Artists & Djs Get In Here Article: 5 right ways to promote your music (Written by @JT_warrior)
A lot questions have been asked, upcoming artistes strive to survive from paying for studio sessions, attending unpaid shows to even paying show organizers money just to perform!!!!
Yea, just to perform (It is that bad)..
That is why i got drown to write this article to pinpoint major ways of promoting your musical content.
1. Getting yourself a PR (Public relations) not just a PR rep but a PR pro… It is the best start even if you can’t afford a manager yet..
Firstly a good PR is one who always keeps you in a spot light and for the right reasons (Gets people to act in a positive way) on anything concerning you.
He is a “Great storyteller”.Fantastic stories draw people in and stick with them long after they’ve moved on to something else. It is great to have a tale to tell, but a great storyteller can make almost any narrative seem interesting.
2. The right click?? Yeah the right click!!!.
Even without having a manager or PR, the right click (Made of people who believe in your talent) these set of people usually fall under your day ones!!! They would do anything to get your music heard by the next person and they always respect/constantly remain your best critics.
3. Hard work… You have to put in work day in day out, year in year out because no artiste known made it been lazy!!!!!
Prayer is the key but when you don’t work your a*s up every morning grinding you can never, I repeat never make it in the music business.
4. Dedication, most up and coming acts i meet on a daily… Most of em tell me “Mehn am just doing this for fun”… And am quick to respond!!!
“Dude you pay producers for a track, so why just do it for fun?” For me basically when you give it time, I mean put your heart in it there is no more anything is gonna hold you back!!
5. Money/Charges per show,
Most artistes say “We never blow yet so we can’t charge for a show yet”..
And am like mehn!!! The more they know you do FREES they will always call you for free shows!!!!!
Even if its Tp (Transport fare) they should be able to give you to show they appreciate your talent.
Crowning this with just a sentence.
If you want to make it in the music business esp in Nigeria “Package and don’t do free shows”
Written by @JT_warrior for Smash9ja Ent.