Bob Baker's Indie Music Promotion Blog

Music marketing ideas for DIY artists, managers, promoters and music biz pros


December 11, 2006

Get the Music Tips You Want

In my early days on the Internet, there were basically two ways you could get my free music marketing ideas.

1) You could read them on web pages (on my site and many others)
2) You could subscribe to my ezine and get them delivered by email

Well, you can still do both of those things, but now you have a number of extra options to get the music tips and inspiration you want. In addition to online articles and this ezine, I now publish a blog, a podcast and video clips -- all free, and all filled with advice and tools you can use to promote yourself better.

Yes, you can enjoy all of these things by visiting the old-fashioned web pages they sit on. But one cool thing about the ever-changing Web is a little thing called RSS feeds.

If you subscribe to a blog or podcast, you probably already know what feeds are and how they work. If you don't, pay a quick visit to this page or this one for a primer.

Even though you can use feed readers like Bloglines, My Yahoo and even web browses like Firefox to manage your feeds, one option I just started using was Google's personalized home page feature.

Just set up a free Google account, click Personalized Home, then click Add Stuff on the right. Near the top, to the right of the Search box, click Add by URL, and enter the feed address of the blog or podcast you want to subscribe to. Add as many feeds as you want and arrange them on the screen to your liking.

Once set up, every time you go to Google, you'll see the latest headlines from all your favorite blogs. It's a great way to get only the news you want.

Your Music Tips Delivery Options

My Music Promotion Blog
Read it on the web here:
http://www.bob-baker.com/musicpromotionblog/
Subscribe to the feed using this address:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/MusicPromotionBlog
Get my blog posts delivered by email here:
http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/emailverifySubmit?feedId=59785

Artist Empowerment Radio Podcast
Access it on the web here:
http://www.bob-baker.com/podcast/
Subscribe to the feed with iTunes or another "podcatcher" using this address:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/ArtistEmpRadio
Get my podcast updates delivered by email here:
http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/emailverifySubmit?feedId=59864

Note: You can also email any blog post or podcast description to your friends. Look for the "Email This" link at the end of every post.

Other Ways to Reach Me Online

The Buzz Factor Video Channel
http://www.youtube.com/mrbuzzfactor

The Buzz Factor on MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/thebuzzfactor

My event and travel photos on Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob-baker/

Lots of options. Hope you choose one or several of them and stay in touch!

-Bob

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