So you want to promote your music online? Starting out promoting your music can be an extremely daunting task and is not something that is going to be achieved overnight. Building up a social media following and promoting your music can be a time consuming project and slow the flow of creativity.
Following these tips is a great way to start promoting your music online and getting yourself heard.
1) Build a Personal Website
This website will give your fans a place to go to find about your latest releases, gigs and all the links to your social media pages. Your website can be found on search engines and you can include the link on any artwork or promotional material.
For your Web Hosting we recommend GoDaddy. You can currently get your own personal .com domain for just $4.99! So now is the perfect time to pick up that URL!
2) Compile an Email List
Although Email as a promotional tool may seem a little outdated, don’t underestimate the power of it as a platform. With a few clicks you can send out your latest news directly to people’s inboxes, so it’s a great idea to include a newsletter opt-in form on your website. MailChimp is a platform you can use to send out emails instantly or on a schedule
3) Start Making Blog Posts To Promote Your Music
Making blog posts is a great way for you to share any news and recent images etc. It is also a way for you to share any exciting news that is maybe a little too long for a social media post.
Another great thing about well written blog posts is its potential to be picked up by search engines and drive more new fans to your website. Platforms such as WordPress are great for blogging and the best part, is it’s 100% free!
4) Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.)
In 2020 Social Media for upcoming artists is absolutely essential! Make sure to cover all platforms and keep them up-to date!
With tool such as Buffer you can schedule future posts across all platforms at once, freeing up your time to get creative and keep on making great music.
5) Promote Your Music On YouTube
This list cannot go on without mentioning YouTube. With almost 5 Billion (yes BILLION!!) videos viewed every single day it is an amazing platform to get your content out there.
Whether it’s a music video or even just your tracks with a cover image, you would be crazy to ignore the platform.
6) Post Your Music To SoundCloud
SoundCloud has been going for quite a number of years and it’s no wonder why, with 76 million registered users (March 2019) and 175 million unique monthly listeners (March 2019), SoundCloud is a great outlet to get your music out there.
You have a couple of options when it comes to membership with the free accounts allowed up-to 180 minutes of audio across as many tracks as you can fit on, perfect for artists early in their career.
7) Streaming Services
Getting your tracks on streaming services such as Spotify is a fantastic way to get your music out there, with 248 million monthly active users and also the ability to get paid from people streaming your music.
Stay tuned for an upcoming post about the best way to get your tracks on Spotify in 2020.
8) And last but not least…
You can promote your music on this blog! With our ever growing Social Media pages, Newsletter Subscribers and Website Viewers, now is the perfect time to get your content on NoiseHype! And best of all, it’s totally FREE! Simply submit your latest track to us and we will feature it on our website and across our social media platforms.
Sharing your music has never been easier with social media and the internet. Promote you music and develop a wide fan base and get yourself known. Follow the suggestions in this article and be on your way to success in your music career.
If you have more ideas be sure to share them in the comments below.