As the artist Manafest I've released and marketed 9 albums! 3 Independent and 6 with a record label.
I've sold over 300,000 albums worldwide over 1,000,000 singles and toured over 20 different countries.
I've spent the last 10 years touring playing live shows, writing songs and attending conferences improving and eventually succeeding in the music industry. I'm tired of artists being broke. I have friends that have sold over 1,000,000 records but because they haven't setup their business correctly are forced to get a part time job driving for Uber.
I have put this course together for you - to which you have full lifetime access, including all the updates, for free.
I "take you by the hand" and "behind the scenes" and show you everything, explaining it in simple detail with videos and written support lectures.
See exactly why I'm so successful with my music career - see the stats in the free preview videos, below).
Here is a course overview of what you will be taught in this course. Please watch this first so you can get a full understanding.
This is a recent budget of what I've spent on marketing my album and the results
Invest your money in the songs but understand you need to invest twice as much marketing it
Make everything an event and a big deal when you announce it: New album, Album Name, Street Date, First Song
Social Media & Touring, Radio if you can crack the door open.
Touring, and get super creative. Favors, Friends & Fiverr
For every album going forward I will crowdfund it for these reasons
1) Fans love to get involved and support that which they helped create
2) Builds tremendous buzz to the launch
3) Built in Launch team
4) Sell a higher priced product
Choose a release date which is now Friday's for new albums. It used to be Tuesday's but they have recently changed it.
When you decide to pull the trigger announce the name or title
Keep priming the pump about studio updates, writing lyrics, videos, pushing it to your website or Kickstarter Crowdfunding campaign.
Offer your fans behind the scenes access and special meet ups with you for being on the launch team to say thank you. Include special bonuses for them and THANK THEM for helping.
Spotify is a must for building your streaming income and growing an audience. Check out this article for further info: http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/music-promotion/how-to-get-your-music-in-a-playlist-on-spotify-or-apple-music-2/
Hire a good bio writer that can tell your story effectively.
Press photos, album artwork photos will be needed for promoting the album.
Design a new or update the current logo.
Credit & production info/songwriters etc.
Booking & website Info Info
Photography & Artwork credits
Mixed & Mastered by
In prepearation for album launch make sure you upload your album way in advance and apply to be part of the iTunes feature with TuneCore in your specific genre.
Planning ahead and getting your album featured on iTunes requires a lot of planning. Here is the link to submit your album for feature consideration: http://tunecore.sites.hubspot.com/submit-your-release-for-feature-consideration
Upload all of your songs to YouTube as well as Full album Video so people can stream the whole thing.
Lyric Cards are a great way to promote on social media. Take each one of your songs and grab 2-3 lyric phrases and make a lyric card for each. If not every song at least the singles.
Here is my advice when hiring a radio promoter.
Send email to your list of subscribers. Once in the morning and once at night. Resend the next day to all the people that didn't open the email but change the subject
Record the dozens of podcast interviews to go live the day the product launches.
Promote on all your social media accounts. YouTube, Facebook Pinterest, Twitter,
Try to schedule these ahead of time but any big stations do the day of and promote album giveaways etc. Speak to your radio promoter about this.
Periscope, Google Hangouts, or Facebook Mentions, Blab, Snap Chat.
Chris Greenwood: Musician, Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur
Why are 36,000+ students enrolled in my Udemy courses?
As an entrepreneur, I have spent over a decade building multiple businesses in the music industry, real estate & online marketing. I believe in a no debt philosophy - and that good morals is good economics
Learn from someone living out everything he teaches!
Would you like to see how I make over $4,000 a month selling music online?
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Across the last decade and some change, Manafest has steadily cemented his status as one of the world's most diverse, envelope-pushing and all around uplifting artists. His seamless, lightening-like blur between the spectrums of rap, hip-hop, rock and pop hasn't just led to 300,000-plus album sales and five coveted Juno Award nominations (essentially the Grammy equivalent in his home country of Canada), but also more than 1,000 shows logged over four continents.