Build an online community of fans
Easier said than done but hey, who said it can’t be done! The biggest blessing the internet has given us is a free-for-all platform to express and showcase our talent. That spectacular Instagram page you’ve created is a gold mine which can foster a community around your music. All you need to do is share your social media handles with as many people around you as possible, and encourage them to share your socials with their friends and like minded people around them. Gradually, you’ll begin to see the snowball effect doing its trick. Read on to know how to spruce up your pages.
Make a playlist of all your best songs
Music fans LOVE to discover their next musical obsession. Here’s your chance to capitalise on that. After all, you deserve to be discovered! Create that awesome playlist of all your best songs. Spotify it, YouTube it and share it on the social media handles you’ve been developing. Feed your community with the power of your music, because they need to hear you. Remember, fans take great pride in discovering cool new music every day.
Go live with your rehearsal today
Jamming with the band today? Pull out of your phone, hit live on Facebook and play the songs you want your community to see. Give them a real time experience to know what you sound and look like! Believe in the music you’re making, and make your community experience that euphoria in you. Chances are that there’s an agent or a host somewhere in your local scene looking to book the next best talent. You ARE that talent.
A DIY photoshoot is all you need: hello Instagram!
Here’s the fun part: ALL you need is a smartphone and that one friend who loves taking pictures. This is especially easy nowadays where most smartphones come with great cameras. Find a great location, do your shoot and post the pictures on your Instagram, and use the stories feature for behind the scenes footage and bloopers. It’s your time to shine!
Get in touch with bookers online: Facebook has you covered!
Every venue has a designated booking agent, and every venue has a Facebook page. The easiest way to reach out to local venues is to look through their bio and find their contact information. Shoot them an email with your social media pages. The reach you have gained over time will now pay off, bookers love acts with a good online following. Go out there and chase it. Make your music heard, make your music seen, make your music felt!