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6 Preoperational Strategies for a New Independent Musician

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6 Preoperational Strategies for a New Independent Musician

Releasing and creating a song is not as challenging as establishing a fan base is. Therefore, you must not wait until your release day to promote your song. The best and most effective marketing tactic is to keep the audience in curiosity. Tell them that something exciting is coming to entertain them, and to entice them make sure you are introducing the short video clips every other day. If you are new indie artist in the industry, then going with a single is the safest bet, it helps in generating the interest of your audience, and you gradually build your fan base as well.

Some artists get lucky on their first go, their first released single gets considerable attention, and they generate extensive revenue as well only by their social media presence. However, sharing your music on your social media accounts and the sound cloud is not enough; you need to go out of your way to create a massive audience for your music. Once the song is in the market,  it can change the own world. There is a possibility of both, to wow the public by your music or to get ignored by the world. The key is to give your 100% and then wait for the audience reaction. Particularly in the case of independent artists, they have to put themselves out and prove the world about their worth. There is no denying to the fact that you have to work your finger to the bone for indie music promotion.

Nevertheless, if you are still clueless about what to do; first I would request you to relax your nerves and keep reading this article as here we will prepare you for the release of your first song.

1.Develop a Marketing Plan

Every business organization primarily creates a marketing plan, and then they act on it. Your music is your business if you are planning to make money out of it and why should you not, it’s better to earn from your skill then just let it rest in the corner. Nevertheless, it’s the first step of your promotional campaign, make sure you prepare the plan three months prior to the release date. Remember, you need to create curiosity in the audience and keep them hooked on to your social media profiles.

Divide your plan into multiple stages and layout different promotional plans for each step. Having a schedule makes everything comparatively easier, so plan out everything on a planner and follow it religiously. Think of all the ways to create a hype of your music, maybe do a podcast of your music journey or start a YouTube channel. There are many ways to do that; you only need to explore your options.

2.Create a story and narrate it

Your rock-solid pre-release campaign must include a backstory; there is always an inspiration and story behind each song. Even if you have randomly came up with your song, it’s better to create one story. While you are piquing your audience’s curiosity, its time you share the bits and piece of your story with them. Trust me; your audience will be eagerly waiting for the release date. Mainly, if the story is relatable to them, then your job here is done. Music promotions can seem pushy but narrating your story is more personal and engaging. The audience loves it when the artists connect with them on a personal level. 

3.Get yourself registered

The very first step of your musical career should be getting yourself registered. Try obtaining all the necessary licenses to safeguard your music work and get paid when others use your music in their movies and TV shows. Get your songs registered to the US copyright office, sound exchange and performing rights organization. It protects your intellectual property, and in case somebody tries to copy it, you have all the legal rights to sue them. Further, you can also monitor your progress if your song is registered with Nielsen BDS.

4.Update your bio and media gears

One of the most important steps of the preparation of the unsigned artist’s debut song is to keep their social media profiles and press gears updated. Your bio must be updated with your fresh song’s information and keep your gallery up to the mark too. Along with that, make sure your press kit is not outdated as the best way to release the song out in the world is through the press. Particularly, if you are looking for some paid gigs, then it is best to develop a close and cordial relationship with the media. 

5.Make connections

One of the many ways to excel in the music industry is to make relevant and famous connections. Be sure, the time you are investing in someone today can give you fruitful results tomorrow. Making strong connections and building your social circle does not only help in the music career, but it helps in all the other professions as well. So while you are in the music launch party, why not make acquaintances that can sponsor your next music video maybe?

6.Do not look for the short cuts

Short cuts may get you where you want to be, but this success will be short-lived. Take the longer and ethical route to reach your destination, grabbing other’s opportunity will get you fame only, but your conscience will never let you enjoy it. When artists get to their goal slowly and steadily, they value their position; therefore, they work harder to maintain it. It’s pretty early for you to get schooled about it, but it’s an important aspect that you must never forget no matter how successful and famous you get.

Conclusion

Moving up the success ladder is not easy regardless of your profession. Today social media has made it more accessible for the newcomers; however, the competition out there is pretty tough. One has to be dyed in the wool to their cause to reach to the top, as low willed candidates often lose the race.

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1924 Music Group Signs 90’s R&B Vocalist Qui Qui Martin To Independent Label

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1924 Music Group Signs 90's R&B Vocalist Qui Qui Martin To Independent Label

1924 Music Group is creating opportunities for the next generation of music stars. Founded by brothers Ivory and Jay Hawthorne, these two siblings are bringing a dream of theirs to life while ushering in the next set of music stars. Hailing from the historic city of Baltimore, Maryland, this independent label is changing the landscape in Baltimore. By creating a musical safe haven in an area that does not possess a major recording label, 1924 stands out among the other emerging indie labels opening the door to much success and influence.

