65-marketing-tips-for-bands

  1. Setup a Facebook page and invite everybody
  2. Setup A twitter account and put a call to action and a link to your website in the description
  3. Start to follow followers of big and successful Bands in your genre on Twitter
  4. Follow back everybody on Twitter
  5. Search on twitter for keywords related to your music genre and interact
  6. Setup a Soundcloud profile and upload 5 tracks
  7. Put a call to action in the description of your Soundcloud profile
  8. Put a call to action in the description of each tracks to your website or a lead capture opt-in form
  9. Start following the most well known band’s followers in your genre
  10. Follow back everybody on Soundcloud
  11. Start a Pinterest profile
  12. Join and contribute to groups boards
  13. Create a Youtube Channel for your videos (Put a call to action and a link to your website in the description)
  14. Create or order a video intro Logo to put before all your videos
  15. Host a webinar about your next tour with your fans
  16. Setup Hootsuite, Buffer to automate your social media campaigns
  17. Prepare and schedule 2 weeks of twitter posts with Buffer or Hootsuite
  18. Prepare 2 weeks of Linkedin posts with Hootsuite or Buffer (6 post per week is enough)
  19. Upload last music update in your niche with explanations to slid share and share on social media
  20. Create and Upload to youtube a small video explaining your band history
  21. Start collecting leads on your website
  22. Add social media icon on your website to facilitate sharing
  23. Prepare and schedule 2 weeks of Facebook posts with Buffer or Hootsuite
  24. If you can, reach out past buyers of your music to do a follow-up and ask for a review
  25. Setup a Google+ profile
  26. Optimize your Google Places Profile
  27. Prepare and schedule 2 weeks of Google+ posts with Buffer or Hootsuite
  28. Reach out fans to do a follow-up and ask for a video testimonial
  29. Create a group on Pinterest and guest all your fans on your list
  30. Start a newsletter and send to your list
  31. Learn how to generate traffic to your website for free http://www.traffic1m.com
  32. Offer your best fan a $5 gift card from Starbucks and ask him for review or testimonial
  33. Open a blog
  34. Create quick blog posts to explain your music genre (250 to 500 words) and share
  35. Boost a new post on Facebook to share your new release
  36. Update your email signature
  37. Create an email signature
  38. Put calls to action on the side of your blog that link to a landing pages to capture emails
  39. Create a review video on Youtube by collecting some of the best reviews you got on amazon/iTunes/Soundcloud
  40. Create a small survey with Google Forms and send to your list for market research
  41. Record a video introducing you, your band and all your team and embed on your site
  42. Answer every tweet you got mentioned on Twitter
  43. Answer every post you got mentioned on Facebook
  44. Put a big call to action on the top of your website with HelloBar
  45. Start converting your leads better with email marketing
  46. Ask fans to leave a review on yelp/Google Places for your past shows
  47. Put a call to action on your Linkedin description “Call me at this number for booking”
  48. Put a call to action on your Facebook description “Call me at this number for booking”
  49. Put a call to action on your Twitter description “Call me at this number for booking”
  50. Put a call to action on your Soundcloud description “Call me at this number for booking”
  51. Setup retargeting campaign on Facebook for people on your mailing list
  52. Do a ‘look-alike’ audience on Facebook that is 1% similar to your retargeting list and run ads to them
  53. Create some backlinks for important keywords to get your website rank in Google
  54. Use Pop Up Form to convert more leads
  55. Select a free mp3 to give away in exchange for an email
  56. Try to use local keywords for your Google Ads “Bands in Pasadena” “Hip-hop artist in Los Angeles” etc…
  57. Get to know where your visitors come from with Google Analytics
  58. if you are too busy, find a copywriter on https://www.upwork.com to write content for your blog
  59. Setup automated followup and scheduling emails to sell music to your list
  60. Setup a reminder in your iPhone to update all your social media profiles/descriptions
  61. Schedule monthly webinars to explain your tour adventure
  62. Upload the webinars on Youtube and the sound to Soundcloud and leave a call to action in the description
  63. Write down short answers to common questions fans ask
  64. Invest in a lead generation system that helps you grow your business
  65. Learn from Google’s Online Marketing university

As you can see, there are many opportunities to market yourself as a musician.

Some of the ideas on this list are easy to execute and should be added to your “TO DO “ list immediately. Are you going to work on it starting today?

leave a comment bellow to let me know!

Thomas

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