How to promote your Music on Instagram ? (Easily)
by Dibakar Bala
1. Always notify Music Shoutout Instagram Pages
There are numerous Shoutout Pages on Instagram. ( Even I have one for Musicians )
Among all Shoutout Pages, there are specific type of Shoutout Pages that’s dedicated towards Promoting Music.
Approach these Pages whenever you post a music video on Instagram.
Every Shoutout Page have some Rules to get promoted on their page.
For example, in my Page, I ask the artist to mention me in the description of the post and also share a Story mentioning my page after their has been published on our page.
Different Pages have Different Rules.
Don’t skip those steps and don’t irritate them if they’re late.
Personally, I can tell you that it is very difficult to handle such a large community of Musicians.
It is almost a Full Time Job without a Pay 🙂
2. Follow for Follow still works on Instagram
Many people would criticise me by saying that follow for follow doesn’t work on Instagram anymore.
I don’t agree to them as I’ve personally seen maximum growth of my Instagram page using follow for follow.
Although, you need a lot of time and attention for this process to succeed.
You have to stick to the Instagram’s policy of not following more than 100 people in 1 hour.
And, then, you will also have to clean up the unfollowers to look a decent page for every new visitor.
It takes a hell lot of time and I would ask you to hire someone if you don’t have so much time.
It works. 🙂
3. Ask for Shoutout for Shoutout personally to other Musicians / Singers
Instagram is best known for its hashtags.
And even the community of Musicians on Instagram has a plenty of popular Hashtags that they’d always mention while posting a music video.
Make sure you follow these hashtags and DM these artists personally Asking for a Shoutout for Shoutout.
Do not ignore small pages as even a small number of fan could mean a lot to your Brand.
If you need help in marketing your music online, you may contact me :- email@example.com
4. Giveaway some Value for Free
I remember how I created a FREE Ebook that unraveled the mysteries of YouTube Keyword Research for Musicians.
And, Oh boy, people loved it.
I was getting applause from everywhere.
You too should create something that would be beneficial to your audience and then DM then 1-by-1 and pitch them your creation for Free.
Don’t hesitate, marketing is not for the shy person. 🙂
Even if it is Online Marketing, you have to be shameless at times.
5. Network with others using Hashtags
Just like I told you to ask for Shoutout for Shoutout on Instagram using hashtags.
Similarly you should network not just with Singers, but also with Instrumentalists, Music Producers, DJs, etc
You never know which person might have the next opportunity for you in the world of Music.
Network and you would never repent it.
If you are new to networking.
Simply, share a comment via DM and not under the post for once.
That’s how you network with people 🙂
Make friends and Enjoy your Musical Journey.
May 25, 2019