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September 25, 2009

12 Most Popular Musicians on Twitter & What You Can Learn From Them

Yep. It seems everyone is using and promoting Twitter these days. And for good reason. It's the easiest social networking tool to set up and use on a regular basis.
In addition to actors, authors, and politicians ... a LOT of musicians are using Twitter to stay in touch with their fans. Here's a list of the 12 most popular music people on Twitter, based on the current rankings at Twitterholic.

I can hear you now ... "You call some of these people 'musicians'?" I'm simply reporting the rankings of Twitter people known for their music-related activities here. I make no judgements as to the value of what they offer.

As you can see from the list, old school pop stars are in abundance. They still have the biggest platforms.

You may not get to a million followers on Twitter, but ... you CAN take a look at how these celebrities are using the service and learn from them -- both what to do and what NOT to do.

So take a peek at the various Twitter streams below and see what ideas you can borrow and use to connect with your fans -- regardless of how many of them there are right now.

1) Britney Spears
3,330,629 followers

2) John Mayer
2,299,576 followers

3) Diddy
2,018,633 followers

4) Miley Cyrus
2,006,200 followers

5) Coldplay
1,923,552 followers

6) Ashley Tisdale
1,892,961 followers

7) 50 Cent
1,675,703 followers

8) Mariah Carey
1,658,698 followers

9) Ashlee Simpson Wentz
1,588,340 followers

10) Dre'
1,568,410 followers

11) Pete Wentz
1,505,220 followers

12) Lily Allen
1,481,838 followers

Note: Some acts that fell just short of making this list include MC Hammer, Sara Bareilles, Mandy Moore, and Taylor Swift.

Also check out this ridiculously comprehensive list of Artists Using Twitter.

-Bob



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