Hello All,


Currently enrolled in a social media class, one of our first assignments was to set up a Twitter account, become familiar with how it worked, as well as follow and be followed by classmates. I decided that since I was to be on Twitter anyways, I would make my experience a little more interesting to me, and followed some news sources as well as music. I apologize for the dryness, now is when the meaning comes in to this post…

I logged into Twitter to check the status of my account and to make some posts. Good timing on my part because I had a recent post from a music interest of mine. Tech Nine is the name, from Kansas City MO, which is local for where I am. The post stated that Tech and others from his label would be on UStream doing a live broadcast to fans, and answering questions posted. Being unfamiliar to the site, I decided to check it out.

Most musicians, singers and all others in similar categories use to not do the little things to keep the fans involved and interested. If you did not go to the concerts, or wait forever in line for a signing, you did not have a chance to see your favorite artist. Tabloids maybe, but pictures never do anyone justice. When I went to the site, I found Tech on live stream, laughing and joking around with other label artists. This was some people favorite artist, just hanging out with what would feel like quality time.

Being live on the computer, in a sort of “real” setting, really shows how todays artists are using social media to reach the people. Getting fans involved through a Twitter post and a live stream on UStream, allowing them to ask their own questions and make comments to this group is in my opinion phenomenal. Now we can all be better in touch with the music we are constantly listening as well as those who are creating it.

Very simple idea to post on, but I think it makes a world of difference.