1. Find your Niche
The first step to getting your music to the masses is knowing which masses you’re aiming at. Figure out how you want to brand yourself and your music and stick with it. Get to know people working in your genre and the fans.
2. Start Small
Just like any venture, music promotion won’t happen overnight and planting the seed is one of the earliest steps you should take. Don’t overbook yourself and don’t release too much at once. It’s easy to spread yourself thin quickly. Make sure that everything you’re releasing to the public is 100% manageable. Continue reading
Going-steady in high-school has always meant a couple of things. Firstly, your parents were going to have a few awkward conversations with you. Secondly, you weren’t going to listen. Most importantly, somewhere in the relationship, a mixed-tape (or CD in later years) was going to find its way into your locker.
The cool thing about a mixed-tape is that no two are alike. Peter Gabriel is going to be on at least one that you receive in your life-time, but each mix is going to be unique, if not always exactly what you were hoping for. Continue reading
Mixing audio is no longer a task that needs to be done in an expensive studio. Musician’s everyday are learning that they are able to complete this task with a computer and the right software. There is currently a wide variety of software that will allow you to complete your mixes but only five are highly recommended.
If you are new to mixing and don’t want to spend a lot of money then Audacity is for you. This software is able to be used on Windows, Mac, and UNIX systems. Audacities allows you to record audio, upload audio, alter the audio levels, and change the pitch or tempo of the mix, and even record over existing tracks. Audacity has been ranked in the top 5 because it is easy to use which means that a person with little to no mixing or audio recording skills will be able to start using to program without having to learning a lot of technical information. In addition to being easy to use, this software is free to download. Continue reading