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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Derek Sivers: how to call attention to your music

Me and Derek Sivers are like that! (makes gesture) He gave me some great advice and I'm sharing it with you:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Derek Sivers / CD Baby <cdbaby@cdbaby.com>
Date: Wed, May 21, 2008 at 1:55 AM
Subject: Mike - how to call attention to your music
To: atwell.mike@gmail.com


Hi Mike -

Please bookmark this link that I think is important for every musician to have:

http://sivers.org/pdf/DerekSivers.pdf

In a quick light-hearted read, you will learn:
* how to call attention to your music
* how to get in Rolling Stone or play the biggest club in town
* why persistence is polite
* how to sell an average of 5 CDs per order
* why marketing costs nothing
* how two curious words can turn your career around
* the biggest mistake most musicians make

This is my best advice to help every musician sell more music, win more fans, and have the music business open its doors for you.

I kept everything intentionally non-genre-specific, so the same tips apply to country, klezmer, and classical.

I'm always trying to make it easier for musicians to make a living making music, so I hope this helps.

--
Derek Sivers, CD Baby, HostBaby
http://sivers.org http://cdbaby.com http://hostbaby.com

P.S.  It's free to copy forever, so please save it, share it, print it, or quote it on your own site.

~ Mike Atwell
Web Producer
arborActive Web Services
http://www.arboractive.com

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