Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Going A Bit Deeper...

Ok, I admit it. I have several websites of my own. But I swear it happened by accident. I was a (not so) young Indiana guitar player / songwriter / partier following in the footsteps of fellow Hoosier John Mellencamp. But by necessity I was cheap, as I was pretty broke. I had learned though to not spend money promoting my songs. The rule of thumb is that if someone really likes your music, you shouldn't have to pay them.

I started out subscribing the A&R registry, which lists all the music producers and publishers that are interested in new music. I spent an entire year making phone calls and sending out at least 1 CD a day to an interested party. I met lots of interesting people and got lots of offers that unfortunately violated my rule of thumb.

After that year, I was truly frustrated. And it seemed like the music on the radio got worse and worse. I tried a different approach, get on the internet! I said before I was cheap, and did not want to pay anyone to build a webpage. So I scoured the internet looking for locations that I could promote my music for free. After several attempts and learning about bit rates and other completely frustrating computer crap, I uploaded my first songs at Broadjam.com.

More to come...

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