MUSIC Marketing Handbook
201 Self-Promotion Ideas
for Songwriters, Musicians and Bands on a Budget
© 2007 by Bob Baker All Rights Reserved
St. Louis, MO
To Jay Conrad Levinson, the godfather of Guerrilla Marketing. Thanks for shining the light, blazing a new trail, and inspiring millions (including me) to take the guerrilla path lesstraveled!
Other books and resources by Bob Baker: MySpace Music Marketing: How to Promote & Sell Your Music on the World's Biggest Networking Web Site Guerrilla Music Marketing, Encore Edition: 201 More Self-Promotion Ideas, Tips & Tactics for Do-It-Yourself Artists Killer Music Press Kits: The 29 Most Important Elements in Creating Sizzling Music Publicity Materials Music Marketing Crash Course:1,001 Ways to Promote Yourself, Make Money and Live Your Dreams Do-It-Yourself Internet PR for Songwriters, Musicians and Bands 50 Ways to Promote & Sell Your Music on the Internet What Every Musician Should Know About Self-Promotion Get more info at www.TheBuzzFactor.com
Baker, Bob, 1960Guerrilla music marketing handbook: 201 self-promotion ideas for songwriters, musicians and bands on abudget / Bob Baker p. cm. ISBN-10: 0-9714838-5-X ISBN-13: 978-0-9714838-5-9 1. Music trade – United States – Handbooks, manuals, etc. 2. Music – Vocational guidance – United States. 3. Internet marketing. 780.23 B167G Published by Spotlight Publications, PO Box 43058, St. Louis, MO 63143 USA. © 2007 by Bob Baker. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrievalsystem, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Spotlight Publications. Manufactured in the United States of America.
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Introduction – page 6
Section 1: Guerrilla Music Basic Training
1) 2) 3) 4) 3 Simple Steps to Effective Music Marketing – page 14 The Powerof Goal Setting: A Foolproof Plan for Reaching Your Music Aspirations Faster – page 20 The First 5 Steps to Marketing (and Profiting From) Your Music – page 27 The #1 Question You Must Answer When Promoting Your Music – page 35
Section 2: Guerrilla Music Marketing Online
5) 6) 7) 8) 9) The New Rules of Internet Music Marketing – page 40 How to Use Blogs and Podcasts to Promote Your Music...