A Primer on Promoting Your Band on Social Media

Being part of a band is no easy job. With endless practice sessions and the general lack of resources, if you’re new to the scene, one does not get the time to think about using social media to promote the band. But if you want to make it big you need to make an extra effort to reach out to your fans. Read on … this blog post will help you do just that.

Make a band website

Start with making an official band website where you post news about your gigs, what cities are you touring, information about new releases and more. You can make it easily on WordPress, Squarespace and Bandzoogle. We highly recommend Bandzoogle as it is specifically for bands. On your website, you can post about all that your band is doing and planning to do in the future, and also sell your merchandise.

Spread word on social media

Now make accounts on all major social networks, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. The more the better. In your band description, give out links of your main website, and other social platforms you’re on. This way your fans know where to look for your content, apart from their favorite social network. An extra step would be to add a link to your band website on your personal profile, so instead of adding “working as a guitarist in so and so band”, just post the link to your band in ‘Works at’ section on Facebook.

Share exclusive new, pictures and videos

So your band now has a website, as well as a presence on social networks. Now you need to post content. This includes dates of your tours, sneak peeks of your new music, and possibly a music video of your new track. Also remember to post photos, lots of them. If you’re on Instagram, use it! Post photos of your tour, some backstage shenanigans, the charged crowd that’s cheering you on, and more.

Keep in mind, there is only one thing people love more then posting pictures of themselves, and that’s their favorite band posting photos of them. So start tagging fans! Other types of posts that fans usually like:

  • News related to the music industry, especially to your genre of music.
  • Collaborations you’re doing with other bands.
  • Sneak Peek of your latest album, or an upcoming gig.

Interact with fans

The goal of your social network pages should not just be to get a large following. It’s to get a following that actively participates and appreciates the content you post. It’s easy to get a like on Facebook, but are your fans actually seeing and interacting with your posts? It’s important to get as many likes and comments on the content you post. Why is this important? It’s because every time someone gives you a like or comment, that person’s friends have a chance of seeing your post as well, and then they’re more likely to comment or like. It’s sort of a chain reaction. This is how posts go viral!

So how do you make people comment or like your content? Post interesting content, e.g. after a successful show make a collage of photos and ask a question like, “what was your favorite part of the show?”. You’re bound to get some responses.

Patience is key. Responses will slowly trickle in, but eventually you will get there.

Create posters and flyers

You’ll also need good looking posters. Check out our band and concert themed templates to get you started on your band posters. It’s easy and saves time.  You’ll find templates of all kinds of music genres, and you can click on them to start editing.

Get started right away by customizing a poster template below. Once done, you can share on social media, order high quality prints, or download and print on your own.

Dark Gold Night Event Concert Poster Template
Dark Gold Night Event Concert Poster Template

 

Live Music Poster Template
Live Music Poster Template

 

Colorful Music Concert Flyer Template
Colorful Music Concert Flyer Template

 

Vintage Chalkboard Event Flyer Template
Vintage Chalkboard Event Flyer Template

 

Romantic Music Night Poster Template
Romantic Music Night Poster Template

 

Red Guitar Concert with Pictures Flyer Template
Red Guitar Concert with Pictures Flyer Template

Connect with other bands

There is little fame or money in riding solo. Reach out to other bands, be it a new one, or a popular one with a huge following. Here’s what you can do:

  • Follow local bands, but don’t just stop there.
  • Comment on their posts, but be moderate about it, no need to comment on every post they make. That will make you come off as obnoxious.
  • Make friends in the industry by talking to people directly. Having contacts can give you an edge that your competitors may lack.
  • Plan shows with other bands. This way the costs can be split and you’ll get a bigger audience.

Be consistent

This is the most important point. The road to stardom is long, and the trick is to consistently produce new content and improve yourself with time. Because no matter how much you tour if you’re not going to produce new content, even your most loyal fans will leave you eventually. Social media is your most important tool in gaining a fanbase, use it wisely!

Make Graduation Photo Collages with PosterMyWall

As the school year comes to a close, it’s time to celebrate our soon-to-be graduates. Whether your grad is moving on to kindergarten or finishing undergrad, PosterMyWall has what you need to customize the perfect commencement memory.

Our photo cards come with envelopes, so you can create your own announcements to hand out to the fam! A calendar or collage would make a fantastic “walk down memory lane” gift for your grad. You can even design a poster or banner to hold up proudly for everyone, including your grad, to see at the ceremony!

Choose from a template below, or upload your own images and create a masterpiece from scratch!

Before your grad walks down the aisle…

  • Take a tour of the site. PosterMyWall has a new look. Play around with the new features, such as Filters and the Color Pop effect.
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Artist Corner: Lubica from London

Browse Lubica Svedova's design templatesMeet our latest Artist Corner designer, Lubica Svedova. Born in Slovakia but currently living in London, she comes from a family of artists. First introduced to the art of design, via pencil, by her mother, Lubica found inspiration everywhere – in nature, in books and, of course, the Internet. In the 6 months she’s been with us, her designs have grown in popularity. Keep reading to learn more about Lubica.

About Me

I am an artist that comes from a long line of artists. These days, I paint on silk, canvas and glass. I also work with AI, PS and now PosterMyWall. But I can still remember the first time my mother introduced me to the world of art… the memory is so vivid in my mind. I was sitting in the garden and touching flowers – beautiful colors, fantastic smells, and the petals felt like delicate velvet. Then, I started painting the flowers…

At that time, I found loads of inspiration in the garden. Then it was on the street, in the sky, in books, and later, on the Internet. I can now find inspiration anywhere and everywhere!

