If you’re an active musician you probably have a strong presence on social media, presumably you’re following a great deal of other artists within the industry and more likely than not you’re probably bombarded with content from your fellow musicians on a daily basis. There is certainly a right and wrong way to post on social media and unfortunately if you begin to annoy your followers they will not hesitate to unfollow you.
So how exactly are musicians meant to advertise, promote and communicate with fans without overwhelming followers and consequently see your numbers drop? Here are a few tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of your social media whilst still making your content enjoyable for your followers.
The first step is to limit your posts; the last thing your followers want to see is their feed full of your content. They likely follow many other accounts and presumably would like to see their content as well as yours so keep posts limited and tDecember 17, 2018
With Christmas approaching you may be thinking of ways you can celebrate with your fans, we previously gave a few tips on giving back to your fans this season so if you want to check that out make sure you head over to our blog. For those who are unable to do giveaways or meet ups there are still plenty of activities you and your fans can get involved with, all of which can be done through social media for ease.
Q&A’s are extremely popular throughout the year but how about a holiday version, either through Twitter or Instagram you can host a Q&A session where you can answer Christmas themed questions from your fans. This gives them the chance to get to know you a bit better and what you might be up to this Christmas. The great thing about these kind of activities is that they’re so easy to do and can be done in your spare time between practice, family gatherings or Christmas dinner. It’s a simple gesture but fans will appreciate simply taking the time to interact witDecember 07, 2018
Instagram is one of the most popular platforms available, making it one of the hardest ones to grow a substantial following on. Unlike Spotify Instagram targets every kind of consumer, you don’t have to be a music enthusiast to use Instagram because it also provides us with travel, fashion, art and sport, anything you can think of its on Instagram. This makes it tougher to stand out amongst the crowd, photos are better, content is richer, it’s much harder to be original on a platform that has done it all.
With that being said it does not mean it’s impossible to build your own community on Instagram, it just takes passion and determination. Here are a few things that may help you grow your following on such a huge platform.
Although your ideas may not be completely original (whose are these days), you are original. Tell your story; use your photos and captions as well as your Instastories to let audiences in on your journey in the music industry. The difference with INovember 07, 2018