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- Collaborate with a band of another genre (concert or recording) to reach a new fan base - Collaborate with an artist/craftsperson in another medium/field (architect, choreographer/dance company, cartoonist, chef, holistic health, bike shop) to teach a new fanbase - Do a "band exchange" where you host five bands that live a five-hour drive from you including promoting a concert with them; and then they return the favor; publicize it as a band exchange series in your local market - Use a QR code that a band member holds up in every YouTube video as well as the band's URL - Take photos from the stage and nearby of fans, get their email addresses, and email them when the photos have been posted - Use Mobile Roadie for an inexpensive easy-to-update smart phone app for fans - Do a monthly Skype video chat where fans can log in to watch a rehearsal in real time (have a non-band member on hand to make sure the video and audio keep working throughout
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- Make a graphic on your band's Facebook welcome page with arrows that point at the Like button (try Tabsite) - Use RootMusic's band page or similar apps to add music to your band's Facebook page - Tweet/post compelling "pull quotes" from articles about your band - Call concert promoters 6 weeks before the show and ask them if there are any media you should send CDs to - Give a tshirt to the most eye catching female and male in the room in exchange for putting it on right now - Sell a variety of band tshirts and merch not just XL boxy tshirts - Do a matinee show for families (who never get to go see music any more) - Do a brunch show at a well-loved restaurant
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- Address the servers at your favorite coffee place, etc. by first name and put them on guestlists for shows and give them CDs (they talk to a lot of people) - Perform at a benefit and encourage the executive director, staff, etc. to come to your regular shows - Keep your music students updated about releases, concerts, etc. - Tweet recommendations of other bands and concerts - Retweet announcements from other bands - Call radio stations that play your music and thank them personally - Use a SMS texting service to give away MP3s (in exchange for contact info)
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- Sign CDs and merch between sets and after every show - Give each band member a quota to gather 5 email addresses per show - Smile and say something nice or cool to people at your show (soundcheck, tear down, etc.) - Call radio stations whenever you travel and offer to record a station ID - Offer to play weekly at a cozy local bar for free drinks and develop relationships with the locals and everyone who shows up; help the bar create a scene - do educational workshops in schools and send kids home with download cards for their parents
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Thx for doing this, Anastaz! Note our company twitter is @rpsmusic. See you in Copenhagen in a minute.
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2009 on #worldmusic on Twitter at Cafe Aman
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