Creating Videos – UBP 151.44

44. Make a spoof video trailer advertising your genre related product. Use the band and your music. A viral chance.

When it comes to making videos, you have to try and think up a hook that will make share the video with their friends and family.

When this starts snowballing, and gathering momentum, those on the web call this “Going Viral”.

The idea is that someone watches the video, likes it and shares it to their friends on their email list.

Each of those friends then share it will their own friends, and so on.

Think up fun and unique ways that you can make your videos turn into an epidemic, and share your ideas in the comments below.

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Sharing Media – UBP 151.43

43. Add your band’s video to your website and share generally.

Websites like YouTube allow you to share the content you upload onto their site, on yours, using various embedding methods.

Find the method that best suits your site and you’ll be able clock up the view counter not only on YouTube, but on your websites too.

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Video Comments – UBP 151.42

42. Leave interesting comments on other band’s videos.

You wont be the only band on YouTube, so when you upload a video, be sure to check out other artists, preferably in the same or near enough the same genre as you.

Subscribe to their “Channel” and leave lots of positive, constructive and interesting comments on their videos.

This could the lead onto a mutual relationship and before long you’ll be promoting and sharing each others videos with your fans and theirs.

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I’ve taken inspiration from probably the most popular (the most stolen) piece of content on my mate Ian’s website and that is the 151 Ways To Get Your Bands Name Out There.

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Uploading Videos – UBP 151.41

41. Put your band’s video on YouTube.

If you’ve made a video, what better thing to do is upload it and share it onto YouTube.

It’s easy to do, and when it’s done, you will have the whole world wide web as your audience.

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Make a Video – UBP 151.40

40. Make a video.

Todays technology is getting more user friendly by the minute, so it is easier than ever to make a video of your band.

Be it a band practice, a quick interview or even a music video, you can do almost anything on even the least sophisticated hardware and software availble on smartphones.

There’s no excuses, so I look forward to your home videos.

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Join YouTube – UBP 151.39

39. Join YouTube, follow local bands of the same genre.

YouTube is video sharing social network, where I think more video being uploaded everyday that is possible to watch, so you can never have nothing new to watch.

It is dominated by piano playing kittens, and various people shouting at their own cameras whilst alone in their cars.

Its fun… Do it!

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After show parties – UBP 151.38

38. After a gig, have an after show Twitter party, invite the crowd – use #YourBandName.

When you’ve packed up and are ready to hit the road, why suffer the long journey home in your van/car/train/private jet on your own and start a Twitter party.

Let all your friends, family and fans know that you’ll be up for chatting after your gig on the micro blogging site, and to use the special hashtag to join in the fun.

It’s a simple way to keep the buzz going way into the night.

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Using #Hashtags – UBP 151.37

37. By using the hashtag (#) symbol, participate in focused discussion, e.g. on your genre: #FolkRock.

As I mentioned in the previous post “Join the Conversation” I said that you should be engaging in like minded people to help you create a following for your music.

Whilst searching on Google is place to start, more and more social networking sites are using the #Hashtag to relate topics of conversations.

So if you’re on Twitter or Facebook or whatever, keep an eye out for the #Hashtags that relate most to you and your music, and there may be a ready made network and community for you to integrate into.

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Correct Linking – UBP 151.36

36. Include a link to your Website in your profile, not to your Facebook page. Promote your website first over social media profiles; and think about which way the traffic flows to and from your website.

If you don’t have a website, I really don’t know why you’d come across this blog post.

If you are serious about advertising your band or your music, you need a personal dedicated site.

If you have one space one url in your profile, make sure its your own.

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Twitter Profiles – UBP 151.35

35. Write an intriguing Twitter profile bio that describes your band in fewer than 160 characters. Everyone who visits your profile will read this, but more importantly, everyone who’s thinking about following you will read it too.

I come across a lot of twitter profiles biographies that are full of hashtags and emoticons and I find myself none the wiser who I’m looking at when it comes to to viewing band related Twitter accounts.

One rule, be clear!

Make it obvious who you are, what you have to offer, and how we can get it.

Happy New Year!

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This will be a series of “How To’s” for all (or nearly all) of the points made on the original post.

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