'MySpace Music Marketing' Tactics Revealed in New Book

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Bob Baker publishes first-ever MySpace Music Promotion Guide

In early 2006 I spent a few months researching MySpace and uncovering how the most successful acts use it to reach thousands of fans, make connections, and advance their music careers

It's one of the great Internet success stories of the modern era. With more than 120 million registered users and nearly three million music acts setting up free profiles on the site, MySpace.com has become a godsend for countless independent artists -- including Relient K, My Chemical Romance, Arctic Monkeys, and Hawthorne Heights.

MySpace is now one of the top seven most popular web sites on the planet -- right up there with Google, Yahoo and Ebay in total visitors and page views.

According to author Bob Baker:

  • If you're a musical artist and you aren't promoting yourself on MySpace yet, you need to start -- fast!
  • If you already have a MySpace artist profile, you need to make the best use of it so you get the maximum exposure possible.

"In early 2006 I spent a few months researching MySpace and uncovering how the most successful acts use it to reach thousands of fans, make connections, and advance their music careers," says Baker, who is the author of "Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook" and proprietor of http://TheBuzzFactor.com/ and http://MusicPromotionBlog.com/ .

What Baker discovered along the way is that most artists misuse the many free features that MySpace offers and simply don't squeeze the most potential out of them.

"I searched far and wide for useful how-to information on MySpace music marketing ... and couldn't find any. Nothing," he says. "So I decided to publish something myself."

The result is a 132-page, first-ever, one-of-a-kind book called "MySpace Music Marketing: How to Promote and Sell Your Music on the World's Biggest Networking Web Site."

Sections include:

  • How to Set Up a Killer MySpace Profile
  • Using MySpace to Turbo-Charge Your Indie Music Career
  • Survey of 30 Successful Indie Musicians, Promoters and Managers
  • 49 More Places to Network, Attract Fans, Post MP3s and Videos, Create Podcasts, and More

Details on the book can be found at http://www.bob-baker.com/myspace/music.html

Bob Baker is a writer, indie musician, and former music magazine editor who is dedicated to showing musicians of all kinds how to get exposure, connect with fans, sell more CDs, and increase their incomes through their artistic passions. His other titles include "Killer Music Press Kits," "Music Marketing Crash Course," "What Every Musician Should Know About Self-Promotion," "Unleash the Artist Within," and "Branding Yourself Online."

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Bob Baker

314-963-5296

http://www.bob-baker.com/myspace/music.html

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