With 3rd EP coming up, there is whole list of things each of us can do to help out with promotions – no matter where you live. This manual will help you out with it.
1st – BUY
It’s not a secret that the actual biggest income for the band, beside concerts, comes from selling the album. That’s why if you can afford it – buy it. If you can afford more – buy both on Itunes and physical copy. You can preorder already links can be found here.
From wherever you buy, make sure it will be counted on Hanteo and Gaon charts. If possible please buy only from such places.
2nd – STREAM
Korean music industry is based mainly on streaming sites like Melon, Soribada etc. Ranking of groups in music shows is highly influenced by the number of streams on the portals. Also most of users listen to only top 100 songs, so if RP will be there, chances somebody will discover them is higher. If you want to help by streaming on Melon – My Royal Crew prepared turorials on how to register and stream. You can find them here and here .
3rd – WATCH
If you are penniless (we’ve all been there, we all understand) – you can still help out by watching MV on the official youtube channel and on tudou. This will raise their sns points on music show charts and increase possibility of MV appearing in suggestions of people who are interested in similar kind of music.
4th – VOTE
SBS MTV THE SHOW
SNS voting – tweet using hashtags #더쇼 and #로열파이럿츠 mentioning @SBS_MTV (you should be following them and your account ought to be public). Restrain from using emoticons in the voting tweets. It is reccomended to write something in between hashtags and don’t put them at the end of the tweet. You can also raise up the result by retweeting tweets by others.
THE SHOW rankings are also heavily influenced by Tudou views so go watch MV and teaser there.
MBC SHOW CHAMPION
Go to http://member.mbcplus.com/User/Join.html and create an account.
Once you will have it go to http://www.mbcplus.com/program/champion/vote.html find Royal Pirates on the list and click the grey button to vote. You can vote up to 3 times a day.
Go to http://mwave.interest.me/mcountdown/vote/preVote you must be logged in to vote. You can register using your twitter or facebook account.
MBC MUSIC CORE
Create MBC account http://member.imbc.com/User/Join.html (video tutorial all credits to uploader)
Vote here (tick next to Royal Pirates’ song and then the pink button at the bottom of the list)
5th – PROMOTE ON SNS
May it be twitter, facebook, instagram – post using official hashtags. This rises sns points and also increates possibility somebody might get interested with what you are on about.
6th – TIP
Pages like allkpop and soompi create most of buzz in terms of international fans of kpop. RP’s number of followers on IG doubled in one hour after the article on allkpop about it was posted and a lot of people found out about their comeback only thanks to this.
With a lot of comebacks and news coming up at the end of November and in December writers of the portals focus on posting about most popular artists or according to demands of readers. And we, as readers can send them info about RP’s activity. If they will get enough tips, they will post about it. And it will increase the reach of the news to far bigger audience than the fandom itself.
Take a note that a good tip is not spam – it should include important information (ex. Royal Pirates to release their 3rd mini album on 1st December) and link to proper source (media article, official post, fancafe).
7th – JOIN FANCAFE AND BE ACTIVE THERE
Daum has ranks of fancafes based on the number of members and the amount of activity they are doing. If you are yet to join here is tutorial.
8th – REQUEST
Request their songs on various radio stations and shows. You can request songs in all arirang radio shows on their particular message boards. You can also request MVs to be played on Arirang TV – also on the message boards of each show (After School Club, Pops in Seoul, Showbiz Korea). Arirang website here. (you need to register to be able to post messages). Each show also takes in requests send from SNS – facebook or twitter. Same goes for SBS Pop Asia and other radio stations.
Requesting MV reactions from youtubers like JREKML, MRKPOP, J.A.J that do such videos is good idea as well.
Requesting songs makes more people hear RP’s music and potentially come to like it.
You can also always do it traditional methods – just show RP’s music to your friends :).
Just remember that we DO NOT PIRATE ROYAL PIRATES – if you can buy, buy. If you can’t buy – stream. It’s still better for you to use free official streams like Deezer or Spotify than download illegal copies. Also, please restrain from watching and sharing unofficial uploads of songs from youtube.