You already know that Disc Makers sets the standard for independent CD manufacturing for musicians. Now it’s time to get social with Disc Makers’ social media. Read the post.
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.
Twitter may only allow you 280 characters, but the header image can be used for a host of music marketing initiatives. These twitter marketing tips can help build your artist brand and market your music and videos. Get creative and get your music heard by using Twitter in some unconventional and fun ways. 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.
Social media can be a confusing landscape to navigate for anyone, as each platform offers a unique opportunity and experience. We’ve compiled several key stats from recent studies and reports for some of the biggest social media platforms to help make the process of managing your social profiles less overwhelming.
To be successful you need to compete with the several million musicians worldwide who are online vying for the attention, loyalty, and money of music fans. By focusing on your musical niche, you have the opportunity to explore and create content beyond your music by incorporating your passions and interests into your daily conversation with your fans. Read more.
Introduced as a micro-blogging platform in 2008, Twitter has become the standard for real-time communication between bands and their fans. In this post, we dive into this social media platform, which has enamored so many musicians and confused so many more. Twitter for music promotion can be highly effective, but you need to understand the nuances of the platform first. Read more.
Every artist needs a fully customized DIGITAL BRAND to succeed. Proper branding requires the following:
- A unique web domain separate from an artist profile on the record label website. The artist’s website functions as the central web hub for that artist’s digital brand.
- A simplified e-commerce system on the artist website. Easy check-out store supporting various forms of payment (PayPal, credit, debit, etc).
With the barrage of websites and blogs targeting independent artists, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to your music marketing strategy. Information and ideas are everywhere and unless you’ve got a strong marketing foundation it can feel like trying to put together a giant puzzle without being able to look at the box. Read more.
Get your music streaming : If you want people to get into your music, they need to be able to hear it. Get your entire catalogue up at Last.fm, load those songs on MySpace, make sure iMeem and iLike have your tunes, find out what services people are using in the regions you want to be heard and make sure those people have easy free access to your catalog. No one’s going to fall in love with thirty second tidbits, and if you’ve got a great song, people will want to know if the rest of your stuff is as good. Let them listen. Read more…
I’m in a new band called Hello Morning that is just emerging from the studio and finally ready to get serious about promoting and moving our music forward. Our situation is very similar to the average indie artist, in that we all have jobs, families, and other responsibilities, so when it comes to our music career, the time and money we put in needs to count for something. Several of us in the band have had success connecting with individuals through our personal social networking, but to be honest, when it came to the band’s social media efforts, we seemed to be floundering a bit with little sense of purpose. Read more…
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