Get Schooled

a No Earbuds guide to supporting your faves at any price, PART ONE

October 1, 2019
art by Olivia Keasling


Fans don’t get enough credit. Truthfully, they’re the ones who make or break an artist’s career, not just the industry pulling its weight around them. When it’s operating at its best, the team an artist builds around them helps to strategize and find the opportunities that get their music in front of potential new listeners, but in almost every way, it’s you, the fans, who actually determine what happens next.

Being a supportive fan in 2019 is actually way cooler than when I was first getting into music, plain and simply because of social media. Now fans can do all the same things we used to do and more! 

When Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge was considered a new release and seeing bands like Fall Out Boy or Brand New in 500-capacity venues wasn’t that big of a deal yet (not even remotely sorry for the flex), I was falling in love with the emo and pop-punk music communities. Aside from going to just about every show I found out about, I also joined street teams and hung up posters to promote upcoming shows in the area or new albums. I kept several notebooks worth of fan art, generally centered around lyrics that stood out the most to me, and even drew things for friends to hang on their walls. Long before we passed the aux cord, I passed my headphones to anyone who would listen. I even helped book some DIY shows at local venues, too. 


It undoubtedly all led me down the path I’m on now, running my own promotion company and helping bands of all sizes figure out how to grow their audiences in creative ways. These days, I study all the latest industry news and watch how other artists run their campaigns to spark new ideas, and in the process, I’ve learned so many inside tips and tricks to cutting through the algorithmic noise. Combining that knowledge with my history of grassroots promotion and unwavering passion for my bands has become the signature to my work here at No Earbuds.


But I often forget that a lot of this information is not as readily-available to the general public. There are probably things you could be doing to support your favorite artists but aren’t, simply because of a lack of transparency. Or maybe you know these things are helpful but aren’t clued into just how helpful. 


There’s also nothing in the proverbial rulebook that says you have to have $$ in order to support your favorite artists in a meaningful way. If there’s one thing I believe in more than anything, it’s that money should never be the difference between you being able to support your favorite bands or not. Honestly, money should never prevent you from doing anything, but that’s a topic for another, much more political blog post that I’ll probably never write. 


The point is... there are so many things you could be doing now more than ever that can help your faves get bigger and better opportunities without ever spending a penny. So my intern Olivia and I decided to put together this guide to show you some of the different kinds of things you can be doing to support your faves at any price. There’s a lot of ground to cover, so I’ll be sharing it in semi-regular installments over the coming weeks/months/however long it takes me.

Today, let’s start with the easiest part –– what you can do to help your favorite artists FOR FREE.


NOTE: Yes, there are more things that we didn’t include here and of course, we could go into much deeper detail, but I actually want people to read this and start practicing some of these tips so we’ll keep it brief for now. If you have ideas that we didn’t mention here, I’ll be sharing lots of suggestions on Twitter so feel free to chime in there.

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________


FOLLOW AND POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA


This one is so easy. You likely already use some form of social media to stay in the loop on your favorite artists, so make sure you’re following them! Then go and follow their label! Follow their team! RT the big announcements and releases they post about!

The more engagement their posts get (engagement = a fancy way of saying likes/rts/replies/shares/etc), the more additional people will be able to see their posts. It’s an especially infuriating aspect of most social media these days but algorithms stand between creators and their audiences, even the ones who opt in by following or liking their page. So the more you interact, it’s like breaking down the wall between your faves and their fans.

You can even take it a step further by generating your own posts about whatever it is they’re promoting. Whether it’s a tour, a new single, an upcoming album, session, etc... posting something to your followers (tagging the artist, of course) suggesting they check it out goes a really long way. How many times do you check out a new band just because a friend you trust shared them first?

__________________________________________________________________________



ENGAGE WITH THEIR CONTENT


On the same note, when your fave posts a new video or shares a new track, engage with it! It's one thing to "fave" it on Twitter or double tap on Instagram, but you can take it a step further for $0 and it will probably only take a few extra minutes or seconds out of your day.

Watch the video twice.
Play the track a few times in a row.
Add the track to a playlist (more on that later).
Retweet.
Retweet with a caption explaining what you love about it/the artist.
Share with a friend.
Comment on the Instagram or Facebook post.
Enter the contest.
Reply to the tweet.


