If you want to stay up to date on the latest electronic dance music news then it would probably be best to use the medium of social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Many people view these social platforms as being a great way to communicate about what is happening in the world of dance. It also enables the audience to form a view of the artist as well as interact with them on a personal level. The interaction could take the form of chatting live with the artist or fans, commenting on posts and suggestions. As a result the fans get a real sense of involvement and interaction with their favorite artists.
However, one of the major issues when using social media for any purpose is that it requires a little more thought as to how it is used. When fans sign up to be able to see the latest posts on their news feed they usually do not think much further than that. They may not even check the number of people that have joined in the discussion or where the photos or videos are posted. In some cases these can actually be a massive deterrent to new followers.
For example, when a fan notices a recent post on a fan’s wall they will usually move onto the next wall, or worse still, click away from the computer when they are finished reading. This is not the case when they are signed up to see the latest posts on their ‘friends’ walls. The images and posts do not have to be related to their favorite artist. They can be from any area of interest. So this means that they can be from a local store, a book store, a skateboard shop, a coffee shop or just about anything else! They can view the latest posts on electronic dance music based off their own personal interests, which helps them get involved in the community and participate more.
Also, the social engagement is huge with electronic dance music. When one sees a photo of a friend on the wall they can comment and tag their friends which creates a ‘buzz’. Their friends can then respond with comments or simply share the image on their own social platform. It creates a form of instant social engagement and helps keep the followers of the different social platforms up to date.
A smaller percentage of the electronic dance music news is actually about artists who have recently passed away. Sadly, this information does not appear to pop up on the walls of the profiles of those who have passed away. It seems like such a small percentage of the fans or followers actually check or view latest posts on their walls on a regular basis. It would be interesting to know if there are any big plans for these social engagement opportunities moving forward.
One of the biggest advantages of becoming a fan of an artist is the ability to become involved in the music industry. Being able to meet other fans of the same musical taste can lead to long term relationships. For example, if a fan loves rap but is not into bass music then they might find themselves developing a mutual love of electronic dance music. This can lead to a couple of years of being friends and slowly building a large network of people who have a common interest in music.
It is important that the fan and artist stay in contact and share positive information and thoughts. If a fan becomes very involved and vocal about their opinions they can become identified as a key influencer. Being that a fan can build a fan base, it is in the artist’s best interest to provide them with feedback. Also, it is important that an artist knows what their fans think and how they can improve. By doing this they will not only find their way into the electronic dance music scene, but they will also learn more about the industry and the fans that they are trying to attract and keep.
Finally, many electronic dance music websites are social and community based. Many times fans will start a conversation or send links to friends who may be interested in the genre. When a social website starts to grow, it is often because a group of people feel that they can relate to or understand it. Keeping up with this type of media is important because it helps to promote and expose an artist to a variety of new and exciting social circles that they may not have been aware of before.