How do i promote my music correctly

I’ve ulpoaded some music on youtube and I’ve been getting a bit of views, but I’m not really creating a fan base. I know I should just continue on making music and keep chasing the dream, but still.. any of you got some tips?

August 30th, 2013

go to other youtube videos of popular artists like Lamar Oden or Joey Nadass and name all the greatest new school rappers associated with them that most people like. While listing their names, slip in your own name some where in the middle to create curiosity to those who read it while those who blindly skim it upvote for all thier favorite artists.

Oh also use the term real hip hop.

you will be rich in no time brother

August 30th, 2013

Change the soundcloud link of a popular song on RapGenius to your own shit.

August 30th, 2013

remix a popular song and keep one artist on the chorus and when you add it to youtube, make that artist the main artist, naming the song a remix featuring you to make yourself look important and that you know him.

August 30th, 2013
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Make a thread here asking for real feedback.

August 30th, 2013
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the trollage … is too much

August 30th, 2013

Its all marketing man. Find your target demographic, the people most likely to like your music, then try to make yourself appeal to them and be all over the places where they would be. Look up some guerrilla internet marketing stuff online and get some creative ideas.

Don’t be annoying, don’t be desperate, don’t spend a shit ton of money. Be as smart and efficient as you can. There’s a reason a shit ton of artists never get off the ground and that’s cause this shit is not easy to do, and it takes a lot of time.

But most importantly be good. Lot easier to promote a product that is high quality.

August 30th, 2013
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here’s an idea, ready? it’s quite a doozy.
1) quit being a faggot and going to a rap forum asking for help
2) go out to an open mic night and perform
3) continue going out to several open mic nights
4) if people feeling your vibe, rent a place for a show (if people aren’t feeling, quit) (if under 18 and can’t rent yourself, ask your mommy for it)
5) perform and make sure there’s a way people can follow you (ex. twitter/facebook)
6) continue and you will gain following
7) once you have following, put out mixtapes and continue shows
8) do bigger shows and maybe tour with some other artists who have a decent following
9) post on youtube so people can maybe find you while searching popular rappers
10) become famous

REMEMBER, NO ONE EVER GOT FAMOUS SITTING ON THEIR ASS FUCKING OFF TO PICTURES OF NICKI MINAJ, GET YOUR LAZY ASS OFF A COMPUTER AND GO DO SHIT AND DO WORK. Now quit wasting everyone’s time and shove your own foot up your ass cause we all know you’re too lazy to do this shit, good day

August 30th, 2013

Thank you, I appreciate all of your advices. And Krypt, if you really think it’s that easy then you’re even more retarded than I thought. Good day

August 30th, 2013

What Krypt is saying is the truth. It might come off as harsh but it’s the truth. And yes, it is suppose to be hard.

August 30th, 2013

Krypt pretty much just laid out exactly how to do it. The key is having that amount of ambition. If you’re getting your ideas from posts on RapGenius, I wouldn’t guess that you’d have the ambition to really make it.

August 30th, 2013
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Yea even though Kyrpt was harsh he was true as hell!!! You’re not going to get a fanbase by youtube trust me… Plus they made new rules were you can’t send messages to people who aren’t in your contacts, so you probably won’t be making a lot of new fans from youtube.. Go outside! Go to open mics, get on a feature from an already know artist around your place! Attend shows with known artist that you’re cool with! Do bigger shows, keep doing that until you have a huge fanbase!

August 30th, 2013
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Make good music
Upload a tape to datpiff and get it sponsored its about a guaranteed 5K views those 5K people have friends who have friends who have friends etc

August 30th, 2013
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Include the listener and give them an experience along with the music. That’s why M'Balls is famous.

August 30th, 2013
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Post it on every music related site and collect/research the feedback you got. If not much then keep creating new music. If even then there is no response, no one is really feeling your music or it is just too unknown to hear. If that is the case a more public stance is needed and/or a change in your musical content. And if you don’t want to change your music then it’s your choice to keep persisting.

August 30th, 2013