Are you committing any of these social media sins?
I've been personally manning the Jaden Social Facebook and Twitter pages since starting the company in my bedroom back in November 2011. And let me say straight up, getting my hands dirty right from day 1 has been one of the most valuable and eye-opening experiences I could ask for as a business owner, musician and marketer.
In 18 months I have gone from checking in barely a couple of times a week to deal with a handful of interactions, to spending upwards of 12 hours a day monitoring and managing more than 100 interactions 7 days a week (thank you Chrome for the ability to permanently pin tabs to the browser window).
Now I would say I'm a pretty chilled out dude for the most part, but there are some things that musos do (and say) online that really make me cringe. Since I too was once a blissfully ignorant and, at times, cringe-worthy muso, I'm not going to sit here and get self-righteous about it. No, I'm going to do the next funnest (that's a real word, I swear) thing and compile a list of 7 deadly sins I feel are damaging the online efficacy of all my musician friends' content & promotion strategies on Facebook & Twitter.
Rhyme Scheme's new single "Four Letters" is starting to pick up, more and more!! One of the latest places to support the artist and his single is Brand New Hip Hop's blog (one of the newest spots for BRAND NEW HIP HOP)! Check it out here at this direct link.....
Shied...I posted this on my Tumblr yesterday, but only because I wasn't at my computer all day and I couldn't embed to blog on my phone. But, it doesn't seem like a lot of people payed attention or cared to listen. Has faith in the new Goodie Mob album been lost?
I'm not going to lie, I've been worried, but this song does offer some hope though. It's the best I've heard from Age Against the Machine so far. And in case you haven't heard, Cee-Lo just signed on to have a reality show on TBS with much of it being centered around Goodie Mob recording their new album.
Brooklyn's own Talib Kweli sits down with Tavis Smiley on his PBS television show to discuss his latest LP "Prisoner of Conscious," his artistic approach (and how it has changed), and more. In the above clip, Talib relates his firm stance on artistic integrity; holding that succumbing to every whim of his fans would actually betray them... in that doing so would mean he was not being a true artist. View the entire interview after the jump.
Frenchie is having a good day with the debut of his album, "Excuse My French". The Press Corp and fans were out in full force at Best Buy in NYC to meet and greet hip-hop's latest superstar. Peep the performance after the jump.
Take a look as Dwyane Wade surprises one of his biggest fans (Archbishop Carroll High senior Nicole Muxo) by attending her prom! Like his YouTube channel says, 'Dwyane helps make a fan's dream come true by showing up unexpectedly at her prom in Coral Gables, FL.'