HOW TO HELPDear Friends,
There are so many fun things that can be done online and in your local community to help reach out to new fans. After all, there was a dark and scary time when you weren't familiar with the wonderful music that has become part of your life now, and hopefully for years to come.
Here's a list of suggestions that are often very fun and help immensely.
BOBBY LONG OFFICIAL STREET TEAM
First and foremost, sign up for the official Bobby Long mailing list and street team through ATO Records to show support and help coordinate with others to promote. To get involved, sign up using the form below and follow the street team on twitter at @BobbyLongSTteam.
Questions about the street team can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Update your street team profile at any time here.
SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES
Become a fan, follower, and friend on Social Networking sites. Not only official Bobby Long sites, but also sites belonging to other fans. It's a great way to meet others who share the same musical passions.
Use widgets from Eventful to add Bobby Long Tour dates to your Myspace page. Also, post your favorite YouTube video for others to see when visiting your page. Post comments on Bobby's MySpace and other people's pages. Post bulletins to help get the word out about upcoming shows, but also about Bobby's music in general. Routinely play the songs on Bobby's playlist to increase the play count.
Post comments on Bobby's Facebook wall, as well as your friend's and yours! Share YouTube videos with your friends on Facebook and add Bobby Long as a favorite artist on the iLike application. Use iLike to send dedications to friends and let other fans know which concert you're attending.
Retweet posts by @BobbyLongNews on Twitter and use #BobbyLong in your own tweets to increase the visibility in trending topics. Retweet useful links to articles so others may see them as well.
Photo Sharing Sites
Upload your pictures from shows to Flickr. Tag "Bobby Long" in the pictures to appear in the photo slideshow here on the Fans page. Upload the photos to other websites such as Photobucket, Picasa, MySpace, Facebook, etc. so others can see them no matter what photo service they use.
Upload videos you've taken at the shows to YouTube and share the news via the various social networking sites. Send us your video for consideration in the playlist on the Fans page.
Become your own DJ on Blip.fm and play songs and videos to share with other listeners. Follow other DJs who also play Bobby and give them props!
The Forums on MusicBobbyLong.com
Share your thoughts on Bobby's music and connect with other fans in our very own forums. It's where the cool kids hang out.
MUSIC INDUSTRY SITES AND BLOGGERS
Post comments to online articles, interviews, and music industry websites. Pollstar, VH1, Fuse, and MuchMusic are just a few of the important sites for musicians. Fan activity in comments and forums will show that Bobby Long is an up and coming artist that is here to stay.
Comment on articles written by national and local music bloggers in support of their efforts. If you come across a blogger who you think may be interested, recommend they check out Bobby's music on his official MySpace page. Why not become a blogger yourself? Blogster and WordPress are two sites that make it quick and easy to share yourself and your interests.
ON THE TOWN
Opportunities to introduce people to Bobby's music are everywhere so keep your mp3 player handy. Local concerts, music festivals, dining with friends, or even walking your dog at the local park are places where casual conversation can turn to favorite musicians. It's fairly easy to recognize when someone displays a genuine interest so don't be pushy.
Here are some additional tips for hitting the streets of your town:
Mostly have a lot of fun sharing your love of Bobby's music with others. Keep us updated by EMAIL. We'd love to know what's going on! If you send us a photo of your promoting activities we might just feature you on the site so everyone can bow down to your awesomeness.
The MusicBobbyLong Team
Below is an adobe acrobat .pdf file that contains all three of the official Tour posters for Bobby Long from ATO Records. Add additional information for a specific venue, such as venue name, address, age limit, ticket price and url to the space allocated at the bottom. Please do not modify the image in any other way. Click the .pdf file link to open and save a copy to your desktop.
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