Your Social Media Marketing Guidebook

Fully updated second edition of Social Media Promotion For Musicians features everything you need to know to market yourself, your band, or your music online. Includes new chapters on Instagram and Streaming Music Playlist marketing!

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September 21, 2017

8 Social Media Mistakes That Artists And Bands Make

Social Media Mistakes

SocialTimes recently ran a post about the 8 social media mistakes that you can make, but the post was aimed strictly at traditional marketers. I’ve reposted them here with a music twist that specifically looks at artists and bands. Here we go. Mistake #1. Having no social media strategy. Randomly posting without a reason is only a […]

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September 14, 2017

8 Advantages Of Social Media Over Traditional Media

social vs traditional media

Social media holds quite of number of advantages over traditional media when it comes to promotion. It’s the hub around which the online wheel that we live in today turns, and the following (inspired by marketing guru Simon Mainwaring) provides some of the reasons why. 1. Cost: Beyond your time and production costs, social media promotion is anywhere from […]

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7 Tips For Publishing An Engaging Facebook Video

Secret Facebook video

Facebook video is one of the hottest features on the platform. The company is in a war with YouTube for video supremacy and as a result, it pushes video content into the News Feed far more often than normal posts. That said, this applies only to native videos that are directly uploaded to Facebook, not […]

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August 24, 2017

The Key To Viral Videos

viral videos

Everyone would love for their video to be like Whiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” and go viral with millions of views overnight, but that rarely happens. That said, here’s an excerpt from my just released Social Media Promotion For Musicians Second Edition that provides a number of generally accepted principles for creating a video that […]

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June 29, 2017

3 Steps To Creating An Online Contest

Online Contest

One of the great things for an artist about being online is that there are so many options for promotion. A great one is launching a contest. Here’s an excerpt from my Social Media Promotion For Musicians book that outlines general contest basics. “Artists, bands and musicians are always looking for ways to increase their fan engagement […]

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May 18, 2017

Here’s Why An Artist Shouldn’t Trust Your Online Presence To A Social Network

artist online presence

Many artists are tempted to just rely on a Facebook or Tumblr page as the main online point of contact, but that strategy can have a number of unforeseen problems. Here’s an excerpt from my Social Media Promotion For Musicians book that explains why an artist’s online presence should be more than on social networks. […]

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May 11, 2017

The 3 Elements Of An Artist’s Online Promotion Strategy

Online Promotion Strategy

If you’re an artist or band it’s very easy to be overwhelmed by all the options online. That’s why you need a solid strategy to make sure you don’t spend more time than is necessary spinning your wheels, and really get the promotional value you want from your online presence. My Social Media Promotion for […]

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September 22, 2016

5 Tips To Get Music Bloggers To Write About Your Music

music bloggers

It used to be that just one good review in a magazine could sell loads of albums. Even a bad review could be really good for business if it was in a publication like Rolling Stone. That’s all changed since magazine reviews have become pretty irrelevant as the music world has moved online. Now its the […]

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September 15, 2016

5 Tips For Building Your Email List

email list

Your email list is one of the most powerful online tools that an artist can have, but how do you build one if you’re just starting out or you’ve neglected it for too long? Here are 5 tips from my Social Media Promotion For Musicians book that provide an easy roadmap to a larger list. “Just […]

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