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You Have to Promote It! by: Ty Cohen

If you are trying to break into the music industry, then music promotional ideas are definitely what you are looking for as a musician resource. Imagine the possibilities out there. You have the Internet, word of mouth, lives shows and many other opportunities to promote your CD or band. I mean it is 2007, the digital age! There is absolutely no excuse out there for not properly promoting your music whatsoever! Ok, first you have to cover all your bases, be prepared. Do you have your act together? Do you have your promotional kit, demos to promote your CD, pictures, bios, resumes, t-shirts, mini-DVDs, posters, business cards, performance dates and a great website? If you can answer yes to all of the above then you are on the right track. If you cannot, then you have some work to do because this is only the beginning of music promotional ideas for your band. Honestly, everyone knows that musicians, especially ones that are just starting out, don’t have a plethora of funds. But that is o.k.! Take a side job while you are trying to bust into the industry because you will need a little extra cash. Next, get together all of the above suggested items. You can gather these items for a relatively inexpensive price. Do you have friends that are artists? Have them draw you something up. The best musician resource out there is a website, get one! This is where you can market yourself to the entire world. You can blog, put up schedules, start a mailing list, display your music and reach every one in the world for relatively cheap. Check online for deals on the design of any posters, business cards and pictures or better yet, do it yourself! There is a plethora of software programs that will aid you in creating just about anything you want to promote your CD. A great musician resource that you should consider purchasing is the Industry Yellow Pages. This will give you access to radio stations, record stores, music distributors, music conferences, press contacts and much more! Music promotional ideas do not come few and far between, they are everywhere! You just have to stay committed, focused and energized. Get creative and explore every option out there. Network, Network and then network some more! If you want to promote your CD or band then book gigs, advertise, market and get yourself and your music noticed. Remember, you won’t make it anywhere sitting back and waiting for things to happen to you. About the Author: Ty Cohen, the online music industry's most recognizable voice is the former owner of a successful independent record label, current owner of Platinum Millennium publishing and nation-wide music industry seminar speaker and panelist. He is also the author and creator of over 40 best-selling music business books, reports, courses, audio products and other music industry "How to" resources, that have helped tens of thousands of individuals like you to successfully find their way in the music business. Visit for more information on Music Promotional Ideas, How to Promote Your CD, and Musician Resources.