4 Social Media Hacks For Musicians And Bands
If you’re a musician or in a band, chances are, you’re on a tight budget. You’re constantly watching how you spend money on advertisements and endorsements. But thanks to the internet, it doesn’t have to be that way. Social media is the #1 free way of getting your work out to people. All it takes it creating an account and managing the content online.
Besides, as a musician, you have other things to worry about, like recording studio costs, touring, and music production costs. By following these tips on how to use social media to advertise your band’s name, you won’t have to spend a pretty penny.
Invite Facebook Likers To Your Artist’s’ Page
Facebook is the most popular social media platform out there that’s great for new and upcoming musicians. There are many hidden functions on Facebook, and one of the functions that isn’t widely known is to invite “Likers” of your Facebook posts to like your page. This is probably the most valuable feature artists could use because it allows you to not only grow in follower count, but also make sure the people you invite already have an interest in you. Meaning, there’s a better chance that they will accept the invitation.
By simply clicking on popular posts’ “Likes,” you will see a drop down box off all the people who interacted with the post. If someone hasn’t already, an “Invite” button will show beside the person’s name. If you didn’t know about this function on Facebook, it’s a great hack for gaining exposure on Facebook.
Use Lists On Twitter
Twitter is another popular social media platform that is free of charge for thrifty musicians and bands and within Twitter there are such things as Twitter Lists. These lists help musicians organize all their connections online. They also can help musicians locate important people, or people they wish to start a relationship with.
The best part about the Twitter lists are once you’ve added someone to one, they immediately get a notification on the listed they’ve been added to. So when creating your lists, name them like, “Producers I’d love to work with,” or “Awesome bands,” etc. This is free advertising and will encourage people to look at your page.
Write Blog Posts
Now going from 140 characters to 500 words, may seem like a lot, but it isn’t that difficult at all. You don’t have to be a professional blogger to write blog posts about your music. Using an online program, like medium.com can help you compose a blog post using its free templates. Writing about your last night’s performance of a lifetime, or just a collection of photos from last night’s sold out gig, is enough to make up a blog.
Follow The Trending Hashtag Of The Day
Going back to Twitter, another feature to utilize is looking at worldwide trending hashtags. If your music or content is somehow related to one trending hashtag of the day, then have at it. This can easily put your music or band in front of a whole new audience. Moreover, it makes your music and band visible to people who probably never knew you existed.
And that was four social media hacks for musicians that are on a budget.