I don’t know about you, but I like to learn things visually.
Text is fantastic, and reading is probably the primary way I learn, but nothing quite beats images that reinforce the points and fills in the gaps.
The purpose of the infographic seen below (hand-drawn and digitally painted), is to show you the top 10 social media sites to focus on as a musician.
They are as follows: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr, Instagram, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and ReverbNation.
This is not to suggest that you should build a presence on every site! That would be ludicrous.
I mean, if you have the time, go right ahead, but I think you will find that your hands are pretty full with two or three sites, let alone 10!
No, the purpose of this infographic is to show you where to put your focus. I did my research, and these are the most popular social networking sites out there. From first place to seventh place, you will find Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr, and Instagram.
Any sites less popular than that on the top 15 list tend to be a little more specialized, like VK, Meetup, Ask.fm, and so on. As such, they may be useful in some cases, but aren’t quite as universally applicable.
And, of course, we had to include the most popular music-related social networks, which turned out to be Bandcamp, SoundCloud and ReverbNation.
In particular, SoundCloud is even used by podcasters these days, so it’s a good place to get your social on.
By the way, are you interested in learning more about this topic? Please email me. I’m busy, so I might not get back to you for a day or two, but I have more I’d like to share with you.
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Author: David Andrew Wiebe
David Andrew Wiebe has built an extensive career in songwriting, live performance, recording, session playing, production work, investing, and music instruction. In addition to helping musicians unlock their full potential, he also continues to maintain a touring schedule with multiple bands.