You've spent months building a following on Instagram. But now they've discontinued their chronologically ordered feed in favor of an algorithm that decide what to show. Sound familiar? Instagram owner Facebook did the same thing to you and is still changing how it delivers content. There is a solution.
As the streaming wars rage on and different artists experiment with windowing and limiting their music to one provider or the other, it is the fan who typically ends up coming out on the bottom. Here we look at an alternative which would allows listeners to condense these multiple services into a single option.
A recent study resulting from the collaboration between Nielsen and Instagram Music has provided some fascinating insight into the relationship between artists' careers and their presence on Instagram, as well as the correlation between the music consumption of fans and their use of the popular photo sharing platform.
UPDATE: My apologies, I'm now convinced that this hack does not work as described. You've spent countless hours building your community on Facebook only to have the social net change its algorithm and gut the reach of your posts. You could use a widgets to ask for email addresses or you can try this simple hack.
As an artist, having to bother with a multitude of social media accounts can seem like a chore, particularly when you'd rather be working on your music. Here we look at social media use form a different perspective, and explore how it can become a positive and enjoyable experience for both artist and fan.
New Bandsintown stats tout 23 million users. That's up 8 million from last year in a competitive sector that includes Songkick, BandPage, ReverbNation and others helping to spread concert dates across the web. Today, Bandsintown added a promising tool to their concert marketing toolkit - free direct artist to fan messaging.
Given that most listeners rarely discover a band through Googling, the value of focusing on your SEO is somewhat questionable. That said, there are plenty of things you should be doing to make your band discoverable, such as getting featured on music blogs and establishing yourself on social media networks.
Would Kanye be more or less successful without Twitter? On the one hand, his 19.5M followers hang on every word. On the other, he often tweets confusing and sometimes ridiculous things. Today's rant - retweeted 54,000 times - was about a the release of a new album that we think is different than the new album he dropped on TIDAL just days ago.