These are just a few ways to send a nice, healthy "f*** you" to the algorithms that generally block creator content from getting in front of their opted-in audiences.

__________________________________________________________________________

SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND EVEN STRANGERS


This is the OG grassroots approach. Literally, in real life, show your friends your favorite bands. Talk about them, play them in the car, text people you think will like or relate to the song... heck–– you could even mention them to a stranger you see in public wearing a cool band shirt or the barista at your local coffee place that’s playing a like-minded band on the speaker. I know, I know, actually talking to people is scary and I’m certainly not trying to send you off into a sketchy situation talking to strangers, but go with your gut. One time I was at a little convenience store in Long Beach when I saw the dude behind the counter was rocking a Modern Baseball shirt. Did I really want to talk to him? No, I almost never do. But I had to tell him that his shirt was cool, and that led to us talking about other bands like Tigers Jaw, Prince Daddy & The Hyena, Future Teens, and more, all of which he had never heard of!

__________________________________________________________________________



HELP PROMOTE LOCAL SHOWS

never underestimate the power of a good flyer

Like in many fields, some show promoters are incredible at their jobs and some aren’t. The good ones are communicative, get started early, and make sure they cover their bases both online and around town. The bad ones–– well, they don’t do any of that, and as you can imagine, that’s really frustrating for a band or artist traveling all the way from wherever they’re from to play in a city that they’re not from.

So something you can do to help in a big way is to get involved with your local scene! Reach out to the promoter or venue to see if there are posters that you can hang up around town, or make your own! Technically this may cost a little bit of $$ due to printing costs and possible travel, but it’s pretty minimal for the most part. You could also share the Facebook event page with your friends via social media or just invite other people you think might enjoy the show.

__________________________________________________________________________


SIGN UP FOR MAILING LISTS

oh look at that, it's the sign-up button for MY mailing list!

Mailing lists are hot right now. If you see your favorite band or creator sharing a link about their newsletter or mailing list, sign up for it! How hard is that? If you don't want to have too many in your inbox, set up a free gmail account that you'll use just for mailing list purposes. You could even take it a step further by actually opening the emails and reading them, but hey, I'm not trying to push you here.

But you should know... the open rates on these kinds of emails really help us figure out a lot of stuff. We can market new music and tours much better when you actually participate in the process, plus a lot of times, the people who open the emails are among the first to know about tours going on sale, limited merch or vinyl pressings, and more. As bands continue to get more and more savvy with their mailing lists, you might even get a chance to hear a rare demo or new track before it goes live to the rest of the world.

__________________________________________________________________________

CREATE YOUR OWN CONTENT

here is Lilith as Sims characters, along with the three multi-colored poodles from their Safer Off album cover. I made this randomly one night and shared it to socials to celebrate the album's release.

This suggestion was inspired by Joe Urban at Take This To Heart Records, a great indie label home to bands like Save Face, Telethon, The Sonder Bombs, Future Teens, and more. Creating your own content isn't entirely free if you factor in things like the cost of a phone / gear / cameras / etc, but the truth is, you can make a lot of cool stuff simply with what's in the palm of your hand.

Fan-made cover videos, guitar play-throughs, TikTok's, and more can all be done with your phone's camera and a free editing app. My favorite is called InShot, I use it all the time for No Earbuds video clips. Sure, there is a paid version but I'm telling you, you can still edit and create a lot of great stuff for $0. And if performing or getting in front of the camera isn't your thing, get creative. Maybe you have a really cute pet. Well guess what? The world wants to see that pet! Grab some footage of them doing their cute thing, and then add a clip of your favorite song to the background and share that on your socials. It doesn't have to make sense to anyone but you –– that's the beauty of the internet. Authenticity wins over and over again, so just be yourself and make something fun that appeals to your interests.

Also, this is a crazy thing to type as official advice but yo... as a marketer, I love when I see fans make memes about bands or new songs. They're funny as hell and you're all way more creative than you think you are, so just make some dumb memes and share them on your socials. I promise you they're appreciated.

You could also get off the phone and draw something, much like my intern Olivia has done for this very series! Create some fan art, doodle some lyrics, etc. Whatever you create, just don't forget to tag the band and label/team when you post so they can see it and share with the rest of their fans.

__________________________________________________________________________


Do you have other suggestions? Tweet them to me @noearbuds!

And stay tuned for part two...

