Jia McMillan Shipley

How to Get Your Music Heard

Jia McMillan Shipley

Take the time out to watch the video below on how to get your music heard. There is a method to the madness of being in the music industry and becoming successful. The first step ,if you are an artist, is getting people to listen to your music. To flourish in the music business you must network, heavily and constantly. If you don't know anyone, no one will know you!

Four essential components for a successful network:

1. Advocates - people who already have their own audience, their own platform that they can get your music in-front of ex. music journalist, bloggers, radio host etc.

2. Allies - collaborators , people you can cross pollinate audiences with

3. Audience - the importance of LIVE PERFORMANCES, think like a listener, who is your audience, identify with them, be personable, social media etc.

4. Hired Guns - PR people, "plugged in" executives etc.

Click the link below to watch this short but helpful video on getting your music heard!