The internet is a great tool... you can get your music out there to millions of people. Probably the best story i heard was of Sandi Thom who sang the song "if i was a punk rocker". I heard that she decided to stream one of her gigs over the internet on a socila network and she got tuns of hits. My understanding is that one of those hits was record company and bang! she got interest from that.
This has given me an idea to help promote music in the global market by streaming gigs live...
Im doing work for Morans Bar in blackburn where i play regular gigs. To help promote the open mic nights and the gigs i have set up a web site at www.moransbar.com there you will find a link that you can click that opens up a page called blog tv. The first 30 mins of the gig are streamed live to the pc of who ever wants to watch.
1/ getting this right is a must, we recently did a test run of this. and recorded the show however the mic level on the computer wasnt set right so that distorted the sound that was coming from the speakers to the viewer. This was a failer and anyone looking at this would have been put off.
2/ broadcasting to a live audience across the globe might generate intial interest but if it isnt quality the excitment could rapidly fall away.
1/ any promotion is good promotion! is that an old wives tale? i dont know however i am confident enough that i put enough work to ensure that what people hear is good.
2/ getting the word out there open oppertunities... people hear you play and will think what can they get from this... they speak to you and oppertunities arise.
3/ great business for the pub.. a new local music scene somewher for musicians to go and play be seen and heard...
there are many advantages to this and i will continue to collect this information and