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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

3.AudioMack.com

4.Soundcloud.com

5.Linkedin.com

6.GooglePlus.com7.ThisIs50.com

8.Baseshare.com

9.CoreDjRadioNing.com

10.Blogger.com

11.HotNewHipHip.com

12.GetRightMusic.com

13.Instagram.com

14.Bandcamp.com

15.PigeonsAndPlanes.com

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.

Music Artist Is Your Job Destroying Your Music Grind?

Why Do Musicians Put More Effort Into A Dead End Job Than Building Their Music Career?

Do you think your job is more important than your music career?Of course all music artist have the same answer no,but the fact is they probably spend 8hrs or more a day working for a contractor or a company they under pays them and doesn’t value their work.

Hell there is times they even put in overtime and get extra hours at a job they hate, but yet and still they don’t even invest 2 to 4 hrs  of their own time  consistently promoting their music they claim is more important to them.

Every artist has the same response well it pays the bills and trust me I understand that, but does is it really going to help you build a future for your family and give you financial security(don’t forget that company you’re giving your 8hrs to everyday was started by someone else’s dream and you’re helping them accomplish it ,so hell you should be trying to accomplish your own dreams also.)

What I’m pretty much saying is don’t be a paint brush in someone else’s masterpiece paint your own. I understand you have to start from the bottom and work to pay bills etc,but what I’m pretty much saying is are do you want to be stuck at a dead end job or the next 30 years or do you want real become a music artist and touch people with your music?

You have to treat music like it’s your other job.You need to dedicated a certain amount of time everyday so you can promote your music and brand if your trying to be successful in the oversaturated music business your music needs to be your main  Priority.

For example if you have a mixtape dropping add coming soon on the front of the mixtape cover, print some of them off and flood the city with the prints  to create a buzz about your project.There are thousands of  musicians you have to stay in font of the fans faces.You need to push your brand and message of you songs to the media and fans everyday so you can stay relevant.

Start by planning where you are going to promote your music on a daily basis. Get some 5×5 flyers printed with your mini bio, links to your music, you mixtape cover graphics, and your contact info.Another bonus is if you have a cd sampler to hand out with the branding flyer that will be the icing on the cake.

The reason why the branding flyers work better to me is because they get a sample of your bio so they can connect with your story on a personal level. Another good marketing too is having a DVD with live and  behind the scenes footage where fans can learn more about you and your music. You have to think outside the box when you’re a musician to get to the next level.

Please don’t take this the wrong way I’m not saying there is something wrong with working for a for the next 10 to 20 years,and hopefully moving up in the company,but is that what you really want to do forever?

I doubt it in your heart your a musician, and if you’re like me you got in musstory and inspire people. Your job as a musicians is to connect with music fans and have an impact on their lives people go thru some much bullshit in a day sometimes they just want to escape it and feel good so let your music be their therapy.

You need to setup amusic marketing calendar where everyday or 3 times a week you get out and promote your music in other areas and start building your fanbase so you can live your dream and be a full time musician.

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