Get Schooled

a No Earbuds guide to supporting your faves at any price, PART ONE

October 1, 2019
art by Olivia Keasling


Fans don’t get enough credit. Truthfully, they’re the ones who make or break an artist’s career, not just the industry pulling its weight around them. When it’s operating at its best, the team an artist builds around them helps to strategize and find the opportunities that get their music in front of potential new listeners, but in almost every way, it’s you, the fans, who actually determine what happens next.

Being a supportive fan in 2019 is actually way cooler than when I was first getting into music, plain and simply because of social media. Now fans can do all the same things we used to do and more! 

When Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge was considered a new release and seeing bands like Fall Out Boy or Brand New in 500-capacity venues wasn’t that big of a deal yet (not even remotely sorry for the flex), I was falling in love with the emo and pop-punk music communities. Aside from going to just about every show I found out about, I also joined street teams and hung up posters to promote upcoming shows in the area or new albums. I kept several notebooks worth of fan art, generally centered around lyrics that stood out the most to me, and even drew things for friends to hang on their walls. Long before we passed the aux cord, I passed my headphones to anyone who would listen. I even helped book some DIY shows at local venues, too. 


It undoubtedly all led me down the path I’m on now, running my own promotion company and helping bands of all sizes figure out how to grow their audiences in creative ways. These days, I study all the latest industry news and watch how other artists run their campaigns to spark new ideas, and in the process, I’ve learned so many inside tips and tricks to cutting through the algorithmic noise. Combining that knowledge with my history of grassroots promotion and unwavering passion for my bands has become the signature to my work here at No Earbuds.


But I often forget that a lot of this information is not as readily-available to the general public. There are probably things you could be doing to support your favorite artists but aren’t, simply because of a lack of transparency. Or maybe you know these things are helpful but aren’t clued into just how helpful. 


There’s also nothing in the proverbial rulebook that says you have to have $$ in order to support your favorite artists in a meaningful way. If there’s one thing I believe in more than anything, it’s that money should never be the difference between you being able to support your favorite bands or not. Honestly, money should never prevent you from doing anything, but that’s a topic for another, much more political blog post that I’ll probably never write. 


The point is... there are so many things you could be doing now more than ever that can help your faves get bigger and better opportunities without ever spending a penny. So my intern Olivia and I decided to put together this guide to show you some of the different kinds of things you can be doing to support your faves at any price. There’s a lot of ground to cover, so I’ll be sharing it in semi-regular installments over the coming weeks/months/however long it takes me.

Today, let’s start with the easiest part –– what you can do to help your favorite artists FOR FREE.


NOTE: Yes, there are more things that we didn’t include here and of course, we could go into much deeper detail, but I actually want people to read this and start practicing some of these tips so we’ll keep it brief for now. If you have ideas that we didn’t mention here, I’ll be sharing lots of suggestions on Twitter so feel free to chime in there.

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________


FOLLOW AND POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA


This one is so easy. You likely already use some form of social media to stay in the loop on your favorite artists, so make sure you’re following them! Then go and follow their label! Follow their team! RT the big announcements and releases they post about!

The more engagement their posts get (engagement = a fancy way of saying likes/rts/replies/shares/etc), the more additional people will be able to see their posts. It’s an especially infuriating aspect of most social media these days but algorithms stand between creators and their audiences, even the ones who opt in by following or liking their page. So the more you interact, it’s like breaking down the wall between your faves and their fans.

You can even take it a step further by generating your own posts about whatever it is they’re promoting. Whether it’s a tour, a new single, an upcoming album, session, etc... posting something to your followers (tagging the artist, of course) suggesting they check it out goes a really long way. How many times do you check out a new band just because a friend you trust shared them first?

__________________________________________________________________________



ENGAGE WITH THEIR CONTENT


On the same note, when your fave posts a new video or shares a new track, engage with it! It's one thing to "fave" it on Twitter or double tap on Instagram, but you can take it a step further for $0 and it will probably only take a few extra minutes or seconds out of your day.

Watch the video twice.
Play the track a few times in a row.
Add the track to a playlist (more on that later).
Retweet.
Retweet with a caption explaining what you love about it/the artist.
Share with a friend.
Comment on the Instagram or Facebook post.
Enter the contest.
Reply to the tweet.


