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November 2015

Musicians Make Sure You Can Be Found On Google Search

As an indie artist you have to always think of new way to get your music to the world and reach other markets by going on tours, social media and more.It’s a lot of work to make it as an independent musician these days ,but well worth it. It’s great you do all that,but there is one thing a lot of artist forget and it is one of the most crucial things when it comes to branding yourself as a musician online.

Can you been found in Google search when someone types in your name?

Let’ s say this for example your do an A&R showcase for Grand Hustle Records and their are 30 acts,but you have a good performance and after the showcase the A&R comes up to you and says good performance and ask you for your group name again.You give it to them and they go home and type your group name in Googles search engine and some random artist or company pops ups.

You have to brand your artist or group name online just like you  would offline.You need to make it easy for people to find you especially if you want to be discovered and book shows if they can’t find you how can they contact you.Hell you don’t know what oppurtunities you might have already possibly missed because people can’t find you online.

So,I know your thinking in your head dam what do I have to do to be found on Google. Well I’m going to tell you some things to think about and what you can do to get your artist name to the top of the search engines.

Your artist name.You have to think about it like this how many other musician have the exact name as you?Probably alot.In the online world your going to have to figure out a tag line or something you can add to your name so it sand can be found online.

A lot of artist create custom hashtags,remove letters,add numbers,or spell their name differently to make sure they’re name and brand standout online, remember you want to make it easy for people to find your music not some other artist when there using Google search engine.

High Ranking Authority Sites For Branding

You should have a musician website, with links to all of your social media sites so fans can connect with you on multiple platforms.The key to get your artist name branded online and at the top of the search engines is to have accounts on sites that have high domain authority with Google.(all that means is that they rank high in the search engines already and receive a lot of traffic.)

So what you need to do is create an account on these sites and upload your music ,logos, etc.Make sure on every account you create you use the same username you plan on branding yourself with online on every site, make sure you link to all your social media accounts,and you have a complete bio written so fans can connect with your story.

Here are 15 Websites That Will Boost Your Brand Or Artist Name Online Guaranteed.

1.Tumblr.com2.Reddit Music

These are music sites,music blogs,and social media sites that allow you to post your music and they are high authority sites online and we get you indexed in Google fast so you are searchable.Even if you only use these sites once they will still help brand your name online,but you can continue to post content to these sites whenever you like.
So can people find you when they type your name in Google? If not you have everything you need now.If you are in Google search I still suggest putting your content on these sites as it will only increase your online reputation and get you more exposure.

Scam Alert : Don’t Pay For Music Promotion Until You Read This

After you finish your mixtape and have your mixtape cover artwork created by a professional. The next step is promoting your music.When it comes to promoting music most artist are clueless,on how or where they should promote their music at,and there’s nothing wrong with that you’re a musician not a music marketer.But what you don’t want to get is fall victim to the quick fix syndrome and end up getting scammed by a bs music promoter/music promotion company.

For example, there are these fake music marketing companies/ fake music promoters who promise you they can help your music career by increasing your Facebook likes,Instagram Likes, Youtube views etc.These people prey on indie artist selling them a dream that their services really will help their rap career and it’s fucked up because you could be spending your hard earned money on real music promotion that will really help your career.

The artists who do business with these type of people or companies are suffering from the quick fix syndrome.Instead of building a solid team of people that will help build their music brand and gaining fans organically, they rather pay for a service that can allegedly build their brand at the push of a button.Trust me it will never work .The way to build your fanbase is to connect with people and drop quality music.

Here are some common signs to watch out for to make sure your not getting hustled by a music promotion company or music promoter.

  1. They will work with artist without hearing any of their music first.Which means they will work with everyone.

That’s a strike right there. A music promoter or company shouldn’t be willing to work with anyone.If they have quality connects they wouldn’t want to send them shitty music,that would be a bad look on their name.They should always want to hear your music first to make sure they can get results for your project.

  1. Do they offer “email blasts”?

More Bullshit., this is usually another sign of someone trying to take advantage of an indie artist who doesn’t know any better.Especially the email blast where they promise to get your music to major record labels,music blogs,magazines etc. I want you to find me one artist who says they received a record deal or even an interview from a music blog from using an email blast campaign.Nobody exactly! Music marketing has to be real and organic than that.

