A visual presentation of your brand is what identifies you first. And how you market it is what makes all the difference! You have to understand what makes your online presence tick, why, when, and what’s the next move!
When building a presence, most of your homework should be initiated. There has to be a plan of action in place. You don’t just set it and let it go like microwave warm-overs.
As I touch briefly on this in the blog entry “8 Critical Tips for Musician’s with Blogs”, it’s important to understand how ‘just existing’ can become a dull reality if you don’t take this thing seriously. Is it a task you can achieve overnight? Absolutely not! But it’s a necessary task if you are serious about your music business.
We all know talent is just a drop in the bucket when it comes to this music business, while marketing and promotion play major roles in your development and success. And speaking of marketing and promotion – people often confuse the two as being the same when in fact they are different entities.
To market your business is to study it by noticing every aspect of what will make it stand or fall by factoring in your talent and finances (cost/loss), and a way to reach your audience through field analysis and demographics, imagery, feel, sound, presentation and timing.
To promote your business is to utilize creative measures in presenting your total package so-to-speak. Keep in mind, an excellent promoter utilizes the marketing strategy to effectively promote the product. And yes you, and or your business is a product, among the other names you wear.
Marketing is an intricate process, however, the good thing is the information you need is always ‘just’ right there. Do your research and more research and stick to the plan of your mission.
What I find often with many business start-ups and existing young companies is their need for constant unnecessary changes. This can often confuse your potential loyal gathering and you’ll be scratching your head wondering what the heck happened to your online music business world.
If it’s detected that you don’t know what you want to do with your business, then your fans or clientele will notice the same thing. Instability has no place in this fast growing technological online journey. Even the grandfathered music industry is adapting…
So now, I ask – what are you waiting for? Go get’ em!