The Ultimate Self-Marketing Checklist for Musicians
The Top 13 Steps to Take Now to Book More Gigs
Being a working artist is pretty similar to owning your own business – except as an artist, you’re the CEO, the salesman, and the assistant…not to mention the actual product being sold.
But one of your most important roles is that of marketer. You could have the most earth-shatteringly beautiful voice or play the harp like an actual angel, but if no one knows about you, you won’t go far in profiting from your amazing talents.
If you’re like most creative people, you’d much rather just focus on your work than trying to brand yourself or hustle your demo. But if you want to eventually be playing venues that are slightly larger than your cousin’s bar mitzvah, you need to devote some time and effort to smart self-marketing tactics.
Use these suggestions as a checklist to make sure that you’re doing everything you need to be doing to get exposure. CONTINUE READING
Lazy Lee is a Canadian electro/pop band from Montreal. With members coming from different musical backgrounds including pop, rock, funk, jazz, R&B, gospel and electronic music, the blend that emerged from this collaboration is a unique sonic signature that defines the group. Their first album entitled Electromagnetic Circus, produced by Luc Tellier (Simple Plan, The New Cities, The Mission District, The Playdates, Colorsound, Marie-Mai), is part of the “Best of 2013″ according to BRBR-TFO. Check out the track Full Circle.
Buzz Track: Crazy Beautiful
Songstress Sydney Leigh has deals on the table after we named her a top 8 emerging artist. She has self released her debut EP “Crazy Beautiful”. Sydney wrote and recorded with Nolan Lambroza (Sir Nolan), Steve Daly (Tracklacers) and Heidi Rojas in Los Angeles, California. She hails from Michigan and has been singing since the very young age of 5. She cites Christina Perri and Christina Aguilera as influences. She has 20k Twitter followers and booking. Check out the track Wrong Way Home.
We posted UK based Classical Soprano Katie Marshall a couple of months ago. She was a finalist in ‘The Next Brit Thing‘ and the youngest singer to ever be awarded the prestigious “Sheila Armstrong” award for excellence. Following in her foot steps is Paula Shtein. From starring in many lead roles in community theatre productions, to recording her album in NYC, to winning awards for her vocal and acting performances, and doing voice-over on the radio, Paula will eventually make a mark. Paula worked with Dave Eggar (Amy Lee/ Evanescence) Check out her video Change the track Ani L’Dodi