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!

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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!

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…………. 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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The Passion of an Independent Music Artist!


Viral Music Tool Kit


Good Morning and welcome to the Tuesday Blog Post!

Well what a hectic few weeks it has been, my band has been busy beyond belief both gigging and learning new stuff to throw in to the set! But after the private party we played on Friday night we have a couple of weeks off! Our next gig isn’t until the end of April and that is for a Bikers Rally so that one should be an absolutely mad night!!

Today I wanted to talk about why indie music artists do what they do; you see the music industry is legendarily hard to get in to and yet millions of artists and bands around the world keep working hard to get themselves heard and maybe, just maybe, get that elusive recording contract.
Some of them make a very good living out of being independent and are able to sell their music around the world through the power of the web and you have to wonder if they have hit upon a formula, a secret way of creating that income stream that drawers people to their music time and time again.

I found this great article by Emilio Basa on just this subject………….

The one thing that I wanted to talk about in this article is passion. If your goal to make it in music is because you want the fame and the riches then maybe this article isn’t for you. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but many of the greatest musicians are not on MTV and on every radio station. Not to say that the dream of making it big some day is not possible. It’s totally possible. If that’s what you want, I hope you get it and are happy doing it. There is a chance that some musicians will reach the level of fame and riches, but this should not be your overall goal to make music.
Granted there is money to be made in music, but your purpose as a musician should not be for the money. The reason you should be doing music is because it is your passion in life. It’s what you love to do. It’s why you are learning
………….. to read the rest of this article CLICK HERE NOW!

It is the belief and passion that is so apparent that really grabs me; no matter what they believe in their music and they put it out there 100% day after day through whatever means they can find. It is within this passion and drive that the emotive value of music can be found. If you’ve read my previous blog posts I wrote one entitled “Why is music so emotive?” and I believe this could be the answer.
For those who love music (myself included) it can reach and grab hold of your soul very easily, it can sway you from one emotion to the next and lift you to highs that at points do not seem possible. This is the passion that drives the independent music artists and it is why independent music will never die…………………… and the mainstream music industry just might!

If you are an independent music artist I salute you, I do not have the talent to be such but I love music all the same so I encourage you to keep going and find new ways to get your music out there on the web as this is surely your best chance of success!


Viral Music Tool Kit


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Other Useful Sites

The Blueprint to Getting Heard
From the Music Marketing Manifesto is a great program teaching you how to really get your music out there to the masses.

Music Insider
This is relatively new from the Music Marketing Manifesto people and gets you inside the industry and teaches you how to push your music and career to new levels


Indie Connect
This website covers everything an aspiring Indie Music Artist could need from training and mentoring to showcases of talent!
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That’s all for today so until next time
Remember to Live Life and Have Fun!

Graham

P.S. check out the website for viral music marketing by clicking the banner below, getting your music to go viral means it’s working for you not the other way around!


Viral Music Tool Kit


Indie Music Artists – A New Opportunity?

Good Morning from here in a very cold UK!

It’s supposed to be spring but it feels more like winter over here right now! Apparently at the same time last year it was 20 degrees warmer – incredible! Mind you at least I’ve got some great music to keep me warm.

Today I want to introduce the Indie Music Artists out there to something that I think could be a huge opportunity to build an audience, fans and hopefulyl sales. Mobile Apps are huge around the world and established artists are starting to use Apps as a seperate stream of advertising and now the Indie Music Artists out there can do the same!

Click Here to check out the Green App Machine

It was while walking my dog this morning (how cold was I???) that it dawned upon me what an opportunity the Mobile App is for independent music; lets have a look at the stats just for a second……………….

– There are 1 BILLION Smart Phone users in the world
– That means 1 in every 7 people have a Smart Phone
30 MILLION Apps per DAY are downloaded around the world
– Apps are the fastest growing indusrty in history!

With those sort of figures why wouldn’t you get involved? Well, the truth is that up until now Apps have been expensive to create. If you have a spare $5000 – $10,000 then you would be OK but the truth of it is that most indie music artists don’t have that sort of money. It would also take months to get all the software sorted and written and get it to market and again who has the time for that when you are putting all of your efforts in to your music and growing your reputation and audience. Fortunately now there is a different way that changes all of that!

But before I get in to that just think for a moment about making your music global through a Mobile App; you can tell all of your friends, followers, fans across Twitter, Facebook and anywhere else you advertise and they can then go and tell their friends. Imagine those people going and downloading your App and listening to your music and then buying into your music, your sound.

