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  •  The EvO:R-Pedia Musicians Tips Section

    Welcome to the EvO:R Tips Section. We call this section EvO:R-Pedia because it is like a complete reference library for Indie musicians...Just about every tip has been used successfully so you won't find false promises and a series of books to buy after reading each tip.

    This section was painstackingly put here by musicians, for musicians so that artists that followed can take this knowledge and use it's full power.

    It's not always who you know, sometimes you just have to read the road signs.
    Charlie Harrelson
    Founder of EvO:R

    Getting Your Music Heard - Online Radio, a Great Resource For Independent Musicians
    By Suzi D Smith

    Suzi Smith is a content writer and advertising specialist. She enjoys writing of all genres-- from fiction to informational pieces. She currently lives in Ohio ...

    There are millions of independent musicians out there. You may be one of them-perhaps having just written your first song, recorded on a computer in your garage or basement. Perhaps you've been hitting up bars, clubs, or coffee shops for gigs in your area. You could have even recorded your first full-length CD. Whatever stage you are in the process of making a name for yourself, there is an important resource out there for you. This resource is the online radio station.

    Most of the time, these online radio stations are entirely free to listeners. For this reason, it will only take a little push to get potential fans to take a listen. These stations are looking for listeners just as much as you are, and therefore should be willing to work with you to achieve your goals, as you help them achieve theirs. So what can you do to get your name out through the online radio circuit? There are a few steps you can take.

    The first step, of course, is to record your music. There are a variety of ways to do this, depending on how much money you want to put into it and how much expertise you hold. If you have at least a bit of computer savvy, there are effective ways you can record original music at home on your computer. There are plenty of sites and tutorials on the internet you can use to help this process. If you don't have the proper equipment, or want a very quality recording, however, you can find local recording studios that will help you for a price.

    Once you have your music recorded, it is ready for mastering. This is a post-recording process that will give your music a professional finish and sound. Though your music may have great quality to it without mastering, it can offer a lot to the sound. It is not absolutely necessary, but certainly worth checking out.

    Searching out online radio stations is easy using your favorite search engine. Some stations obviously have preference for genre of music, or cater to a particular geographical area. You can use your judgment to decide which stations to which you would like to submit your music. Once you find these stations, follow the procedures posted on the site to submit your music, and wait for a response. If you make the cut, your music will be available the entire internet community.

    Once your music is being played on an internet radio station (or a variety of internet radio stations), it is up to you to bring more listeners to that station. This will, consequently, bring more listeners to your music. It is important to not just advertise your own music, however. All independent music is worth supporting. Establishing yourself in and embracing the independent music community will allow you to meet other musicians, network, and be a part of something really great. So spreading the word about these stations, and other musicians as well as yourself can get you exposure, as well as help the world of independent music.

    If you would like more information, or are looking for a great online radio station to play your music, visit http://www.WDAW.com today.

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  • Charlie Harrelson- Founder of EvO:R and solo guitarist TL2
    A Message from the founder of EvO:R
    The Independent Music world has become so fragmented that anyone entering into this arena will be lost without having a chance of survival. What every independent musicians needs is information, understanding and a path that leads to success. Sure, you can buy a few books from authors that never played a note or loaded a single amp into a moving van. Pipe dreams are all over the Internet.

    At EvO:R we pride ourselves with sections dedicated to Independent Music News called (The EvO:R Street Journal), Musicians Success Stories and Tips called (EvO:R-pedia) and a Musicians Testimonial Section called (The Goods) dedicated to Internet based companies that deliver on their promises.

    All this news and information and we don't charge a single penny. We also respect your online privacy by refusing to track your browsing habits while on our website. We simply want to deliver the BEST news, information and success stories for the Independent Musician.

    Thank-you for visiting EvO:R and tell the world that we are out here..
    Charlie Harrelson
    Founder of EvO:R
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