What are the Perfect Tools for Self Promotion?

July 19th, 2013 Debra Mann

 

 

As promised in my last blog post, I’d like to share some of the tools of promotion that I use as a self-managed artist. The internet has become the primary vehicle for many artists, and makes being self-managed much easier. We no longer have to depend solely on the press to promote and get the word out there for us, nor do we have to rely on a big label record deal to build our career. Here is a list of a few of my favorites.

 

Female Vocalist Jazz Pianist and Singer in Barrington Rhode Island

 

CD Baby is a fantastic company for independent (unsigned) artists that I became aware of when I recorded my CD, A Time for Love. I used Oasis Disc Manufacturing, to manufacture my CD, who referred me to CD Baby to handle my CD sales and distribution. They also have great articles and tools that they share with their clients to help them further their careers. I really like them a lot and have been using their services for many years. You can find my profile on cd baby here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/debramann

 

Reverbnation is a great all-in-one online service that I also like. It’s a great service, especially if you don’t have a website. All of my info shows up on one page, but is clickable if someone looking at the page wants to go deeper. You can create an EPK (electronic press kit). You can post videos, music, a bio, photos, upcoming shows, blogs, get stats, create your own mobile app, grow your fan base, and more. For an example, view my profile at http://www.reverbnation.com/debramann.

 

Facebook is a very popular tool to build and grow a closer connection with your fans. I recommend creating a Facebook Page, instead of using your personal Facebook, because it has an unlimited number of people who can “like” your page, and plus, if you’re like me, you can keep your professional and personal life somewhat separate.

 

You can also link your Reverbnation account to post automatically to your Facebook page, as well as your other social networking sites. My Facebook page is also set up to automatically share my posts to my personal Facebook.

 

There are several other tools that I use that I will share with you in future blogs, so stay tuned. Please feel free to comment, and add to this list of resources to help others in their endeavor to become a professional musician, and/or develop a pre-existing career as a working musician. Thanks for checking out my blog.

 

 

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