If you are an artist or band that does a lot of shows throughout the year, then you may benefit from selling merchandise at your shows. Of course you should always sell CD's at your shows, but you can also sell t-shirts, stickers and more. Getting t-shirts made will cost a bit of money up front to get them printed. Be sure to get large and X-large and it is wise to get either a ladies version or a small and extra small size as well depending on your fan base. Figure out how much you paid for each and mark up the price according for a decent profit. I have seen bands selling t-shirts, hoodies, hats, jerseys, key chains, stickers, posters and more. So basically analyze your fan base and see what you think they would buy. You can even put not only your artist/band name or logo on these items, but also your website. Just make it look attractive. Stuff that people will wear.
Artists and bands be sure to submit your music at these radio networks.
www.hardcorejamz.com (Playing Hip-Hop and R&B)
www.hardcoremix.com (Rock,Pop,Country,Jazz,Electro,Gospel and more)
Submit music on either site