Here are five simple tips to give DIY musicians a great Twitter profile:
Have A Good Twitter Header Photo
Having a simple, uncluttered header image works best. If it’s a photo, make sure it ‘sells and tells’ your genre and who you are as an artist. If you’re plugging a new album, tour etc keep text large and fonts crisp (most people will view it on a phone remember). Once your tour etc has passed, make sure you update your header. Dimensions are 1500 x 500 but beware Twitter will crop the top and bottom of the image. More on that here.
Make Full Use Of Your Bio
Come up a great strapline which sums up and sells who you are.
Bios can have 160 characters but there’s no need to put your website in there, you can do that in the dedicated website field below your bio. You should include your YouTube channel, Spotify artist page or Soundcloud page.. Include the emojis which best sum up yourself and your music. Add booking or contact email if appropriate.
Use A Pinned Post To Show People Who You Are
Pin a Tweet with a clip of your best music video or live performance to your feed. That way, if a newbie hops on your page you’re giving them an idea of what you look and sound like without going elsewhere.
These have been circular for a while now, make sure your current profile pic works well as a circle
Keep It Up To Date
There’s nothing worse than a header promoing an old tour or a bio plugging a single from last year. It’s an easy thing to overlook so make sure you periodically check it to make sure all the info there is up to date.
Got any questions about this post or how you can better market yourself?