>no one buys my album or acknowledges it in any way
how do I get my shit out there .........
Sell physical copies for real monies. A T shirt or something with a cool design will sell itself and promote your music. Some sites don't even charge you for inventory or anything.
Easily the best way to get your shit out there is to play shows, free shows, small venues or people's houses, absolutely anything you can do. Assuming you're not garbage, there will always be a couple of people interested in your business
Make good music, if you do a minimum amount of marketing with good music, you're set, if it's niche music, but still good, you might need a bit more marketing but you should get as far as good your music is regardless.
Charging anything and all is a surefire way for people to not listen in on your music.
Same goes for apps, games etc. Unless you already have a reputation or your shit is really good most people will dismiss it for the price tag. Even if the price tag is only 20 cents.
be talented, make good music, put it on bandcamp and soundcloud and youtube for free. remember how enthusiastic you are when you hear an album that blows you away? you want to talk about it, you want to get other people to listen to it. thats what youve got to inspire in people.
I havent paid for any of my music. theres things in my library I dld from rutracker and what that I love but I wouldnt even know if they were commercial releases or given away. it doesnt even enter my head to find out.
You're part of the problem, it's the mindset that art doesn't have value when it does.
You can have people listen to your music for free without them owning it, that's what streaming music is for.
What should you do after that? Are there certain forums that help get your music out? Should you spam on related videos? Do certain tags work better?
I imagine that most bedroom/internet bands did more marketing than just putting their stuff on those sites.