Attention Independent Music Artists: How To Get Dj’s To Play Your Record
Now that many of us have finally figured out how to spell Pinterest along comes Instagram. Instagram is a mobile application that is the brain child of Kevin Systrom, a college friend of Mark Zuckerberg’s. In fact, Zuckerberg invited Systrom to join him at Facebook when the social media site was still just an idea in Zuckerberg’s head, but Systrom opted to stay in school. That decision has resulted in Systrom becoming Silicon Valley’s, and Stanford University’s, latest internet billionaire.
Even after a lot of recommendations by Microsoft for using Bing as the primary search engine, you may still want to consider Google. You are familiar with the interface and the add-ons that have a lot to offer. Additionally as soon as the new version of Windows was launched the app for Google too was made available immediately. The one touch access and the highly interactive UI are impressive.
People love a chance to win prizes and using Instagram to hold a photo contest is an exciting way to give them what they want. You can ask fans to send in a picture of them using your product and then choose a winner from among them. You could also go a different route by asking them to send in a picture that demonstrates something more abstract, like what represents summer to them.
Currently, likes has 14 to 15 million users and is one of the easiest apps that could post pictures directly to your favorite social networking sites: Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, Posterous, and Foursquare. Hit Connect and online music promotion begins.
Spread light. If you want to shine, help others to do so. Spreading light can mean doing advocacy or Volunteer work. Karma yoga a practice that is quite healing for the soul works wonders as does soulful gatherings.
The question is – How can we use it for marketing purposes? Lots of marketers didn’t know or care about it until Facebook bought it for a cool billion. Then, folks sat up and took notice.
This concept has totally changed how I see band promotion and artist promotion. This past week I’ve focused more time on some songs that I haven’t been able to finish and also performing those songs in front of actual people. I must say that I prefer the person to person aspect of music better than social media. I’m not going to stop tweeting or Facebooking because a lot of people follow my news feed on those sites, but I won’t be a slave to the social media frenzy. I want to be a great artist and focus on my craft instead of a decent artist that has an amazing online presence.