New Social Media Tools for the Smart Musician

New Social Media Tools for the Smart Musician

Are you making the most of your social media presence? Sure, you tweet. You connect with friends and fans on Facebook. You post videos of your shows on YouTube. You’re even trying out Snapchat to see what the fuss is all about, although you are not quite sure what a “snap” is. You are doing your best to connect with fans on social media. But it’s time consuming. You’d rather focus on writing and performing your music. Social media used to be fun. Now it’s a thorn in your side. Luckily there are sites and hacks that can make your life easier all while keeping up with the Joneses.

My motto is “work smarter not harder.” I’m going to share tools that will help you grow and connect with your audience. The best part is it’s not time consuming. You’ll get more done in less time. And most are free.

TweetJukebox is a simple tool that allows you to schedule tweets and basically “set it and forget it.” You take all your long-lasting content, we call this evergreen, and place it into a “jukebox.” You then set a schedule, turn it on and that’s it. You now have tweets going out regularly. This is a great way to have a steady stream of content out in the Twitterverse. You can sign up for a free account. This includes two Jukeboxes. You load up your jukebox with tweets and decide how often you want it to tweet out. It’s simple and easy to use. And the best part, it frees you up so you can focus time on engaging with your community and playing your music.

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Best use: This is great for promoting information about you and your band, your various social media sites, and anything that you would tweet out again and again. If you like motivational quotes, turn on the Free Quote Jukebox. It’s filled with over 200 tweets. Just turn it on and it will start running. Motivational quotes are popular and get great engagement. Twitter only – Free and paid account.

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Best use: Pick your keywords carefully. You want to choose 15-20. And have a compelling Twitter bio. Social Quant will cast the wide net with the keywords you choose. Your profile image, header, and bio needs to be outstanding so that people will be enticed to follow you once they arrive on your page. Twitter only – Free 14 day trial then Paid account.

If This Then That (IFTTT) is a great tool that allows you to automate products and apps. I use it to automate certain features on Twitter like adding people to a list and posting Instagram photos. I also use it to save pins from Pinterest to my Evernote. You create “recipes” that trigger an action. If you want to “work smarter not harder,” this is the tool for you! It can also do cool things like text you the weather and send you an email when something becomes available on Craigslist. It uses apps like Dropbox, Evernote, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and many more.

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