  1. Fake Twitter,Facebook, And Instagram Likes

There are companies out there that can get you genuine likes and views,but when someone promises you a certain amount of real likes within a certain amount of days is a liar. Getting real Facbook likes  likes takes time and getting fake likes from these type of companies/promoters can get your profile banned and  kill your social media marketing campaign before it even gets started.

  1. Do They Sell YouTube Views And Claim There From Real Human Viewers?

Yeah Sounds Good lol.. Even when they swear up and done that they don’t generate views from bots sorry to break the news to you they do. Youtube has zero tolerance on these type of activities, and I’ve worked with hundreds of artist who have actually tried these types of services on one of their Youtube video and they got their channel banned completely.So your better off just pushing your video and really getting it seen by music fans.

  1. Do they offer services that anyone can do by themselves like tweeting, branding advice etc?

If they try to charge you to tweet about you or send  your press release to blogs they’re trying to hustle you.Anyone can send an email and with a little Google research you can find the right people to contact. A real music promoter or whoever you hired to further your music career should be focusing on getting you real opportunities like licensing deals,radio ads,reviews,and bookings.

  1. They don’t have proof of any results they’ve received  for other clients or don’t have a client list at all?

The first thing a real music promoter or any company does to show their credibility is provide a list of clients they have worked for and things they have achieved as a company.If they cant show you proof of their accomplishments don’t waste your time with them.And I’m not talking about shows they’ve thrown with known artist that doesn’t do shit for you.You need to work with someone who has gotten their clients interviews, radio placement etc.

  1. Do they offer the famous digital distribution service?Lol

Paying for Digital distribution thru a music promoter is a dam joke and the said thing is I’ve worked with artist who have actually done it. If you want digital distribution do it yourself just go to Itunes and pick what stores you want to sell in digitally and your done.If someone offers you digital distribution and tires to charge you a fee laugh at them  and walk away.

How To Get Your Music On Tv Shows Like Love And Hip Hop

Whether you’re a music company or an artist in general, there comes a point in your career when you have to ask yourself a question, how do people, and how can you get your music on TV shows, Video games, and in commercials. Needless to say that if you manage to do so, your career as a musician will take a giant leap forward. So on behalf of the entire music industry let’s clarify exactly how would you go about making the above stated happen?

The first thing that you need to learn is the fact that there is a person out there who’s title is the “music supervisor”. A music supervisor is a person whose main and only job is to go over songs and select the few that meet the required standard for their upcoming project. In other words, a music supervisor is a person who you need to send your E-mail to!

How to find a music supervisor?

However it may sound, it isn’t as complicated as it seems. For starters, music supervisors are individuals which are open to the public, and a minimum amount of research will get you a few E-mail from music supervisors which are currently working on music for an upcoming commercial, movie or video game. Bear in mind, that not every music supervisor is looking for what you have to offer, so what you should do is just look for shows that play your genre of music and contact those music supervisors.

For example if you watch Love & Hip Hop they play hip hop and relationship songs all throughout the show so if you make songs catered toward those topics you need to contact their music supervisor and submit your music to them.There music supervisors name is Doug Bernheim this is his link to contact him on Linkedin . Please don’t just start spamming him with your music .(I explain below the proper way to contact them thru email)

What to do and what not to do

First thing’s first, you need to write an E-mail that actually makes sense. What do we mean by this? It’s a well-known fact that music supervisors get hundreds of E-mail daily, so you need to make your E-mail stand out. The first thing that any music supervisor hates most is an E-mail that has an MP3 attached to it. Its clutters up their inbox, so your E-mail will probably go to the trash can, and will probably get blocked as well! What you should do is simply put a subject line that looks something like “a song with a lot of hype”.

Doing this will pique the interest of almost anybody, and in doing so will almost guarantee that your E-mail gets opened.

What should your E-mail contain?

Like we have mentioned before, under no circumstance should you attach your mixtape covers or mp3’s file to your mail. What you should do is upload your music to popular online multimedia sharing services like SoundCloud, this will allow your E-mail to only have a couple of lines of text including the link to your music. Doing this will almost certainly make your music supervisor of choice open the link and at least listen to a couple of seconds of your work. If your music is what he or she was looking for, you might be on your way to become a star.

Another thing that we feel that we should mention is the fact that a lot of music supervisors tend to use instrumentals instead of full tracks, so be sure to upload an instrumental of your work, and an acapella version and attach the link to your E-mail as well.

