The ASCAP “I Create Music” 2011 EXPO is the one of the largest events for singers, songwriters, independent artists, producers, engineers, publishers, and music executives is in the world. Twitter is a fantastic tool for networking before, during, and after this event. Here are 5 tips for making the best use of Twitter.
- Use HootSuite
For an investment of 6 dollars per month, HootSuite has become my personal assistant. You can use it to update Twitter, and other networks, such as Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, WordPress.com, and Ping.FM. In addition you can monitor, anything that is said about you on these networks. My favorite function is the ability to schedule Tweets for specific dates and times. During the EXPO, you can converse and update your status from your phone. Click here to try HootSuite FREE for 30 days.
- Mention the EXPO
When you Tweet about the EXPO, be sure to write @ASCAPexpo in your Tweets. Whoever is following the ASCAP “I Create Music” 2011 EXPO on Twitter will see your Tweets. This is a great way to get people following you.
- Use Hashtags
According to Twitter, “the # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by users as a way to categorize messages.” I would suggest adding the hashtag #ASCAP to your tweets. You might also want to target your hashtags to your audience. Here is a list of 24 Twitter Hashtags for Today’s Musician.
- Ask Questions
Use Twitter to ask questions to panelists, performers, and others attending the EXPO. I’m a professional studio drummer in New York City. I’ve recently begun recording drum tracks at home. Asking questions has helped me find answers to challenges immediately and gain some clients.
- Follow Me
For more strategies to help you grow your music career at the ASCAP “I Create Music” 2011 EXPO, I invite you to follow me (@MikeVeny) on Twitter. This is a great way for you to begin applying these tips and see how I use them. Let’s socialize!