... i don't know how. all those paid campaigns, me thinks, are lost money. but somehow people seem to gain followers very quickly, do they really pay for those followers?
anyway: i have got 50 (!) followers on my "thekeksmusic" instagram account and i am posting regularly over the last weeks in advance of the new single release. so please ... follow me! haha ... and share your tricks. thanks.
Reports from musician friends of mine are that managers, labels, venues etc ask and only seem to care about how many Instagram followers you have. So you can understand the desire too “purchase” followers (fake accounts w/ low engagement, easily spotable) which happens a lot more than you’d think. But the larger your follower number is, the easier it is for a normie to follow you because the follower number is high, so it must be acceptable. If you are great and have low follower count, they’ll think twice about following you because that is not where the safety of the crowd is.
It’s thoroughly depressing.
Last Edit: Oct 15, 2023 11:42:29 GMT -6 by spindrift
Other than buying fake follows (which I don’t recommend), there is no short cut. You have to comment, like, and engaged with other people’s post for others to see you and follow you too. Find some hash tags you like, everyday engage with 10 posts. Make your comments genuine. Post lots of good content. You’ll start slowly but surely gain followers.
It’s tedious and it sucks balls but it is what it is.
Reels. And they can't be "listen to my new song" unfortunately that will not work. And don't buy followers that's a quick way to get zero engagement.
yeah, nobody cares about the song, the music but me. every hour i impulsively want to quit social media but than i don‘t. without social media its impossible to gain new „fans“. problem is with social media too.
Wear a tiny bikini while practicing Zen meditation on the roof of your bespoke built campervan facing the sunset with your labradoodle puppy Bartholomew at your side. Of course don’t forget the pan flute soundtrack.
Reels is the key now on Insta and FB to get mass exposure. Plus putting it on YouTUbe Shorts and TikTok is still the king of all of them for video shorts. Which involves a hell of a lot more than just posting a picture generally.
But yeah. Video is king. Audio is the duke. Photos and the TP of social media. They get the lowest engagement these days.