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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 

Myspace Marketing Tips v.1.6

by Madalyn Sklar

So I spend a great deal of time working and consulting with indie musicians and music businesses about Myspace marketing. There are so many tips and tricks to increasing your effectiveness that in turn helps you see better results. I'm here to share them with you.

Having The Right Profile Photo

It is extremely important to have an effective photograph that is representative of you and your band or business as your main profile picture. Case in point, I've been working with a client who was not getting optimal results with friend requests. I felt strongly that one reason why was the his profile photo did not scream he was a musician. It looked like a professional business head shot. Okay fine, it wasn't bad. BUT... it made his profile seem like a personal one where he was simply out trolling for new friends. That was not the case. He's an extremely talented musician who is trying to increase his fan base. I immediately suggested he replace the professional head shot with a more appropriate musical photo of him on stage with his guitar, wailing into the mic. It fits. It makes sense. Okay it's only been a few days but he's happier. He's getting better results.

Remember in business - and yes, you are a business - first impressions are everything!

I hope you find this information useful. Please feel free to share your stories with me!



Check out my new site, Social Networks for Musicians, and let me know if you need some help.

If you haven't done so already you can download my FREE Report on Myspace Marketing for Musicians at http://www.myspacemarketingformusicians.com/.

Copyright © 2008 Madalyn Sklar, IndieMusicCoach

Madalyn Sklar is a music business coach, consultant and author. She founded IndieMusicCoach and has spent over 12 years working with a wide range of independent musicians all over the world - U.S., Canada, Ireland and Japan thus far. Her goal is to help indie artists achieve greater success in the music business by working smarter not harder. She is also the founder of GoGirlsMusic.com, the oldest and largest online community of indie women musicians, with a vision of bringing together and empowering musicians from around the world.

Madalyn is available for one-on-one consulting and coaching at affordable prices. Check out http://www.indiemusiccoach.com for more info.

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Great Article, glad to see someone else promoting Myspace Tips. I am still finding success on Myspace for several of my artist.

Your tips are just what I find artist needing. Let's speak soon!

Chuck Woo
The Chuck Woo Marketing Blog
http://www.chuckwoo.com

Thanks Chuck! I have found there is a right way to work Myspace. I'm here to help, plain and simple. And unlike some other marketers out there I'm not trying to score a quick buck off the hard working musician.

Thanks for linking your blog. I'll go check it out.

Keep rockin',
Madalyn

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