Category Archives: Marketing Tips for Artists

Don’t @ Spam Me Bro!

It’s a Twitter epidemic. No introduction, no attempt to build… just an in your face attempt to promote your stupid music. Knock it off. Any worthwhile outlet (media, radio, tv etc) you’re @ tagging on your spam tweet doesn’t react … Continue reading

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Your Website Still Matters

Having your own dot com and not just existing on Twitter or some other social network is still your smartest web move. I read the following quote on Copyblogger and it makes fantastic sense. It’s also bearing true for Sphere … Continue reading

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Amon Tobin ISAM tour — stunning stage setup

Must watch. The creativity present here is… wow. I’d love to see this level of creative thinking involved in our scene for stage shows. Sure, this idea is pretty over the top (budget wise too) but it might be the … Continue reading

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Facebook Pages get a makeover

On March 30, 2012 Facebook is converting all Pages to the new timeline style format shared by personal profiles. I’m not 100% sure I dig every change being made and wish a few options had… options. At any rate, I’ve … Continue reading

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Look at what I did!

I saw a disturbing post this morning on social media from a fairly well known artist. This artist was excited about a particular accomplishment and said “currently on the charts… with NO PROMO”. Is that really something to be proud … Continue reading

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Hey Media or Radio! Hit me up if you’d like to cover my music

I’ve done this before. 12+ years ago. Then I thought about it. What types of media and radio people are just waiting for people to ask this question so they can respond? Occasionally you’ll connect with a gem but usually … Continue reading

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Making Claims Without Doing the Research

As I was working this morning, something came across my desk that caught my attention. This note made a claim to be the first in doing something when it clearly wasn’t first. Now the mistake may have been an innocent … Continue reading

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What not to do – A (partial) Checklist

Here are some bullet points of things you shouldn’t be doing. Surely I’ve missed a few but here goes… 1. Email a press release or other submission with no proper introduction or even a greeting. Don’t hit the “forward” button … Continue reading

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What not to do – Random Email

I’ve been slacking on the blogging only for lack of time. This entry is an email I wrote to an artist who sent me a random email about his album. No personal introduction… no relationship… sent to an email that … Continue reading

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DJs hollerin over the track…

This junk is funny! Oh and… follow Sphere of Hip-Hop on Twitter: @sphereofhiphop @sohhdailydl @sohhpodcast

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