200 Publications Ideas for Musicians

Publications about you or your musical career

  • 1. Your current news
  • 2. Your upcoming news
  • 3. Your schedule
  • 4. Your steps
  • 5. Your goals
  • 6. Your dreams
  • 7. Your wishes
  • 8. Your desires
  • 9. What motivates you
  • 10. Your doubts
  • 11. Your frustrations
  • 12. Your blockages
  • 13. Your failures
  • 14. Your successes
  • 15. Your work habits
  • 16. Your daily life
  • 17. Your anecdotes
  • 18. Your background and your childhood
  • 19. Your trips
  • 20. Your thoughts and moods
  • 21. Your biography (extracts)
  • 22. How and why you became a musician
  • 23. How and why you formed this group together
  • 24. Your music
  • 25. Your artistic universe
  • 26. Explanation of the name of the project, album or song
  • 27. Explanation of the meaning of an album or song
  • 28. Your influences
  • 29. Your favorite artists
  • 30. Your inspirations
  • 31. Your words
  • 32. Your playing techniques
  • 33. Advice for beginning musicians
  • 34. Your collaborations
  • 35. Your professional partners
  • 36. Your opinion on the music industry of yesterday, today and tomorrow
  • 37. Your support
  • 38. Your distinctions, awards and nominations
  • 39. Your stepping stones
  • 40. Your meetings
  • 41. Your trips
  • 42. Your organization
  • 43. Worst / best advice you have ever received
  • 44. Your favorite instruments and equipment
  • 45. Your favorite apps and software
  • 46. Your favorites (music or others)
  • 47. Your other passions besides music
  • 48. Your memories related to music (significant events)
  • 49. Your opinion on the policy (cultural or not) in your country
  • 50. Your favorite things about being a musician
  • 51. Styles of music you like and don't like
  • 52. What you did before
  • 53. Your musical niche (other musical projects, venues, media, etc.)

Publications about your promo or your marketing

  • 1. Articles (print or web) about you
  • 2. The articles you published on your blog
  • 3. Your interviews
  • 4. Your broadcasts
  • 5. Your media passages (television, radio, music websites and blogs)
  • 6. Your merchandising (examples of pieces of merch)
  • 7. Promote subscription to your newsletter
  • 8. Promote an album
  • 9. Promote a concert
  • 10. Links to your other social networks
  • 11. Links to website, blog, mobile app or others
  • 12. Link to a video, a playlist or your Youtube channel
  • 13. Embed a video (clip, teaser, etc.) natively
  • 14. Integrate a playlist or a song via Spotify, Soundcloud or Deezer
  • 15. Your entries on playlists
  • 16. Links to online music platforms (Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, etc.)
  • 17. Links to your merchandising store or to a ticket office
  • 18. Your calls to action (buy, listen, subscribe to the newsletter, subscribe, share)

Publications about your musical productions

  • 1. Your creation and composition process
  • 2. Funding
  • 3. Your preparation
  • 4. Registration
  • 5. The studio
  • 6. Your team
  • 7. Mixing
  • 8. Mastering
  • 9. The album cover
  • 10. A teaser
  • 11. The exit
  • 12. Promotion events
  • 13. Physical and digital distribution
  • 14. Reception and criticism
  • 15. The content generated by your fans regarding your release

Publications about your concerts

  • 1. The preparation of the show
  • 2. Announcement of the date
  • 3. The setlist
  • 4. The musicians
  • 5. The content of the show
  • 6. Your booking process
  • 7. The first parts
  • 8. The type of live (festival, showcase, acoustics, etc.)
  • 9. The planning of the tour or your next concerts
  • 10. Behind the scenes
  • 11. The press opinion
  • 12. Your comments on the concert
  • 13. Your logbook
  • 14. The venue, city or festival where you preferred to play
  • 15. The venue, city or festival where you would love to play
  • 16. Acknowledgments following a concert or festival
  • 17. End of tour thanks

Types of audio to share

  • 1. A demo
  • 2. A cover
  • 3. A remix
  • 4. A teaser
  • 5. A new title
  • 6. A live
  • 7. An acoustic version
  • 8. An unpublished version of a title
  • 9. An interview

Types of videos to share

  • 1. A clip
  • 2. A lyric video or audio visualization
  • 3. An alternative version of one of your titles
  • 4. A cover by another artist
  • 5. A cover of one of your tracks by someone else
  • 6. A live performance (extract or in full)
  • 7. A live performance captured by your fans
  • 8. One of your interviews
  • 9. A teaser
  • 10. A making of (tour, clip, album)
  • 11. A video taken in the studio
  • 12. A video taken during rehearsals
  • 13. Behind the scenes
  • 14. A road trip
  • 15. A vlog
  • 16. A parody
  • 17. A blooper
  • 18. A hardware test
  • 19. Thanks
  • 20. A review
  • 21. A FAQ
  • 22. Advice (mixing, composition, playing, etc.)
  • 23. Music lessons (techniques, exercises, etc.)
  • 24. An audio spectrum visualization
  • 25. Your electronic press kit (EPK) in video format
  • 26. Collaborations with other musicians or videographers
  • 27. Your own program concepts
  • 28. A tutorial to play one of your songs
  • 29. A tutorial to play a known title
  • 30. A home session

Posts about your videos

  • 1. The announcement
  • 2. The place
  • 3. The team
  • 4. The concept (subject, storyboard, etc.)
  • 5. Comments on the shooting or the making-of
  • 6. Promotion of the clip
  • 7. The birthday of the clip
  • 8. Reaching a level of views

Types of photos to share

  • 1. A photoshoot
  • 2. A live photo
  • 3. A photo taken in the studio or during rehearsal
  • 4. A selfie
  • 5. Photos of your fans with your albums and / or your t-shirts
  • 6. Pictures of you with your fans
  • 7. An album cover
  • 8. Your logo
  • 9. A flyer, a poster
  • 10. An inspirational quote
  • 11. An old photo of you or your group (Throwback Thursday)
  • 12. A meme
  • 13. A new banner / cover image
  • 14. A GIF

Other ideas for publications

  • 1. Take a survey
  • 2. Ask your fans a question
  • 3. Ask your fans for their opinion about one of your projects (visuals, titles, merch, etc.)
  • 4. Make a FAQ
  • 5. Involve your fans (communication, cover / remix, video, etc.)
  • 6. Offer gifts, discounts and invitations
  • 7. Take a quiz
  • 8. Make a live video from your home
  • 9. Make a live video during a concert
  • 10. Make a competition
  • 11. Interview someone who inspires you
  • 12. Respond to seasonality (holidays, celebrations)
  • 13. Celebrate the birthdays of your works (albums, clips, etc.)
  • 14. Celebrate the birthdays of the musicians with whom you collaborate
  • 15. Respond to news and trends
  • 16. React to a video or article
  • 17. Comment on the evolution of your fanbase
  • 18. Offer private content for subscribers to your newsletter (excluded, backstage, etc.)
  • 19. Make accounts (D-5, D-3, D-1, etc.)
  • 20. Repost live videos of your known titles

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