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Make Life Easier by Pre-Planning These 5 Things on Your Band's Twitter

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As I’ve mentioned time and time again, pre-planning your social media posts is one of the best things you can do to make your life easier as a musician, especially while on the road. You need to keep up your presence on social channels, with Twitter being the toughest to work on constantly, and thus, the platform that’s best served by those programs that allow you to schedule missives to send while you’re busy thinking about other things.

But, what does one pre-plan? What types of content can be written days, weeks, or even months before they go live? There’s a lot more than you probably realized that make sense for this purpose. Here are five examples of what you should be scheduling on Twitter ahead of time.

Musicians: 5 Mistakes You Might Be Making on Twitter

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Everybody must be aware by now that Twitter is incredibly important for keeping in touch with fans, making sure they know what you have coming up, and for creating relationships with those who like your music. Twitter might seem inconsequential, but it has the power to create real friendships and a true bond between two people, and that's a very powerful thing. People might love you for your music, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't still focus at least some of your energy on social media – especially Twitter.

Many of you are likely already on the platform, and that’s great, but be sure you’re not making some common mistakes. If you are, don’t worry – it happens to everybody... but now's a good time to start changing any behavior that's not helping you out.

How to Tell if Your Band's Tweets Are Actually Getting Seen by Anyone

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As you're probably aware already, tweeting is an incredibly important thing you and your band should be doing, as it not only gets information out there about upcoming shows, new music, and the like, but it's a great way to connect with those who support you and your art. While you're tweeting, it's also a good idea to look into how successful your efforts are so that you can learn from past mistakes or triumphs and become a super-tweeter (sure, that's a thing).

There are plenty of options when it comes to analyzing Twitter data, but the company actually has its own analytics page, and it's pretty straightforward and easy to use. Most people don't need more than a quick look at some numbers to get an idea of what's working and what isn't. So, while I'm not advocating that you spend a ton of time crunching numbers, being aware of what's working is something you really should start doing.

The Musician's Easy Guide to Advertising on Twitter

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In a short period of time, social media has become the way that everybody markets whatever it is they have to sell, including musicians. The majority of people are spending huge amounts of time on platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, so putting your message on one (or all) of those is one of the best ways to get the word out.

Advertising on Twitter can be especially useful and effective, if done correctly. Using Twitter has plenty of benefits, including that anybody can do it, and that setting up your campaign is relatively simple. There are a few questions you’re likely to have going into your first Twitter advertising campaign, and here are the short and simple answers.

Top 5 Twitter Accounts All Aspiring Hip-Hop Artists Should Follow Immediately

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Social media becomes a busier place every day, a limitless digital world that's increasingly harder to navigate as a result. As an independent artist, it's vital to understand not only how to use social media platforms to your advantage, but also to identify which people are worth following. All brands and businesses are tasked with the responsibility of having a prominent presence on social media, but the most efficient way of leveraging platforms such as Twitter and Instagram is to engage with individual influencers. There are thousands of websites and blogs out there fighting for your attention and baiting you to click on their Drake vs. Meek Mill-type stories, but these kinds of hot topic articles should be an extremely low priority for aspiring musicians.