5 tips for musicians to plan content in advance

5 tips for musicians to plan content in advance

The music industry is an ever-changing landscape. With new artists coming onto the scene and established artists releasing new albums every year, it's important for musicians to stay on top of their marketing and social media efforts. But this can be challenging when you're busy with rehearsals, recording sessions, and live performances. In order to keep up with your fans' expectations and stand out from the pack you'll need to find time in your busy schedule to plan out your content ahead of time. Here are some tips on how to do just that:



Set aside time to brainstorm.

Brainstorming is a great way to develop ideas before you actually create the content. This can mean everything from sketching out a plan for your new album cover on paper or creating a list of topics that you want to cover in a podcast episode. Set aside sometime each week (or every day) to brainstorm new ideas and concepts that could be included in your upcoming pieces.


Compile your ideas in a document or spreadsheet.

The first thing you need to do is compile your ideas in a document or spreadsheet. This will help you stay organized and keep track of what content you want to create and when.

In another section, we mentioned the importance of using a calendar for planning out your time, but when it comes to creating blog posts and social media content, it’s even more helpful! You can use the calendar feature on your smartphone or computer as well as third-party apps like Google Calendar or Todoist (my personal favorite).

Once you have created this document with all of your ideas listed out by topic and date, go through each one individually and decide how much time each one will take from start to finish—including writing the post itself, editing it once finished (which should be done first), proofreading it one last time before publishing on social media platforms like Facebook/Instagram/Twitter, etc., posting on those sites with hashtags if necessary so people can find them easily in search engines such as Google or Bing, etc., monitoring how many likes/comments/shares there are on each post after it goes live so that any changes needed can be made swiftly without waiting too long between updates.


Create a marketing calendar.

Create a marketing calendar.

Setting up social media and blog calendars is an essential step for musicians to plan content in advance and increase the consistency of their output. This can be done through a spreadsheet, or with apps like Buffer, Hootsuite, or Sprout Social. A calendar helps you to track your progress, as well as easily see when there are gaps in the schedule that need filling with new posts or tweets.


Create your content early so you can schedule it in advance.

  • Create your content early so you can schedule it in advance.

  • Posting on social media accounts is time-consuming and often doesn't get the results you want. If you're going to put in all that effort, why not put it toward something more productive?

Schedule social media posts in advance.

Scheduling posts in advance is an easy way to stay on top of your social media game. It also helps you avoid being late, which could make people think less of your brand—or even worse, leave a negative impression.

If you don’t have the time or patience to craft engaging content on a daily basis (which is understandable), scheduling can help fill in gaps and reduce stress. In fact, scheduling tools like Hootsuite are designed specifically with musicians in mind you can schedule tweets or Facebook posts from anywhere at any time!


Planning content in advance helps musicians stay on top of their marketing and social media efforts.

Planning content in advance is key if you want to stay on top of your marketing and social media efforts. If you're planning content in advance, you will know what to post and when and thus be able to focus on other aspects of your business.


Conclusion

If you’re a musician looking to plan your content in advance, these tips will help. They give you a good idea of how to brainstorm ideas, compile them into documents and spreadsheets, create a marketing calendar, schedule social media posts in advance, and more! As always when it comes to making music, remember that the only way to succeed is by practicing hard work (and maybe some luck).

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