First off, we are going to need a new song you have never posted on the Internet to do this. Odds are when you last recorded you recorded more than one song. Imagine this scenario, last month you recorded “Song A” and posted it on all of your social networks, but were going to wait another two months before you release “Song B”. A week before you intend on posting “Song B” upload it to SoundCloud (instructions here). Next we are going send out bulletins, mailing list emails etc. with a simple message that says this:
Do you want to hear our new song, “Song B” a week before we post it for the world to hear it? All you need to do is this.
- Follow us on Twitter @musformation (obviously put your twitter in, instead of ours)
- After you are following us copy and paste this message into your twitter
“Check out @musformation’s song “Song A” at <insert social network of choice here>, it is so good!”
- Shortly after you update your Twitter with that message we will send you a link to our new song a week before everyone else!
Now, all you need to do is go into your Twitter and click the @messages button and you can see everyone who did this. Click each of their Twitter names and send them a Direct Message (NOT AN @ MESSAGE!) with the address of the SoundCloud upload you made of “Song B”.
Maybe it looks something like this:
“Thanks so much for helping us out, I hope you like “Song B”, You Rule! Here it is <insert link to “Song B” on SoundCloud>”
You can make this SoundCloud downloadable to give your fans extra incentive to pass the link around. No matter what, this technique should increase your plays and your Twitter followers. Good luck!