5 ways to get in touch with your favorite artists
Off Beat Nov 20, 2017
Although it still takes work and patience, approaching your favorite musicians for advice and contact has never been easier. Drooble users have been discussing ways to make this happen effectively and came up with 5 good tips to help you get started.
These are all about taking advantage of whatever contact mediums are available to you – mainly social media, physical letters or phone numbers, and networking. So there are plenty of things to try before you run out of ideas!
Regardless of what you go for, keep in mind that good communication is essential. Be original, interesting, engaging – not just another semi-obsessed fan – and you stand a chance at getting your favorite music people’s attention!
1. Try Twitter
Our own Boyan Simeonov tuned in by saying most famous artists’ social media profiles are ran by management agencies and PR companies, yet they often handle their Twitter accounts themselves. So aim the right tweet at the right person and you might continue towards relations, collaboration, chatting, or whatever it is you want.
Of course, crafting the right Twitter message for your favorite artist is a bit of an art form in itself. Resident Droobler Mack Dacre argues tweets should be “engaging, not worshipping, and something they’ll want to reply to.” So leave your obsession with a musical someone for those fan letters they never open, and think of something clever to say to get them talking on Twitter!
2. Try Instagram
Jan Munoz suggests Instagram as another meeting point between fans and artists. Many musicians enjoy sharing photos and artwork on Instagram by themselves, whether it’s their own work or that of devoted fans. Again, go for direct messages, or even better – catch their attention with something uniquely cool, and you get a chance at being noticed!
3. Try networking
Mack Dacre thinks good old networking is where it’s at, and even in the digital era, he’s absolutely right. If you happen to know some cool people who know other people who know your favorite artist personally, you have a way in. You can even try pulling that off on LinkedIn, though that’s more of a place for music industry professionals, rather than musicians.
Still, if you’re after a particular manager or producer and they are on it, LinkedIn is a perfectly viable means of networking ’till you get to them. Simply ask a mutual contact for an introduction, and if all is fine, doors will open.
4. Try official contact
Tina Z prefers official contact, and she has a point! If your favorite artists have left any e-mails, phone numbers, or P.O. boxes for contact on their website or social media profile, that’s your chance to get in touch. Proceed as usual – craft an interesting message or proposal, send it over, and hope for the best!
5. Try other social media
If any of the other ways don’t cut it, feel free to gun for Facebook, SoundCloud, MySpace, musicians’ official or fan forums, and other online places where your people of interest gather. When you are there, getting a chance at standing out in the crowd is difficult, but not impossible. Drooble user Andrew Shnitka has been lucky, and you could be, too!
How do you connect with famous artists? ›
Get on social media and find people a big artist you want to link with is talking about or too. Then reach out to that person and offer them something you can do for them to provide value. If you can't think of anything, think harder and somehow find a way to impress them and gain their trust.How can I support my favorite artist? ›
Share your contact information
But if your favorite artists can contact you directly, they only need to send you a text or email to let you know what they're up to. Simple as that. Going to the artist's official website and signing up for their mailing list may be the best option.
- "Your music changed my life" ...
- "That was the best show I've ever seen" ...
- "Remember me when you're famous" ...
- "Will you please come play a show in my city?"
Take classes and workshops.
Either online or in person, taking a one-time workshop or a series of classes will bring you into an art community. If you take watercolor classes, you'll meet a lot of other people who are also working to improve their skills in the same medium as you. Find friends you can grow with!
- Introduce yourself.
- Tell them about your company.
- Tell them about your project.
- Let them know how you work and what's expected.
- Payment details.
Be polite and casual with them. Try not to freak out and act differently around them. Celebrities will likely appreciate being treated like regular people. You can compliment their work and tell them you are a huge fan, but try not to go overboard (like scream and cry) when you talk to them.How do artists get ideas? ›
So, if you want to know how artists get their ideas, here is the answer in brief: Artists get their ideas by observing and borrowing from the artists they most admire. They are heavily influenced and inspired to achieve the same results. They crawl Instagram, visit galleries, and buy art books and magazines.What should I ask my favorite artist? ›
- What was your first experience with music?
- How did you get into making music?
- Who are your musical influences?
- What or who inspires you?
- Do you have any pre-show rituals?
- What song was the most difficult for you to write?
- What has been your favorite performance or tour so far?
- Schedule Short, Focused Work Periods. ...
- Seek Input From Others. ...
- Create Space in Your Schedule for Your Craft. ...
- Revisit Your Favorite Artists. ...
- Share Your Creative Process. ...
- Read Art Quotes Daily. ...
- Incorporate Inspirational Wall Decor in Your Space. ...
- Make Money With Your Art.
- Writing workshops. ...
- Legal Workshops. ...
- Website Workshops. ...
- Digital Marketing Workshops. ...
- Media & Public Relations Workshops. ...
- Fundraising & Grant Writing Workshops. ...
- Personal Wellness & Network Workshops.
How do you email an artist? ›
Be clear and concise.
Place yourself in the position of the recipient and respect their time. State your purpose clearly: “I am writing to you to inquire about your artist selection process.” Avoid writing lengthy e-mails that go into many different details. Get to the point in one or two simple paragraphs.
Vampr is a social networking app aimed explicitly at helping bands find new members. It can also aid in music discovery and as a way to connect musicians, fans, and industry professionals. By 2022, it had helped musicians create over 8 million new musical connections.How do you call an artist? ›