I am in a band, and I have found that many of the online music streaming sites really do not do a whole lot to promote your music on their own. What you have to do is put the music into a format that is easy for people on the internet to consume, and then you have to present it in places that people will get easy access to it. I found that there were many people on sites like Instagram who were looking for new music, but I needed to be able to reach out to these people and show them what we were doing. I decided that I was going to shoot a music video for our band, that way we would have something on YouTube that was easily shared on sites like Instagram.
Of course, I did not get the results that I was looking for right away. Unfortunately, the music video went largely unnoticed for some time, as I did not have the social media followers that I needed in order to engage a large audience. That was when my bass player told me that I could buy followers for our social media pages in order to reach a larger number of people. Of course, we needed to reach the right people, and so if I was going to buy followers, I wanted to make sure that these were followers who would be interested in our music. This meant that I needed to use the right service that would target specific individuals on the internet and attract them to our music.
After looking into all of the different marketing services out there that will add followers to your accounts, I picked the one that offered a great rate and guaranteed that the followers would be real people. They actually used a specific algorithm to find people with interests that were similar to our style of music, and I think that this was something that really helped us to grow our fan base quite a bit. Suddenly, we were getting thousands of likes on sites like Instagram and even more views on YouTube. I was stunned at just how quickly this all happened, but I definitely can’t say that I was disappointed in any way. In a couple of months there were people from all over the world talking about our music and how great we were.
After building up this online fan base, it was only a matter of time before venues across the country became interested in booking us for shows. We just finished up the scheduling for our first tour across the country, and we are all nervous and excited to see how well we can do. It is never easy to make it in the music business, but the internet is an amazing tool that can really help you out. I am hoping that all goes well on tour and that we can continue to grow our fan base.