Navigating the music world can be challenging, but Pro Music Records & Entertainment Media can guide you through the process to releasing your next (or first!) album.
Step 1: Create a website! You’ll want to showcase your best self through high-quality photos and videos so that people can know you’re a legitimate artist.
Step 2: Save Up! You’ll have to spend money to make money. Setting aside a budget for marketing, promotions, merchandise and studio space can ensure you’ll have a product that fully exemplifies your talent.
Step 3: Network Network Network. And wisely. People need to know you exist, but without being bombarded with information. That being said, not all people need to know. You’ll want to connect with other artists or music professionals using social media (creating profiles on Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) and create relationships. People want to know you care about their work too, instead of feeling like they’re just a means to an end in your career.
Step 4: Present your best work. Your single should be your absolute best song, but every track on your album should be “the best.” Make sure each song is mixed and mastered to perfection because the higher the quality, the more likely you are to be looked at by top producers and labels.
Step 5: Set a Release Date. Typically, if you’re releasing a single off an album, you’ll want to share it anywhere between 2-4 weeks before the album comes out. Timing is everything! If it’s too far in advance people will forget and if it’s too close to the album date, no one will see it coming.
Step 6: Spread the word! Make sure your fans know about your upcoming music through your social media profiles, website, e-mail newsletters and any other music forums. Word-of-mouth marketing can spread like wildfire if you target the right people to start it!
At PMR, we can take care of all these steps for you, creating customized packages to suit all your marketing, promotion and distribution needs. Releasing your music can be scary and overwhelming, but we’re here to help and make the process easier. Ultimately, your goal is to become a successful, working artist and we can get you there! Please visit us online at http://www.promusicrecords.com