Why I started AniMouseMusic – My personal backstory5 min read

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Why I created AniMouseMusic.

Being a musician is great. Creating that beautiful melody that is floating around in your head, and finally making a super song out of it.
The whole process of mastering your instrument, finding your tone, recording it the best way possible, it is just great.
The last step in the whole process is probably to share it with other people. Some of us want to make music because it is fun, but most of us musicians want to share it with the world.

That is where my journey began.

Although I had been making music as a kid, the “serious” part started in the early 90’s. It was way before the AniMouseMusic time. When I had a few songs burned to cd (it was a big deal at the time :) I wanted to start my promotions.
So I went to the local cd store and just asked if they would put my cd in the store somewhere. Because it was an independent store, I knew they would sometimes promote local musicians. Not my cd though…
The guy was very nice when he refused my cd, and hinted that I would make something more professional.
I went back home and felt a bit disappointed. Not because the store owner refused my cd, which was kind of obvious. But I felt it when I started to search for other possibilities to get my music out there. The more I found, the more it felt like being lost in the woods.
Then, the internet took off. Oh was, the possibilities improved drastically, but I also got my first chance to put my music up for display. For the whole world to see!!
My journey became more interesting with every new opportunity I found online. A lot of them were free, and they gave musicians so many possibilities that it was just crazy not to use any of them.

That is when I started to promote my music online.

I tested out a lot of tips and tricks that I found online, and while doing so, I noticed a funny thing. I liked it more to dig around the internet, gather information about music promotion and share it with other musicians. To me, it was more interesting than making/promoting my music.
One of the most excellent tips that pushed me into music promotion was the line “Music can change lives.”
I do not know where I had read it, but it just hit me. If the internet gave free opportunities to share your music, you could change lives on the other side of the globe with only one click of a mouse.
Now, changing a life might seem a bit drastic, but when you think about it, it is almost always the case. When people listen to your music, the chances are that their mood will change. Sometimes just a little bit, but don’t underestimate the power of an excellent song to start the day.
Do you listen to music while you study? Or drive your car? Or need a power boost before a speech or exam?

That is where your song might be helpful.

If you have found the right way to share your music online, you can reach the right people that are waiting for your next song.
If you have found people that connect with your music and with you, you have found your superfans. That is an awesome thing to achieve, and something that is more valuable than anything else.
It is a long process of sharing your work online, and connecting with the right people. Whether you connect with fellow musicians or new fans, it all adds up in the end.
However, one of the things that makes this whole process difficult is:
Tons of music online, where do you fit in?
You cannot deny that there is a lot of music online. And I mean a LOT!
Just go on youtube, type in any music style and be amazed.
So, where does your need to be?

Is there still “room” online for your music?

Yes, yes, there is.
But it will be difficult to find that room. You will need to do a lot more than making music and putting it on a streaming site.
That is why I created AniMouseMusic.
You need to find your audience, your voice, your place online, your best way to share your artwork.
It is a lot of work, and in most cases, you want to focus on your music more than on your actual promotion.
I found that that was the part I loved to do the most.

Searching for the best ways to promote your music online.

Whether you are a musician, music teacher, music promoter, DJ, if you want to find ways to get your musical work online, you are in the right place.
On AniMouseMusic I share music promotion tips to help you do just that. Share your music online. Such as sharing your music using streaming sites.
You can find free ebooks, interviews, courses and if needed, you can schedule a personal consultation to see how you can improve your music promotion strategy.
So, what are you waiting for! Create your best musical work, and browse around to find the music promotion tips you need to share your music with the world!

Oh, and the name? It was a combination of Ani(mation) Mouse(as in computer mouse) and Music. At this moment, the animations are still in production, so I focus on the Mouse and the Music :)

As Always, Keep creating awesome music!

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