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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.

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.

7 Things Indie Artist Must Have To Make It In The Music Business

Learn How To Make It In The Music Business

  • Drive/Work Ethic: There are plenty of creative talented artist who still never make it in the music game due their lack of drive and poor work ethic As an independent artist you need to consistently create new music and I’m  not talking about  just when your girl lets you record or you get fired from your job and now you’re back to being a rapper.You have to do this shit for real your music is what reels in your fans..Also you should be promoting your music as many ways as you can just not on Facebook, and Twitter you have to think outside the box when it comes to your promting your music and actually take action.Your work ethic/drive is what will make or break you in this business.

 

  • Knowledge Of The Business: Just like anything in this world if you don’t know the rules of the game, most likely, you’ll lose. So many indie artist waste all their damn time on social media sites trying to get likes instead of using their time wisely and learning how the music operates.The internet can give you access to all the tools you need to make it in the industry,but you have to do a little research, but trust me it’s worth.it. Like they say knowledge is power and learning the business side will save you time and money in the long run.So instead of being on facebook all day take some time out and Google music marketing strategies, how to get royalties etc.

 

  • Common Sense: We all know to be successful it takes hard work,but you have to work smart also..Don’t waste your money on marketing that you can track to verify if it was worth the money, stop spamming people with your music who aren’t even in your ideal target audience, and the last thing is stop performing at the same venues to the same crowd of people over and over and wonder why your fanbase ain’t growing.

 

  • How To Build Relationships : Networking is mandatory in the music business.Once you realize that.and then you start to utilize your resources your fanbase will grow fast.As an artist your going to need connections with Dj’s club promoters, and graphic designers who can make you a flyer,stunning mixtape cover or whater promo material you will need to build your brand.Also You have to stop trying to be the man in your city and network with other artist that are the same caliber or doing more in their music career then you it will help you get more exposure guaranteed.

 

  • A Team: Alot of artist think they can make it in the music business all alone, but that’s B.S I  understand you’re a hustler and you got some money to play with,but the fact of the matter is there is only 24hrs in a day and there is alot of behind the scenes shit that has to be done in order to get your career to the next level.This business is all about strength in numbers!You need a team of people who believe in your music and are dedicated to promoting your brand.Also, new listeners rather  hear the opinion of someone else about your music, then to hear your opinion about it.. Having  a team of people who vouch for your music is a good way to draw  more potential fans.

 

  • Make Good Music: Anyone can make a song but everyone can’t make a hit.If you don’t have talent and can make a hit song you won’t make it to far in the music business.I’m not talking about songs for your hood or some city for your city that nobody heard of you have to make songs that the whole world can relate to.If no one likes your music there not gonna give you any money point blank period.I know in your head you’re  thinking well what about all the bullshit that plays on the  radio all the time.But I guarantee they have a good team behind them from engineers,writers and producers and on top of that I guarantee their work ethic is off the charts, how do you think they got on the radio in the first place.

 

  • Money Just like any business it takes money to make money and the music business operates with the same principals.You need to have a budget to spend on your music marketing and branding. Don’t try to go the cheap rout and getting freebies(you get what you pay for lol) when you release a mixtape you need to have an Immaculate mixtape cover

 

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