We’ve got Billboard charts, top 10 lists, and personal favorites, and as people become more social media savvy, we’ve also got the popular-by-demand in social cyber space: what’s trending. What’s talked about on Twitter in multiple 140 character posts is being followed by individuals, companies, institutions and organizations everywhere .
It seems, we’ve just got to tap into the most popular hashtag.
So when it comes to music, I’ve tried to figure out what’s trending at the moment. However, the more I’ve looked, a lot of it doesn’t seem applicable for what I would tweet about in regards to favorite stories, new music, bands and more. For example, Fuse, part of the Madison Square Garden Company, has launched a tv show featuring the daily top 10 stories of what’s trending, using their special heat tracker of what’s popular on Twitter. As I check it out today, stories range from Demi Lovato becoming Barbie, Rihanna selling out shows and one of the Jonas Brothers hosting the Miss USA pageant. I am glad a lot of this slips my radar on Twitter, as these top 10 trending stories aren’t of interest to me. Instead, trending music stories should be relevant to the people reading them.
In April, Twitter launched their trending #music site and iPhone app, a service to socially find popular tunes from Twitter. It also allows you to listen to music that the people and artists you follow have shared (the service is currently available in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand). This seems to be a step in the right direction – your friends, your fans, your favorite artists under one umbrella.
What’s trending online is multiple voices talking about the same thing, and at times, the real voice of the people does break through the media buzz.
The fascinating thing about social media is the ability to connect with like-minded people, wherever you are in the world, and create a storm together.
Becoming an online tribe is an important step in breaking through, and that’s what’s fun about social media – it’s more about togetherness for success, rather than individualism. There are several fabulous tools online to connect with those you share an interest with, and it is an incredibly uplifting way to engage yourself socially. You can decide what’s trending in your world and work together to make things happen.
What I’d like to see is people coming together to create their unforgettable live music events. I don’t want a trending list to tell people what bands to follow and what music to listen too. Music is an individual experience, but often we share it with so many other people too (sometimes without knowing it). When artists connect with their fans online, anything is possible – and you don’t have to be thousands of people to create something amazing. What I hope to see is people taking charge of their experiences, shaping them, rather than becoming submissive to popular culture. From online interaction we can create fantastic live music events – created, shaped, decided by the people.
Real people with real experiences, because virtual just isn’t as much fun.
With Emues, that’s possible, it’s just your creativity that’s the limit.
/Julia, CMO, @jwklndr
Emues.com – Concerts booked by the people
Add one of the following banners to your website/blog or share in your social networks to reach out to your fans and encourage them to suggest a gig with you through emues.com. Make sure to link the banner to your Emues profile page.
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Add one of the following banners to your website/blog or share in your social networks to reach out to your audience and encourage them to suggest a concert in your venue. Make sure to link the banner to your Emues profile page.
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Emues gives people a new way to book concerts. The idea is that if there are enough people who want to see a band in a particular city the show is on! Anyone can suggest a gig. Once a suggestion has been accepted by the artist and the venue, tickets are up for sale and the concert gets booked once enough people have bought tickets. This is a way to minimize risk and secure an income for artists and venues. In other words, Emues is a sort of crowdfunding for gigs.
Whether you are an artist, venue or fan, the suggestion is only the first step. How do you ensure that the concert becomes reality?
Here is a guide we’ve put together to help you succeed in crowdfunding a gig through Emues.
We would like to send you a reminder that YOU have the power to suggest, book and promote concerts through Emues.com. Emues is currently only open for use in Sweden and Denmark, but in early 2013 we will be opening up for several new countries around the world. However, artists from all over the world are now signing up. The idea is that wherever fans want to hear their bands play, the gig is on.
Now that you have the power, you also have the possibility to steer the ship in the direction you want it to go!
Make sure that your favourite bands register on Emues.com, so that they can be booked on a stage near you.
We’ve created a poster that could help you along the way. Share it with your favourite bands (post it on their Facebook walls, send it to them on Twitter, post it on your blog) to ensure that they get registered and that YOU have the possibility to make a concert reality.
Let us know if you have any comments, questions or concerns. We look forward to helping you make your live-music dreams reality.
Let’s make it happen!
Warm regards from The Emues Crew