Navigating the music industry as an independent musician is harder now in 2021 than ever before. Music fans across the world have been able to rejoice as their options to discover new artists and music is higher now than ever before, but for upcoming artists it has become difficult to organically grow without a label or financial backer to help push your music. Not only is it extremely hard for artists to gain attention, but it is even harder to keep it once your 5 seconds of fame under the spotlight has passed. In order to stand out amongst the competition and to start growing your fan base and following, it’s crucial for young and independent artists to use the FREE resources at their disposal. Below are three quick and easy tasks that every upcoming artist can start doing today that will help them grow their fan bases and followings just a little bit quicker.
One: Start posting more consistently and having better quality content to post across all of your social media accounts. This means two things. One, getting into some type of rhythm and schedule when you’re posting on social media and actively looking to see when your followers are most likely to engage with your content. Social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter all have indepth analytics that can provide you with the data and analytics you need to determine when your followers are actively using these platforms and when they will be most likely to see and engage in your content. Two, this means not only posting consistently and having a schedule in place, but it means making sure you have high quality and eye catching content to post.
Two: Start collaborating with fellow artists. Beginning to collaborate with fellow artists is a great way to get your music and brand in front of new potential fans and no, this does not mean paying an artist with a larger following a few thousand dollars for a feature. It means finding fellow artists that make the same style of music as you and who have the same following as you. Being able to create sonically beautiful music with a peer will help you both gain the attention of potential new fans and help to grow your fan base.
Three: Word-of-mouth advertising. The most important thing you can do as an independent artist is to have your friends share and repost your music on social media and in person. Whether that means simply reposting your latest music video post on Instagram or retweeting your new song link, nothing is more powerful than having your friends and fans organically share your content and music with their friends.
By incorporating these three quick and easy tasks into their marketing plan, artists will be able to begin growing their fan bases at a faster rate than before. Slowly building your fan base one fan at a time will pay off in the long run and will allow you to live independently off your music. To learn more, reach out to us by sending us a message on Instagram, or head to our website for more tips, tricks and strategies.
Thank you to everyone who continues to follow and read my movie reviews! 2020 through all us movie lovers a curveball with most of the year's highly anticipated movies being pushed back into next year. However, the show must go on! Please enjoy my favorite (and unbiased) top 5 movies of 2020. My goal has been and is to educate my friends and family on my favorite movies so they can enjoy the best movies out there and can make decisions on what they ultimately want to watch in the theaters, and what they can save for watching in the comfort of their own homes. I hope you enjoy my list of my favorite films from the year and maybe find a new favorite film from my recommendations. *This article does NOT contain spoilers*
4. The Devil All the Time
3. The Gentleman
To everyone who has followed my weekly movie reviews and who will read my top 5 movies of 2019, thank you from the bottom of my heart and for supporting my newly found hobby of seeing 2-3 movies a week and writing small reviews on them. My goal has been and is to educate my friends and family on my favorite movies so they can enjoy the best movies out there and can make decisions on what they ultimately want to watch in the theaters, and what they can save for watching in the comfort of their own homes. I hope you enjoy my list of my favorite films from the year and hope that you will go out and watch some of these movies. *These movie reviews do NOT contain spoilers*
5. Jojo Rabbit
3. Uncut Gems
2. Once Upon A Time.....In Hollywood
I'm a little late on my yearly "Top 10 Albums of the year"....but this year was really hard to pick an overall #1 album. Compared to the past few years, 2019 really lacked in having that one perfect album that previous years have had. Just to note.....I left albums such as Igor, KIRK, and Eve out of my top 10 because I really did not feel like they were THAT good and they honestly were not my in my personal taste. With that being said, I try to keep this list as objective as possible...even though that task may be a little impossible. Without further ado....enjoy! Feel free to leave some comments and debate me on my top 10. Let me know what projects I left off and which albums I'm crazy for including...I have a feeling #5 is going to spark some drama :). *You can tap each picture to listen to each album on Spotify*
Before we get into my top 10....I have a few albums that were still fantastic and deserve to be called out as honorable mentions. Huncho - Writing's on the Wall, Rapsody - Eve, and Lil Tracy - Anarchy all deserve their own amount of love and I hope you check these artists out.
10. Rod Wave - Ghetto Gospel
9. Rico Nasty - Anger Management
8. Young Thug - So Much Fun
7. iann dior - Nothings Ever Good Enough
6. DaBaby - Baby on Baby
5. Kanye West - Jesus Is King
4. Anderson .Paak - Ventura
3. Mir Fontane - Who's Watching the Kids 2
2. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Bandana
1. BROCKHAMPTON - GINGER
Welcome to "The Spot" presents by AMG, where we will be showcasing new releases by AMG artists as well as our favorite songs in hip-hop.