Ten years ago the recording industry was engaged in all-out war with its customers, trying to keep control of a music industry that was evolving beyond the walls developed over a century of recording music audio. That war was lost before it even began.
Today you, the artist, have more choices for selling music than ever before. Do you want to sign with a label and let them distribute and sell your music? Signing with a label is hard, but for some artists that is the best, or at least most comfortable, way to go.
There are other options. There are several services that will sell/distribute your music for you. Some of them collect royalties for you, and some charge a flat rate and let you keep the proceeds from your music sales. These services make sure your music makes it to the most popular online stores so customers can find your music. They take the some of the struggle and guesswork out of selling music.
Selling mp3’s and CD’s isn’t the only way to sell your music. Do you write your own music? Build relationships with other musicians and sell songs to them – but retain the rights and get royalties. Create intriguing videos to promote your music. Videos of live events can be very effective – and the local recognition gained while performing live helps, too.
Last, promote, promote, promote. To sell music, people must notice you. The internet is a vast jungle filled with noise. It’s easy to get lost in the clamor. Determine the social networks that are most effective for you and post regular updates. Small blurbs about the music, making videos, and future plans keep people interested in what you are doing. There are free and paid services that will post across multiple sites, minimizing the time required feed the social beast.
The Internet has made it much easier for independent artists to sell music. It hasn’t removed the need for hard work and self-promotion, but the tools it provides give artists a boost they have never had before.
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