How to get my music (in this case the first single) out there.
Spent the last three days submitting the track to blogs, social media, online reviewers, radiostations, etc… I hate this. It’s like taking an exam or doing a job interview over and over again. Selling yourself is hard, but it’s a very important part of making music these days.
Having an online presence, getting involved, reaching out to the public, building an audience. Phrases you hear over and over again when it comes to promoting your music.
It is basically a lot of effort for very little return. But maybe that will change in time, I don’t know. What I do know is that I have to pace myself. I need to find the balance here. Because the stress and tension is really bad for me and it is manifesting itself physically. (Less and lighter sleep, soar muscles and other symptoms you don’t want to know about). I need to listen to – and be more like – my cat and relax!
But, every little bit counts! And once in a while you get a compliment from someone who discovered your music and really liked it. And it’s not just a ‘thumbs-up’ on FB or a generic comment to get more traffic on their own page. That really helps and it reminds me why I am trying to get my music heard.
I want to spread some of the joy I had making it!