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Sending music to a blog for promotion19th Jun 2011, 14:20 #1
I have noticed that some of the "veteran" musicians on TDC have had music posted on various Electronic Music blogs. I am thinking of sending my next EP to a blog for some promotion and to get a bigger fanbase. I've been reading about how to send music and what to say, but I feel like some of them are keeping information to themselves. Anyone have any suggestions on what blog to send it to or hints & tips?
Re: Sending music to a blog for promotion19th Jun 2011, 14:41 #2
All of the above have a fairly big reader base.
Then there's always http://www.ilictronix.com - if that wasn't an obvious one, haha.
About writing. Don't come off as an advanced spam bot, but write with personality without being too much of a suck up. It's a fine line you need to find, which can catch the blog people's attention without making them go, "Why should I even listen to this?"
In the end though, there's no harm in trying to send your music to a lot of blogs. If they don't end up posting it, maybe you should start rethinking the way you want to promote yourself
Re: Sending music to a blog for promotion19th Jun 2011, 16:54 #3
Couple of tips: Upload it onto a streaming website, Soundcloud or Bandcamp preferably, because most bloggers won't bother downloading something that they aren't sure they will like.
Also, write the email in a personal way. If you start off with something like "Hey friend", then we know it's something that's borderline spam. And make sure you write the blog name correctly. Misspelling the blog name is a big no-no.
If you prefer a certain writer of a blog, send it to them. Sometimes only one person has a hold of the blog's email inbox and sending the promo to an individual may increase your chances.DAMN IT! That is such a good idea!
Re: Sending music to a blog for promotion20th Jun 2011, 02:26 #7
So I think I'll send my music to "toomanysebastians" and while I'm at it, I'm changing my name to "Sebastian Sebastian". The Nike advert isn't a bad idea either.
[/sarcasm] (in case you couldn't tell)
I'll check into these blogs whenever I can. The EP won't be released until later this summer, so I have a lot of time to look.