4 Ways to NOT Get Publicity for Your Band
Obtaining press as an independent musician can be tough to tackle right off the bat, especially if you're not immersed in the dos and don’ts of publicity. We've let you in on a ton of pro tips for getting press in previous "Ask a Publicist" columns, but this time around, we're going to explore a few behaviors that are surefire ways to blow your chances – and yes, we unfortunately encounter bands like this day in and day out. Here are four ways to not get press for your band.
1. Not even your friends realize you’re in a band
Somehow, your girlfriend doesn’t know you play the drums. You don’t talk about your band or the fact that you’ve got a new album coming out. Despite being one of the most activetweeters among your friends, you’ve yet to create an official band account. You’re operating under the assumption that being “off the grid” will yield the fame you’ve always longed for.
While mystery has its appeal, cutting yourself off completely will not benefit your image in the long run. Figuring out how to approach talking about your music is a big step – and it’s not always easy. But, if you’re aiming to get folks to care about your music, then you need to show that you care, too.