I get asked a lot about what products and services I use to promote my music business and to educate myself. The following is a list of resources, partners and affiliates that I personally use and recommend.
Reason + by Reason Studios is the music production and editing software that I use for producing all of my music, beats and podcasts.
I have been a huge fan of Reason since they first came out and while there are a lot of music production software alternatives out there, Reason continues to be my #1 choice for all of my recording needs. Amazing quality and even more amazing user experience, with TONS of instruments, plugins and features.
I have been hosting my websites and blogs with Dreamhost for years! They have some of the best customer service, products and pricing of any hosting company out there and I would highly recommend them for anyone looking to start their own website.
They also have a very generous affiliate program, which offers you the opportunity to make additional income from your referral link.
I use GRAMTO for Instagram marketing for my beats. I use their automated DM feature so I can send a message to anyone who follows me.
They have a simple user interface and also offer additional features like hashtag analysis, followers and automated posting based on hashtags.
Take your music marketing seriously! Use GRAMTO!
I have been using the DIVI Theme for WordPress from Elegant Themes for the last 3 years and it is such a huge time saver.
Having been through so many different WordPress templates over the years, it is so important to have a stable theme that is responsive, easy to edit and well supported. Elegant themes is a great company with great products, great customer service, and their DIVI platform is awesome.
I really like the theme’s on page editing flexibility, the huge community that offers tons of advice and templates, not to mention the plugins are super solid.
Definitely worth the investment!
Mangools is a keyword research tool that I use to deep dive into researching how to market my music businesses, identify new music and product niches, explore new opportunities for targeting new clients and to generally discover new trends and get ideas.
The more you know about where your customers hang out, what they are interested in and what they purchase, the better you can be at positioning yourself and selling your products and services to them.
I really like the Mangools user interface. It is easy to use and most importantly, easy to discover new, hidden opportunities.