Twitter Tips for Musicians

Using Twitter to promote yourself as a musician.

Twitter tips for musicians: Read on to find out more about the most successful Twitter tips for musicians. Applying these Twitter tips for musicians can allow you to build an effective fan base.

Have an objective

  • Twitter won’t help you find what you’re looking for, if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Always remember why you’ve got Twitter and how it can help you.
  • Ideally as you are a musician you want to tweet about music but this isn’t always possible. Keeping music as your focus will attract other like minded Tweeters. Main key is to always make sure it is engaging and interesting!

Have a clear bio

  • It’s probably going to be the thing that makes a follower click on your account. Use that 160 character space to promote yourself, share your Facebook or YouTube links and if applicable always have your website as your main link making it your hub of your social media strategy.
  • Make sure your thumbnail picture is up to date and current (no one wants to follow an egg) and consistent with all your other social media and marketing i.e. all the same.

Interact with followers

  • Don’t just talk about yourself, reply to messages or tweets, and make them personal! Everyone gets a little buzz out of being retweeted or replied to by someone on Twitter.
  • People give up interacting with accounts that don’t engage, so why not be the person that creates that buzz?

TOP TIPS FOR USING TWITTER AS A SINGER

Use hashtags (#)

  • Hashtags are used to make the searching function easier, so using them in your tweets brings your account to more people’s attention. So if you’re going to see Blue at their reunion tour, why not tweet ‘Who else is seeing #Blue tonight?’

Don’t post all the time!

  • There is nothing more annoying than someone constantly spamming your feed with their incessant tweets. Don’t post the same thing constantly, you’ll lose followers by the second. Self promotion is encouraged but not when it’s the only thing you post.
  • A good way of keeping interest in your account is to tweet regularly but mix it up. So post what you’re doing today, something that made you laugh or just a picture you find amusing. Variety is the spice of life after all.

Spread the word offline as well as online

  • You should remember that you can gain a bigger fan base by talking about what you do to people around you. Just because you’re not logged in, doesn’t mean you can’t gain a few more followers.
  • Put your username on your flyers, make sure people know you’re on Twitter and they can find out more about you there!

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