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/24-7PressRelease/ - October 25, 2006 - No doubt about it. Video is huge on the Internet. Over the past six months alone, video has exploded online. YouTube alone now delivers about 100 million videos a day to its users. And much of it is music.
"It's like 1981 all over again," says Bob Baker, author of a new special report called "How to Use Video to Promote Your Music Online." He's referring to the year that MTV hit the cable airwaves and changed the way music was marketed at the time. "Only it's better, because now -- 25 years later -- everyone has equal access to the 'airwaves,'" he adds.
Baker cites the recent treadmill video from the band Ok Go as one example. "It was a simple but creative concept that spread like crazy online and primed music fans for the band's debut CD release," Baker says.
Or how about the regular video clips published by indie artist Terra Naomi? During a two-month period in 2006, webcam music videos she produced in her apartment were viewed 2.5 million times on YouTube. Because of this exposure, Naomi sold 2,000 copies of her new CD in eight days.
"Don't kid yourself," Baker implores. "Online music video promotion is hot -- and getting hotter! That's why I created this short, info-packed report: To help independent artists create, promote and profit from online video."
Here's some of what readers will find in the 22-page report, which is available as a PDF file download:
- 9 ways to produce music videos on a shoestring budget
- 4 places to find indie film directors who will produce your music videos for free
- How to get fans to create your music videos for you
- 14 Music Video Themes you can use to create clips your fans will love (many of these will surprise you)
- Where to find free, low-cost and more-cost video editing software options
- 7 ways to get more marketing mileage from your online videos
- Artist Profile: In an exclusive interview, Terra Naomi explains what led to 2.5 million video plays on YouTube and 2,000 CD sales
- 28 places to host and stream your videos online for free
Details on this new e-report can be found at
About Bob Baker
Bob Baker is a writer, indie musician, and former music magazine editor who is dedicated to showing musicians of all kinds how to get exposure, connect with fans, sell more CDs, and increase their incomes through their artistic passions. His other titles include "Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook," "Killer Music Press Kits," "Music Marketing Crash Course," and "What Every Musician Should Know About Self-Promotion."
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