Post by Polymoog Lover on Dec 3, 2011 21:32:33 GMT
I've just finished work on my very first album! It's a five-song ambient/electronic album I call "Textures" and was made entirely on Xils Labs PolyKB II. It's very paddy-sequencer driven, much in the style of early Tangerine Dream.
My problem and reason for posting is that I've got no idea what to do to get it "out there" or at least on the net. As these are long songs, I figure $8, or maybe $10 for the whole album? So, any help on where to sell and how to promote would be much appreciated guys.
If you want people to listen, you need to PROMOTE your music. I've had bugger-all response (directly) via bandcamp, by the way. Nice idea, but it doesn't seem to work (for me).
Try building up a collection of "friends" on myspace, get a Facebook fan page, twitter account. Soundcloud. Use Fanbridge.Com (Free version) to manage your campaigns - if it's good enough for Blancmange, it's good enough for us...
But most importantly, get a website! It's not hard! - get an appropriate domain name, cheap (shared) hosting, and use wordpress as a content management system. Post messages, and set it up so that your messages go to Facebook and Twitter automatically.
That's the basics sorted. You can learn as you go.
Distribution: just use bandcamp, but generate interest via your website, facebook, twitter, whatever.
Going a bit further, you could set yourself up as a label, and sign up for something like JunoDownload.. (just done that).
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