Derek Sivers

Programmer, writer, avid student of life. I make useful things, and share what I learn.

Marketing Your Music” → The Most Expensive Vodka

There is a vodka company that advertises itself as “The Most Expensive Vodka You Can Buy”.

It’s an enticing. It’s almost a dare. (And it proudly excludes people!)

While most companies are trying to be the cheapest, a few do the opposite, and aim to be the most expensive.

Most people try to imitate current trends and styles. So I suggest you strongly declare that you are something totally un-trendy — the opposite of what everyone else is trying to be.

Advertise your live show as “the most boring concert you’ll ever see.”

Call your music “the most un-catchy, un-memorable, un-danceable music you’ve ever heard.”

Tell the music industry “this music has no hit potential whatsoever.”

I’ll bet you get their attention.

It’s almost a dare.