Club spins are cool, radio spins are great, but coverage in the media is what really makes you a household name.
In this sold-out werkshop, Neima Abdulahi (@neimerdreamer) shared the importance of pitching your music and content to media sources, be it MTV or CNN. She also shared tips on how to go about the pitch, proper netwerking, and how important it is for artists to be aware of what is going on in their community, along with the community’s history.
“Having a story that resonates with people, I think is the most important thing…something that resonates with your community. And being connected to your community so you know what resonates with them.” – @sammyapproved (Host/Content Creator)
Knowing how to properly promote and market your music to media is essential in the music business. We sat down with journalist, radio personality, and senior editor at HipHopWired Maurice Garland on ways to effectively market your music to media outlets. Garland got his start as a journalist while attending school at Fort Valley State University where he ran the college radio station and contributed writing to the school newspaper. His hard work and networking led him to be introduced to the founder of Rolling Out Magazine, Munson Steed where his career began to flourish.