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Gaming Hip-Hop Bloggers
Press separates the boys from the men, but really it separates a good release vs. one that collects digital dust. In the age of social networks, blogging, twitter and other new media, getting word of mouth and viral traction can produce more hype and push more downloads than an interview in the Source.
Last year an NYU study proved that the heavier the push in blogs, the better the release. If an album hits the round on 40 blogs, sales increased to 3x that of the average. Get 250+ reviews and see sales jump 6x. That’s a damn good jump.
While the posts and reviews are exciting, it’s the conversations that can happen, and the way that messages spread that is really exciting for musicians. With embed codes for playlists, retweets or Twitter music services like Twisten or Blip.fm, your music can spread ten fold.
The key then is getting your music into the influential bloggers hands. No longer is it as easy as hiring a high priced publicist who knows an editor or 2. These days the kid blogging in his bedroom may hit the front page of Digg and be the next big thing online overnight. To stay on point follow these 8 tips to getting to the top of the blog charts.
Put these 8 tips to use and get your singles, albums and EP’s on the fingertips of keyboards and into playlists and online shopping carts.
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