Instagram is testing live video. Considering how much Facebook is emphasizing live video, it should come as no surprise that one if its biggest acquisitions - Instagram - would also add it. The tip that it's actually happening came via a Russian news blog who poked around a beta version of the Instagram Android app.
A key piece of music promotion for a quite a while, video has long given fans a way to connect more deeply with music, so it stands to reason that YouTube would rise to become one of the most useful platforms from which artists can connect with fans. Here we take a look at how they can do so better.
While anecdotal evidence and the advice of others can be somewhat helpful when it comes to making more money from your music, not every experience is universal, and such advice isn't always helpful. Here we look at three tips with science to back them up on how you can get your fans more involved while also making additional money off of them.
While the rise of DIY culture has in many ways made it easier for artists to exercise their musical creative side, it has also precipitated a barrage of press solicitations from said DIY artists to online music writers. Here we look at some ways to capture these writer's attention and prevent your emails from falling into inbox purgatory.
MTV and Viacom Velocity, its in-house creative agency, today named A$AP Rocky as Creative Director for MTV LABS, a creative incubator developed in partnership with rapper. Rocky and his own creative company AWGE will now have access to cross-platform production capabilities to develop branded content.
Social networks are essential for promoting music and shows, but their popularity can rise and fall. Remember MySpace? There are just two constants in your marketing plan, your web site and your email list. In this post, the smart folks at CyberPR share some musician newsletter essentials.