I’ve got some really cool news that you might also benefit from.
I released the debut album with The Long Wait yesterday and so far it’s gotten 2,024 plays!
Now, that might not directly translate into dollars unfortunately but getting people to listen is the first step.
What did I do?
I gave people an incentive to listen!
I threw together a giveaway using Splurgy, a simple web app that runs social media promotions and told everyone they had a chance to win some copies of the album, as well as some other cool swag.
Not only have we gotten a bunch of plays through Bandcamp, but we’ve also got people tweeting, sharing our album on Facebook and talking about it all over the place.
That’s the power of social media and using a giveaway gives your fans a reason to participate.
Think about that the next time you’re coming out with a new song, EP or album. See how you can incentivize your audience to help spread the word.
And if you want to help me spread mine, in exchange for a chance to win some cool swag, head on over to www.thelongwait.com and enter the giveaway