Been busy and then sick. Sorry for the lack of updates!
Now, I am going to talk about how to use social media to drive people to your email list.Even though I say Facebook and Twitter in the headline, you can use this for any social media platform including YouTube or Instagram.
Sit back and drink some wine while watching my late night music biz chat on Ustream.
Tonight I talk about why numbers suck…at least how most musicians use them.
I don’t have anything really ground-breaking to say today. This is more of a journal entry for what I’ve been up to with my band.
I ordered t-shirts, a vinyl banner backdrop, and stickers for the upcoming show. I expect I won’t recoup any of the money. For the stickers and shirts, I’m planning on basically giving them all away.
Despite all my blabbing here, my band hasn’t been doing much online promotion. Instead, we’ve been concentrating on getting our music written as well as being able to play live. Now, we’re getting close to being able to record and start playing shows. So we need to start promoting and building our online presence.
I’ve been trying to figure out the best ways to promote a show on Facebook. I’ve discovered a few things about Facebook in my research. One, Facebook events really suck.
If you create an event when you’re signed into your Fan Page, you can’t invite your fans.
I got a question from a band, The Silver Comet, that is trying to figure out ways to fund their 40 or more dates on the Warped Tour. Blasko and I spent this entire episode brainstorming ways this band can get money as well as dispelling some myths.
Let me introduce you to a wonderful friend of mine, HootSuite. Why is HootSuite so great? I just spent an hour and now have posts on Twitter for the next two weeks. Yes, I can go on vacation, right now, and have Twitter working for me the whole time. I drink margaritas, and my followers get content.