Alright, you’ve just released a new track and want to share it on social media. Where do you start? Read this blog, use the hashtags and see what happens!
Firstly, there are accounts run by real people who will retweet your posts throughout the week. Try these:
#IndieMusicBlast #RockIndiePunk #MuseBoost #IndieMusicPlay
But what else can you do?
Secondly, you can add certain hashtags to your tweets during the week. We’ve structured them by day for you:
8-9 PM CET add #MusicHourUK to your tweets to share your music. @MusicHourUK will share & RT.
9-10 PM CET add #MusicHourUK. Run by @MusicHourUK
#MusicTuesday #NewMusicTuesday #TuesdayMotivation
10-11 PM CET add #UnsignedHour to your tweets. Run by @UnsignedHour
#MusicWednesday #NewMusicWednesday #WednesdayWisdom #WednesdayMotivation
9-10 PM CET add #MusicHourUK
9-10 PM CET add #UnsignedHour to your tweets. Tweets by @StephenLambert0 & @AnneJ26
10-11 PM CET add #diymusicchat to your tweets. Run by @mojosarmy
Use #FridayPromo throughout the day for a retweet by @fridaypromo1.
Add any of these hashtags
#NewMusic #NewMusicAlert #SongOfTheDay #NP #NowPlaying #RT #Retweet #ListenToThis #NewSong #IndieMusic #indieartist #Unsigned #UnsignedArtist #IndependentMusic #IndependentArtist
Also, add your genre, such as #AlternativeRock #SingerSongwriter #IndieRock and so on.
Remember to add the platform, such as #Soundcloud #Reverbnation #Bandcamp #Spotify or #YouTube.
Finally, when using hashtags, it’s better to use #NewMusic instead of #newmusic. It works just as well, but simply looks a lot better ? Have suggestions for this blog? Comment below or tag us on Twitter. Happy tweeting!
Don’t expect people to share your tweets if you’ve never retweeted, liked or commented and engaged on others. The independent music community is about sharing and caring and if you want to be taken seriously as an artist, you have to show you care about fellow musicians and industry professionals as well.
Very Useful info
We’ll try this for sure!
REALLY great advice!!!
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Great article, Very helpful advice, Thank you
Amazing advice and tips! Thanks so much
Very helpful tips here!!!
This is some great advice that I will be putting into effect starting TODAY!
This is good, solid practical advice. There’s plenty of articles that talk about pushing your music through generalities, but it’s nice to see specifics here as well.
Nice! I’ve been looking to improve my band’s Twitter presence. I liked #tipfive, since it’s something that’s commonly overlooked by artists. Many expect others to do something for them for nothing in return, but it has to work both ways.
Hi, this is amazing!
I honestly did not know how this hashtag thing works, specially in the music industry.
I recently released my first album, guess what, I did not use any of these.
So, thank you for sharing your knowledge.
I been slackin’ on my Twitter game, putting most of that social media energy into Facebook, Instagram, etc
May have to change that soon, thanks!
Super helpful! Thank you so much. We needed this advice.
You don’t know how much time I spend researching effective hashtags lol. This was so helpful!
These are so helpful and well organised! Thank you so much!
Very helpful! Thank you!
Now more than ever it’s important for bands and artists to standout on social media and get discovered. Great tips for the DIY musician to get ahead!
Excellent tips! Practical applicable advice! Thank you!!! I’ll definitely employ these hashtag tips on Twitter (and elsewhere) immediately.
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