Save your money. The first time you book a show that gets a little cash payout is thrilling: You did it! You’re making money playing music! It’s tempting to blow it all on a celebratory party, but don’t do it. Start a bank account specifically for the band, and save as much money as you possibly can.
Use this account for “band expenses” only. New guitar strings, upgraded equipment, or rent for a practice space all cost money.
To get signed to a label, you’ll need a solid demo recording, and those usually require money.
Put videos of your music on YouTube. YouTube is a powerful free platform for getting your music to a wide audience. Many successful musicians found their start on YouTube, from Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen to Soulja Boy and Cody Simpson. Open yourself up to an audience far beyond your local community. You can potentially reach new fans all across the globe.
Make a video recording of yourself or your band playing your songs. You don’t need fancy equipment — the built-in camera on your computer or phone, will suffice.
Open a YouTube account with your Gmail login information.
Upload videos to your account. This process is so simple, you can even do it from your phone.
Share links to your music on your social media accounts. Spread the word! People who might not be willing to attend live shows might be more likely to click a link and discover they love your sound.
TAJ MUSIC TEAM