I asked ChatGPT how to market music & its advice was surprisingly good

I asked ChatGPT the best ways for indie musicians to promote their music, and the answers that it sent back is surprisingly good advice.

Beyond adding in short videos, this is spookily close to what I’d write if asked to create a music marketing checklist, and lI ove its closing line about the power of “consistency, persistence, and creativity.”

We asked ChatGPT: “What are the best ways for independent musicians to promote their music?”

The answer:

Independent musicians have access to a variety of tools and platforms to promote their music. Here are some of the best ways for independent musicians to promote their music:

  1. Social media: Use social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube to promote your music. Post updates, teasers, and behind-the-scenes footage to build your audience and engage with your fans.
  2. Email marketing: Collect email addresses from your fans and send regular newsletters with updates about your music, upcoming shows, and merchandise.
  3. Live shows: Play live shows at local venues, festivals, and events to build your fan base and connect with new listeners.
  4. Collaborate with other musicians: Collaborate with other independent musicians, producers, and bloggers to expand your reach and audience.
  5. Online music communities: Join online music communities and forums like Reddit, Bandcamp, and SoundCloud to promote your music and connect with other musicians.
  6. Music blogs and websites: Submit your music to music blogs, websites, and playlists in your genre to get featured and gain exposure.
  7. Music streaming platforms: Distribute your music on music streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and Pandora to reach a wider audience.
  8. Merchandise: Create and sell merchandise like t-shirts, posters, and stickers to promote your brand and make extra income.

Overall, promoting your music requires consistency, persistence, and creativity. Utilize a combination of these strategies to increase your visibility and gain more fans.

What would you change or add?

Bruce Houghton is the Founder and Editor of Hypebot and MusicThinkTank, a Senior Advisor at Bandsintown, President of the Skyline Artists Agency, and a professor for the Berklee College Of Music.

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