When it comes to the online world, having an email list signup feature is one of the most important things a website can have. While having a lead magnet such as a free giveaway (e.g. free song, ebook, etc.) is an excellent way to attract people into subscribing to your newsletter, there are a few tricks that you can use to increase the number of your subscribers.
Every band has to start somewhere. Many groups playing the world’s largest stages today started in small clubs in and around their hometowns. But sometimes, it’s difficult to even get that far. When you're at the very beginning, with no fanbase or connections whatsoever, how do you cut through the noise and get people to notice you?
By Dotted Music
I get it! Your grocery budget just got a lot smaller, because you scraped together just enough money to record this hit you’ve been losing sleep over! You have this friend who does video and is willing to make you a dope video for free (because honestly, they want to get their name out there, just as badly as you want a video! Happy coincidence!)
Something’s cooking! This is it!
Vine is one of the odder social media services, a Twitter spin-off that tries to do to video what Twitter did to text. Users can quickly and easily create 6-second videos which loop and, well, that’s about it.
By Dotted Music
Last night, I came across an article titled “I Read and Replied to Every Single PR Email I Received for a Week” by Zach Schonfeld, which describes my daily, exhausting experience with my inbox(es) all too well.
It’s become pretty standard to press new albums to vinyl, but before you find yourself swimming in hot wax, here are 10 things you’ll want to know.
1. The Turnaround Time for Vinyl is Longer than for CDs
If you’re an indie musician, you also have to think of yourself as an entrepreneur. The problem a lot of entrepreneurs run into is they want to get really great at what they do (whether it’s music, directing, skiing, or whatever) and let someone else handle the part where you have to tell the world about your greatness.