39 Amazing Ways to Market Your Album In a Week or Less


Your album is finished and you want to share it with the world. You lack the patience to put together a comprehensive marketing plan and you just want to get the music to your fans.

Well you're in luck! I will detail 39 amazing ways to market your album to the masses in a week or less.

I decided to put this post together because I wanted to benefit you, artists that are excited to release material. When you are marketing an album you have to remember that visibility is key.

In order to get more sales or more downloads you have to reach more people. You reach more people by creating shareable content.



39 Amazing Ways to Market Your Album In a Week or Less

1. Post Info on Social Media Sites

2. Send Singles to Bloggers EARLY

3. Upload Single to Streaming Sites (SoundCloud, AudioMack, Bandcamp)

4. Utilize Instagram to premier album artwork

5. Utilize Vine to showcase the finished product (try to showcase packaging)

6. Utilize Tumblr for the blogging and photo capability

7. Utilize Google Hangouts to premier your album

8. Utilize YouTube to post Behind the Scenes content and Lyric Videos

9. Create a Landing Page for Your Album

10. Post on Message Boards

11. Change your Avatar to your Album Cover on various Social Media sites

12. Submit the lyrics to your album to OHHLA or Rapgenius

13. Encourage the participants on your album to market the album when it is released

14. Email your mailing list to let them know you have an album dropping

15. Setup Interviews with Bloggers or those interested in your brand

16. Gather album reviews of your release (check the next tip)

17. Submit your album to BLOGGERS and ask them if they would be interested in reviewing your album

18. Submit the press release to your album to free press release sites

19. Ask a video blogger to review your album

20. Hold a contest

21. Create a hashtag to facilitate communication about the project

22. Create your own memes using Over (iPhone) or Expressions (Droid)

23. Hype up your album release party

24. Video Blog your experience in regards to creating the album

25. Hand out physical copies to your friends and family

26. Submit your music to radio stations (Online Stations are great)

27. Get your True Fans to promote your album by offering exclusive content

28. Post your single via Reddit

29. Perform new songs from your album at Open Mics

30. Release the instrumental version of your album release

31. Utilize Ustream to document the recording process. You can also use it to perform live versions of the songs from your album

32. MERCH! MERCH! MERCH!

33. Buy Advertisement space on a blog/Website

34. Have a blog premier your album a few days before release (stream of the album before it drops)

35. Update your email signature to reflect your pending album release

36. Print up flyers, posters, stickers, etc and post them everywhere

37. Create special business cards that reflect the release of your album

38. Create a Pinterest collage that revolves around your album

39. Get a Busking license and perform some of the songs from your album near highly populated areas

Other Great Resources

10 Ideas for Marketing Your Album
Alternative Ways to Market Your Album
When to Release Your Album - Month by Month
Marketing & Promoting A Music Album or Single
Unbundling the Album: A Business Case for Releasing Single Songs
14 Ways to Promote Your Music Online
Marketing Plan Tactics For Independent Musicians – Part 1 of 3: New Album Preparations
Marketing Plan Tactics For Independent Musicians – Part 2 of 3: Album Launch
Marketing Plan Tactics For Independent Musicians – Part 3 of 3: Content Is King

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