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post Aug 4 2016, 06:42 PM
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I honestly think it would great if it was present in the forum as well, maybe in the top menu? smile.gif But I don't know how visited the wiki is in general, but there may be a reason for that (that it's not too visible).


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post Aug 12 2016, 12:40 AM
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I think the only reason is that they ran out of block graphics to link to it on the first page. sad.gif Maybe email KRIS and Mention it as he really is great about responding to the desires of GMC members. smile.gif

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I honestly think it would great if it was present in the forum as well, maybe in the top menu? smile.gif But I don't know how visited the wiki is in general, but there may be a reason for that (that it's not too visible).



Here is a vid by OLA ENGLUND sorta breaking it down in terms of being an "indie" artist. E.G. Not being on a Major Lable and still making a living. He's brutally honest in this one.



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post Aug 26 2016, 06:55 AM
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KILLER Video that breaks down HOW TO MAKE A LIVING IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY "TODAY"

If you don't want/need to earn money from your music, GOD BLESS YOU. This post/vid is not for you. However, if you are hoping to either transition to music as a full time gig, or just want to start building an income with music, here is how you start smile.gif



Here are her TOP FIVE THINGS TO DO.



Here is an interview with her, with more info.



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post Sep 14 2016, 04:39 PM
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The very cool folks over @ iConnectivity (I've been using one of their audio interfaces, the iConnectivity4+ lately) have been so kind as to feature me in their Blog!!

http://www.iconnectivity.com/blog/todd-sim...-iconnectaudio4

This brings me to a good point about "self promotion". If there is a bit of gear/kit that you have, that you like, and use all the time, reach out to the folks that make it. Tell them how great it is and that you'd love to help them spread the word about it in any way you can. Offer to help, essentially smile.gif If you have any kind of traction on social media, they will usually respond right away. Even if you don't have any real traction on social media, reach out all the same. They may feature you on their social media and just that can get you some good exposure to new potential fans who might otherwise have never seen you . smile.gif

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If you don't yet have a REVERBNATION.com account to help promote your music and yourself as a player, it's time to make one! smile.gif It's easy to do, it's free and yet another way for folks to connect with you and your music. Don't be shy smile.gif Share any music you are proud of, collab, solo, etc. Have your promo in place for 2017 and here's to hoping it's a great year smile.gif


http://bit.ly/divinusmortus_reverbnation

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GOING PRO ON SOUND CLOUD


Soundclound.com offers two paid options, one is 7 bux a month and one is 15. I'm going to try the 15 a month for a while to see how it goes as it gives very detailed stats on who listened to your tracks and where they are coming from. This would allow a musician to be able to tailor his music a bit for the audience he/she is actually serving. I had no idea that I was big in INDONESIA. The stats were almost shocking, France, Brazil, big fans. Who knew? It also shows the web site where your traffic is coming from. Lots of mine is from GMC, no shock there. A good bit is straight google from other countries around the world.

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GREAT vid about how to get started reviewing gear for various companies, even if you are just starting out. Some very good advice.



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TYPICAL FOUR WEEK PERIOD ON A "PARTNER" YOUTUBE ACCOUNT: E.G. MAKING MONEY ON YOUTUBE?


Here is a screen grab from a typical 28 day cycle on my youtube account. Keep in mind that I DON"T use "Pre Roll ads" (these are the adverts that roll before a vid that you can't skip and that I HATE, they make the most money.) I also avoid any ads other than the small box graphic ads that you can easily click away from. The only way to make money on youtube imho is to use wads of ads. However, unless you are OLA ENGLUND reviewing an amp that costs more than my car, most folks won't wait, they will just click off, so you have to find a balance. Anyhoo!! Here it is smile.gif

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Yup! Just over $1, one Dollar in earnings for about 5,000 views. That's about average for me in a typical month. I used to put more adverts on my vids, but it was only getting me $100-$200 a year and I hate ads so I backed off. However, I have been able to use youtube to get "eyeballs" and turn those eyeballs in to FREE GEAR!! Some of that gear I kept, some of it I sold. It's just another one of the many "REVENUE STREAMS" that the modern musician has to string together in order to try to get as close to "Pro" as possible smile.gif

Anyone else care to share youtube results for a given month?

