At 10/2/12 08:43 PM, Neon-Bard wrote:
Apologies for the long post.
It's ok, actually you have some good points there.
Now, from my experience:
- Get a Soundcloud account and join Newgrounds Audio Artists group. Make a band/ artist page on Facebook, link the two accounts and update regularly.
- Use magic words in description of your music, like "royalty free", "suitable for action scenes"...etc.
- Put all the links everywhere, on your NG profile have the Soundcloud and Facebook links, on your Soundcloud have your NG and Facebook links.
- If you get a free account on Soundcloud and you can't share your track in two groups, join several groups with similar interests and rotate your tracks (share one week on NG group, next week remove from NG and share on "Techno Aficionados"...etc).
- Offer some freebies on your pages (sample sets, presets for Massive, free drum loops), this way some musicians will follow you. They will maybe share some tips, reviews or at least "like" some of your tracks and you'll appear on their news feed.
- Make some live gigs, film them and put on YouTube, Vimeo...etc, then link on your "studio recorded" tracks in the description.
- Advertise on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, MySpace...etc, whenever you put a new track or whenever it's a season and you have a fitting track.
Here, just several ideas to get you started.