The Not So Tech Savvy Musician

By: tycohen
You are a musician, right? Not a computer geek. I know you want to bust on to the online music promotion scene but you don't know where to start. It is tough because you know lyrics and sound, not megabytes and gigabytes. But that is o.k., you still have hopes of succeeding with your independent music promotion dream.

Everyone knows that there is money to be made online, especially musicians and artists. The problem is for most people is that they don't know how to build a site, design a site, maintain a site and most importantly everything else that goes along with online music promotion on the internet. Not to mention placing streaming video, slideshows and MP3s on your website.

But there is no need to worry, you are not going to have to spend thousands on hiring someone to do this for you. You can learn how to do it yourself and save yourself tons of money. You don't have to be super technologically savvy to achieve any of the above mentioned things. Fortunately, there are music promotion resources for people just like you that will guide you along the way.

If you already have your website up and running, then you are off to a good start. There are going to be a few more things you must do to incorporate the must-haves into your site. First you are going to have to know how to use streaming audio and media. Streaming audio allows you to add music to your site for your fans to enjoy. The same concept applies to the streaming video. Your independent music promotion will skyrocket once these features are added.

There are five simple steps to follow when setting up audio files on your site. First, set up the recording hardware. Then record the material as a .WAV file. Next, remove any background noise, especially if you were recording live. Then, compress the file into MP3 format. And lastly, post it on your page! Not as hard as you imagined, right?

Streaming video is your next step online music promotion and your website. Streaming video is a sequence of moving images that are sent in compressed form over the Internet and displayed by the viewer as they arrive. First you will need the appropriate software, which is up to you to choose. Create a video file in media format, upload the file to the server and then embed the video into the site using an HTML tag.

Both of these music promotion resources are simple to incorporate into your site. There are many other possibilities for improvement when it comes to your site. Do some research. Get in contact with someone of some products that will aid you in the learning process of online music promotion and you should do great!
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