A LITTLE ADVISE: As an upcoming band starting out in the business, you need all the connections and financial hookups you can get. Fortunately we live in a day where you are able to promote your self and create your own market. Here are a few ways you can put your self out there on a garage band budget.
5 Easy Steps….
- Create Social Media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. This is the best tool for getting the attention of a large audience which in turn will create a following. Once you grab there attention, this is a way to keep your fans interested and informed. You can post things like concert dates, tours, different projects your working on, and selling your merchandise. Perhaps the best part of social media…it’s FREE! Here is another blog you can read to help you more with this: http://www.seeksocialmedia.com/ways-to-grow-your-bands-fan-base/
- Offer free downloads- its an easy way to get potential fans to listen to your work. Of course your broke too, but if you put one free song to every five songs you make you’ll create a wide range of listeners. You can also put them out for donation instead of for free.
- Create a name and logo to represent your band! This is a very important step to get your band noticed. Read this blog for more tips. http://www.qualitylogoproducts.com/blog/25-posts-on-why-a-good-logo-is-essential/
- Make an LP or single, get recorded! This is a very important step for your band. It can be pricey but with programs like Protools and Garage Band, it’s an easy way to turn an extra room into a studio!
- Do something musically every single day! Keep practicing, commit to free shows, writing lyrics down, or networking. Just make sure you do something EVERYDAY!
WHERE TO START? You can start by getting with your band and talking about these ideas, and make a list of goals you want to accomplish. Be open minded and and give everyone a chance to voice there opinions and suggestions!
Start Networking Today! This is the most important thing you can do for your self or your band. Get connections, get followers, get busy! No one is going to do the foot work for you, the earlier in your career you understand that, the better off you’ll be! Cheers, and Good Luck! In case I missed any, are there any tools or suggestions you have to help others reach there goal in the music industry?