A Social Media Policy – Update

Some months ago I wrote a blog post for this Pierless Music site called ‘A Social Media Policy’. The idea was to give bands and musicians some guidance on the potentials pitfalls of their own use of social media, based on my own experiences.

That post was well received and I was recently asked to update the post for use on the Epik Music Videos website.

They have changed the title to ‘The 10 Commandments of Social Media’, even though there are actually 16 “Commandments”. But the title does have a nice ring to it doesn’t it? You can find the post here:

http://www.epikmusicvideos.com/blog/84-social-media-policy-how-to-avoid-mistakes.html

Even if you did read that original Pierless Music post, it would be worth reading this new version as it has been updated and added to.

Let me know what you think and if you have any personal pointers that could be added to any future update.

Guest Post: A Music Video In 4 Basic Steps

One of the main ways of getting attention for your band, or act, is to produce a music video to help showcase your music. But, how do you go about it? Especially if you have only a limited budget and who doesn’t these days eh?

Well, our friends at Epik Music Videos have written us another guest post to help you. You can find it here:

http://pierlessmusic.co.uk/blog-posts/epik/shooting-your-own-music-video-in-4-basic-steps/

It makes for good reading and having been in discussions myself recently about helping to produce a local music video, I can tell you that there are some good pointers in the article.

Some of them may well seem obvious, but it’s often very easy to forget the basics. So, have a read before making your own video, it might just make all the difference to the finished product.

Find out more about Epik Music Videos here: http://www.epikmusicvideos

Make Your Band A Brand!

A while ago I wrote a blog post for this Pierless Music site called ‘B(r)and’, in which I talked about the need for a band to start to think of themselves as a brand, or a business.

It’s one of those topics that musicians probably don’t even think about or realise might apply to them, especially when they are first starting out. But it does and reading the post will hopefully make you realise why.

Well, I have recently been asked to update that post for use on another music related website. Something I was happy to do.

Here’s the result: http://www.epikmusicvideos.com/blog/79-make-your-band-a-brand.html

Give it a read and let me know what you think.