Wired magazine came out with an interesting answer for its Ask an Algorithm section. The question was How to Coax People to Listen to Your Band, a question that is on many peoples brains.
So how do you do it?
…Gain attention first; money will follow.
…Twitter-users buy 77 percent more music downloads than non-Twitter users.
Similarities between the current most-followed, best-selling artists with staying power (Lady Gaga + Justin Bieber) include genre (pop/dance), instruments played (vocals, piano), age (<25), and inclusion (or rumored inclusion) in the television series Glee. Also detecting statistically significant references to androgyny. (More here)
- Establish androgynous aesthetic.
- Write songs.
- Shoot video.
- Post material online.
- Amass Twitter followers.
- Release album.
- Book shows.
- Retweet rumors about hermaphroditism and/or sex change.
So that’s how Diamond Rings did it!
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