Are you a musician looking for fame and have landed up on twitter hoping that people will discover you here? Have you tried promoting your music on Twitter but don’t seem to have much luck reaching people and getting the kind of attention you were hoping for?

Twitter is one of the oldest social media platforms around, and has still managed to keep its title as one of the most popular platforms, especially for those looking to promote themselves or market their business or brand. Twitter offers a massive opportunity to promote, with over 300 million active monthly users that you could potentially reach. Many of these users can be targeted using a service like Twesocial, which also gives you the ability to buy Twitter followers, providing you with the opportunity to trend even faster. Today’s musicians have it hard when it comes to promoting themselves because of just how much competition is out there and how many talented people there are who are trying to do the exact same thing.

Before you get “discovered” you need to build a loyal following through twitter that will help you get your name out there. There are so many reasons why twitter is a good option when it comes to promoting yourself, and if you need help doing this, here are a few tips to follow.

Talk with visuals

Twitter originally started out as a microblogging style platform where you could post your daily thoughts for people to read. They didn’t offer any kind of feature for you to post visuals. However, as the world started moving on and more and more social media platforms rolled out with the ability to post visuals twitter had to keep up and introduced them too. Now, research shows that posts containing visuals actually gain far more attention and have much more engagement than those that don’t.

As a musician, you don’t want to just be posing words, you want to share your music with the world too, and the best way to do this is through videos. There are so many different content options to go for. You could post covers of other people’s songs, post your own songs, and so much more. If you want to post pictures too, you could post screenshots of your favourite songs that you are listening to and show people where they can find your music.

Use hashtags

One tool that many people tend to look past is hashtags. Hashtags are the heart of social media and can be used on just about any social media platform these days, especially twitter. As a musician, using hashtags correctly and efficiently is a great way to extend your reach to a much larger audience that is more likely to enjoy your content.

When making use of hashtags as a musician, you always want to make sure that you are using ones that are related to your content. Of these related hashtags, you should choose the most popular in order to get your content out to the most amount of people possible. Hashtags that you could use as a musician are #music, #musician, #guitar, #song, and so much more. You just need to find what works for you.

Two-way communication

As a musician looking to show off your talent, you may be tempted to just post content of yourself all the time, and while it is a great thing to be constantly posting your music for the world to see, you need to remember that twitter is a social media platform where people come to be social. Making use of twitter as a one-way communication channel won’t help you when it comes to getting your name out there.

The best way to get noticed and get your name out there is by engaging with your followers and other users. There are so many different ways you could do this from responding to direct messages, liking and sharing other users’ content, replying to comments on your content and even following other users that you would like to follow you.

Engagement helps you build a community and grow your account and this is exactly what you need as a musician looking to be discovered. Engaging with your audience is also a great way to encourage more people to engage with your account and in turn make you more visible to more people.

Written by Stop The Breaks
Stop The Breaks is an independent music marketing company focused on showcasing independent hip-hop artists. Our goal is to help motivate, inspire and educate independent artists grinding around the world. We provide branding, content marketing, social media, SEO and music promotion services.