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Re: WAYS TO SELL OUR SELVES: ONLINE
GET YOURSELF ON INDEPENDENT MUSICIAN WEBSITES
This takes a while, but it will increase your web traffic 10-fold and
generate much interest in your music if you write your profile decently.
There are hundreds of website services out there that allow you to create
profile, share some of your MP3s, write a bio, share pictures, etc. I only
use those that are free. My list is below. Just lick on the URL and go to
the home page where you can find a link to sign up. Or use my URL and
backspace to the .com. or domain suffic. As with CD release
I recommend having a bio and all your material ready before hand, that way
you can visit these sites, sign up, get your stuff uploaded, and get our
Music Discovery Network
Evolution Radio http://www.evolutionradio.org/
GuitarSite - http://www.GuitarSite.com/database/Bands-Artists/rec/7942/
Hot Bands http://www.hotbands.com/artistpage.php?id=7180
Independent Artists Company (featured / download)
Magic Bus Music http://www.mbus.com/bands/genadm/Krispen.Hartung.htm
New Age Reporter
Nucleus <http://www.nucleusprog.com.ar/c-humes-fork.htm> (Argentina)
NumberOne Music (Listen/Featured)
Rocket Radio http://www.rocketradio.com/Krispen%20Hartung
Singer/Song Writer Directory
Soma FM http://www.somafm.com/links/index.html
----- Original Message -----
From: "loop.pool" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "LOOPERS DELIGHT (posting)" <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2006 4:42 PM
Subject: WAYS TO SELL OUR SELVES: ONLINE
> I'd like to propose a series of threads to collate all of the creative
> ideas about
> how we can sell ourselves, both through online sales, online promotion,
> creating gigs, creating new venues, et. al.
> so that we can all use it as a resource in the future.
> The thread, CD SALES DECLINING has had some really excellent
> contributions about this phenomenon
> and noone disputing the observation of the trend. The next obvious
> question is: Given that, how can we
> maximize our sales (if we are attempting like many of us are, to be
> commercially viable artists) and what creative
> things can we do to create a new paradigm for surviving as a fine artist
> in this economic climate.
> WAYS TO SELL OURSELVES: ONLINE
> I'd propose that we NOT discuss philosophy in this thread, but rather,
> merely list resources for the purpose of quick reference in the future
> for looping artists. For the future of quick reference, please create
> subthread if you'd like to discuss philosophy (I know, as an example,
> lot of people don't even believe in selling art at all)
> Kris and others have mentioned CD Baby, Itunes, Amazon, et. al.
> Specifically, in each instance,
> 1) how does one contact these organizations?
> 2) How do they work?
> 3) Maybe a little critique, positive or negative about people's
> experience with the various vendors.
> 4) Any other pertinent information one might think of.