Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Colin Dieden had all but forgotten his childhood nickname “Little Hurt” until one night, when he felt a strong pull to fulfill the name once again. Not on the baseball field, like he did growing up in Kansas City, but in the studio and on stage as the moniker for his solo project, Little Hurt.
“It’s part of my past, so it felt right for the future. I’m just a kid from Kansas who’s a little hurt,” Dieden says.
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We’re lining up our winter slate of Thursday Night Takeover events on Facebook Live, and we have a bunch of upcoming performances ready to take us through the rest of January.
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If you find yourself feeling down, and in need of a powerful jolt of encouragement to shift your mood, Jakey Heartbreak’s new single, “Don’t Be Afraid Of Your Nightmares,” will certainly do the trick!
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Fittingly titled for a fall release, Sun Goes Down by The Tisburys feels like a collection of music from nostalgic eras, spanning from the 1960s to the 80s, and united together on one reflective album. Vibing off the sounds of John Mellencamp, Vanity Fair, Tom Petty, and Wilco, this album feels like an old favorite the first time through.
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TFW you know you can look, but you shouldn’t touch. And then, you reach out for a big handful anyway. That’s what The Slow Drag’s new banger, “Red Flag,” is all about.
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Imagine this scenario: You’ve spent time creating a thoughtful, engaging, and perhaps even humorous social media post about a new release. You have a graphic at the ready, and you’re ready for your fans to check out the new single, EP, or full-length that you’ve spent months perfecting.
You hit “Publish,” all while failing to realize…
You didn’t actually include a way for them to hear the tunes!
I’m going to put my branding hat on for a moment and ask for a show of hands…
Social media is the least expensive and most accessible way for independent artists to get their message out to the masses. However, different platforms are right for different artists. In addition, it’s hard to be everywhere at once, so consistently utilizing a select few platforms for your marketing efforts is a smart move.
The number of impressions you make on your Facebook followers is limited. CD Baby’s DIY Musician blog suggests that most fans will only visit an artist’s Facebook page once, no matter how big a fan they are of that artist’s music.
Frustrated by the lack of engagement on your Facebook posts? A lot of musicians – and entrepreneurs still learning the social media ropes – share in your pain.
The key to creating engaging content on Facebook – that which makes your fans come back for more – goes beyond simply posting a status update or a link. You have you use your real estate on the social network to draw people in, and then keep their attention.
If you’re looking for some ways to get started, we have a few suggestions for you…