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6 Goals You Should Keep in Mind When Curating Your Instagram

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Many musicians don’t realize that Instagram is not only incredibly important to millions of people around the world, but it also provides an unlimited number of wonderful opportunities to meet new people, become friends with fans, make announcements, and even sell merch and music.

If you curate your Instagram feed well, you can start to see the benefits in just a short time, You need to keep your goals in mind when deciding what to post and how to present what’s going on in your world. Here are six ways to get started.

Musicians: 6 Tips to Rapidly Grow Your Instagram Following

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With 500 million active users, Instagram is a great visual social media platform to build your online community. Instagram allows you to give your fans a peek into your world through your photos and videos. While funny memes, quotes, and viral videos may get attention, building a community of fans for you and your music requires the right strategies. Here are six tips to grow your fanbase on Instagram.

Musicians: 7 Best Practices for Instagram Hashtags You Need to Know

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Hashtags are much more relevant on Instagram than other social media sites like Facebook, so if you’re actively using Instagram to connect with your fans, it really pays to understand the best practices and hone your hashtag strategy.

Unlike most other social platforms where hashtags serve as a sort of conversation method, Instagram users regularly use hashtags to find new people to follow and images to like. Instagram’s Explore page also bases its results on the hashtags you use and engage with most often. In short, hashtags on Instagram equal discovery.

So, to help you power-drive your growth on Instagram, I’ve rounded up a few hashtag best practices.

Keep Calm & Instagram On: A Guide to Surviving the New Feed

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This article originally appeared on The Daily Rind.

 

If you’re an Instagram user, you’ve likely seen brands and influencers alike posting pleas for you to turn on post notifications before Instagram updates its feed. And if you’ve heeded them all, you’re probably about ready to delete Instagram from your phone altogether. If the Instagram algorithm apocalypse has you worried (or numb from all the buzzing in your pocket), read on. It’s not as bad as you might think – we promise.

4 Ways for Artists to Take Advantage of Instagram's New 60-Second Videos

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Instagram, one of the major players in the big business of social media, recently announced its plan to allow users to record 60-second videos. This is a huge transition from the previous 15-second limitation, and it creates a plethora of new opportunities for those who want to make the most out of a minute, which at first may feel like an eternity due to the substantial jump in time difference.

The update has already begun rolling out for certain influential users, but in the coming months, 60-second videos will be available for all, and it's important to be ready for the day when the update arrives. Here are four ways you can take advantage of Instagram’s new longer video option as an artist.