Getting Yourself Heard-Good Ways to Use Social Media
By: Sven Benson


Branding Yourself: Couple things before you start

-Name
Recognizable and Unique
Check the name out
-Logo
Good not great
Do it yourself or ask a friend to help you out
-Music
It’s either good or it’s not
Make it exciting / captivating
-Is it worth it?
Lots of time
Some money

 

The Big Three:

-Facebook
Get one now, 25 likes to secure your spot (ruthless at first)
Rootmusic - bandpage.com
Connect with twitter
Use incentives to gain more fans -> Johnbrah promotion
Post epic content
Networking with people that run large group pages
-Twitter
Slightly silly, but very VERY worth it
You need fans... but its not all about music
http://musformation.com/design_your_own_twitter_background_to_promote_you_your_bands_other_sites/
Friendorfollow.com
TweetAdder
Post epic contect
Retweet other people
Have fun
-Soundcloud - 10% goal
The best thing to happen to music this decade = 10M users
Be a musician, fan, and friend - people like people not the computer
To pay or not to pay - that is the question
Following Plan Demonstration
Artists and Groups
Commenting and favorites
Sending direct messages
Don’t abuse - 2,000 person limit more effective at lower followers
10% goal
Contact Lists
Remember to add everybody before you unfollow them
Use it to check your ability at not following the same fans
8,000 limit
1 to 2 times a month max DON’T ABUSE
Collaborating
You never know who is going to help / want to work together
Double promo is better promo
Broaden your fan base
Remixes are awesome (if you do it right)

 

-Other Places to Look:

Youtube
Onesheet.com
Indabamusic.com
Headliner.fm
Looperman.com
Blogs
Turntable.fm
homestudiocorner.com


-Sites I have tried and Failed:

Last.fm
Myspace
Bandcamp
Hypedsound
Purevolume
Ourstage
Nimbit
Reverbnation