If you feel like you're not engaging your audience enough online, there's probably a good reason. This month's article details the biggest mistakes bands make on social media.
We are happy to announce a new travel partner. Check below for details about our new tool to help you find lodging.
FN Newsletter Editor
10 Social Media Mistakes Bands Make
by Ari Herstand
1) Your Call To Actions Are Too Frequent
Don't enter every contest you stumble upon that could win you $100 in recording gear. Pick and choose the best contests that can advance your career the most. Nearly every band driven contest is based on votes. Some, however, CAN be extremely valuable - like getting festival slots or opportunities to perform with huge artists.
When you have a new album out or are going on tour, yes, it's completely acceptable (and encouraged) to encourage your fans to purchase. Make sure you spread out your requests for action. Because if you don't, your fans will eventually tune you out.
2) You Are TOO Humble
There's a fine line between being humble and annoying. Being humble is promoting other acts you love. Being annoying is thanking your fans for all their love and support ALL THE TIME. Blech!
3) You Say What You Think People Want To Hear
Fans don't want to follow bands who are safe. They want to know that they are badasses who speak their minds and stand for what they believe in. Sure, you may piss a few people off, but you will dramatically increase your loyalists who will stand by every word you say.
4) You Aren't Asking Questions
Make sure to ask questions regularly. These can be band related "where should we tour? Where are you?" Or they can be questions that showcase your personality: "Will and I are having it out over whiskey choices. He stands by Jack and I need my Jameson. What's your whiskey of choice? -Ari"
Read more here!
FestivalNet Partners with Priceline
You will now notice a new travel link associated with the event listings on our website. FestivalNet is pleased to have partnered with Priceline, offering members more lodging option.
With one click, you are taken to our new travel partner, Priceline, where you can peruse the best lodging deals near that event! We hope that saves you time and research online!
Patagonia Fall Festival
FN Giving TreeAccelerating Appalachia