But here’s the best thing, the App is live to all of those people who have a smart phone and therefore they could also find your app and your music: 1 Billion smart phone users and 30 million downloads per day can’t be wrong! Oh and did I mention that it would also bring in revenue that you can pump back in to your music? That’s right, you can (if you wish) sell the App and therefore make some money to help you and your music along.

So how easy is it to create your own app? Well, you’re probably not going to believe this but it can be created in around 12-15 minutes! And the cost is a tiny fraction of what it used to be….. honestly you need to see the video and the software to believe it!

Click here now to head to The Green App Machine

WAIT! Before you head over there I want to tell you one important thing and I really need you to hear this, really tune in to what I’m saying here …………. These apps are really powerful but very few people are using them for indie music purposes yet – but it’s coming! As I said earlier in this post the big name bands are starting to use this incredible technology so you can get in ahead of the game! Head over to The Green App Machine now and get ahead of the game; this truly will be another huge step for the music industry……….. be in front!

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Other useful sites for Indie Music Artists….

If you haven’t yet downloaded my F!ree EBook on how to get more Twitter Followers to your music then you can get it by CLICKING HERE NOW!

Indie Connect is a great site for helping to get your music heard and helping you through the music industry mine field!

The Blueprint To Getting Heard is a really useful EBook for helping you to relly get your music out there and increased your chances of getting signed!

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Right, I must go feed the dog before he starts eating me!

Until Next Time,
Remember to Live Life and Have Fun

Graham

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Make sure you head over to The Green App Machine now to get your music involved in the fastest growing industry in history!

You can also join me on Twitter @grahamnicholls5 and make sure you add your email address to the box on the right of the screen so I can keep you up to date with my blog and I’ll send you 2 F!ree ebooks just for signing up!

Do Indie Music Artists need Mentors? Would you get one?

Good Morning and Happy Monday to you all!!

As humans we sometimes find it tough to realise we need help and even tougher to admit we need help! It’s even tougher when that help comes at a cost. We are proud, determined people that work hard to get the results we want but what happens when you don’t get those results?
Indie Connect is a website dedicated to helping Independent Music Artists to make it in their career,

Click Here to have a look now or read on for more info………………..

First though here’s an article from an Indie Music Blogger by the name of Ralph P Sutton who certainly knows what he’s talking about………………………

What is Indie Music Marketing?
Yeah, you know it’s something you have to do, and you have at least some hold of what is it. You recognize it when you see it most of the time. But at its most basic level, can you explain what it is? And more importantly, can you spell out the basic elements of effective Indie Music marketing? Because, after all, if you’re going to invest your time and energy in promotion, it better be effective. Right? Don’t worry if you can’t come up with………………. If you want to read the rest of this article you can do so by CLICKING HERE!

So what is Mentoring? The dictionary defines mentoring as…………….
“An experienced and trusted advisor” “An experienced person who trains and counsels”

Now imagine you, as an independent music artist, had someone who is experienced within the industry helping you, advising you; how does that sound to you? I know that to achieve the success of others I must know what they have done so that I can emulate it and that is exactly what a mentor brings to the party! If you knew someone who could help, advise and train you would you be talking to them and asking for help? Yes, of course you would!

Well that is just part of what Indie Connect offer!

Indie Connect has worked with 1000’s or artists just like you who are on their way up and want to sky-rocket their career path. They have experienced mentors, trainers and marketing people who are there to help you really get you music career moving. Their package is second to none so head over to their website and have a look around at what they have to offer.
Click Here to head there right now!

There are 1000’s of independent music artists out there trying to make it and, sadly, the truth is that about 97% of them won’t get anywhere – I’m sorry if you don’t like me saying that but I need to tell you the truth! Those who do make it will get one of 2 things……………

1 – A lucky break where a key producer will hear them and fast track them through the system…. or
2 – They will make sure they make it by getting help!

Do you want to take the chance that you ‘might’ get a lucky break or do you want to take your future in to your own hands, get help and go out there fighting to succeed? There’s no one going to do this for you but YOU!

Go to Indie Connect NOW!

Until Next Time
Believe in yourself and get the help you need to succeed!
Graham

P.S. make sure you get the help you need from Indie Connect and give yourself the best chance possible of succeeding.
CLICK HERE NOW to get started!

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