There is no formula to create viral videos – the very nature of viral content is that it’s out of your control – but there are best practices you can use for all the videos you release. Read More.
Instagram has added a streaming video tool. Here are six tips to get you started using the Instagram Live feature to its fullest. Read More.
In Part 2 of this post, we take a look at the Facebook Live broadcast and detail the problems, the solutions, and the benefits Amanada Jones & The Family Band enjoyed from the performance. Read More.
Producing a successful live streaming event takes a lot more than a smart phone and a tripod. This two-part post features a Facebook Live case study from concept, to rehearsal, to broadcast and analysis. Read More.
YouTube Cards and End Screens give your viewers a call to action and make your YouTube channel more effective in turning viewers into fans. Read More.
You can spend a lot of time on social media and Facebook marketing. This post can help you better understand and focus on important indicators in your social media marketing efforts, from algorithms to zealots, and everything in between. Read More.
Permission Marketing is not new. It’s the way all commerce was done 200 years ago, and it’s the model for the new music business. Read More.
Our April Disc Makers Twitter Chat focused on music promotion tips featuring Dave Kusek, teacher, author, music industry visionary, and founder of Berklee Online. See what Dave had to say in this #DMchat. Read more.
There is no single strategy to promote your music and grow your fan base. Your music promotion should resemble a gearbox with different strategies working together to raise awareness. Read more.
For the February edition of our Disc Makers Twitter chat (#DMchat), we asked composer, singer-songwriter, and music business/branding consultant Cheryl B. Engelhardt for some crowdfunding tips for musicians. This post contains a selection of questions and answers from our discussion. Read more.
Madalyn Sklar, social media coach and founder of GoGirlsMusic.com, offered thoughts on marketing and new social media tools for musicians. Q: What is your “secret sauce” for growing your Twitter following? A: Tweeting every day, participate in chats, respond to notifications, use Twitter lists, engage. Read more. Read more.
Are you making the most of your social media presence? Sure, you tweet. You connect with friends and fans on Facebook. You post videos of your shows on YouTube. But it’s time consuming. You’d rather focus on writing and performing. Luckily there are sites and hacks that can make your life easier all while keeping up with the Joneses. Read more.
Social media marketing is free (mostly), it gives you worldwide reach, and it helps you interact with new and existing fans of your music. Learn to manage and optimize your social profiles with these posts and then pick up your guitar, hit the studio, or play your next show. Read more.
Musicians have no problem creating master plans to rule the world, but they often fall short of seeing their music career goals through effectively. What an unfortunate waste! As Ralph S. Larsen, CEO of Johnson & Johnson, said, “The best-thought-out plans in the world are worthless if you can’t pull them off.” Read more.
Engaging on social media is about promoting your act, marketing your music and gigs, and attracting new fans. But that doesn’t mean sales via social media are impossible, and with Facebook’s “Call to Action” button, you’re one click closer to converting fans to buy your CDs, merch, and tickets. Read more.