Social Media


10 things every musician website must have

By The DIY Musician

The importance of having your own website as a musician

“Dear Talent Buyer,

I play in a brostep-polka band from Houston, Texas called Accordion Wobble. We’ll be touring through San Francisco between February 11-13 in support of our new album Oom Pa Pa, Oo Ma Ma and we’d love to play at The Baffle & Bass. We think we can draw about 400 people on a weekend, and about half that on a weeknight.

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Dimensions for social media images

By The DIY Musician

How should you size your social media cover photos and profile pictures?

The header sections of your social media profiles are prime real estate for promoting your next album release, crowdfunding campaign, or tour dates. And your smaller profile photos give you a great branding opportunity. But isn’t it a pain how each platform has different image requirements?

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YouTube for Artists 101

By Music Think Tank

by Jack McCarthy, contributing writer for SplashFlood.

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8 Steps To A Million YouTube Music Channel Views

By Hypebot

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How Much is Too Much? A Guide to Sharing Just Enough on Social Media

By Sonicbids

By now, you surely know the importance of keeping up with the Joneses online, updating all of your profiles religiously, and how to interact on social media (if not, check out my last post!). But as your band gets more well-known and more eyeballs turn toward you, I can't stress enough how important it is to master the the delicate balance between being relatable, oversharing, and incriminating.

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5 Creative Social Media Contests Your Fans Will Love

By Sonicbids

A contest is a wondrous, mutually beneficial thing. Even at its simplest – say, a random giveaway – everybody wins. You're simultaneously promoting your band while giving back to the fans who keep your ambitions afloat.

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How to suck at social media: bad advice for bands

By The DIY Musician

When it comes to building your music career, Social Media is a zero-sum game. Your fans should only like one band: your band. There’s simply not enough social media to go around. As an artist, you must either conquer social media outright or leave nothing behind but scorched earth. Here’s how.

Some important things to remember if you want to win at social media

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10 Rules For Promoting Your Live Show With Facebook Events

By Hypebot

Facebook pages seem to be less and less useful these days for promoting music, especially when we’re talking about your average independent band that doesn’t want to drop a bunch of cash just to reach fans that have already liked their page.

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Soundcloud Is Adapting… Are You?

By Budi Voogt for Digital Music News

Anyone that’s serious about marketing music has noticed that Soundcloud has changed.

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Billboard Adds Twitter Charts, Teaches You How To Game Them

By Hypebot

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