These are just a few ways to send a nice, healthy "f*** you" to the algorithms that generally block creator content from getting in front of their opted-in audiences.

__________________________________________________________________________

SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND EVEN STRANGERS


This is the OG grassroots approach. Literally, in real life, show your friends your favorite bands. Talk about them, play them in the car, text people you think will like or relate to the song... heck–– you could even mention them to a stranger you see in public wearing a cool band shirt or the barista at your local coffee place that’s playing a like-minded band on the speaker. I know, I know, actually talking to people is scary and I’m certainly not trying to send you off into a sketchy situation talking to strangers, but go with your gut. One time I was at a little convenience store in Long Beach when I saw the dude behind the counter was rocking a Modern Baseball shirt. Did I really want to talk to him? No, I almost never do. But I had to tell him that his shirt was cool, and that led to us talking about other bands like Tigers Jaw, Prince Daddy & The Hyena, Future Teens, and more, all of which he had never heard of!

__________________________________________________________________________



HELP PROMOTE LOCAL SHOWS

never underestimate the power of a good flyer

Like in many fields, some show promoters are incredible at their jobs and some aren’t. The good ones are communicative, get started early, and make sure they cover their bases both online and around town. The bad ones–– well, they don’t do any of that, and as you can imagine, that’s really frustrating for a band or artist traveling all the way from wherever they’re from to play in a city that they’re not from.

So something you can do to help in a big way is to get involved with your local scene! Reach out to the promoter or venue to see if there are posters that you can hang up around town, or make your own! Technically this may cost a little bit of $$ due to printing costs and possible travel, but it’s pretty minimal for the most part. You could also share the Facebook event page with your friends via social media or just invite other people you think might enjoy the show.

__________________________________________________________________________


SIGN UP FOR MAILING LISTS

oh look at that, it's the sign-up button for MY mailing list!

Mailing lists are hot right now. If you see your favorite band or creator sharing a link about their newsletter or mailing list, sign up for it! How hard is that? If you don't want to have too many in your inbox, set up a free gmail account that you'll use just for mailing list purposes. You could even take it a step further by actually opening the emails and reading them, but hey, I'm not trying to push you here.

But you should know... the open rates on these kinds of emails really help us figure out a lot of stuff. We can market new music and tours much better when you actually participate in the process, plus a lot of times, the people who open the emails are among the first to know about tours going on sale, limited merch or vinyl pressings, and more. As bands continue to get more and more savvy with their mailing lists, you might even get a chance to hear a rare demo or new track before it goes live to the rest of the world.

__________________________________________________________________________

CREATE YOUR OWN CONTENT

here is Lilith as Sims characters, along with the three multi-colored poodles from their Safer Off album cover. I made this randomly one night and shared it to socials to celebrate the album's release.

This suggestion was inspired by Joe Urban at Take This To Heart Records, a great indie label home to bands like Save Face, Telethon, The Sonder Bombs, Future Teens, and more. Creating your own content isn't entirely free if you factor in things like the cost of a phone / gear / cameras / etc, but the truth is, you can make a lot of cool stuff simply with what's in the palm of your hand.

Fan-made cover videos, guitar play-throughs, TikTok's, and more can all be done with your phone's camera and a free editing app. My favorite is called InShot, I use it all the time for No Earbuds video clips. Sure, there is a paid version but I'm telling you, you can still edit and create a lot of great stuff for $0. And if performing or getting in front of the camera isn't your thing, get creative. Maybe you have a really cute pet. Well guess what? The world wants to see that pet! Grab some footage of them doing their cute thing, and then add a clip of your favorite song to the background and share that on your socials. It doesn't have to make sense to anyone but you –– that's the beauty of the internet. Authenticity wins over and over again, so just be yourself and make something fun that appeals to your interests.

Also, this is a crazy thing to type as official advice but yo... as a marketer, I love when I see fans make memes about bands or new songs. They're funny as hell and you're all way more creative than you think you are, so just make some dumb memes and share them on your socials. I promise you they're appreciated.

You could also get off the phone and draw something, much like my intern Olivia has done for this very series! Create some fan art, doodle some lyrics, etc. Whatever you create, just don't forget to tag the band and label/team when you post so they can see it and share with the rest of their fans.

__________________________________________________________________________


Do you have other suggestions? Tweet them to me @noearbuds!

And stay tuned for part two...

