Promoting Music Under Different Names

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KForte90
KVRist
73 posts since 27 Aug, 2009

Post Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:11 am

I find myself making music in many different genres, but if I promoted it all under a single name then not everyone will like the music I make. There seems to be so few people in this world whose musical interests are as wide as mine.

The solution is to write music that is in different genres under different names; one for each genre. Another problem arises when I want to promote said music on KVR: KVR does not allow multiple accounts in general. If I tried to promote my music, that is under a different name, using my account, people will think I am trying to steal that music. I have no way to verify that I am the one who made the music.

What can I do to get around this problem? Thank you for your advice.

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jancivil
KVRAF
15321 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from No Location

Re: Promoting Music Under Different Names

Post Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:12 pm

KForte90 wrote: if I promoted it all under a single name then not everyone will like the music I make.
As opposed to what? You cannot reasonably expect everyone to like your music anyway.
I make a lot of music some people will hate, but that's their problem. :shrug:

deastman
KVRAF
6739 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Re: Promoting Music Under Different Names

Post Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:01 pm

The choice is yours. You either develop a name for yourself a a diverse and eclectic musician, or you spread your efforts across promoting multiple brands. Either one is a viable approach.
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Zexila
KVRAF
3089 posts since 18 Mar, 2008

Re: Promoting Music Under Different Names

Post Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:13 pm

Maybe don't use KVR as your promotional platform, but use it for what it's good for, getting knowledgeable feedback from the fellow colleagues.

Think some of us don't care if you post 20 different genres from one nickname or we are going to become your fans and follow you to the stars, let's be real, we are bunch of old grumpy guys making noise nobody cares about, so just post some stuff you actually want honest feedback for and use other social media for that biz mumbo jumbo.
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Aleatoriac
KVRAF
1662 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from betwixt

Re: Promoting Music Under Different Names

Post Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:40 pm

Zexila wrote:making noise nobody cares about
:o :clap:

To the OP:
Does seem like a lot of extra work to do it all under different names.

Some value being weird more than being considered a non-failure.
But you do have a point. I can't think of any famous, popular musicians who are known for doing everything music ever. They tend to find a niche and smack it again and again...

Unfocused
KVRist
292 posts since 8 Jul, 2004

Re: Promoting Music Under Different Names

Post Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:45 pm

I thought I was going to have this problem. My solution was to start a "multimedia company (record label):" Unfocused Media, so I could release different styles of music (and film, and books, and software...) under different project/"band" names. I had only moderate success because my time for creative pursuits became extremely limited.

However, others have been successful with this approach, e.g. Bill Laswell. As such, I still plan to use this approach if I ever find myself with enough free time.

-u
"I guess one person can make a difference, but most of the time they probably shouldn't." -M. Simpson

KForte90
KVRist
73 posts since 27 Aug, 2009

Re: Promoting Music Under Different Names

Post Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:52 pm

Zexila wrote:Maybe don't use KVR as your promotional platform, but use it for what it's good for, getting knowledgeable feedback from the fellow colleagues.
Then, where can I go to get my music more noticed?

Zexila
KVRAF
3089 posts since 18 Mar, 2008

Re: Promoting Music Under Different Names

Post Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:59 pm

KForte90 wrote:
Zexila wrote:Maybe don't use KVR as your promotional platform, but use it for what it's good for, getting knowledgeable feedback from the fellow colleagues.
Then, where can I go to get my music more noticed?
Probably to some labels or You Tube channels that promote kind of music you do, there's bunch of those these days. :tu:
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experimental.crow
KVRAF
5501 posts since 9 Mar, 2003 from The Druid Hills

Re: Promoting Music Under Different Names

Post Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:54 pm

Unfocused wrote:I thought I was going to have this problem. My solution was to start a "multimedia company (record label):" Unfocused Media, so I could release different styles of music (and film, and books, and software...) under different project/"band" names. I had only moderate success because my time for creative pursuits became extremely limited.

However, others have been successful with this approach, e.g. Bill Laswell. As such, I still plan to use this approach if I ever find myself with enough free time.

-u
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Unfocused
KVRist
292 posts since 8 Jul, 2004

Re: Promoting Music Under Different Names

Post Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:07 am

experimental.crow wrote:
Unfocused wrote:I thought I was going to have this problem. My solution was to start a "multimedia company (record label):" Unfocused Media, so I could release different styles of music (and film, and books, and software...) under different project/"band" names. I had only moderate success because my time for creative pursuits became extremely limited.

However, others have been successful with this approach, e.g. Bill Laswell. As such, I still plan to use this approach if I ever find myself with enough free time.

-u
you need to focus ...
What...? :wink:
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SampleScience
KVRAF
3810 posts since 31 Oct, 2004 from Mtl, Canada

Re: Promoting Music Under Different Names

Post Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:50 pm

Unfocused wrote:I thought I was going to have this problem. My solution was to start a "multimedia company (record label):" Unfocused Media, so I could release different styles of music (and film, and books, and software...) under different project/"band" names. I had only moderate success because my time for creative pursuits became extremely limited.

However, others have been successful with this approach, e.g. Bill Laswell. As such, I still plan to use this approach if I ever find myself with enough free time.

-u
If your time is limited, you should focus on one project or get help from other people. You can't do it all alone, music marketing is very time consuming and requires the work hours of at least another person.

Klayton from Celldweller does it, he has multiple music projects and he's successful but he has a small team who work with him. Check "Celldweller" on YouTube if you don't know about him. Very good music.

Ssha
KVRer
7 posts since 2 Sep, 2017

Re: Promoting Music Under Different Names

Post Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:13 am

If it isn't a joke, I can only feel jealous. Such a lot if energy... unfocused energy!

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