Twitter took the entertainment world by storm when it came on-line in March 2006. While Facebook was the place to find your old high school friends and lost loves, Twitter quickly became the mouthpiece of everybody from President Clinton to Lebron James. However, there are are some amazing musicians spreading the word on Twitter. In this list we are going to give you our 5 favorites! (In no particular order)
Ms. Palmer was the first person to raise a million dollars on Kickstarter. She definitely understands the power of social networking! She is a lot of fun to follow on Twitter because she cannot help but be honest.
We spend each evening with this prolific drummer as the Max Weinberg of the Jimmy Fallon show. For that reason it is only fitting that we get his Tweets throughout the day. He has amassed a huge following by tweeting about everything from music to what they are going to play on the show at night.
Billy Corgan has been tweeting so long that he was able to get the username @Billy. Pretty cool huh? In addition to his duties as an alt-rock god Billy also tweets frequently about his love of professional wrestling.
We had the distinct privilege to get to see Janelle Monae open for Prince at the LA Forum several years ago. She was incredible! Janelle has a great relationship with her fans and retweets them quite a bit.
Erykah Badu has one of the most amazing voices of this generation. She is also an incredible lyricist. It is a lot of fun to get in this diva’s head with all her great tweets. It does not surprise us she has close to a million followers!
Those are our suggestions for some fun Twitter followers. Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments!
Indie band The Plastics Revolution of Tres Marías, Mexico, took their song “Invasión” and put it to 1,905 Instagram photos for a fun and cheerful stop-motion music video (watch it below). Very creative! Another twist where an artist used Instagram as a vehicle for promotion came last year from Ellie Goulding, who asked her fans to help create a debut music video for her upcoming album. She used 1,200 Instagram photos submitted by her fan base for the song “Anything Could Happen.”
Do you have a presence on Instagram and what are you doing to engage your fans? Also, don’t forget to follow LAMA on Instagram (@lamainstagram).
We’ll be picking up more and more music memes to share with our music loving audience! Don’t know what a meme is? KNOW YOUR MEME (click that link to find out about things like “Y U NO” guy)!
For our readers who run businesses, are musicians or in bands that use social media, memes are a great way to get creative with your audience too — creating your own memes increases the chances of your content being liked and shared to a greater audience. With that… Guitar Pick, Y U NO easy to find?
The music industry has been looking for a game changer for a while — how can we get consumers to buy music? There have been some huge leaps forward, namely iTunes downloads, and more recently Spotify’s streaming service. But what if the music industry had access to 750 million active users? If rumors are true — that Facebook is about to enter the on-line music world later this year — then they might get that opportunity.
John Forter, a technology reporter for CNBC said:
Next month is going to be a big one for music. I’m hearing from someone familiar with the plans that Facebook plans to launch its long-rumored music service at the F8 conference on September 22. Now, it seems likely that Facebook won’t actually host the music, but will partner with others to do that.
We have to wonder whether this is an area that Facebook wants to even go near. The music industry is in quite the transition period. Facebook is the premier way to exchange music but it has relied mostly on sharing YouTube videos and Soundcloud tracks. It will be exciting to see what the first move is.
For more info check out – http://newsroom.mtv.com/2011/09/02/facebook-to-launch-music-service-this-fall/
Social media offers artists new avenues for generating audiences for their brands. One of the items discussed at LA Music Academy’s Social Media 101 Roundtable in January 2011 was artists creating cover song videos for online sharing sites like YouTube. Cover a song you are passionate about…gain new fans…Nick currently has over 2,000,000 of them 🙂
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