7 Ways to Help and Support Independent Music Artists
Blog Article by Franskaya
From Shadows to Stardom: Fostering and Backing Independent Music Makers
In a world overflowing with music, independent artists often find themselves navigating a vast sea of competition. In spite of pouring their hearts and souls into their craft, the path to recognition can be challenging. However, there's a powerful force that can lift these hidden gems from obscurity to the spotlight: support from passionate fans.
In this article, we'll explore seven impactful ways you can help and support independent music artists. From playlist additions to social media shout-outs, your actions can make a world of difference in these artists' journeys. Discover how your support can transform the careers of those who create the tunes that move our souls.
Suggestion #1 - Add a song to one of your playlists:
Adding an indie artist's song to your playlists on streaming platforms like Apple Music, YouTube, Spotify, or others helps increase their visibility and potentially exposes their music to a wider audience. These platforms analyze your listenings habits, and may eventually propose the song to other listeners who have similar tastes.
Of course, adding a song to a playlist can also boost their streaming numbers, which is vital for independent musicians.
Suggestion #2 - Subscribe to their mailing list:
Subscribing to their mailing list not only keeps you updated on their latest releases and events but also often grants access to exclusive content or early releases. Also, artists sometimes rely on their fanbase that they can reach out to when they have new music or projects.
Suggestion #3 - Subscribe to their online platforms:
Having a rising number of followers means a lot in this digital era. It can lead to more opportunities, collaborations and visibility. Thus, following an artist on their social media account, such as Facebook, or on the music platforms like YouTube, Spotify or Apple Music is a way to help them increase their online presence.
Suggestion #4 - Spread the word:
Word-of-mouth is powerful. Share your favorite indie artist's music with friends, family, and colleagues. They might also become fans of their work!!
Suggestion #5 - Promote them on social media:
Use your social media platforms to give shout-outs, share their music videos, and post about their upcoming shows or releases. Tagging the artist and using relevant hashtags can help their content reach a broader audience.
Suggestion #6 - Write reviews, forum posts or articles:
If you have a blog or a website, consider writing a review, an article or a comment about their music. Positive reviews can attract more attention on their work. Adding links pointing to their website or online platforms can have an impact on their relevance in search engines. There's a chance they put backlinks to your website! Just ask!
Suggestion #7 - Support crowdfunding campaigns:
Some indie artists use crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter or Patreon to fund their projects. Contributing to their campaigns can provide essential financial support and help a project to flourish.
Of course, other ways to help also exist, such as attending their shows, purchasing their music, or offering a collaboration if you're a writer, graphic designer, videographer, or marketing professional, for example. Additionally, consider curating a playlist dedicated to your favorite indie artists and sharing it with your friends. A simple act like this can have a more significant impact than you might imagine!
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Franskaya is a music composer and producer from Quebec city, Canada. Click here to learn more about the author of this article.
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