posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 04:38 PM
My girlfriends daughter has been doing the very same thing, she started off doing a few open mic nights, but with a lot of help from her mum/manager,
she is being noticed now. This is what she has been doing...
Non stop bombarding radio stations with requests for interviews. Obviously you will be expected to play one or more of your songs, or have a demo you
can send them either on MP3 or CD.
Magazines, local newspapers etc, they will have an entertainment section that may do reviews and interviews with up and coming artists.
Get your music out there already. Anyone can put their music on the likes of i-tunes and start getting paid for it.
Busking. Might sound naff but this has helped her build more fans.
Business cards. Just a decent photo (maybe something musicaly arty) with the artists name, Facebook and email. Always have these on you, and give them
out at each gig or whenever possible.
The internet goes without saying. Facebook is a must nowadays, or advisable at least. Same with YouTube, get a channel and do originals and covers as
often as you can. You might get a pub gig with 20 people, but a million views from a 3 minute vid. SoundCloud, Reverbnation and many more.
Networking with as many people in the music industry as possible. Sounds obvious but often it's who you know that can get you on the right track. Not
that you won't need good talent to back this up, but a helping hand can make all the difference.
As has been said though, hard work seems the way to go. With millions of budding musicians out there, if you're not willing to put the effort in,
there are plenty of others that will. Hassle every media outlet, big or small, they can only say no or yes can't they.