Live streams and covers on social media
I see live streams of a social media as a huge opportunity to attract audience with very low expenses. It has become very easy to do a live stream during the past few years, wich facebook, instagram, twitter and other social media introducing live streaming service for their users for free.
In the planning stage of graded unit, I planned to do several live streams from my home recording studio and perform songs from my upcoming EP. I decided not to do live streams because I didn’t have my original songs ready to perform it live yet. I definitely want to use live streams in the future, I believe it is a great way how to promote music on social media. On networking events, I also attended a several panels about live streams on social media which was very interesting and informative.
Instead of live streams, I decided to upload several 1 minute covers to my Instagram page. In total, I uploaded 6 covers, here is a complete list of covers:
- Ed Sheeran – Castle on the Hill
- Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
- Ben Howard – Old Pina
- Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the Dark
- Ed Sheeran – Happier
- Damien Rice – I Don’t Want to Change You
In total, people watch my covers more than 1000 times which is a very successful for me. All covers can be found on my instagram page: