Today we’re going to look into how to promote your music on Instagram.

People love instagram so if you ignore it you are missing out on a lot of potential fans.

First things first, if you want to promote your music on Instagram you need to grab an Instagram account.

Your name or handle should be something that everyone will remember.

It doesn’t have to be exact but your fans will be searching so make it easy for them.

Instagram was bought by Facebook just a few years ago for 1 Billion dollars.

I include that so that you know the value of promoting your music on Instagram.

It’s worth so much because, like Facebook, people spend hours on it.

In other words, you need to be promoting your music to Instagram.

3 Ways To Promote Your Music on Instagram

  1. Post Updates Regularly – People are forgetful and have low attention spans so you need to keep in touch. If your Instagram fans hear from you on a regular basis you won’t be forgotten. Your posts can be personal or of images of performances. You could also post other people’s stuff. Think of your fans. What do they want to see? Put yourself in their shoes.
  2. Be Engaged – Nothing drives me more crazy than bands and artists that think they are untouchable. If you plan on being a rockstar in your own mind that’s all it will every amount to. You’ll lose fans quicker than you gain them. On the other hand, engage with comments. Be nice. Show your fans the personal side of yourself. Make them want to know you more.
  3. Connect With Other Bands – Cross promote. Find other bands/artists like you and promote each other. Are you a fan of more than one band? Of course! People like variety so hook up with other similar artists and share your fans.

There is an old proverb, you reap what you sow.

Plant good seeds, every day, and you’ll see the fruits of your labor before you know it.

How GigFaster Can Help

Promote your music, work hard, hustle and use tools that will make your job easier. Set yourself up for success.

We have a built-in network of over 6,000 venues, music promoters, and record labels. We can help you distribute your press kit and book gigs in cities all around the country.

Start for free today.

Remember, if you want to succeed, never quit!

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Craig Kelley

About Craig Kelley

Craig helps indie artists book more gigs, promote their music and submit to record labels @ GigFaster. He recently released his 7th album, Not So Blue. His band has supported Grammy artists including Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Rick Derringer, Gary Hoey, Joan Jett, Fuel and many more. http://craigkelley.com He is also the host of The 5 Minute Podcast For Musicians.

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