Todd

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR VIDEO GO "VIRAL"?


1. Influencer outreach
More than any other piece of advice on this list, this is the single most powerful factor for gaining viral status on YouTube. Having said that, it doesn’t mean that you can ignore everything else – we’ll get to why in a moment.

Influencers are individuals and platforms with massive followings. Pewdiepie, the most subscribed to YouTube channel for several years, is an example of an influencer. If you are able to reach out to a number of people with a following like this you can vastly increase the chances of making your music video go viral.

However, you can’t just throw any old video their way and expect it to work. Your music and the video’s concept will have to line up with the influencer’s audience. Using the previous example of Pewdiepie, a large portion of his subscribers are millennial gamers. Therefore a music video that incorporated gaming culture would likely be well received and have more chance of success.

It’s also important that you pay attention to quality. Influencers have spent years of time building a brand. So, they don’t have time for endorsing the mediocre.

2. Participation is king
Some music is just plain catchy. If you want to go viral, the best thing you can do is to make your song unbelievably easy to sing along to. Simple chord progressions, upbeat and danceable beats combined with easy vocal melodies might sound too simplistic to work, but this just makes it easier for your audience to get engaged.

Think about a nightclub full of people. When the DJ sticks on certain songs, everybody starts belting out the lyrics together. It’s almost spiritual. Strangers lock eyes and throw their arms around each other in spontaneous camaraderie.

Anything you can do to that makes this easier increases the chances of your song going viral. Some music videos feature content sent in by fans to help the word of mouth marketing – who could resist the urge to show off to their friends and family that they are in a music video?

Of course, simple catchy beats aren’t enough on their own, which brings us to the next point.

3. Make it relatable
Aside from influencers, the other main transmission vector you need to focus on to make a video go viral is to make it shareable.

What this means exactly can vary from one video to another, but one of the best ways to do this is lyrics that make your audience want to share the video, captioned with the words “omg this is literally me.”

You can go serious or silly with this. The Chainsmokers’ song ‘Selfie’ was a ridiculous, almost pointless song. But it did hold up a mirror to hookup and social media culture in a way that made it funny for those who felt it reflected them. It was also quite satirical, and went over pretty well with people who absolutely hated this sort of thing precisely because of how blatant it was.

When it’s time to spread the word about your music, it’s time to look at Promote It

4. The video concept is fascinating
Making a viral music video places the emphasis on the video. You can have a song that is by all accounts good, and sometimes it can be downright terrible, as long as the production quality is high.

But YouTube is a visual medium, so you’re going to want to give more attention to those elements than you normally would.

You can make a fascinating video concept in a literally infinite number of ways. Comedy is a great way to go, but more serious or even abstract ideas can also work. The key idea is that whoever is listening to the song won’t be able to tear their eyes away from the screen either.

Dance routines are another routine that works well, and also lends itself brilliantly to the concept of helping the audience participate. A great example of this is Silento’s Watch Me, which gained a huge amount of popularity as people uploaded videos of themselves copying the dance moves.

5. There’s no set formula for viral videos
Sorry, but there it is. It’s more or less impossible to make a viral video on purpose. The only thing you can do is make a great video, a great song and then promote it everywhere. What catches on can’t be predicted.

Having said that, you can cheat a little. So many things go viral that there’s no reason why you can’t ride the coattails of their success. Incorporating ideas from other viral content, such as dances, images or even phrases is an easy way to do this. For example, the phrase ‘cracking open a cold one with the boys’ spiked online in June 2017, and using this as the hook for a summer party anthem would have been a great way to siphon off some of that popularity.


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