So I do have some music out now!

mjr

ADD -- blessing and curse
Did you play the steel guitar on that? Always like hearing the steel..Was that a key change for the chorus? that was interesting.
I didn't play the steel. Though I do play guitar, I basically used "Band In A Box" for the backing track. I did the "arrangement" and the chord progression. I'd have to go back and look, but yes I think I did do a key change for the chorus.

One of the other songs off of that album I used a resonator on in a similar manner, I believe.
 

BeGrody

New member
@mjr if you don't mind me asking, what was responsible for the 31 cents? is it sales of digital downloads? if so, how did you market it (since this is the marketing forum) and what marketing do you think led to the sales?
 

mjr

ADD -- blessing and curse
@mjr if you don't mind me asking, what was responsible for the 31 cents? is it sales of digital downloads? if so, how did you market it (since this is the marketing forum) and what marketing do you think led to the sales?
They're all streams. I did little to no marketing. I basically told just a few people that I know, put up a few tweets on Twitter, and the rest was just kind of organic. I did get some business cards, too, and handed out some. I also left small stacks at a couple of places where I know people frequent (i.e. an Italian restaurant here, and my local library). Basically with my name, that I was a singer/songwriter, and my website URL. But due to COVID I haven't really had a chance to hand out a bunch of them. Which is a shame, because there's a festival in the town where I live that possibly thousands of people come to every year. I could have probably handed out a bunch there.

I changed my signature on a couple of sites I go to as well. Basically with things like "I have a music site! You should visit it!" where "music site" is a link to my URL.

I'd like to do more marketing, but my social media "footprint" is actually rather small, and I really don't have the inclination to sign up for things like Instagram, Facebook, etc. Also, I still don't get out much because of COVID. Once things aren't so bad with COVID, I think I may try some guerrilla marketing (but not Gorilla Marketing). I have an underlying condition, so things aren't quite as flexible for me as they may be for others, so I'm not necessarily able to put forth as much effort as I might like.

My music is actually up on many streaming sites. I can't see how well it's doing on most of them, though. CDBaby only posts updates for sales as they receive them. Though they do provide some demographics for Spotify plays.

I also have physical copies on CD. I've given out a few, but haven't even tried selling them. I designed the album cover and artwork myself.

DM me and I'll send you the URL for my website. But be forewarned: It's country music.
 
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