Digital Marketing for the Music Maker

Gone are the days when music fans had to go to the store to buy an album and decide if they liked the artist’s music or not. Now, technology leads the way to an artist’s exposure and their engagement with fans or potential fans. Artists also can use technology to build, and eventually maintain, their brand. Here are some ways that digital marketing has impacted an artist’s ability to promote themselves.

Most, if not all, artists and bands have some presence on social media, whether it’s on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, etc. I use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram almost exclusively. I can find any band I listen to on all three of these social media platforms, and each one provides something a little different.

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Trying to Go Viral? You're Missing the Real Point of Social Media

Over the short history of social media, we have seen a lot of content go viral. From videos of families being reunited with loved ones returning from war, to pictures of crazy Walmart shoppers, there is a lot of media that everyone seems to know about.

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You CAN Handle the Truth: Using Social Media to Manage your Brand

This past Sunday night I flipped my television to HBO, excited for the premiere of the new season of Girls, and happened to catch the end of an episode of True Detective with Matthew McConaughey. I was never terribly impressed by his acting and I was shocked to find that, even in the few minutes […]

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Bad Advice: Columnist Misses Point of Twitter

September 01, 2009


While waiting for my 15-year-old daughter to exhaust the rest of her allowance at the mall (with the help of a friend), I sat in the café area at Borders reading the September issue of “Entrepreneur.” I was pleased to come across an article entitled “The Twittering Class,” about the use of social media tools, but was flabbergasted by how far the article missed the mark.

How many experts out there, much less regular business people, are simply missing the point of Twitter as it relates to business?

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