How Can We Help? 8/23/13

Wanna get your DIY music promotions questions answered and promote your music? Do you have questions about promoting your music or building a fanbase? Leave it in the comments and we promise to get back to you or even write a post featuring you that answers your question. If we think your question would benefit our readers we’ll post a YouTube video of your song on top of a post that answers your question. No matter what, you will get an answer this week as long as you leave an email address (so we can let you know when we answer your question) and a YouTube URL for your video. All we ask in return is that if we answer your question, please help us spread the word about our book, Get More Fans: The DIY Guide To The New Music Business.

Jesse Cannon is the editor of Musformation. He produces records at his studio Cannon Found Soundation. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseCannonMusF. For more info please visit his website.

  • Amiscus

    I’m a long ways away but I’m thinking about releasing an album and I currently work in marketing at a medium sized concert venue so I’m fairly familiar with differently outlets for marketing. My current dilemma is I’m not sure which avenues to use. I’m currently thinking about using Facebook advertising, Twitter Advertising and YouTube advertising to promote my release once I finish recording the album. But I’m also thinking about adding Google Adwords and advertising on the Google Display Network. I want to know if I should just stick with advertising on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter or if I should add 1 or both (Google Adwords and Google Display Network)?

    • musformation

      Advertising is money down the drain unless you have done everything else possible. It can be a great tool if you are already doing huge things on social networks, distribution and doing DIY real world promotions like flyers etc. But don’t put your money into ads on social networks till all other options are exhausted.

  • Amiscus

    This can be saved for next week but I was wondering if you had a general range of topics that artists can talk about on Facebook? Also, I’m planning on having a presence on Google Plus so would you suggest posting similar information on Google plus as long as I’m not copying what I’m posting on Facebook? I’ve heard conflicting information on this. I’ve talking to some marketing people who work for a very large amusement park and they have said it’s ok to post similar content on different social media networks as long as you word it differently. Thoughts?