Note: Lucky for me, a dear friend of mine – and excellent designer – started teaching me Adobe Illustrator. Thus began my interest in graphic design.

A Little More About Me

My typical day is always busy.  I am mother of three beautiful children 🙂 Early in the morning I prepare their food and get them ready for school. Then I drink coffee with my husband, clean the house and prepare lunch. Once that’s done, I start painting on silk or making posters. When the children come back from school, I drop them off at their respective activities.

But I also make sure to take care of myself. Twice a week, I go to the gym, and if the weather permits, we play tennis.

Favorites

Though I can choose from plenty of artists, I believe my favorite is Milton Glaser.

I like mozzarella with basil and olive oil, tomato soup, and turkey with salad and everything that has chili.

I enjoy listening to  country, jazz, pop and rock music. Some of my fave artists are Shania Twain, Madonna and Sting.

One of my favorite books to read is The Little Prince, and I can watch One Million Dollar Baby, Frida and The Bridges of Madison County over and over again.

One day, I’d like to visit Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. If I could, I would live in any of these place – including New York!

My favorite superhero is… my husband 🙂

Customize Your Baseball Posters

Baseball season is here! Show your favorite player or team some love with a customized poster. Upload your favorite images, add meaningful text and in minutes, you’ll have the perfect poster to gift (or hang on your wall). Click on a template below, or browse through our gallery of baseball poster templates.

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Customized Flyers for your Cleaning Business

Spring is almost here. So that means April showers, May flowers, and starting fresh! Spring cleaning is the best time to market your business.

Whether you’re new to the market, or just want to update your look, PosterMyWall has the perfect templates and backgrounds for your business needs. You can upload your own images, or you can add a little pizzazz with stock images (or even clip art). Check out the templates below or view the complete gallery of Cleaning Service Flyers.

Before you get started…

PosterMyWall has a new look. Play around with the new features, such as Filters and the Color Pop effect.

Want to print your flyers at home? Purchase a poster quality digital download, starting at $7.99, and you can print at your own convenience!

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Flyers for your Easter Events

The days are getting longer, and the sun is shining brighter. The rain has turned the grass green, and the flowers are starting to bloom. Spring is in the air, as is the sense of renewal. We are definitely approaching the Easter season.

As you prepare for Easter brunch or the neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt, visit PosterMyWall for your one stop shop for cards, collages and flyers. We offer beautiful spring backgrounds and Easter templates. With our new Poster Maker, you’ll have a customized beauty in no time.

Click on a template below, or browse through our entire gallery of Easter Poster Templates.

Hop this way…

  • PosterMyWall has a brand new look. Have fun experimenting with the new features and tools.
  • Want your flyer immediately? Purchase a poster quality digital download and print at home (or with your trusty local print shop)!
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March Madness Flyers

Who’s ready for a little madness? Get those brackets ready with a little help from PosterMyWall! Not interested in doing a bracket but hosting an event? PosterMyWall can help you with that too!

Choose from a template below or browse the entire gallery of March Madness poster templates. With the new Color Pop effect, you can get really creative with your event flyers. With this effect, you can show love for your fave player or team by giving your photo a dramatic look and highlight the parts in color.

Good to know

PosterMyWall has a brand new look. Have fun experimenting with the new features.

Want your flyer immediately? Purchase a poster quality digital download and print at home (or with your trusty local print shop)!

Stay on top of the latest deals, contests, and promotions by visiting our Facebook page.

Artist Corner: Sirle Kabanen from Estonia

SirleMeet our latest Artist Corner designer, Sirle Kabanen. She joined the PosterMyWall family a year ago, but she didn’t start designing templates until recently. Luckily for us, she loves to share her creativity – her designs are wildly popular! Keep reading to learn more about Sirle.

About Me

My name is Sirle Kabanen, and I am from Estonia (a small country in Europe). I currently reside in my small city of Viljandi, with my 3 year-old-daughter. By trade, I am a graphic designer and photographer.

Design Inspiration

I usually work with Adobe Photoshop and Indesign, but I really like
PosterMyWall’s user-friendly features for designers of all skill levels. I discovered PosterMyWall when my friend needed a last-minute poster, and I didn’t have my computer with me. Luckily, I found PosterMyWall, and now here I am – designing posters for the community!

I like to experiment with different styles. It keeps me motivated and the ideas flowing. But my favourite designs are about music concerts.

My inspiration comes from everywhere, even on streets when I am driving in my car. I don’t have a favorite designer, because I think that every designer has their fair share of excellent and mediocre designs.

Likes

I love spicy food and watching documentaries. And if I could, I would live in Iceland. It is a beautiful country… but I still love my little city too!!!

Go Green for St. Paddy’s Day!

Before you throw on your leprechaun outfit and search for the elusive 4-leaf clover during the St. Paddy’s day parade, you need to let everyone know about the event!

Click on a template below, or browse through our St. Patrick’s Day poster templates. Using our new Poster Maker, customize your template in minutes. Then “go green” and purchase a digital download. You can email the flyer, post it on social media or print at home to hand out later.

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St. Paddy’s Day Posters and Flyers!!!

Hosting a St. Patrick’s Day event? With a 4-leaf clover, and little help from PosterMyWall, you’ll be toasting, “Slainte” with the best of them!

Browse through our St. Patrick’s Day gallery for the greenest luckiest template you can find. Customize it in our new Poster Maker. Then purchase a download, and spread the word on all your social media sites. Or stick to tradition, and lead your customers to their pot o’ gold by handing out flyers and hanging up posters in your window.

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