If 2009 was the year that social media and online presences exploded, 2010 will be the year the dust settles and users survey the new landscape. Simply being present on any given platform(s) will no longer be sufficient. Streamlined, intelligently integrated profile networks will separate the users that stand out from those just a part of the noise.
So, as an eager artist keeping up to date with the latest tools to spread your music across the web, how best can you rise above the masses?
There are almost as many social networks and applications trumpeting their own unique services as their are musicians seeking to answer that very question. In the coming weeks, Above The Static will be analyzing the pros and cons of many of these tools in order to save you, the artist, time spent doing the leg work yourself. Time you would probably much prefer to spend, you know, creating the very music you want to promote?
If you have any suggestions that you would like us to test drive, we’d love to hear from you in the comments or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, the fine folks over at Mashable have started the ball rolling by selecting ‘5 Superb Social Media Tools For Musicians’.
Are you using any of these platforms to promote your music already?
What online tools do you find to be most effective for elevating your work above the noise?