Twitter 101 for musicians and bands
Well, at the urging of a few friends, I’ve taken the Twitter plunge. At first, I was confused by the micro-blogging format and thought it to be a little ridiculous, but I hung in there, and I have to say, they were right. Much to my surprise, I’ve found Twitter to be an extremely useful tool, not only for promoting your music, but for connecting with people on an individual basis. Since there are a lot of Twitter newbies out there, I put together my a list of 5 tips for new artists/bands getting on Twitter. If you have any other starter tips, feel free to add them by leaving a comment on this post.
1. You have to stick with it and be consistent. Twitter will take some time before you start to see it’s full potential.
2. Start out by following people that tend to discuss topics you like. Seek out other artists/bands that are experienced on Twitter and “follow” them. Chances are you’ll pick up a few points
3. It’s a great tool to help develop your story telling ability. Take everyday events and make them sound interesting.
4. It’s a public forum, so don’t say don’t say anything that you want kept private.
5. Don’t use it for just shameless self promotion. People will see right through that on Twitter