10 Social Media Mistakes Bands Make
April 2016

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.

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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"

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