How to go #1 on Billboard as a Independent Artist
As I think about the journey to a #1 Billboard record I must first thank all my fans for making it a reality.
I remember when I first recorded the song with K.Roosevelt, telling him "I want to make a song for the summer" lol... Indeed we did ~ KEEP YOU IN MIND was born.
The session probably lasted no more than a hour or so. Tbh
But I must say the specials records come when you least expect it. The first step to making a #1 record is not to force it. Let it come organically and trust me it always does.
But enough of my coach K pregame talk. Truth is you need a budget!!!!! NO CAP.
Haha... Now don't get discouraged you don't need a budget right away. Soundcloud is a artists best friend. I recommend Soundcloud first before releasing to a distributor. And you ask why? I believe that the more room you have to be a discovery the more fans feel like they were apart of your journey.
Step 1: Test the market (Soundcloud, Audio Mack, etc)
Once you identified your focus record after testing the waters then put one leg in the ocean. Invest into the song, I suggest a video. Director Jawan Lee called me on a random Sunday saying he had a camera for a few extra days and he'd like to shoot the video. He charged me the family and friends discount. lol! I literally went into my closet and pull out the first jacket I saw headed to Santa Monica and we shoot the video gorilla style.
So now we have a focus song and a video the futures looking bright.
Now I'm are ready to put two legs in the ocean. We now have the single and we must go to market.
There's a company that every record label uses I know I'm probably not suppose to share this with you guys but on my next blog I'm going to let the cat out the bag!
Until next time #BANKONIT
To Be Continued.........