So You’re Done in the Recording Studio…Now What?
It’s easy for musicians to lose themselves in the thrill of the recording studio, letting more administrative duties fall to the wayside. When you’re done recording, however, there are several things you need to do to ensure the success of your latest efforts.
1) Build Social Media Buzz
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You can begin building your social media buzz long before you’ve left the music studio. Once you’re finished with music production, build the buzz into a roar of anticipation. Tease a few photos from our rustic Connecticut recording studio to pique your fans’ interest and get them excited.
When you’re done mastering and mixing, add a few free downloads to the mix to give everyone a taste of what’s to come. Stay active on sites like Facebook and Twitter and interact with your fan base often, so you’ll have plenty of pre-orders waiting when your album comes out.
2) Send Out Your Album Information
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Make sure your album shows up properly in iTunes by submitting your artist information and track list. Gracenote is the musical database that provides song information to iTunes when fans upload your music. All Media Guide handles the artist bios and reviews that appear in iTunes. Submit your information to both to make sure your iTunes presence is complete.
3) Distribute Your Work
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A well-rounded distribution strategy is the best way to get your work out there. At a bare minimum, distribute your work through iTunes and your own website. Connect with a professional distribution company for wider distribution. The Carriage House team will help you get the most out of your audio music recording, but a paid distribution team can help you spread the word if you feel like your album isn’t getting enough traction.
4) Build a Press Kit
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A solid press kit tells the media everything they need to know about your music. This includes:
- Artist bio
- Quality photos
- Quotes from reviewers
- Relevant information about your new release
- A copy of your album
Keep your press kit current by rotating your photos. Include some shots from the Grammy nominated Carriage House Studio alongside professional photos to put added emphasis on your recent recording efforts and the production of your latest album.
5) Plan a Release Party
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Every good album deserves a release party. Consider throwing an online party in addition to a live event. This way, fans from around the country can participate in your release. Hop on Facebook or Twitter and interact live with your fans at a set date and time. This virtual release party also presents an ideal opportunity to build your email list. Offer free extras in exchange for email addresses while you have your fan base highly engaged.
Ready to record your next album? Check out Carriage House Studios, with all the amenities of a New York or Brooklyn studio in an inspiring setting just 45 minutes away. With a multiple Grammy award-winning staff and top quality equipment and studio facilities, you’ll have everything you need to create unforgettable music. Learn more at CarriageHouseMusic.com.