Get Schooled

a No Earbuds guide to supporting your faves at any price, PART ONE

October 18, 2019
art by Olivia Keasling


Fans don’t get enough credit. Truthfully, they’re the ones who make or break an artist’s career, not just the industry pulling its weight around them. When it’s operating at its best, the team an artist builds around them helps to strategize and find the opportunities that get their music in front of potential new listeners, but in almost every way, it’s you, the fans, who actually determine what happens next.

Being a supportive fan in 2019 is actually way cooler than when I was first getting into music, plain and simply because of social media. Now fans can do all the same things we used to do and more! 

When Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge was considered a new release and seeing bands like Fall Out Boy or Brand New in 500-capacity venues wasn’t that big of a deal yet (not even remotely sorry for the flex), I was falling in love with the emo and pop-punk music communities. Aside from going to just about every show I found out about, I also joined street teams and hung up posters to promote upcoming shows in the area or new albums. I kept several notebooks worth of fan art, generally centered around lyrics that stood out the most to me, and even drew things for friends to hang on their walls. Long before we passed the aux cord, I passed my headphones to anyone who would listen. I even helped book some DIY shows at local venues, too. 


It undoubtedly all led me down the path I’m on now, running my own promotion company and helping bands of all sizes figure out how to grow their audiences in creative ways. These days, I study all the latest industry news and watch how other artists run their campaigns to spark new ideas, and in the process, I’ve learned so many inside tips and tricks to cutting through the algorithmic noise. Combining that knowledge with my history of grassroots promotion and unwavering passion for my bands has become the signature to my work here at No Earbuds.


But I often forget that a lot of this information is not as readily-available to the general public. There are probably things you could be doing to support your favorite artists but aren’t, simply because of a lack of transparency. Or maybe you know these things are helpful but aren’t clued into just how helpful. 


There’s also nothing in the proverbial rulebook that says you have to have $$ in order to support your favorite artists in a meaningful way. If there’s one thing I believe in more than anything, it’s that money should never be the difference between you being able to support your favorite bands or not. Honestly, money should never prevent you from doing anything, but that’s a topic for another, much more political blog post that I’ll probably never write. 


The point is... there are so many things you could be doing now more than ever that can help your faves get bigger and better opportunities without ever spending a penny. So my intern Olivia and I decided to put together this guide to show you some of the different kinds of things you can be doing to support your faves at any price. There’s a lot of ground to cover, so I’ll be sharing it in semi-regular installments over the coming weeks/months/however long it takes me.

Today, let’s start with the easiest part –– what you can do to help your favorite artists FOR FREE.


NOTE: Yes, there are more things that we didn’t include here and of course, we could go into much deeper detail, but I actually want people to read this and start practicing some of these tips so we’ll keep it brief for now. If you have ideas that we didn’t mention here, I’ll be sharing lots of suggestions on Twitter so feel free to chime in there.

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________


FOLLOW AND POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA


This one is so easy. You likely already use some form of social media to stay in the loop on your favorite artists, so make sure you’re following them! Then go and follow their label! Follow their team! RT the big announcements and releases they post about!

The more engagement their posts get (engagement = a fancy way of saying likes/rts/replies/shares/etc), the more additional people will be able to see their posts. It’s an especially infuriating aspect of most social media these days but algorithms stand between creators and their audiences, even the ones who opt in by following or liking their page. So the more you interact, it’s like breaking down the wall between your faves and their fans.

You can even take it a step further by generating your own posts about whatever it is they’re promoting. Whether it’s a tour, a new single, an upcoming album, session, etc... posting something to your followers (tagging the artist, of course) suggesting they check it out goes a really long way. How many times do you check out a new band just because a friend you trust shared them first?

__________________________________________________________________________



ENGAGE WITH THEIR CONTENT


On the same note, when your fave posts a new video or shares a new track, engage with it! It's one thing to "fave" it on Twitter or double tap on Instagram, but you can take it a step further for $0 and it will probably only take a few extra minutes or seconds out of your day.

Watch the video twice.
Play the track a few times in a row.
Add the track to a playlist (more on that later).
Retweet.
Retweet with a caption explaining what you love about it/the artist.
Share with a friend.
Comment on the Instagram or Facebook post.
Enter the contest.
Reply to the tweet.


