Ways we can promote our music and our band.
Played our tracks for engineer/DJ at WBFO housed at SUNYAB affiliated with NPR - he smiled broadly and bobbed his head a lot...
Hey, Zotz, that's my homie! I run a GNU/Linux Beginners SIG under the auspices of two local clubs - WNYComSoc(.org) and WNYLUG(.org), the SIG and former of which meet in that same building where WBFO is located, Allen Hall on the university's South Campus. It's also just about a mile from my house.
When and where did this meeting occur?
High School Radio
Schools and Departments of Music by Country Music Schools - Canada MUSIC INSTITUTES, MUSIC SCHOOLS AND MUSIC DEPARTMENTS The National Association for Music Education
Musical Instrument Stores
Ones We can enter
Ones We can hold
Software Tie Ins
Get listed on sites who's programs we used in making our music?
Get included in specialized music distributions and live CDs?
Not For Packet In
These ideas are not for Packet In but may be useful for other Musicians seeking to do the Free Music thing.
Let Locals Open With Your Stuff
Let's say you do the Free Music thing and tour. The idea is to run a promotion or contest or ??? and let a local act open for you with one or more covers of your stuff as well as some of their own. You choose who will open based on the quality of the covers and their own stuff.