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TWITTER FOR SINGERS - how to promote your music using Twitter!

Twitter for singers: This week at TeenStar we’ll be teaching you all the best tips for Twitter for singers. Learning some good tips for Twitter for singers is of utmost importance for unsigned acts.

TWITTER FOR SINGERS

Twitter for singers: One of the first tips for using Twitter for singers is that you must know how to set up a good profile page. Luckily – it’s not rocket science! The obvious aim when using Twitter for singers is to allow Twitter users to know quickly what you do, but also it helps users to find you (searching is the strongest tool for unsigned acts, and we will come back to this in more detail in a moment!)

Twitter for singers: Twitter is all about simplicity, and you need to play into its hands! Most of the time, Twitter users will view your profile as a thumbnail image, so a good tip for using Twitter for singers is that your profile picture needs to be high quality and simple. In just 160 characters, your ‘bio’ information must strike the right tone and engage potential fans (include links to your Facebook, YouTube and/or website here!)

TWITTER FOR SINGERS

Twitter for singers: All your favourite bands and acts use Twitter, but you’re not a household name – yet! That means that you can’t just wait for followers to come to you. When someone follows you – a good tip for using Twitter for singers is to follow them back! If you know how to use Twitter effectively, it’s not only potential fans that you will come across, but also promoters, festivals, studios, reviewers, DJs and other musicians.

So you want to know the best tip for using Twitter for singers? Searching! On Facebook you search for people/bands that you like – great if you already know what you’re searching for. Twitter is unique in that you can search for what people are talking about, and tweeps will stumble across you if you post effective tweets. As musician looking for gigs why not type in ‘unsigned acts London’ and look through to find some great opportunities – for example a promoter who is ‘looking for some unsigned acts to play a last minute gig in London this weekend!’

Using the search tool effectively in Twitter is key to a long and fulfilling relationship with the social networking giant! We use social media dashboard Hootsuite – great for scheduling tweets to go out at certain times of the day and also for saving search terms so that whenever someone tweets the term you have saved – it will come up in your streams!

TWITTER FOR SINGERS - How NOT to use Twitter effectively!

There is nothing more annoying than someone over using their Twitter account – it’s a quick way to lose those followers you have worked so hard to gain! Whilst you will want to engage users by retweeting or replying to tweets regularly, a good tip for using Twitter for singers is to be aware that all your followers can see retweets (replies are safe because only people following both parties in a conversation will have these tweets appear in their timeline – so chat away!)

The reason some people have millions of followers is because they are funny and relevant. It’s pretty simple, a good tip for using Twitter for singers is to tweet about popular and interesting events (pay close attention to trending topics in your area) which will engage users to retweet and chat with you, especially if you can engage some measured wit and humour.

If time and resources are an issue, you can link your Facebook to your Twitter so that when you update one – it updates the other. This is a great time saver but two big tips for using Twitter for singers: 1 – if you get Twitter to repost to Facebook AND get Facebook to repost to Twitter you run the risk of creating an infinite loop – hilarious for your followers, until they ultimately get annoyed and unfollow you. And 2 – You will want to use @replies in Twitter and #hashtags, this can make Facebook posts look messy, so use wisely!

TWITTER FOR SINGERS

If you want to get exposure for you and your music, get your audition booked for Open Mic UK now at www.openmicuk.co.uk.

Alternatively, if you’re a preteen or teenager, check out the singing competition TeenStar at www.teenstarcompetition.co.uk!

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