Channelling your music on various digital platforms is a crucial part of music promotion. Almost gone are the days when distributors sought arduously to get records in stores for people to buy them through their promotions. Digital music distribution is the way to go and is essential to reach potential fans. Smart distribution gets your music to as many people as possible and it helps you to get paid for your music.
As an artist, your digital distribution goal should be to get your music on as many digital platforms as possible, such as Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, Pandora, Apple Music, SoundCloud, Xbox, MySpace, iHeartradio, and other digital platforms and music stores.
Channelling your music on these platforms will allow your music to get the clout and the digital revenue it deserves even more than live performances and radio shows. The idea is to reach your listeners by meeting them in their online hangouts and open the door of opportunity to the hotspots that will sell your music.
Another perk of channelling your music online is the smart algorithms that recommend and suggest tracks to people based on what they listen to. In the digital world, this is how people discover music. How amazing is this?
A lover of your genre of music begins listening on his or her favourite hangout spot and Wallah! A song begins to stream that he or she has never heard before but is the exact melody, tune and lyrics that they have been searching for.
When all is channelled and done, the idea is just to get your music out in the world so that your fans and music lovers across the globe can discover your song or your album and begin streaming and networking your music that will inevitably promote sales.
Sign up with Belinda Brady’s course on Music and Digital Marketing Coaching and learn how to get your music on these digital platforms and out into the world.
Written by: Nadine Brady-Taylor
Have you ever heard a melody floating in your head? You feel it could be a hook to your next hit song, but you are probably unsure of how to reproduce it. You have come to the right place. The melody in your head is the beginning of your story and is complimented by words that marry the music that is birthed within you.
As soon as you think of your ideas, record them whether in your notebook in your phone or on a software. This way you can always come back to the song to add, edit and improve on your work. As you go along, the rhythm becomes the engine of your music and guides you to a structure that cultivates patterns of beats needed to make notes and pitches in the melody. This is called the composition structure.
The melody is the driving force of your song, the lyrics are the storytelling part of the song, and is the link to making your listeners have an emotional connection. When they listen to the words they feel they can relate to what inspired you to write your song. This is why lyrics are so important because you are building on your story and taking your listeners on your journey.
A major contributor to songwriting is using an instrument to assist in your composition. Both the Piano and the guitar help with song patterns and chord progressions. Using any of these classic instruments will assist in honing your skills in songwriting since you are able to identify the chords and key signatures that match the melodies that you have created.
Most importantly, it is the steppingstone for finding creative ways to structure your songs. Sometimes the chorus of your song is what first pops in your head. Use that as a lead to compose your song. Start by finetuning your chorus and then use the words in your chorus to help to tell the rest of your story.
Keep the basic structure of your song in mind which will be Intro, Verse, Chorus, Verse 2, Chorus, Verse 3, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus and then Outro. The instrument you choose is an extension of your songwriting that helps to deliver your story in the way you envisioned it when putting your words down on paper. The goal is to inspire your audience and to mirror the same feeling you have, by igniting those emotions.
Written by: Nadine Brady-Taylor
The song is written and performed by the talented Belinda Brady and is a ray of light for world beat and reggae lovers. The Remix is produced by the renowned multi-platinum producer, Marvin Prince, and has the power to build a bridge to peace and love. The beat has a flavour of “Reggae meets Pop vibe,” and is sensational. It is released at a time when the world needs hope and love, and where nations seek ways to heal from the challenges of 2020. “Let love soar.”
Grabbing the attention of your audience and keeping them captivated throughout your performance is an art.
This ability to command attention and engagement is a skill that is sharpened overtime as the artist progresses through their career on stage.
Stage presence is often realized when the performer becomes comfortable in their delivery and is able to connect with their audience when they are completely in the moment and executing their work with confidence. Coupled with the musical talent and vocal abilities of an artist, an audience is drawn by his or her facial expressions, movement, body language, and verbal and non-verbal communications.
In doing so, the performer is able to see the rewards of completely surrendering themselves to the moment and inviting their onlookers into their world. In drawing them into your performance you incite audience participation by making them feel the emotions generated from your artistry and share in the passion that you exude.
Leaving a lasting memory of your production through your stage presence will create a magnetic appeal that will pull them to your next performance. The key to this end goal is hard work and commitment in preparing for your performance.
Once the artist is completely confident in his or her act and has determined the techniques that will be used to lure the audience, he or she is bound to mesmerize their fans. Once you leave a lasting impression, your audience will support you and be drawn to follow your performances. They will spread your work on social media platforms, bring attention to your artistry, and share the good news about your professionalism and charisma.
Written by: Nadine Brady-Taylor