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Tuesday, August 26, 2008 

Hey Musicians... Are You Twittering Yet?

by Madalyn Sklar

I know, you are busy working your Myspace and Facebook pages. And trying to keep up with your calendar on your web site, Myspace and Sonicbids has turned into a pain in the ass. And you are saying to yourself why do I need Twitter too? I'm here to say WHY NOT?

I've been writing about Twitter for awhile here on my blog. It's an incredibly great tool you should add to your internet marketing arsenal, if you haven't done so already.

In simple terms, Twitter is a microblog of up to 140 characters. That means what you type is short and to the point. No long winded posts about why you think Myspace sucks or how to get a great gig. No, that is for your regular blog. Because your Tweets (as it's called) have to be short many people use it to link to sites, full blog posts, etc. There is so much you can do with it!

Yesterday I came across a really great blog post on Why Musicians Should Jump on the Twitter Bandwagon. They point out that Twitter is not just for techie geeks anymore. It's ideal for DIY musicians and I couldn't agree more! Check out the article for great ideas on how to use Twitter to promote you and your music.

Here are my Twitter pages:
http://twitter.com/madalynsklar - it's my blogger/social networks/music page

http://twitter.com/gogirlsmusic - this is my gogirls music page

Copyright © 2008 Madalyn Sklar, IndieMusicCoach

Madalyn Sklar is a music business coach & consultant, blogger, social networks expert and author. She founded IndieMusicCoach and has spent over 12 years working with a wide range of independent musicians all over the world. Her goal is to help indie artists achieve greater success in the music business by working smarter not harder. She is also the founder of GoGirlsMusic.com, the oldest and largest online community of indie women musicians, with a vision of bringing together and empowering musicians from around the world.

Madalyn is available for one-on-one consulting and coaching at affordable prices. Check out http://www.indiemusiccoach.com for more info.


Gotta love Twitter, connecting people 140 characters at a time. Great resource Madalyn. I truly believe in the power of Twitter and with a few tweaks and customizations, it is not the waste of time that the pessimists think it is. Here's to Tweeting!

Twitter is a great tool for bands. I hope they develop a way for band members to relay their individual SMS tweets to some sort of central band "twitter-bot." That way the band can share Twittering responsibility and allow each member to tweet from the road to one central band Twitter account!



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