As I enter yet another competition, based on social media interaction, such as VOTES or LIKES, I am realizing how valuable these contest really are for those emerging artists who have tiny marketing budgets for their music. While time is money, I think using competitions based on social media hits are a great way to get some new fans, get some press all at the same time, increasing your user skills in social media, which seems destined to stay.
My win in the British Airways Face of Opportunity Contest with a marketing pitch for my album Night Flight to London, had many levels of competition, most being based on the number of votes I could secure. I found myself heavy on social media, like Twitter and Facebook, getting the word out. Result? I won. Got trip to London/Rome to promote my music. Met amazing people. Album on British Airways inflight audio for six months. And, most importantly, a sense of pride and accomplish and a feel of real support from the airline.
Right now, having experience the value of that contest, I have entered yet another competition. This time the prize is £10K worth or music promotion on the music website we7. I am one of 10 artists, who have been selected by Ditto Music (my digital music distributor) to get some social media promo and if I get more LIKES on the Ditto Music Facebook page than any other artist, I will win that one month promo of my music.
That’s something worth Tweeting about!
If you’d like to participate, just go to the Ditto Music Facebook page on their WALL posts. You will find my featured Artist profile about 4 posts down in the WALL feed, as of this writing. Just under the airplane image on the YouTube video, is a LIKE button. That’s the one you push!
LINK TO DITTO MUSIC FACEBOOK PAGE HERE
Let’s win this thing!