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5 Ways to Gain More Fans

November 26, 2013

In the current musical climate, building a real, worthwhile fan base is at the forefront of any successful band; especially those with longevity. That is why it is extremely important to value your fans and always be finding new ways to build your legion of adoring fans.  Here’s 5 quick tips to help you gain a few new fans and followers.

 

#1. Don’t Suck

Seriously. Be good at your instruments, play in tune, and have good songs. Practice, practice, practice. Without this there is no amount of marketing that can save you.

 

#2. Know Your Fan Base

You need to know who to target if you want to attract the right fans. Do you know similar bands in your genre or bands whose fans would like your bands too? Do your fans also like similar movies/tv shows or extra curricular activities (sports, tattoos, etc…)? Knowing the demographics or your target audience will help you market to them specifically.

 

#3. Be Engaging

Once you have an idea of your fan base you need to ENGAGE them. Strike up conversation, ask topical questions on social media, etc. You will not only need to start the conversation but you’ll have to keep it going.

 

#4. Cross Promote

Find a band or an independent record label with a similar fan base and share their news/posts occasionally in hopes they’ll reciprocate. (Please note, do NOT over do this as it will look desperate and also as a general rule don’t ask them to share or retweet your news/posts).

 

#5. Reward Your True/Super Fans

If you see a fan is always sharing your content, shoot them a message to say thanks. Also depending on their level of involvement hook them up with some CDs or merchandise and they will continue to champion your brand for you.

-Josh

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  1. November 26, 2013 4:59 PM

    Reblogged this on Jdngerz.. and commented:
    eh…it’s good advice as any… I like number 1 a lot

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