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Promoting a musician

     
12:10 pm on Aug 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hi all,

I'm looking for creative, innovative ways to promote a musician.
The main goal is to get gigs at venues.

The traditional way of recording albums (+/- 1000 copies) and sending them out to potential clients requires a big investment every time.

So except having your own website and a presence on Myspace/YouTube, any other creative ways to promote this artist?

Thanks for your input.

12:31 pm on Aug 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Reach out to local print and radio media and clubs, offering samples that can be linked to from their website.
2:27 pm on Aug 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

Thanks for the suggestion.

The artist gets lots of attention from local media, but sending out an newsletter with links to audio/video samples is a good idea.

8:10 am on Sept 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Check out last.fm, and allow a few tracks for streaming and offer one or two music downloads to potential listeners.