Music exists to speak the words we can’t express. This is a quote I got from one of my phone applications and it clearly expresses what music is all about. Music makes the world a better place and the Twitter tips in this article help musicians get their music out into the world.
Through pain, sorrow, happiness and joy, music soothes the heart and comforts the soul.
There are a lot of musicians out there ready to face the world. If you are an aspiring musician, let the world hear your music with Twitter.
Here are some Twitter tips for musicians.
1. What is Your Music About?
Be specific and detailed with who you are and what your music is all about. Give a detailed description in your profile about your kind of music.
Always include a website or a video link of your music where your followers can visit.
2. Build Your Audience
Do not limit your audience to just your followers. Expand and create your own fan base.
Get to know these people and be interactive. Followers tend to delete you if they feel there is no response from you.
For first time musicians, a great way to create or expand your fan base it so follow people and artists who share the same interests as you.
3. Do Some Searching
Search for people who are into music, specifically those who have interests in your genre or kind of music.
You can start by doing it locally. Connect with other local artists and check their tweets to see if there are any gigs in your area that you can get involved with.
Once you get yourself famed by the locals, it will be easy to promote your music nationally, even worldwide.
Use advanced search for your Twitter search or use a third party Twitter marketing tool like TweetAdder to find other artists on Twitter in your area.
4. Share Your Music
Tweet your YouTube videos, your MySpace links or go live on UStream.
Any of these ways let people listen to your music and the more people who listen to your music the better your chances are of going mainstream.
5. Collaborate with Other Artists and Bands
This is a great way to expand your network.
Look for popular artists in your genre.
Don’t just follow them. Reach out and engage with them.
6. Be Personal
Yes you are a musician and you like to talk about music all the time. But isn’t it better to be more interactive?
Tweet about your favorite tracks or what you are doing, even if it’s just jamming out.
This would give people a glimpse of your normal life so that they can connect with you on a personal level.
Have fun with your Tweets!
7. Use #Hashtags
Hashtags are very helpful in promoting your music. Its functionality will help people find you easily.
Put a hashtag on specific keywords so as not to confuse your followers.
Not sure how to use #Hashtags? Check out our post on how to get the most out of Twitter #Hashtags.
8. Share Photos
Actions speak louder than words, so to speak. People are not contented to just see you or your band in Google.
It makes you more engaging if you post your own pictures on Tweeter. Do not just limit to pictures of you in concert or doing a recording.
Post pictures of your family or your friends. A picture really is worth a thousand words.
9. Get Your Fans to Promote You
Your audience or fan base is important in determining your success or failure.
Don’t just be a broadcasting beacon, engage and communicate with your followers.
The most followed user on Twitter is currently Justin Bieber and a big part of this reason is because he keeps it real and replies to and RT’s his fans.
When you become personal with your followers, they will be able to promote you and your music.
This is similar to the power of “word of mouth” marketing that comes from great customer service.
By engaging with your audience, your followers will help you fast-track your popularity and your music.
10. Have a Twitter Contest
Contests are always fun. Create a Twitter contest for your fan base. Do a photo contest or guessing game of your song lyrics.
Whatever it is, you will be amazed on how people will participate. Having a Twitter contest also gives out a good impression to your followers.
11. Take Time to Retweet (RT)
Follow your favorite artists or bands and retweet them. You can also retweet interesting updates and statements from your followers.
They will be really flattered to know that you are reading their tweets.
12. Seek Opinions
People like to speak their mind. Ask opinions from fellow artists and other followers.
This will help you determine your strengths and weaknesses as a musician and get better at what you do.
13. Promote Your Shows and Gigs
Twitter is the best way to communicate with lots of people. Whenever you have concerts or gigs, be sure to keep your followers informed.
Unless it is a free concert, be sure to provide them important details like where to buy tickets and how much they cost.
Don’t forget to give the exact time and date.
14. Interlink Your Social Media Profiles
Link your Twitter account from your other social media like Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
Many of your Twitter followers have accounts with other social media as well. This will enable you to widen your network and fan base as well as gaining more followers.
As a musician, you can use Twitter tools to help you promote your music through the social media.
15. Do a Free Live Online Show
You can use free live streaming software to do a live show.
I have even seen musicians charge for a live show, but you will need a sizable audience before you do this.
Grow your audience now with free music and free online shows and it will pay off later when your followers become true fans who buy your music and come to your shows.
Twitter Tools for Musicians
Here are the five Twitter tools for musicians you can use to get your music out there in the Twitterverse:
Song.ly will enable your followers to listen to your song without downloading.
Just add a plug-in to Firefox or Internet Explorer. It can be a bit inconvenient to use this tool since you have to update your Firefox or Internet Explorer before you can use this.
Blip.fm helps you create your own music station.
If you want to become a DJ, this will help you begin your goal. You can create your own playlist and share it with your followers.
You can also check on other DJs’ playlist and blip them.
Tinysong.com will help you share music links with you followers.
This twitter tool is very easy to use; simply type in your favorite song and share it to Twitter.
Similar to TwitPic, This tool will let you upload your music for your followers to listen to.
You can also invite other artists on Twitter to your TwitMusic.
Twt.fm helps you upload and share your music. All you need to do is sign up using your email address.
Remember these helpful Twitter tips for musicians and get your music heard.
Are you a musician on Twitter? If so let us know your username and how you promote yourself on Twitter below!