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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:32 am 
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This is several weeks old, so some of the special offers etc. he talks about may not be valid. In addition, there is a pitch for you to buy more materials toward the end. I haven't bought yet, so I can't say how useful those are.

Also, I'm an old-timer, and I'm not particularly "up" on twitter, nor do I intend to use even all of the strategies he describes in this (free) video. But there are lots of good ideas even in this preliminary presentation. Including:

Tips on using Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

http://socialmediaformusic.com/video/

Here are some notes.
Facebook works best for engaging with fans, not promotion.

Post photos, quotes, videos that will help build your relationship.

Also, ask questions.

Facebook only reflects your posts to about 16% of your followers unless you pay to boost the post.
Respond to every comment.

Have branding and imaging. The more personality, the more you'll get interaction and repeat looks.

Twitter is for immediate response. Also, replying is a great way to let your fans know you care.

"Follow for Follow."

Also, follow fans of other independent acts that are like you.

Follow about 250 folks a day. Rick suggests some

Also discusses YouTube strategies, including

Try posting a video a week, about the same day and time. Cover tunes will give you exposure.

Use twitter and Facebook-boosted posts to help drive traffic to videos.

Be consistent. Share.

Going to the video will give you give you a lot more suggestions than these.


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The video is still up, and still makes sense. That said, it doesn't always work on Firefox anymore, since Firefox doesn't like Flash. So you may have to use another browser.

Rick has a whole series of these you can subscribe to, including three or four by other people who are experts in their particular fields, like "Seeding Facebook." To subscribe to the series is not exactly cheap. The last I checked it was $97. That said, if you're looking to get work or at least to bring your online presence to the "next level," it's a very good investment.


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I just subscribed and went through most of these videos. There is a lot of information in there - enough to make it worth most folks' while to join up. Yes, you can buy books that were written in 2012 that supposedly cover similar material, but the Internet is changing so fast, those books are only good as background information. But Rick or his other contributors can make a video and post it that night, instead of waiting months or years for editing, proofing, etc. No, I don't get paid to say that there is more information, and more up-to-date information in some of the videos than you can find in six other places.

If you check out the http://socialmediaformusic.com/video/ video and follow the instructions at the end, you'll get to the place where you can subscribe to these. Just remember, the video doesn't always work on Firefox, so you may have to go to another browser.


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Here's an offer to sign up for a more detailed series. Initially, you could sign up for four days for $1. I don't know if that part still works, but there are some sharp people on those videos.

http://socialmediaformusic.com/trl13/


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Here's the start of a new video series from Rick:

https://rickbarkermusic.leadpages.co/20 ... ge-1-copy/


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I'm not sure this is available to everybody, but here's the second video in the series:

https://rickbarkermusic.leadpages.co/2015-video-2/

Rick interviews a fellow who had "everything going for him" in the music industry and went "hero to zero" without warning.


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Rick's most recent video, "Is it Just Time for you to Quit?" seems to be mostly a promotion for his programs.

https://rickbarkermusic.leadpages.co/2015-video-3/


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Back in December, Rick recorded this to be broadcast on Tom Jackson's channel. VERY helpful

It's about driving more physical traffic to your live shows.

http://themusicindustryblueprint.com/tom/


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