It seems like a simple process. Release your new single and get a hundred likes or shares on social media networks. And while it’s true that creating music is fun, there are a few mistakes that you should avoid. Starting off on the wrong foot can lead to difficulties.
So here’s what you should avoid before you drop your latest single:
Releasing a Free Full Album
Being a musician means that you’re left with a lot of tracks and samples. But despite having enough material to compile an album, it’s important you avoid doing just that. Instead, release an EP. When your listeners have something as a demo, it will help promote your future album.
It’s important to never release anything for free. It’s a given that as a musician, you need to make profit from your work. If you offer an entire album for listening online, you won’t make any profit.
An EP will help you promote your album while giving sufficient samples to your listeners.
Not Doing Your Research
Ask your followers on social media what they expect from you, and what they want you to do next. Create a mini survey to find out. This is not only a fun way to engage your followers but a good way to find out what you need to work on.
You’ll also be able to find out how much you’ve grown over the years, and whether your followers like your new style (if you have been experimenting.
Not Creating a Music Video
Yes, a music video is an investment but it’s important so that you can spread word of your new album.
Choose a song from the album you’re working on and create a music video for that. When your followers share your video on their page, more people will find out about you.
In addition, people are drawn to visuals. You don’t need to create something that’s out of your budget. A simple, animated video will do well. You can even create a lyrics video and promote it until you can create a proper music video.
Not Investing in Music Notation Software
Sure, you can play guitar and can sing. But it’s important to experiment with your music. Invest in music notation software. You can use it to write lyrics while creating a track. Furthermore, you can drag and drop several instruments into the timeline. Unlike recording individually, music notation software have options that allow you to work with several instruments at the same time.
You can even add and delete melodies. This helps save time and you can see how well everything works together.