These are just a few ways to send a nice, healthy "f*** you" to the algorithms that generally block creator content from getting in front of their opted-in audiences.

__________________________________________________________________________

SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND EVEN STRANGERS


This is the OG grassroots approach. Literally, in real life, show your friends your favorite bands. Talk about them, play them in the car, text people you think will like or relate to the song... heck–– you could even mention them to a stranger you see in public wearing a cool band shirt or the barista at your local coffee place that’s playing a like-minded band on the speaker. I know, I know, actually talking to people is scary and I’m certainly not trying to send you off into a sketchy situation talking to strangers, but go with your gut. One time I was at a little convenience store in Long Beach when I saw the dude behind the counter was rocking a Modern Baseball shirt. Did I really want to talk to him? No, I almost never do. But I had to tell him that his shirt was cool, and that led to us talking about other bands like Tigers Jaw, Prince Daddy & The Hyena, Future Teens, and more, all of which he had never heard of!

__________________________________________________________________________



HELP PROMOTE LOCAL SHOWS

never underestimate the power of a good flyer

Like in many fields, some show promoters are incredible at their jobs and some aren’t. The good ones are communicative, get started early, and make sure they cover their bases both online and around town. The bad ones–– well, they don’t do any of that, and as you can imagine, that’s really frustrating for a band or artist traveling all the way from wherever they’re from to play in a city that they’re not from.

So something you can do to help in a big way is to get involved with your local scene! Reach out to the promoter or venue to see if there are posters that you can hang up around town, or make your own! Technically this may cost a little bit of $$ due to printing costs and possible travel, but it’s pretty minimal for the most part. You could also share the Facebook event page with your friends via social media or just invite other people you think might enjoy the show.

__________________________________________________________________________


SIGN UP FOR MAILING LISTS

oh look at that, it's the sign-up button for MY mailing list!

Mailing lists are hot right now. If you see your favorite band or creator sharing a link about their newsletter or mailing list, sign up for it! How hard is that? If you don't want to have too many in your inbox, set up a free gmail account that you'll use just for mailing list purposes. You could even take it a step further by actually opening the emails and reading them, but hey, I'm not trying to push you here.

But you should know... the open rates on these kinds of emails really help us figure out a lot of stuff. We can market new music and tours much better when you actually participate in the process, plus a lot of times, the people who open the emails are among the first to know about tours going on sale, limited merch or vinyl pressings, and more. As bands continue to get more and more savvy with their mailing lists, you might even get a chance to hear a rare demo or new track before it goes live to the rest of the world.

__________________________________________________________________________

CREATE YOUR OWN CONTENT

here is Lilith as Sims characters, along with the three multi-colored poodles from their Safer Off album cover. I made this randomly one night and shared it to socials to celebrate the album's release.

This suggestion was inspired by Joe Urban at Take This To Heart Records, a great indie label home to bands like Save Face, Telethon, The Sonder Bombs, Future Teens, and more. Creating your own content isn't entirely free if you factor in things like the cost of a phone / gear / cameras / etc, but the truth is, you can make a lot of cool stuff simply with what's in the palm of your hand.

Fan-made cover videos, guitar play-throughs, TikTok's, and more can all be done with your phone's camera and a free editing app. My favorite is called InShot, I use it all the time for No Earbuds video clips. Sure, there is a paid version but I'm telling you, you can still edit and create a lot of great stuff for $0. And if performing or getting in front of the camera isn't your thing, get creative. Maybe you have a really cute pet. Well guess what? The world wants to see that pet! Grab some footage of them doing their cute thing, and then add a clip of your favorite song to the background and share that on your socials. It doesn't have to make sense to anyone but you –– that's the beauty of the internet. Authenticity wins over and over again, so just be yourself and make something fun that appeals to your interests.

Also, this is a crazy thing to type as official advice but yo... as a marketer, I love when I see fans make memes about bands or new songs. They're funny as hell and you're all way more creative than you think you are, so just make some dumb memes and share them on your socials. I promise you they're appreciated.

You could also get off the phone and draw something, much like my intern Olivia has done for this very series! Create some fan art, doodle some lyrics, etc. Whatever you create, just don't forget to tag the band and label/team when you post so they can see it and share with the rest of their fans.

__________________________________________________________________________


Do you have other suggestions? Tweet them to me @noearbuds!

And stay tuned for part two...