Tumblr for Singers

What is Tumblr?

Tumblr for singers. Tumblr, as a web definition, is a micro-blogging platform that allows users to post: text, images, videos, links, quotes and audio to their tumblelog, a short-form blog. This post will help you to utilize this social media platform in the best way for you.

It’s not a biggy as Tumblr may not be as popular as Facebook or Twitter, but it gets over 13 million hits a week! Posts on Tumblr are frequently reblogged and shared with users, friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter and represents another avenue to get you and your music out there.


  • Pick a username for Tumblr that is the same or very similar to your other social media platforms.
  • For example, Open Mic UK use: www.facebook.com/openmicuk, www.twitter.com/openmicuk and http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/openmicuk .
  • Keep your theme consistent with your other social media platforms. Use the same background images and profile picture as Facebook and Twitter profiles.


  • Search for like-minded singers. If your act is acoustic based, search for ‘acoustic music lovers’ and follow several in that group to start to build up your fans on Tumblr.
  • Actively follow users several times a week. Follow back any new followers and follow your friend’s followers. This builds your presence on the site.
  • Don’t just stick to musicians; follow: music venues, record labels and music industry professionals. They are usually happy to follow back and support new artists.


  • The audio limit to upload is one 10MB file per day, but you can avoid this limit by streaming audio from a cloud storage account.
  • Cloud storage is off of a service such as SoundCloud or Dropbox. Their link gets embedded in your Tumblr account and plays through Tumblr’s built in audio player.
  • Check out the sharing options available on any music websites you are already registered with and have a playlist uploaded. An example would be the Tunepack off of Reverbnation.


  • The objective of having a Tumblr profile is to encourage interaction.
  • The more reblogs and shares you get the wider your online presence will be. This should then impact your likes and followers on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Why are more followers important? If an A&R scout finds your page, before they hear your music the first thing they see will be your popularity. A developed fan base is essential for any singer.



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