Many things in life are like that, we get out what we put in. I am finding that marketing is very similar. I can track direct results any time I do any type of promotion.
I can see how many times each song has been played, as well as the geographical location of those streams. These maps show the countries where my music has been streaming the last 90 days. Pretty Cool huh?
Lest you think these listeners are making me rich...right now it's just a trickle. Hopefully, this trickle will continue to grow with time, but only if I keep learning, working, and promoting. I have learned that artists who make an income with their music have worked very hard over a long time to get there. Successful artists promote themselves.
Self promotion is really distasteful to me.
I hate it actually - it is WAY out of my comfort zone! So then, why do it?
Just the other day I was feeling kind of low and wondering if I should just stop all this “internet stuff” and go back to the way things were when it was just me and my piano. After all, playing and writing is the fun part for me! That very day, I received a text from a friend who said she had been feeling really sad. She started playing my Pandora station and was “so blessed….feeling a sense of purpose and peace…thank you from the bottom of my heart!” she said.
Can you imagine how that made me feel? It was just what I needed to keep going!!!
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