Beware of Being a Social Media Slave

Posted by kunal on June 5th, 2019

The internet has changed everything. The way companies sell their products, the way people communicate, and the way musicians promote music and how they sell music online. Everything is faster and easier with social media. With a few clicks of a button, you can send a press kit to a booking agent. Tell everyone your status on the new CD you're working on or of upcoming how to buy automatic Instagram likes shows. Musicians can market their music and get fans from across the world just as easy if not more efficient than going to an open mic, handing out flyers and trying to get people to come to your shows or buy your CDs. Yup, it seems that with social media it's easier to get your name out there.

The Social Media Explosion

I agree with the IDEA of social media. It is a great way to connect and share news and information. There are so many solutions that answer the question "How to promote my music"? I posted the fact that I have a show coming up in 2 weeks and all my friends can see it and share it on their profile. I can tweet about my show. I can shoot a video and post it on YouTube. I can upload the flyer to Instagram and share it there as well. I can use LinkedIn, FourSquare, my blog, my email newsletter, post pics on my Flickr, upload new songs to SoundCloud, add new photos to my MySpace account (does anyone even use MySpace anymore). The list is endless!

At first, it was just MySpace that was the spark in promoting music online and major online music promotion outlet. The perfect internet outlet to get the word out, but not everyone liked MySpace or got sick and tired of that annoying profile with all the animation and annoying crap on it that caused it to load for five frickin' minutes. So then Facebook comes along, and you join that. But now you have MySpace and Facebook to post to. Then Twitter comes along because that's the "new" thing that everyone is doing. It takes you another month to understand how Twitter works. It took me three months to realize that "RT" meant Retweet and not Real Talk. Lol. Then Instagram, Google Plus, LinkedIn, YouTube, MetaCafe, Vimeo... my God!!

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