Other methods

There are other ways for you to get your songs to be listened to without going through all of the trouble we talked about. We are of course talking about companies like ASCAP or BMI. However, if you chose this method you need to know that it will cost you some money. On one hand, companies like these ask the user to pay a fee, or they sign a contract with you which allows them to take a part of your profit if your song gets on TV.Doing this type of business can prove to be profitable for you as these companies tend to communicate with music supervisors on a daily basis and furthermore, they have a relationship that lasts a long time.

In conclusion

Whichever method you wish to use to get your music featured in T.V. shows and in video games, you need to realize that things won’t happen on their own, you need to be persistent in what you do, and never stop grinding.. Keep going strong and pave your way to the big leagues.

**Checkout the rest of the site to get free music marketing tips that will really help your music career and checkout our graphic design portfolio also if you need professional branding

Becoming a Professional Rapper: Basic but Effective Steps to Follow

Rap music, especially hip-hop, has grown to become a global phenomenon with most successful artists writing songs about their wild lifestyle and  enormous wealth.  Who wouldn’t want to get a piece of that?  Beyond the guns, money, bling, shiny cars and groupies, rap music is an art and a powerful form of expression that adds complexity to the human language, the human voice and pushes the extremes of entertainment technology to produce high quality, unique rhythm and rhymes.

Profane or profound, hip-hop rap music is suited for any message. For example you could specialize in rapping about the hardships when you lived the street life. A musician often curves out a niche they identify most with and deliver their most personal messages to the target audience.Humans are different and as such, some fans will fall for the beats, others for the rhymes and some will just love the person, you.


There are 3 things you must pay attention to if you want to turn your music into a business.: Your lyrics, the beats; and the album or mixtape cover.  Since you have already produced your tracks, this post will focus on the last and most overlooked ingredient: how your mixtape cover affects your success.


How your mixtape cover can make you a star

Based on a study conducted by psychologist researchers at Princeton University in the US, it only takes a human being 0.1 of a second to fall in love with something they process visually (see) and between 10 and 120 seconds to love something they listen to.  This means that when you produce your music and compile a mixtape, the most effective and realistic way to capture an audience that has not listened to that music is by appealing to their visual senses, you need a relevant attention grabbing  professional mixtape cover.

Since your mixtape cover is the first thing that people associate with you and your music, a smart artist will make sure the cover paints a picture in viewers head to give them an idea of what the music will sound like.  Remember first impression is everything and once someone looks at you a  certain way it’s hard  change their mind.

How to get a professional mixtape cover that will make music fans listen to your music

I will not tell you what to do, but I will give a few tips that will point you in the right direction.  First off, just like your mixtape cover design can sell your image and generate you new fans before they listen to your music, getting a poorly done mixtape cover will give you the exact opposite results: people will dislike your cover,and they won’t give your mixtape a chance.  Something as simple as a cover can make or break your music career at any stage of development and you know it; how you handle this obstacle will determine how solid you lay music career foundation.

The first thing you should know is, if you are a good musician, chances are that you are good with words, not pictures and graphics; don’t pretend to be because you will appear as clueless and amateurish as a painter trying to spit dope rhymes.  Truth is, you must hire a professional who specializes in mixtape design and can back it up with impressive work samples and a convincing portfolio.  Please don’t sabotage yourself by trying to design your own mixtape cover.

When looking for a professional mixtape cover designer, do your research well and compare several potential designers before settling for one that meets your expectations in professionalism, experience and expertise and of course, portfolio.  If you are unsure on what a great mixtape cover portfolio looks like, look at this impressive collection by Mixtape Cover King to get an idea.

Last word of advice?

I usually tell anyone who cares to listen that when you want something done right, you have to find the right person.  In this age of the internet, finding the best mixtape cover designer online or any other professional for that matter seems easy, but remember that any person can create a Facebook and a twitter page, create a portfolio from other people’s works and convince you to buy a shitty cover by making you believe it wins. So don’t destroy your music career so you can try and save $10.

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An example of a stolen mixtape cover design.  In music, you either have it or not; you cannot ride on someone’s back.  A fake cover designer is more likely to just edit an existing little-known cover by a professional designer, like in this image,a real designer will create you a custom design from scratch.

The point is, finding a professional online is easy, but finding a genuine professional takes deeper research. Never hire someone to lay the foundation of your stardom for just $10, unless you are sure they can deliver.  A reputable mixtape cover designer cares more about converting your music and your personality into a unique, catchy graphic that will sell your music.

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