DiscMakers who is well known as one of the premier companies for CD/DVD authoring, duplication and replication has a blog with a lot of useful info.
Here is an excerpt from one of their articles about marketing strategies for independent artists:
"Although most bands would like to have the kind of budget to promote their latest album on TV, radio, and billboards, they are more likely to have just enough to print up posters for the next gig. And yet indies can get the kind of attention that major label acts get. You just need to plan appropriately and implement a few tried-and-true strategies.
Here are seven effective strategies to get you and your music noticed. The good news is they’re easy on the pocketbook and can be acted on today. All they take is a bit of time and some thought about how to get your music directly in front of the people that are likely to be your new fans. While they may not have heard of you yet, if you follow these strategies, they will."
Read more: 7 Effective Strategies To Get Your Music Noticed | Echoes – Insight for Independent Artists http://blog.discmakers.com/2009/12/seven-effective-strategies-to-get-your-music-noticed/#ixzz1WY68KbHk
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