Hi all, I've recently been looking into marketing my music, and I am always looking for new ways to reach out to new people turning them into fans. As most of you guys/gals will know on here that are in bands themselves, its difficult getting people to listen to your music never mind liking it or buying it.
I for one think that's to do with how many musicians there are... I feel as a musician trying to promote your music, we're all doing the same thing, and by the same thing I feel we are mostly promoting ourselves to each other, for example soundcloud, there are more musicians creating music on there than fans listening, and I know a lot of musicians don't really care about what the next guys doing so it kind of makes you feel no one cares about your music, not in all cases but I would say most.
I write music because I love doing it, it makes me happy. And I love the feeling of writing something that I like myself and that I would listen to even if I didn't write it(sounds strange, I know). So ask yourself this, would you like your music if you wasn't the one creating it
( I cant think of a better way of explaining this question lol)
Anyway, I've kind of gone of topic so back to it! What I want as a musician/band is to play bigger shows, get more fans, go on tour and all the stuff that comes with it... and truthfully I don't care about the money aspect of it, if I could eat, drink and have a roof over my head that's good for me.
I've done some research and came across this http://www.musicmarketingmanifesto.com/
Scam or legit? Not sure tbh, its really hard to tell, I cant find anything bad about it on the web anywhere, which makes it harder to make a decision on. I know this is more about marketing and selling your album which yes I would love to sell my album for the reason that someone likes my music enough to purchase it, but am more interested about getting those fans and getting people to the show etc..
What do you guys think about this? does it seem legit, or would you steer clear...