I’ve been posting a lot of these videos from TruSound because they are compiled from interviews with people who’ve made it in the music biz.
That doesn’t mean that what they say is gospel but it does mean you should listen to what they say and give it a chance before deciding whether to act on their advice or discard it.
This one’s great – all about getting noticed. A lot of it is old school and not about online profile, but that aside, what they do talk about is really good.
The one thing many of them ARE talking about is how they created their own scene, starting local and building their visibility in that little niche. This creates the start of a following and fanbase which itslf can become the foundation to build from.
Listen to the guy from Godsmack at 4.30 saying that he and his band focused on a 60 mile area around their home town and they would be at every show (local band or national band passing through) that fit their genre and they’d network and flyer like crazy. Old school networking and promotion that works.
Bottom line – get your music straight, then work your ass off, play shows, flyer, network and build a buzz locally. That buzz will be noticed. Go from there!