1. Start Local – Hit the local areas first, visits local bars and pub to see if you can get yourself a small gig. At this point in your career don’t worry about the money, it’s always good to have but this shouldn’t be a factor when deciding where to gig. Start of small and work up to bigger venues, if you know someone that does have a small bar that would like some live music you could offer your talents for free as a tester to help give you more exposure to other local bars.
2. Freebies – Everyone loves something free; get yourself some CD’s printed that you can give away at the gigs that you do at the start of you career. These can be easily obtained from a CD duplication company and on a variety of disc sizes with custom printed discs. Always keep some of these with you in your usual daily life, visit local pubs, bars and clubs to see if they want a copy to play.
3. Online – The online world is always growing and it offers simple and easy ways to get yourself noticed. YouTube has always been a very popular sites for new artists but as the site becomes more popular more videos are being uploaded. The daily upload is so high that it is impossible to watch everything that has been uploaded to YouTube in 1 day. Most recent stats show that 60 hours of video are uploaded every minute and although this is high you should still use it but should not focus all you attention to this site.
Outreach to music website and music blog, this is where you will get the most appreciation from what you create, make sure the website is relevant to your type of sound and you can also use the CD’s you purchased in the stage above as a gift for adding a track and something about you to their website.
4. Friends – Where would you be without them? At home drinking and playing games is usually a common answer. Friends are always going to be there to help you in whatever you want to do so get them to help spread you talent to their friends and people they meet. You will get your chance to thank them and pay them back later on in your career. While you are doing all of the above your friends will grow and you will get more exposure from this.
5. Social – Facebook and Twitter are great for keeping you audience up to date. If you don’t already have these setup get yourself one now, Facebook page about you and your music and a twitter account for your music as well. I have many pages on Facebook and would advise on not connecting these as the Facebook messages are much longer than what twitter can post. Using these networks and even putting some money in to Facebook advertising can really help, start will a small campaign to get your page likes up and link your page to your music.
Following the above you will get much more exposure and your music will spread across the globe faster than it is currently doing. Everyone has a talent and this will help others find and appreciate yours.
Daniel Marriott lives in the UK and spends most of his spare time reading blogs and increasing his knowledge of everything.
Nigeria’s Economy May Emerge From Recession In 2021 Q1, Says Emefiele
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has predicted that the nation’s economy may emerge from recession in the first quarter of 2021.
Recall that some days ago, Nigeria entered into recession for the second time since 2016.
CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, made the prediction on Friday during the 55th annual Bankers Dinner which held in Lagos.
He expressed that the expected economic growth was two per cent.
Emefiele said, “With the sustained implementation of our intervention measures, we do expect that the Nigerian economy could emerge from the recession by the first quarter of 2021.”
“We also expect that growth in 2021 would attain 2.0 per cent. However, downside risks remain, as restoration of full economic activities, particularly in service-related sectors, remains uncertain until a COVID vaccine is produced and made available to millions of people across the world.
“Second, with the significant rise in cases in advanced markets and the imposition of lockdowns in parts of Europe, concerns remain on the impact this could have on growth in advanced economies, commodity prices and the financial markets.”
He also called for measures to “insulate our economy from the impact of these shocks through our diversification efforts, while also working to ensure that we adhere to safety protocols in order to prevent a surge in COVID-19 related cases, as this could further cripple economic activities.
This prediction by the apex bank echoes the projection of the Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, who stated that Nigeria would exit recession in the first quarter of 2021.
Shehu Sani Reacts To Hisbah’s Call For Scrapping Of Black Friday
Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to the call for the scrapping of the popular ‘Black Friday’sales by the Kano State Hisbah Board.
Recall that earlier on Friday, the board asked a radio station, demanding that it stops using the word “Black Friday” to refer to Friday.
The board explained that since Friday is regarded as a holy day in Islam, tagging it “Black Friday” is derogatory and a thus, should not be condoned.
Reacting to the statement, the former lawmaker from Kaduna described the threat by the Hisbah board as ‘nonsensical.”
Friday is our sacred day of prayer as Muslims.Whatever colour is added to it doesn’t matter.Hisbah’s threats against the phrase’Black Friday’ is nonsensical.They should focus on the killings and kidnappings going on in their domains.Their services are needed in the battlefield.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) November 27, 2020
Court Orders Release Of Sen. Ndume From Kuje Prison
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to Senator Ali Ndume who was detained in prison on Monday following the failure to produce Abdulrasheed Maina in court.
This was made known by the presiding judge, Justice Okon Abang in a ruling on Friday, November 27.
He stated that he chose to grant the senator bail based on his record of good behaviour before the court, notwithstanding that the other grounds of his bail application failed.
Justice Abang granted bail to Senator Ndume pending the hearing and determination of the Borno South Senator’s appeal filed at the Court of Appeal to challenge Monday’s order.
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