Monday, 4 June 2012

Get Your Music Heard!

Get Your Music Heard.

One thing many new aspiring Music Producers worry about is which websites to add their music to to be heard, as, there are many options out there. 

It is an advantage to try to get your music uploaded to as many sites as possible in order to reach a wider audience. Here are some tips from me on which I think are the best websites.

1. YouTube

Yes, YouTube is known as a video website, but this does not necessarily mean you have to upload videos. When I started out, I made a video (in, I think, Windows Movie Maker) of my logo and one of my tracks. With some strategic tags I soon started getting comments (not all positive), which kick started my YouTube career. Fast forward 4 years and I have almost hit 16,000,000 video views and 16,000 subscribers. I was also lucky enough to be offered a YouTube partnership which gives me a reasonable secondary income each month. I can safely say that if it wasn't for YouTube I doubt I would be embarking on a career as a professional Music Producer. Here's a link to my channel - MickeyMontz YouTube

2. SoundClick

Soundclick is a brilliant website for freelance Music Producers. One of the best things about Soundclick is the chart system. The more people listen to your song, the higher it will chart. Now it's not easy getting to the top of the charts as there are many Producers that have a lock on the chart due to their huge fan bases. It also depends a lot on the quality of your music (obviously). I've tried getting to the top of the chart, with no success as of yet, but it still gives me a good source of traffic to my beats. I would recommend getting a VIP page which is around $10 a month. This allows you to create custom layouts and insert your own PayPal buttons for people to purchase leases to beats. I do make a good amount of money from people leasing beats through SoundClick. Check out mine (Yeah, the layouts not that good, I'm working on it!) MickeyMontz SoundClick

3. Twitter & Facebook

Twitter and Facebook are great resources for networking your music. Set up a Facebook page and a Twitter account, separate from your personal accounts. Post links to these everywhere: forums, Youtube, Soundclick wherever. Once you build up a following these social networks make it easier to interact with people. You can post links to your uploaded music to attract more traffic. It works! Chances are a lot of people reading this came from my Facebook or Twitter pages! If not here are the links Facebook Twitter

Those are the three main sources that I use. There are many more out there which I don't personally use, but that's not to say they aren't great resources. Search for Soundcloud, ReverbNation, RocBattle, PMPWorlwide, BeatPort. Those are off the top of my head.

Remember you can never be on too many websites, more networking = more promotion!



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