What used to be the best ways to get famous, or at least get some fame at all, in the Hip Hop game? The number one thing artists used to do was send in demos to the famous record labels and hope that someone notices you out of the millions of demos sent in every year. Meanwhile, you had to perform locally to generate a buzz as well. You could have went to the local radio station and hoped to get played if the DJ liked you. Luckily, today holds a completely different Hip Hop industry. Nowadays you can create an even bigger buzz using tactics that are ten times easier. If you continue reading on in this article, you will find out the best ways to do so!
Creating an online buzz should be the one thing Hip Hop musicians should focus on now. Millions of people are listening to new music on the internet everyday, so get your music on their new list. There are thousands of internet radio stations hoping you send in your music for them to play. There are hundreds of sites that you can submit your music to for people to listen to. To get famous, you have to have your name out there in every possible outlet. The internet happens to be the biggest outlet that you can put your music on and gain thousands of new fans, with the right amount of talent and music, of course.
Don't get me wrong, doing shows locally is still a great way to generate a buzz. Once you build your local buzz by performing at concerts and opening for bigger acts (which may lead to more buzz!), you have to take it to the next level. What's the process to generate a buzz and make a name for yourself on the internet? There are maybe a hundred musicians locally and there are millions online, so you have to be able to stand out, even more than you do locally. Lucky for you, this article will show you a great way to market your music online. Social media is, and has been, the next big thing in the music industry, period!
The best sites to utilize for your music are Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter. You need to post your music and videos on Youtube all the time, and make sure you are staying active with the community as well. Get out there, comment on other musicians' videos, collaborate like crazy, which can build a great fan base, and keep at it. Posting videos with links to free music downloads is a great idea every once in a while as well. Every new video you put on Youtube should be posting to Facebook and Twitter, so your followers and fans can get it right away. Do whatever you can to get a huge following on Facebook and Twitter, including posting on many Hip Hop forums. You can find plenty of these types of forums by just searching for Hip Hop Forums in Google or Bing.
Acts like Hopsin, Mac Miller, and many others have received a majority of their fame because of their online buzz. You can be that next artist in line, if you have the right amount of talent and marketing ability. Since not everybody is meant to market, especially online, you could always hire an internet marketing agency to market for you, leaving you more time for your music. Chances are, if your music is good, they will give you discounts as well. I wish you the best with your music and your career!