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The Best Social Media Marketing Channels to Promote Your Music

Many musicians want to just focus on the creative aspect of making music.  That can be very rewarding for you and your fans, but if you want to make a living with your music long term, you should know the best channels for marketing your music.

Here is some demographic data of social media users from PewResearchCenter .  You should strongly consider focusing on the social media vehicles that best reach your target market to get more sustainable results with your music.

Women continue to dominate Pinterest – 44% of online women use the site, compared with 16% of online men. Those under the age of 50 are also more likely to be Pinterest users – 37% do so, compared with 22% of those ages 50 and older.


Facebook continues to be especially popular among online women, 77% of whom are users. In addition, 82% of online adults ages 18 to 29 use Facebook, along with 79% of those ages 30 to 49, 64% of those ages 50 to 64 and 48% of those 65 and older.


Instagram continues to be popular with non-whites and young adults: 55% of online adults ages 18 to 29 use Instagram, as do 47% of African Americans and 38% of Hispanics. Additionally, online women continue to be more likely than online men to be Instagram users (31% vs. 24%).


LinkedIn is especially popular among working-age adults as well as college graduates and those with relatively high household incomes. LinkedIn is the only major social media platform for which usage rates are higher among 30- to 49-year-olds than among 18- to 29-year-olds. Fully 46% of online adults who have graduated from college are LinkedIn users, compared with just 9% of online adults with a high school diploma or less.


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