Having signed rising stars Yung Inkky, Tio Taylor, GG C Mals,TPT Moody, Danger Aurora, Doll E Taylor, Chris Michael, Official Arri, Lotto Supreme, and engaged in a Co-Management deal with Kiya Alexius, 1924 Music Group has all of the resources necessary to take talent to the mainstream music market. With the diverse relationships they have built in the music industry with music legends such as Troy Taylor, and Drumma Boy Fresh, they have the backing from some of music’s most influential hitmakers in the game. Co-founder and owner of this independent label Ivory Hawthorne has had the pleasure of working with Lyfe Jennings, Just’us (formerly signed to Mary J Blige’s Matriarchs Records), Riplay, and currently has a joint partnership with Phantom Boyz Music.

Working with so many gifted and talented acts in music, 1924 is thrilled to announce the signing of Qui Qui Martin, the former lead singer of the 90’s girl group Isyss. Martin had this to say about signing with 1924: “1924 is more than just a label, it’s a family unit, a comradery. I feel my most creative when working with my team at 1924. Everyone seems to work organically with one another. 1924 isn’t just in the business of signing anyone. They must have a special talent and stardom that coincides with the other label mates. This in turn solidifies what 1924 music group is all about. Facilitating the careers of future stars. When I think of 1924 I think of a new age bad boy records.

It is clear that this label has all of its artists‘ best interests at heart and is applying pressure to creating diamonds that will shine brightly for the world to see. Currently, 1924 is working on putting out Qui Qui Martin’s forthcoming EP with the help of Lil Ronnie and working on Yung Inkky’s new material.

Press play below to stream Qui Qui Martin’s new “Nobody” single featuring fellow 1924 artist Tio Taylor.

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2022 Looks Like a pleasing year for Uva Musix Group (UMG)

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2022 Looks Like a pleasing year for Uva Musix Group (UMG)

Uva Musix Group (UMG)

New times have brought new challenges everywhere, especially in the music industry. With the new technology, anyone with access to the internet can make music, share it and promote it with the world. Because of this, it is difficult for new musicians to find the right music company to stand behind them and support them. So how do we know what is best? Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, smarter, and stronger, with a big desire to get things right. We want to help people with the experience gained and guide them to do the right thing.

A new music record label, founded early in 2021, from High Point, North Carolina, UMG (Uva Musix Group) is taking action with their uniqueness, offering a pleasant music experience for their clients, owned by three young men, Jordan Dillard, Derek Marshall, and Olaf Moreno, with their hearts in Hip-Hop/ Rap/ Melodic genre.

What makes them different from others? They will provide full support, stand strong behind their clients, let them focus on their originality, making great music and they will do the rest for them. “Putting the artist first and trying to help the artists grow and gain exposure,” they said.

UMG is all about passion and respect, which nowadays is very difficult to find. They will help their artist with their creativity, bringing out the best of them and feeding their fans with it. For one music artist, the most important thing is for his music to be heard everywhere and to achieve positive results, and for that to happen, it needs the support of a good and honest record label.

Once Bobby Unser said “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet”, and UMG is a big golden opportunity, especially for a local artist who seeks to leap into action with success. For starters, people can follow them on their Twitter and Instagram accounts which will follow in addition, and in the future on more platforms.

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HOW EYAH CARVED HIMSELF A NICHE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

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HOW EYAH CARVED HIMSELF A NICHE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

No one took Sven Zwetsloot seriously when he stated his intentions of getting into the music industry. Even those closest to him thought it was a phase because, after all, he didn’t come from a musical family. However, Sven was determined to prove everyone wrong. Despite the mockery, he’d work hard and silenced his detractors once and for all.

Today, Sven Zwetsloot, better known by his stage name Eyah, is a Reggaeton music producer based in Texel, the Netherlands. Eyah is popular in the industry for originality, which is showcased in his last tracks.

As a composer, Eyah takes pride in his original compositions and tunes. One would believe that his journey in the music industry has therefore been easy, but that is not the case.

Eyah has had to learn a few things that have kept him going. By the time he was in the 12th grade, he was making house beats despite having no support system. Even though he didn’t have a proper place to practice, he made 2 tracks every day for two years until he got his own place. That’s how he developed his adaptable workflow, something he appreciates as a producer today. When Eyah turned 18, he started looking for ways to turn his passion into something profitable, but it didn’t happen overnight.

Eyah’s biggest influences are Tainy and Sky Rompiendo. He has learned how to creatively incorporate influences from science fiction and horror genres to create a sound that resonates with a wider audience.

Crafting recognizable lyrics, coupled with a groovy beat that the listener can appreciate is one of Eyah’s greatest joys. He conveys his feelings through every song he works on, and this is something very few producers can do. For now, he is working on some new projects that are waiting to be released. He’s been working with three big names in the industry and the works are in the final stages of production.

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