Going Viral: How to Launch Your Music Career on Social Media – Music Industry Weekly Advice

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Social Media - Music Industry Weekly
Social Media - Music Industry Weekly

As a semi-retired music entertainment lawyer, I have worked with a diverse group of music artists, many of whom have used social media to launch their careers. In today’s digital age, social media platforms have become a powerful tool for up-and-coming artists to promote their music and connect with fans. In this article, I will share some tips on how to use social media to become a famous music artist for those who are talented enough and believe they can do it.

The first step in using social media to launch your music career is to create a strong online presence. This means having a professional website and social media accounts on platforms such as Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and Twitter. These platforms can be used to share your music, connect with fans, and promote upcoming shows and events. Additionally, it’s important to keep your online presence consistent and up-to-date by regularly posting content such as behind-the-scenes footage, live performances, and new music.

Another key aspect of using social media to launch your music career is to engage with your fans. This means responding to comments and messages, hosting giveaways and contests, and collaborating with other artists and influencers. Engaging with your fans will help to build a loyal fanbase and increase your visibility on social media.

It’s also important to make use of paid promotions, such as sponsored posts and ads. These can be targeted to specific audiences, and can help increase your reach and visibility on social media. However, it’s important to use paid promotions strategically and not to over-invest in them, as it can become expensive and may not give you a good return on investment.

Networking with other artists and industry professionals is also crucial for launching your music career on social media. Reach out to other musicians, music bloggers, and industry professionals and collaborate with them. This will help you to expand your network and gain exposure to new audiences.

Finally, remember to be authentic and true to yourself. Social media can be overwhelming, but the key is to stay true to yourself and your music. Be authentic and consistent in your brand and message and don’t try to be someone else.

Social media is a powerful tool for launching your music career. By creating a strong online presence, engaging with fans, strategically using paid promotions, networking with other artists and industry professionals, and being authentic and true to yourself, you can increase your visibility and build a loyal fanbase. You can turn your passion for music into a successful career with hard work and dedication. If you are talented enough, believe in yourself, and never quit, you will be unstoppable.


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Chris Schmidt, Esq. is an accomplished legal expert and business leader, currently serving as the Chief Legal Officer for a $3 billion dollar health and wellness company. With a diverse background that includes experience in business law, business development, business leadership, social entrepreneurship, regulatory compliance, and intellectual property rights, Chris is well-versed in the intricacies of running a successful business. Additionally, he is the Founder and CEO of Renown Media Group, LLC, a media technology company that specializes in developing and launching online publications and technology platforms. As a Forbes Contributor and Expert Advisor, Chris is a respected voice in the business community and is licensed to practice law in Texas and Virginia.