We all know how important it is to have a fanbase, especially when it comes to spreading your name and music to a wider audience. If you’re worried about where to start and how long it’s going to take, don’t be: with dedication and the right mindset, building a fanbase is easier than you think.
Why not start by narrowing things down – what kind of music do you make? What kind of crowd are you aiming for? Where will you find them? Make use of all the social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to hype your songs and get them heard, post your latest news and promote upcoming events. It’s important to have a good artist presentation too, where you can tell people about yourself and your music (without revealing too much), and Spinnup is the perfect place for that!
Having your friends and family supporting you is a great start. It might not be thousands of people, but that doesn’t matter right now – it’s a solid foundation to build on. So invite your friends to listen to your music; if they like it they can then share it on their pages so all their friends will hear about you too. Search the web for music competitions and showcases at bars and festivals, especially over the summer, when the cities are bursting with music events. Plan ahead and be prepared by drawing up a list of gigs where potential fans will be.
So there are just a few pointers that we hope will help, inspire and motivate you to start building your fanbase. You don’t have to do it all at once – just start from somewhere. Good luck!