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Tips for Artists: How to Build Your Fanbase Using Social Networks
By Maurice Blake
Singing in front of an audience is part of the thorny road towards success, but having only 50
people listening to your songs, no matter how great they sound, will not bring you fame and
fortune anytime soon. However, the technology advances can bring you much more tools to build
a real fanbase, without having to worry where you are going to sing on a Saturday night.
Making your own channel on YouTube
A good start for an artist is to make their own channel on YouTube. This is where you will
post all your latest creations, and where people will be able to hear you - and eventually
even see you perform - and decide if you are worth their attention and so on. If you do not
believe it, just search for some true stories on great artists that struck it big on YouTube.
You can start with some covers of better known songs, giving them your own twist, and you will
see that people are not that impossible to impress, if you have at least an ounce of talent and enough determination.
Using only one social network for your marketing efforts would be a mistake, since people
often prefer one method or another to stay in touch with their friends and their interest.
For instance, if you upload a new video on YouTube, and you want to see what people have
to say about it, it is a good idea to tweet about it. Even great artists tweet about their
latest works, so why shouldn't you? Also, if you put enough effort into gathering enough
followers for your Twitter account, you will ensure that a large fanbase will be able to
listen to your songs, and then spread the word to others, as well.
Updates on Facebook
Another well known social network used by the young generation is Facebook. Through regular
updates, you can let your friends know that you have just released a new song or a new
video. Such methods are the best way to reach out to an audience that, in time, will grow to like you more and more.
The big secret
Do you wonder what all this tweeting and updating will do for you? It is simple. It will
draw attention to you and your creations. The more people will want to listen to your songs,
and will return to your channels over and over again, just to see what you have come up
lately, the more attention you will receive from big shot producers, too. The money makers
in this industry are interested in one very important thing: audience. If enough people
are interested in what you have to show, producers will become interested, too. You may
not be invited to sign a fat record deal from the very first day you will post a video
on YouTube, but you will be able to show yourself as an artist, to a very large audience,
and this is the most important thing.
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