Twitter Music Promotion
and Marketing Guide


Links to everything you always wanted to know about using Twitter to market your music, connect with fans, promote your live shows, and sell more music. An ever-expanding page of incredibly useful Twitter music resources.

Compiled by Bob Baker, who you can follow on Twitter here

What Is Twitter?

This YouTube video offers a quick and easy explanation of what Twitter is and why people use it:

Getting Started With Twitter

How to Use Twitter for Music Promotion by Heather McDonald,

From Twits to Tweeple, Why I Embraced Twitter and You Should Too by Jennifer Laycock, Search Engine Guide

Newbies Guide to Twitter by Chris Brogan

Getting Started With Twitter by Dave Fleet

A Geek's Guide to Promoting Yourself and Your Business with Twitter by Geekpreneur (48-page PDF ebook)

Twitter? It's What You Make It by David Pogue, The New York Times

Twitter Music Promotion Tips

The Musician's Twitter Roadmap by Ariel Hyatt & Laura Fitton

Top Twitter Tips for Musicians by Steve Lawson

Using Twitter to Promote Your Music - a very good 10-minute video by JamBuzzer and AaronBeats

Smart Ways to Use Twitter to Promote Your Music by Bob Baker :-)

How to Use Twitter for Band Promotion, From the Deep End blog

Best Music Business Practices for Twitter by David Hooper

How One Artist Got 14,000 Downloads in 48 Hours Using Twitter from Music Think Tank

Twitter Promotion for Those Who Don't Collaborate With Lil Wayne from COPYCATS Media Blog

7 Reasons Everyone in the Music Industry Should Try Twitter by Gerd Leonhard

Right and Wrong Ways to Use Twitter for Music Promotion from 14sandwiches

So Now You're on Twitter - What Should You Do Next? by Gerd Leonhard

Add Music to Your Twitter Feeds

Twiturm - upload and share your original music - turns your MP3 link into a streaming flash player - URL shortener for all things music

Play Twitter - play MP3 files directly on Twitter

Twisten.FM - crawls Twitter for tweets about music

More Twitter Music-Related Sites - TechCrunch blog post list

Books About Twitter Promotion

Twitter Power: How to Dominate Your Market One Tweet at a Time by Joel Comm

Twitter Revolution: How Social Media and Mobile Marketing is Changing the Way We Do Business & Market Online by Warren Whitlock and Deborah Micek

Coming Soon: Twitter Music Promotion Toolkit by Bob Baker

Useful Twitter Sites & Applications

Twitterholic - tracks the most popular people on Twitter

Twitter Search - Twitter's internal search engine

Twellow - an independent Twitter search directory

Just Tweet It - another directory for Twitter users

Twitterfeed - feeds your blog to Twitter

TweetDeck - helps you categorize who you follow

HootSuite - schedule your tweets in advance

Tweet Later - tools to automate your Twitter activity

TwitPic - share photos on Twitter

TweetBeep - keep track of tweets that mention you, your band, label, etc.

TwitterKeys - add music notes and other symbols to your tweets

Twhirl - a Twitter desktop client

TwitterFox - a Firefox browser extension

Friend or Follow - lets you know who you are following and who's not following you back

TwitThis - add this button to your site so people can quickly tweet about it

Twtpoll - create simple surveys/polls for Twitter

Well-Known Musicians on Twitter

Coldplay -

MC Hammer -

SaraBareilles -

Dave Matthews -

Alison (Fine Frenzy) -

John Mayer -

P Diddy -

Kanye West -

Taylor Swift -

Britney Spears -

Musicians on Twitter You Should Follow, and Some to Ignore from Each Note Secure

Twitter Group: Musicians

More Twitter Promo Tips & Resources

TwiTip blog by Darren Rowse

The Big Juicy Twitter Guide by Caroline Middlebrook

101 Ways to Rock and Be Rocked by Twitter by Pam Perry

100+ Smart Twitter Ideas by Dan Hollings

Twitter Fan Wiki

Using Twitter for Business by John Jantsch (9-page PDF report)

How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business by Michael Stelzner