Social Media Networks for Singers: As social media becomes a more significant platform for promotion, it’s important that you, as a singer, use them to the best of your ability, below we’ve listed some social media networks for singers to help you with this. It gives you the ability to spread the word about you as a musician – whether that be good or bad feedback!
Social Media Networks for Singers - Facebook
If Facebook were a country in terms of population it’d be the 3rd more populated country in the world, so you’d be silly not to use this platform for your promotion. You can use Facebook to build a strong fan base and promote events and gigs you’ll be playing at. Creating an event on Facebook allows you to give all your fans details of where you’ll be playing and is a quick way to spread the word instantly, this is one of the best social media networks for singers as events can reach your friends but also other’s friends too.
Social Media Networks for Singers - Twitter
Twitter is a social media networks for singers as it makes it easy to find like-minded people through suggestions and retweets. The most unique thing about Twitter is its use of the hash tag (#). This allows people to search that specific word or phrase and every other tweet within it in pops up. It’s useful for promotion as you can use the same hash tag handle throughout your campaign.
Social Media Networks for Singers - YouTube
Another social media network is the most popular video sharing platform, YouTube, with 70 hours of video being uploaded every minute, YouTube is something all singers should take advantage of. As a free service it’s expected all singers will have a YouTube account, so make sure you have a channel on it where people can subscribe to everything you post.
Social Media Networks for Singers - LiveStream
LiveStream is a relevantly new platform; it connects people and live events. You have the opportunity to have live video chats with your fans or even have a stream of your gig playing live to fans that aren’t present. Many musicians use LiveStream as a way to interact through question and answer sessions, another useful social media network.
Social Media Networks for Singers - Last FM
Possibly the most useful platform for singers as it allows you to have all of your music in one place and is available for everyone with Last FM accounts. The best feature of Last FM is that it shows everyone you are connected with what you’re listening to and then makes suggestions of other bands you might like. Think of it like a fan, getting a suggestion of your act because they like someone similar, and works very strongly to your advantage. This is one of our favourite social media networks for singers as it allows you to target potential fans of their taste in music.
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