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Blog: 10 Things Artists Need to Stop Doing in 2013

Written by Tasha.

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Artists got away with too much fuckery in 2012. Ya'll do all of this complaining, and don't even realize that 80% of the time, you're holding yourselves back with your actions, or lack there of. Lemme give ya'll some help going into the 1-3. Read below after the jump.

 

 

  1. STOP TWEETING YOUR MUSIC LINKS!! Quit being lazy and ask for a damn email address. How hard is that? When will you all realize that spamming our Twitter mentions is INEFFECTIVE?!
  2. Please don't buy fake Twitter followers, Facebook likes and YouTube views. If you haven't noticed, these sites are cracking down on fraudulent activity and many of the fake stats eventually get deleted. Build a real fan base.
  3. Stop spending money on major artists for a feature that won't even help you promote the track! The whole purpose of buying a feature is to gain more attention, right? How you gonna get that if you're not being supported by the person you spent money with?
  4. Also, stop spending money to have a big name DJ host your mixtape when he's not gonna promote it. Getting your mixtape placed on LiveMixtapes isn't a big deal if the DJ and his team don't help get those downloads up.
  5. When submitting music, please stop sending a promo pic that was obviously taken with your phone. Spending a little money on professional photos won't hurt you.
  6. Take your Twitter page off private! Who still does that anyway? How are the fans, DJs, tastemakers, etc gonna get to know you if you keep your shit locked up?
  7. If you don't know how to properly send out a professional email to the blogs and DJs (even though I ALWAYS tell ya'll how to do this) then please hire a PR, or someone that knows what they're doing...exaggeration on KNOWS WHAT THEY'RE DOING.
  8. Stop investing in huge promo email blasts. They're ineffective if its not coming from a reliable source. Nobody believes these companies have 200K email contacts. You shouldn't either.
  9. Stop name dropping in hopes that you'll have better luck getting played or posted. Unattractive.
  10. Please, please, PLEASE stop worrying about what's going on in your city and start focusing on how to get yourself on a national level. It's way to easy to be known in your backyard. Nobody cares about that. Stop wasting time trying to outshine the other artists in your city and worry about how you're going to compete with Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Lil Wayne. That's your real competition. Hire the right people to help you get to the next level, stay consistent, and work everyday to be better than you were the day before.

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0 #4 2013-03-17 16:19
Great tips haha at take your Twitter off Private
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+1 #3 2013-03-09 10:29
awwww man thank you alot for the number 10 statement , that help me alot as an artist & the state of mind i was in.
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0 #2 2013-01-15 21:19
I tell them the SAME things...lol #Salute
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0 #1 2013-01-15 21:18
#Salute I tell them the SAME things!! lol
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