owned’ by any one entity the playing field is a lot more even.

To me, being an independent artist means that you are the one driving the bus and being in control over your own affairs.

A lot of talented artists and performing songwriters around the world are at this very moment waiting for that knock at the door, the opportunity to ‘get discovered’. What is likely to happen is that they will spend their creative lives being very disappointed.

If you are reading this and feel that this is you, consider this…

Where do you think you would be if you managed your career yourself rather than wait for someone (or some company) to do it for you?

There are many sites out in cyberspace that are there to help you take control over your career by spreading practical information about band promotion and the indie music industry as a whole, take advantage of these websites and go to as many as you can

Embrace independence today and gain control over your own musical affairs.

Corey Stewart is a published Singer/Songwriter from Australia who has his own online music marketing business Orangutang Music [http://www.orangutangmusic.com]

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Corey_Stewart
http://EzineArticles.com/?Indie-Music-Industry—Why-Be-Independent?&id=685696

Wow!! What an article from a published singer/songwriter……….. I trust you found it as interesting as I did! So you’re convinced you need to be and independent music artist and now you need some help in getting your music produced and / or heard…………. below I’ve listed some excellent sites that will help you – Click through to them now and see just how they can help you!

Useful Independent Music Sites

Music Insider

Home Recording Blueprint

Blueprint To Getting Heard

Music Publication

Music 2 Money

Click on the links to head to these sites now and you could be sky-rocketing your independent music career!

That’s it for today, until next time

Remember to Live Life and Have Fun

Graham

P.S. if you want some help with promoting your music then I wrote a post a couple of weeks back that might give you the information you are looking for! Click Here Now to view that post

Indie Music…………. The 3 Key Steps to Success

Hi there and welcome once again to Music2Tattoos!

I was reading through some articles the other day and I came across a great piece by Nicholas Hooper that details 3 Key Steps to Success for Independent Music Artists!

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Have a read of this great article ………………………………

Let’s face it, the wildfire spread of web-based portals designed to introduce independent music to the world has created a bewildering array of opportunities and costs. So where do they all balance out? When does the cost of signing up to yet another music promotion service yield results? What results are we looking for anyway?
The key is to make your web promotion targeted, systematic and rich.
What is the main drive for independent artists promote their music on the web? The fundamental incentive for web promotion is the opportunity ………………………. to read the rest of this article Click Here Now!

 

The Blueprint To Getting Heard (click the link now to head straight there) is one of the best Ebooks I’ve come across for those trying to make it in the Music Industry. It goes in to great detail of how exactly how to get your music heard and sold in an easy to understand format that takes you from A-Z! If you are an independent music artists / musician and you desperately want to make it in this tough industry you absolutely need to read this Ebook and take every single step it details!

Click How Now to get more details!

That’s it for now so until next time,
Remember to Live Life and Have Fun
Graham.
P.S. Make sure you have a look at The Blueprint To Getting Heard now!
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