Much of what we’ve discussed – building a website, getting song reviews on a blog, etc. – are useful tools in those preliminary stages of promoting your song, but when it comes to the actual release date and that stretch of days/weeks after the fact, what’s the proper course of action?
If you actually need assistance but refuse to look for it, there’s a good chance you’ll run yourself in circles trying to get something done until you sputter out entirely and the endeavor becomes futile. Promoting a song is no exception, so do yourself a favor and don’t make that mistake. You worked too hard not he track for it to fall on deaf ears.
For the sake of my point, we’ll move forward using the term “portfolio,” because really, your Muze profile is functionally your overall musical portfolio. We’ve talked some about EPK’s in the past (check out Gerard Longo’s piece on the subject here), and while they’re certainly important, a Muze portfolio is something you can do yourself, and it’s super simple.
Luckily, one of the main upsides of the internet revolution is the increased need for remote work. Maybe it’s part time, maybe it’s full-time. Regardless, you can actually make a solid buck and further you music goals all in one fell swoop without having to leave your home these days, and it’s something you should definitely look into as you move forward.
Here’s a list of things that can go wrong on any given writers night, as well as a series of corresponding solutions to keep things under control if and when problems arrive.
If you’ve ever played a writers round, you know how exciting and productive it can be. It’s the perfect place to demonstrate your talent and expand your musician network. That being said, there’s also a good chance you’ve encountered a complication or two at various points in time.
There’s a good chance you’ve heard some of the tracks I’m going to talk about, and hopefully, you’ll pick up on some things that you may have never noticed before. Ideally, it’ll help you to become a better songwriter and maybe join a band later on.