What self-promotion options do you use on the internet?

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598 posts since 4 Dec, 2021 from Canada

Post Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:20 pm

Just curious what options are out there apart from Soundcloud, Youtube, and Bandcamp.
Do you have them all yet?

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DJ Warmonger
4394 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Post Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:22 am

That's a lot already, right?

Soundcloud has been useless for some years since they decided to "reflect actual popularity of an artist".
Youtube works well for me and I plan to carry on this business :)

But to get the best effort vs gain ratio, you must be subscribed to some label which does all the promotion for you. Not only a release itself, but also artworks, posts all over the internet and promos (especially DJ promos).
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1852 posts since 14 Sep, 2004 from $HOME

Post Wed Dec 08, 2021 7:03 am

Pornhub. Wait, what, you meant for music?

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5502 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:22 am

Well, self-promotion actually works best when others are promoting you :P
What works best for me is Spotify (especially if you are there in some playlists) and Internet radio stations (for me that is Digitally Imported where I'm played quite often in the chillout channel).
What also works well is Youtube but a bit different.... I had offered some royalty free music to well known youtubers with the requirement to mention me in the credits. Since many youtubers have a problem finding decent music that ideally also has no Youtube content ID, this is a good approach for self-promotion.

What works poorly in my experience are Bandcamp (good for selling but not for self-promotion), Soundcloud (useless) but also Facebook/Instagram etc (even if you buy advertising for posts it basically brings little to nothing).
With TikTok (rather small videos) I have no experience, but would be quite possible that it is usable for self-promotion.

17 posts since 13 Dec, 2021

Post Mon Dec 13, 2021 9:53 am

I make posts on LinkedIn.

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