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How to Creatively Use Google Maps to Tell the Stories Behind Your Songs

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A version of this article originally appeared on The Daily Rind.

 

This year, we've seen artists take to Yelp and Craigslist to tell the stories behind their songs. If you're looking for another way to share the places and experiences that influenced a record, try making a custom Google Map. A custom map will allow you to include points of interest with your own names and descriptions. All you'll need to get started is a Gmail account.

A Guide to Splash Pages for Musicians

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This article originally appeared on The Daily Rind.

 

I have a confession: I’m e-lazy.

When I find out about a new band or an upcoming record from an old favorite, I don’t want to bounce from site to site looking for content and information. I want one place where I can listen to a track, pre-order in my format of choice and see tour dates. Signing up for an email list and knowing where else I can follow the artist is pretty handy, too.

Whether you’re creating a standalone splash page or updating a homepage for a new release, it’s important to have everything a fan needs to know in one easy location. Here’s a checklist to reference before you kick off any marketing campaign: