As an artist and creator, one of the best feelings in the world is amassing a community of fans who truly appreciate your music and personality. If you’re constantly amazed by BandLab artists with huge fanbases, we’ve got good news: you have the power to build a thriving audience too!
With over 60 million creators in our fast-growing community, it’s easy to feel like a small fish in a big pond. But fret not, we’ve got the recipe for success. Grow followers on BandLab with these nine effective tips.
How to grow followers on BandLab
1. Tap into your social media network
Do you have a presence on social media platforms like Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and Facebook? Chances are, your followers are also interested in your work on BandLab. Here’s a quick marketing tip to get more eyeballs on your page – include a simple call-to-action in your social media posts.
Asking your followers to follow you on BandLab, or inviting them to listen to new releases on your platform can make all the difference. Don’t be surprised at how a straightforward ask can go a long way in helping you grow followers.
2. Invest in authentic friendships
Authenticity is key to building genuine relationships on BandLab! So start engaging with other artists and creators on your feed. This could mean dropping a thoughtful comment on their work, reposting their tracks, or even forking their creations. Don’t play the “follow for follow” game. Instead, prioritize building real friendships within the community.
3. Get forked
If you’re a music producer, there’s a massive opportunity for you to get your beats and backing tracks noticed and appreciated. Dedicate some of your creations to be forked by the BandLab community of singers, rappers, and remixers. You’ll be providing them with a valuable resource (while getting credited in return when they publish their work). We call that a win-win situation. Here’s the lowdown on forking if you need it.
4. Two heads are better than one
Collaborations are another great way to grow followers. Why does it work so well? When you team up with other musicians, artists, and brands, you help each other reach new audiences and expand your fanbases. The best part? BandLab makes collaborating a breeze with Creator Connect. This opt-in service lets you build relationships and join forces with like-minded creators. Simply turn it on in settings, then head to your Explore page to start searching.
5. Maintain a slick profile page
Your profile page is your first impression on BandLab, and a strong personal brand can help you stand out from the crowd. So make sure you’ve got a great profile image, a clear and concise bio, and working links to all your social media profiles. You can even showcase your best work by pinning it to the top of your page. And don’t forget to set up your Tip Jar so fans can tip you for your music!
6. Score a spot on BandLab’s Explore page
Getting noticed on our Explore page can help you attract more followers. This isn’t always easy, but we’ve got some tips to help you get your tracks trending. Besides creating good music, you can also post to your feed regularly, encourage followers to add your music to their collections and playlists, share teasers of upcoming releases, and even interact with your fans through livestreams. Another hot tip is to create forkable tracks that showcase your unique sound while giving you added visibility.
7. Consistency is key
Regularly engaging with your fans can keep them coming back for more. Grow followers on BandLab and keep them excited by posting new tracks and drops on a regular schedule. Just remember that no one likes to be bombarded, so try not to go overboard with too much content. Keep it real and share only the good stuff that your fans will love and find valuable.
8. Supercharge your best content
So you’ve posted a fire track, and the likes and comments are rolling in! Now consider activating Boost to share it with an even wider audience. This new feature can help you attract more viewers, listeners, and potential fans – increasing your chances of growing your fanbase. But remember: Boost isn’t a shortcut to overnight success – it’s the cherry on your content cake. So use it wisely on your best work to increase the odds of skyrocketing your following!
9. Show off in our monthly contests
If you’re new to BandLab (or just need a reminder), we’ve got exciting monthly contests that can get you noticed by the judges and the community – on top of the chance to win $500! Even if you don’t snag the top prize, popular entries are bumped to the top of our contest pages. If your track is well-loved in the community, it may even be featured on our Explore page.
And there you have it: these are tried and tested ways to grow your followers on BandLab. It may take some time, effort, and dedication. But trust us, it’s going to be worth it.