How to Reach More People as an Up-and-Coming Musician in North AmericaBy FestivalNet, posted 02/09/21 09:24:40 Category » Musician Tips
Making it big as a musician can be difficult, regardless of how talented you are. There’s a sea of competition, but by playing your cards right, you can reach the stars like others before you. Whether you’re looking for your first big break or looking to continue a hot streak, we’ve got just the advice for you.
Using Social Media Wisely
The biggest problem with social media is also its most tempting fact; almost everyone’s on it. This means that like you, there are countless other hopeful musicians jamming their hearts out to make it big. With talent and luck, several artists like Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes have harnessed the power of social media and skyrocketed to fame.
Posting covers of big hits, adding your unique touch to them as well as pushing your original music over platforms like YouTube and Instagram will do you good to gain some cred. Using advertisement over stories and pre-roll ads can also help you expand your reach.
Play Gigs with Established Names
If people don’t know you, they’re unlikely to show up at your gig. But if you perform with someone more renowned, even if within your area, you’re more likely to gain some traction. Look around for other artists nearby, preferably with fanbases that overlap and try to set up a gig with them.
The more exposure you can get and more folks noticing you, the better. It’ll be a grind to convince others, but it’ll pay off.
Perform at Festivals Near You
Music festivals and their promoters share call for artists, which invites performers to perform at their music events. Signing up on promotion sites and receiving emails about their music event listings is a great way to find out about events taking place near you throughout the year. Your goal should be to perform at a big event listing and garner some traction from it, keeping the dice rolling by following up with a few more performances across the concert calendar.
FestivalNet allows promoters to reach out to a wide audience from all sorts of demographics and age brackets. They promote a wide range of events and listings, including farmers markets, craft shows (many who might also need entertainment), food festivals and holiday events.
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