A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO GETTING ATTENTION FOR YOUR MUSIC
It is true that there are musicians out there whose music is so compelling and instantly connects with such a massive audience that the story behind the song doesn’t matter. But that’s probably for A-list musicians that have paid their dues in time. As a growing musician, you need to have a story to tell with your music. The truth of the matter is that if you want to take a proactive approach to get attention for your music, you have to think about this kind of stuff: what do you want to be remembered for? who are your fans? what are they craving? who are the game changers in your genre and what are they doing? Etc
Whether you are looking for some press or simply to connect on a deeper level with your fans, your story matters.
Here are some simple steps that can help you gain attention for your music fast:
- The press and your fans want to know what makes you stand out, what makes you unique. Your awesome voice and catchy melodies might not be enough to make you stand out from the rest because there’s a lot of those out there. Your tremendous talent combined with an underlying story behind your drive might just be your game changer. Use it.
- The good news about combining storytelling with your music is that the stories are already there. All you have to do is develop the narrative. Think through your creative process so that nothing takes you by surprise. In doing this, you will discover is that you have a way to present your music with context.
- Conversation with the audience entails not just the creative process but is also an invitation for them to understand more about your art and performance. When this happens, members of your audience get to see things sometimes beyond what you present.
Although your subject of discussion might be subtle, they’re an excellent way to add an extra layer of emotional depth and richness to your story – all you need to do is find the perfect piece.