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Sunday, 15 August 2010

"How we get thousands of real facebook fans for artists":

Peter Tanham of Amp Music Marketing writes:

IntroductionWhen we start working with any new musician, two of the most important goals we start with are:

1.Build a strong mailing list

2.Build a popular Facebook page

From experience, these to platforms are where fans feel most comfortable interacting with musicians. They’re also the two that drive the most sales. So ahead of looking to drive YouTube views, Myspace friends, website hits, Twitter followers or Last FM plays, we look to develop email subscriptions and Facebook fans.

He makes some great points about recommendation systems and managing email lists.  Read more here:

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Seven Simple Steps for more followers on Soundcloud

Beantown boogiedown have a great article on how to get more followers on Soundcloud which can be summed up in one simple sentence:  Get involved in the community.  There's a bit more to that, but they have a good point in that the more contacts you make online the more people are likely to follow your work.

I remember in a recent Beatport remix contest where the most successful (ie had the most spins) were often those who took the time to listen to other people's tracks and comment on them.  Social capital and mutual feedback is without doubt the driving force in online transactions. 

Seven Simple Steps For Getting More Listeners & Followers on Soundcloud

If you are a DJ or producer, I’m willing to wager that if you have been on the Internet any time over the past two years, you have heard of Soundcloud. As the company who promises to “move audio”, the service sounds like a lucrative bet for any budding musician. I mean, all you need to do is sign up for an account, upload a couple of your best mixes or original tracks, and hundreds of listeners or “fans” will flock to you, right?

Hate to say it, but it isn’t quite that easy.

Similar to many other online services fueled by social media, including YouTube and Twitter, the benefits you get out of Soundcloud are entirely based on the effort you put into it. Gaining the attention of listeners and followers actually requires a bit of dedication and engagement, and requires bringing more to the table than just having good musical content.
Read his tips here:

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