Twitter for BandsBy
I recently set up a Twitter account for my husband’s band, 3 Days Blind. (@3DaysBlind). I think that bands should really consider creating twitter accounts, it is a great way to interact with fans and promote shows. One band I follow, the David Crowder Band (@crowderband ) is a lot of fun to follow. They post random thoughts, pictures of set lists, concerts and other fun stuff. Once they posted a pic of several fake tattoos and had twitter followers vote on a tattoo for one of the band members. They later posted a pic of him with the tattoo. Obviously the more popular a band is, the more followers they will have and can interact with more. But even small bands can benefit from Twitter and it is a great way to keep in touch with fans.
Here are my 5 band uses for Twitter:
1. Promote shows
2. Ask for feedback from fans by posting links to song clips
3. Accept song requests
4. Post random fun band facts
5. Post pictures using an app like TwitPic
Try not to put too much thought into and just have fun with it! Twitter can definitely be a band branding tool along with a website, Facebook and MySpace pages.