≡ Menu
Choose a band name that works on the web

Show notes:

In Episode 5 of The Internet Musician Podcast, we talk through the first two stages in my 8-step process to create a music website–including how to choose a band name and how to buy a domain name for your band’s website. Towards the end of the episode, we also examine several band names to see how they rank in Google.

The goal of choosing the best band name for Google is to minimize the work you’ll have to do to get your site ranked “above the fold” in the natural search results. Ideally, you want to pick a band name that you can get to the top of google in less than 1 month with minimal effort (i.e. by writing a press release and submitting it to all the free press release sites).

Tools discussed during this episode:

Subscribe to the Internet Musician Podcast with iTunes: Subscribe to The Internet Musician Podcast on iTunes

Subscribe To The Internet Musician Podcast:
Subscribe to The Internet Musician Podcast on iTunes Subscribe via Zune Subscribe via RSS

{ 0 comments }
The Internet Musician Podcast Logo
Play

Show Notes for Episode 6:

Following my recent appearance on the Film and TV Music Licensing Panel at the MidAtlantic Music Conference here in Charlotte, NC, I definitely have music licensing on my mind.  It’s always been a passion of mind…one of those areas of music marketing that I’ve researched exhaustively for years.  It’s also an area I’ve had some success with–having licensed my funk and roll tracks to shows on MTV, Noggin, Comedy Central, indie films, local short films, and commercials.

As I’m sure you know, music licensing can be a great revenue stream for indie artists…but did you also realize that it’s a great way to get your music heard by a large audience?  In fact, it’s one of the only avenues to a mass audience that is still open to indie artists.  If you haven’t investigated music licensing, you should definitely check out this episode (6) of the Internet Musician Podcast.

In this episode, I talk about my experience on the Film and TV licensing panel, and I answer some of the most common questions I received from songwriters about getting your music licensed in tv, film, commercials, web video, etc.  Things like:

  • Does music licensing involve a patent, a copywrite or a legal contract through a lawer, etc.?
  • I’ve got some good material which is now recorded, what are the next steps towards monetizing my work with music licensing?
  • What are common mistakes that are made by those new to music licensing?
  • When pitching mp3’s, do you recommend that they be mastered first?

Want the answers to these licensing questions?

Enter your email
 to get the answers:

Do you know how to get your music in tv shows?  Do you know how to build a list of credits? I’m actually developing a class in which I’ll tell you how to do this…and more.

To find out about my music licensing class,
Join the mailing list:

 

Subscribe to the Internet Musician Podcast with iTunes: Subscribe to The Internet Musician Podcast on iTunes

Subscribe To The Internet Musician Podcast:
Subscribe to The Internet Musician Podcast on iTunes Subscribe via Zune Subscribe via RSS

{ 0 comments }
Music website creation

Show Notes for Episode 4:

Subscribe to the Internet Musician Podcast with iTunes: Subscribe to The Internet Musician Podcast on iTunes

As a musician, you need a good website.  You know that.

But you really don’t need to spend years trying to understand the technology. You also don’t want to spend tons of time working on your site without knowing if you’re doing things the right way.  It can get confusing quickly, and there’s always more to know.

I feel ya.  I do.  So–I decided to dedicate a podcast episode to give you a crash course on what you need to know about creating a music website.

Check out my blog post on how to create a music website!

Specifically, I provide a description of the 8 stage process you need to complete to create a music website–from choosing (and researching) a band name, through creating a squeeze page, choosing a content channel, and tracking and testing your site’s performance. Basically, this episode describes the entire process of creating a website, and mentions that more detailed information (and tools) are described here on my blog at http://www.theinternetmusician.com/tutorials/create-a-music-website/.  Hopefully, you’ll check that out too:

Click here for the complete process on how to create a music website!

Also, I start off the episode with a brief history of the Internet–from it’s beginnings in the defense department through Web 2.0. I describe what you’re paying for with an ISP, and how the web works.  Take a listen and let me know which of the stages of the website creation process you’re struggling most with.

Also, make sure you visit my How To Create a Music Website page, where I provide more detailed information.

Find out which tools I use to create a music website!

Subscribe To The Internet Musician Podcast:
Subscribe to The Internet Musician Podcast on iTunes Subscribe via Zune Subscribe via RSS

{ 0 comments }