10 Free Music Promotion Newsletters of 2003
The Bards Crier's
pick of the Top 10
Best Music Marketing and Promotion Ezines
a year ago, I first published an article listing my pick of the best free email
newsletters available. Well I decided to update that list and go into a wee bit
more depth as to why I love these ezines.
rate the newsletters by how often and how quickly I read them. The higher the
ranking, the more often I read the ezine beginning to end.
P. Fisher's Moneymaking Music Tip of the Week
This ezine has climbed
to the top of my list. It's still as short, sweet, and to the point as ever. Quick
inspirational tips on how to make it in the music business. Fantastic guide to
making, keeping, protecting, and growing your music success fortune. Lots of good
musician financial information.
Baker's The Buzz Factor
Still one of my favorites, Bob Bake has kept
going when I just got too tired to. It's not always my first read, but I read
every issue because Bob Baker continues to lead the pack with great music marketing
and promotion tips.
If your looking for great Indie music business news, then
the Music Biz Academy is the place to look. David Nevue scours the net for the
most relevant indie news of interest, including articles and tips on the best
new online music services.
Central's Music Business Tips
Harmony Central publishes a variety of music biz ezines. My two favorite Music
Business Tips. It's another quick-read ezine that you can glance at to learn something
new and then get started promoting your business. It's designed for you who do
not have a lot of time, and since I don't have much, I love it!
MusicDish publishes a weekly newsletter packed with
music commentaries and information. There's a lot of stuff I don't give a second
glace, but I usually skim to see what the latest commentaries are and read those
most-interesting to me. And trust me, there's always at least two articles with
informative career tips by the top music biz professionals.
I'm not sure who runs the MusicBiz website, but I love the ezine.
It has a very simple design that captures the latest music business news in a
very concise format, and then offers links to the homepage where you can find
out more. Sometimes it's best not to clutter your readers with lots of links.
And MusicBiz does just that. Their motto should be, "Just music news!"
Ray Music Promotion Help
I'm pleased with the direction of David Hooper's
latest Kathode Ray ezine. It used to feel more like a music sales newsletter,
but David has finally found a great new market. Now, David provides audio tips
on how to promote your band that includes live interviews revolving around the Nashville New Music Conference that
he helps to organize. You will need to make sure your browser is up-to-date, but
live teleconference interviews are well-worth it!
Indie-Music.com has long been known as THE place to find everything music biz
related. If I need something, this is the first place I look because Suzanne Glass
knows the business and her newsletter shows it. The ezine is packed with articles,
information, and links for promoting your indie music business. If there's any
downside, it's that there is just too much info to easily go read, but it is an
essential ezine to subscribe to.
Big Meteor publishing sends out a monthly newsletter
that features the latest additions to the book. This goes out every month to everyone
who's ordered a copy. It is a necessary ezine for those interested in staying
abreast to the latest music reviewers, radio programs, and online music services
out there, because every music biz person knows that if you want to be get your
name out, start with the Indie Contact Bible!
Once a daily inspiration, Inspiration for Songwriters goes out about three times a week filled with everything from songwriting tips
to promotion and advice on building a career as a songwriter. It's published by
Ande Rasmussen, president of the Austin Songwriter's Group and an award winning
songwriter who's always looking for co-writers.
Galaris Independent Musicians Newsletter
Well, I decided to include
one more bonus ezine to my top ten list. You will note that none of my top 10
ezines are HTML-based ezines. I find text ezines to be much quicker, better-organized
reads, but I would like to commend Galaris for a decent ezine... despite the fact
that it's HTML based. The newsletter reuses a lot of other music promotion articles
published online, but the friendly design makes it an easy read once I view it
through my browser.
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