Posted by Streaming Music | Posted in Online Music | Posted on 29-10-2009
Tags: Bands, Music, solo musicians, Web Music
Bands and solo musicians, promoting your music and visual image are easier than ever using the power of the Internet.
Why not find a free Internet performer directory to post your Internet press material?
If you do not want to mess around with HTML, hosting or the Web assist issues a good Online band directory could save you time and money while still getting you all the exposure you need.
Using an Web free performer hosting directory, your .mp3, images, bios, and show schedules might receive 24-7 exposure.
1st, you’ll need to organize your Internet materials on your PC or laptop. This will be the basis of your Internet press kit.
Start a folder on your PC of images of shows, cd covers and promo shots with band members.
Make sure they are in .jpg or .gif. Many websites will only assist these two formats so stay away from .png for now or make sure the free directory you upload to will assist.png.
Make sure the images look good at about 400px expansive. The image will again and again be compressed into a thumbnail at about 100px expansive on the display page. The thumbnail can be slightly compressed looking but you want the larger “clicked on” version to have the optimum resolution, so starting around 400px should ensure pretty good resolution.
likewise make sure the images are less than 1 megabyte, some free directories limit the size of the upload.
A safe bet is .mp3.
Limit the size to less than 1 megabyte which comes out to about a 30 second sample.
Choose the portion of the song that has the most impact in a short period – it could get you the gig!
Write a short (300 -400) word bio about the band or yourself. Include style of music, influences, instrumentation, history of the band as well as members.
Keep this in a word doc on your PC so you might update it as needed.
Some free performer directories will let you list and update your shows. Take advantage of this! For reference keep a list of all the Venues you play in a word doc. Include the Venue name, address, and phone number.
All artists and solo musicians should take advantage of free quality On-line promotion. If you’re not technical or just don’t want to mess around with HTML, hosting or building a Internet page a nice free On-line band directory gets you world wide 24-7 coverage.