Here are some simple things you can do to tell people about the band.
|Post flyers in record stores, clothing stores, coffee shops, and concerts.
|Hand promo materials out to your friends.
|Request The Birthday Massacre at parties and clubs.
|Give TBM CDs to your friends for their birthdays.
|Write about TBM in your school newspaper.
|If you work at a local radio station, put them into your rotation.
|Do your big art project based on TBM!
Do whatever you can to spread the word, but make sure you don’t portray the band in a negative light by being annoying. We’re not trying to stuff TBM down people’s throats; we’re trying to guide them to TBM
Online Promotion Methods
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Online forums, or “message boards,” are a great way to promote The Birthday Massacre. Go to your favorite bands website and join their message board. From there, you can:
1. Add TBM to your profile
2. Put a link to http://thebirthdaymassacre.com in your signature.
3. Use a TBM icon.
4. Put a TBM banner in your signature.
5. Post a thread about TBM in the music discussion section.
Your Person Webpage
Use your site to link to TBM’s official site. You can make a simple HTML link, a button, or a banner! You can get buttons and banners from us.
Your Band’s Website *
Support from other bands is also welcome. Use your band’s site to link to TBM’s official site. Again, you can make a simple HTML link, a button, or a banner! You can get buttons and banners from us. Also, if your band has a myspace, add The Birthday Massacre to your band’s friends.
Make your own TBM Fan site *
Fan sites are not only a great way to show your support for the band, but to help spread the word among friends. Feel free to steal some of our pictures for your site – and NO, you don’t have to link back to us. We’re just here to help.
No matter what you’re promoting, Myspace.com is one of your greatest outlets. If you haven’t heard of the site before, it’s a global network of profiles. If you don’t have an account, your first step is to sign up, and then to search out and add all your friends to your page. After you’ve done that, make sure you add The Birthday Massacre. From there, you can put a banner or flyer into your page, post a flyer on your friends’ comments section, and post a bulletin including a link and a flyer.
Blog / LiveJournal
Outside of outfitting your blog profile with TBM banners, pictures, or buttons, you can talk about TBM in the journal itself. Also, add The Birthday Massacre to your friends. You can find all of their LiveJournal pages here. Don’t have an online journal? Get a DeadJournal or LiveJournal.
Put TBM in your AOL, AIM, Yahoo, or MSN profile! Also, sport a TBM buddy icon. Check out the largest Birthday Massacre icon online, right here.
There’s a few ways.
Be creative! If online promotion is really your thing, you might want to check out the [media] section too.
Don’t frekkin’ Spam.
Spam has never helped anyone. Ever. Do whatever you can to spread the word, but make sure you don’t portray the band in a negative light by being annoying. We’re not trying to stuff TBM down people’s throats; we’re trying to guide them to TBM. Madonna didn’t have email. The Cure got famous without blasting their name a into a chat room a hundred times. You get the idea.
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