Music promotion without social media?



  • Kaiwan_NI
    Kaiwan_NI Administrator Posts: 2,437 admin

    @BIF said:

    If you don’t want to go the full-tilt social media route, then just have yourself a simple website created.

    Highly agree with this. I have my own website as well though I'm not looking for gigs or anything. Just feel like I can express myself more on a blank slate. Great way to move away from the restrictive, cookie cutter profiles that all social apps have, especially LinkedIn.

  • Violet
    Violet Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    Hey there!

    First off, a huge congratulations on completing your debut instrumental album! That's an amazing accomplishment! 😊 It's totally normal to feel a bit uneasy about self-promotion on social media, and you're definitely not the only one who feels this way. But worry not, because there are plenty of other fantastic ways to spread the word about your music without relying on social media alone.

    1. Email marketing: Why not create a super-cool mailing list to share exciting news about your music, events, and other happenings with your fans? Services like MailChimp ( can help you keep in touch and grow your fan base in a more personal way. To build a list, you may consider starting a blog about yourself, your musical journey, and more! And that brings us to ...
    2. Content creation: Start a blog or website to document your musical journey, and let your fans join in on the fun! This can help your audience connect with you on a deeper level and improve your online presence. WordPress ( makes it a breeze to create a beautiful website.
    3. Collaborate with others: Team up with other musicians, artists, and content creators in your genre for some amazing collaborations or cross-promotions. This way, you'll introduce your music to new audiences and create exciting opportunities to grow.
    4. Music distribution platforms: Get your tunes out there on platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud to reach even more listeners. Services like DistroKid ( and TuneCore ( can help get your music on major streaming platforms.
    5. Press coverage: How about reaching out to music blogs, online magazines, and local newspapers for features, interviews, or reviews? This can boost your visibility and credibility in the music world.
    6. Radio promotion: Give local and internet radio stations a shout to see if they'll play your music on-air. This can introduce your tunes to new fans and help build your following.

    If you ever decide to dip your toes into the world of social media but still want to keep some distance, a social media manager could be the perfect solution! They can handle your accounts, create content, and engage with your audience for you. Use a tool like Famium ( to gather content for reposting, allowing you to showcase your music and connect with fans without getting too involved in the social media process.

    Remember, promoting your music doesn't have to feel vain or inauthentic. There are so many ways to share your passion with the world, and by exploring different promotion methods, you'll find the perfect balance that suits you and your music.

    Best of luck with your album release, and here's to a fantastic promotional journey ahead! 🎉

    Warmest regards,

  • Danny Weatherly
    Danny Weatherly Member Posts: 4 Newcomer

    That's kind of like wanting to be a successful artist without performing. You have to put yourself out there in order to build a fan base.

  • bostavan123
    bostavan123 Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

    Congratulations on finishing your debut instrumental album! That's a fantastic achievement, and as a fellow creative person, I can totally understand your concerns about promoting your work on social media. It's not everyone's cup of tea. When I released my own music, I faced the same dilemma.

  • bostavan123
    bostavan123 Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

    In my case, I decided to enlist the services of a paid media agency that specializes in promotion on various social platforms. They were able to develop a highly effective marketing strategy tailored to my music and target audience. It took the burden off my shoulders, and I didn't have to dive into the world of social media marketing myself.

  • ricksanderson
    ricksanderson Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

    Have you considered exploring other avenues like music blogs, online forums, or sharing your music on platforms like YouTube or Spotify? These platforms can help you reach a wider audience without the pressure of likes and follows. Additionally, collaborating with local radio stations could also be a great way to attract more listeners and get your music out there. Building a personal connection with your listeners can go a long way, and there are definitely alternatives to the traditional social media route. It's all about finding what suits you and your music video.

  • phillipevans
    phillipevans Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

    Just wanted to jump in and share my two cents. Since you're looking for alternatives, have you thought about reaching out to music blogs or websites that specialize in your genre? Getting featured on platforms like that could help spread the word organically. Collaborating with local events or even doing small gigs can create a buzz too. 

  • Laidbach Media
    Laidbach Media Member Posts: 33 Newcomer

    Retin Wins Again doesn't get much attention.

    May be worth a look

  • Uwe303
    Uwe303 Moderator Posts: 2,544 mod


    in my town we have old shops where now artists are in, even living there, and use them as presentation room (cause now we buy online and in big shops), maybe you have the same in your area. I would go there and connect to some people.

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 723 Advisor

    I would rather market myself with social media instead, and through social media make my own site where my music lies.

  • irongiant
    irongiant Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

    How about playing out at open mics, festivals, parties, open jams? Make posters/flyers and stick 'em to the telephone poles or community boards in your town's grocery stores, music shops.

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 723 Advisor

    Old school way, I see.

    Well, in some ways it is good, but nowadays record labels and even people who organize festivals and similar events are now much more careful and more selective when it comes to picking up new musicians for promotion.

    Bradley Hall (british youtube guitarist) made a video on this topic.

    Search 'bradley hall I hate rockstars'

    He is basically comparing old rockstars with new ones, as well as the way of music promotion.

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