Social media has had a significant influence on how we promote and market music, and it is not going away anytime soon. None of us can accommodate not being more acquainted with Twitter. As a result, there's no harm in going over some fundamentals...
Brand Your Profile: Google Crawls it.
Social media allows musicians to market themselves and their music through a variety of internet touchpoints. It's a wise decision to keep your social profiles consistent in terms of style and layout. The message should differ but try to tie them all together with a similar style or theme. Your bio, your tweets are all crawled by Google, make sure they represent you properly and speak about you highly.
Build Your Network
After you've built your Twitter profile, it's time to locate your target audience. Begin by following friends, then expand to potential fans and relevant artists or profiles to broaden up your network. Following musicians that your followers are also listening to is a wise choice; it's a basic method to initiate conversations. Follow a variety of music business professionals and outlets that you admire, and pay close attention to how they utilize their Twitter presence. Don't be shy to retweet or like their tweets, appreciate them.
Engage With Your Followers
It's vital to respond besides retweeting your followers and liking their tweets. To have your tweet interaction going, sponsor a contest, discuss issues, or strike up a conversation about a recent social event. Your followers are interested in you, and it is crucial that you show them that you are passionate about them as well. Jump into existing conversations that you can browse through trending and regular hashtags through via the Twitter search engine. There's a lot going on, start engaging and networking and watch your profile reach and impressions spike!
Twitter's peak activity times are often in the afternoons, nights, and weekends, but don't spam your followers with tweets and then disappear. You want to have a consistent tweeting pace and avoid spending too much time resting. Using hashtags on a regular basis can also help to brand your tweets and boost their 'tweet reach' aka visibility. Fans want new music all the time, try to hype new release, go on Twitter space, start a discussion, post a teaser, a banner, a short clip, host a Twitter event to announce the title, make a big deal of every step of your pre-release campaign!
As an artist, keeping your digital presence and social media identity is as important as maintaining your stage persona. It may take a lot of time and effort to establish oneself on social media, but don't be upset if things don't take off right away.
Maintain consistency in your efforts, and it will all be worth it.
Social media is a lengthy game and your daily dedication eventually transforms to virality!
Start telling your story to the world, enjoy tweeting and typing!
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