1. Get your fans to talk about it
You can make as much noise as you want. At the end of the day, it won’t be as much noise as the collective yell of your tribe.
Get your fans involved in spreading the word about your music in any capacity.
2. Feature someone known on a single
It doesn’t have to be Justin Bieber or Selena Gomez. Just find someone established in your genre that’s willing to sing or play on a single.
3. Get radio airplay
Sign up with Radio Airplay and get some free spins immediately.
4. Take a stance on an issue
Don’t do anything that would be off-brand or off-character.
But if there’s something you can get behind, be more vocal about it. You’ll begin to attract those who resonate with you.
5. Guest blog
Find relevant industry blogs you could submit articles to. Create great content others want to read and link back to your website.
6. Cross promote
Connect with local creatives – photographers, painters, authors, designers, and the like.
Find a way to collaborate on a project together. The marketing muscle of two is always greater than one.
7. Get interviewed on podcasts
Podcasts continue to grow in popularity as audio consumption on smart devices goes up.
Find relevant podcasts on iTunes and then reach out to them and see if they’d be willing to interview you on their show.