October 18, 2010

DIY EXTRA - A few examples...

I thought I'd share a couple of examples of bands I think are doing it right... these folks are promotional engines... and it shows in the audience at their shows.

Here's some bands and what they're doing on YouTube to promote themselves and shows.

Example 1:
Austin's Full Service - October 23 @ The Parish promo video. They teamed up with Austin's Pizza for a show.... Pizza and music... at a place that sells beer. Eees good.

Example 2:
One Eyed Doll - The ROCKUMENTARY by DavidJr.com.
Talk about dedicated fans. DavidJr.com did a 1.5 hour documentary on this band. This is housed oh his page, but there's a lot of great promo videos on the Official One Eyed Doll YouTube.

Example 3:
Granger Smith - Americana music... with a nice shot of humor. This video is a great little video card for the 10th Anniversary of the Texas Music Chart. (There's a series of Ten Year cards on the TMC site but this one is the most original by far) I could spend a day watching the funny little clips he releases via his YouTube Page.

Example 4:
Fulton Read - This San Marcos/Austin band asked for fans to help them write a song... called "What's Been On Your Dirty Mind." I won't tell you which lyrics I wrote (I'm a family man! And I don't know if they used any.) It's on their YouTube Channel. They also give all their music away for free online at their Website.

Sean Claes is the owner of Austin's INsite Magazine and has been a freelance entertainment writer since 1996. For an introduction to his "52 Weeks of DIY Music Advice" visit this link - http://www.tinyurl.com/Claes52DIY. If you like what you read... please share. To visit Claes' homepage, go here - http://www.seanclaes.com/.

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