As the No Depression community grows and expands, welcoming roots music and Americana fans from around the world, several musicians have asked what's the best way they can use all the site's features to help get the word out about their work. Look no further. Herein lie the answers to all your self-promotional questions, split into six easy steps for quick and simple browsing: Music, Blog/Media Sharing, Gigs, Groups, and More. Let's proceed, shall we?
This is perhaps the most obvious place to start. The easy answer to getting your music on this site is to click on the Quick Add menu under your name on the right side of the page. Choose "music" from that menu and follow the instructions for uploading your music onto your member page. Feel free to upload as many tracks as you like. These will stream for free from your member page. Your fans can listen but cannot download.
Once you've uploaded your songs, drop us a line and let us know. We'll be featuring the best music from the community on the main page music player.
Your No Depression Community Manager regularly reads all blogs added to this site, pulling the best entries from the community onto the main page. This is a great opportunity to tell the world about your music. If you have a new record coming out, rather than pop up a press release that many folks may just skim over, why not write a couple paragraphs about what it was like making the album or some thoughts about the process? Tell us about your favorite song on the disc, or how happy you are to be done.
If you're headed out on the road, blog from the road. Tell us about the town you just rolled into, or the place you played last night. The more frequently you blog (and it can be a paragraph here and there - it doesn't have to be a long article), the more likely you'll be featured on the main page, the more likely people are to read it and want to learn more about you. The same is true of sharing your photos and video.
Please do not use the blog space for advertisements, links to band pages, events or self promotion. Scroll down for more information about where to list your upcoming tour dates and how to purchase ad space on this site. If we see you've created a blog or forum discussion for no reason other than to advertise your goods or services, we'll have to delete it.
Last updated by No Depression Apr 9, 2012.