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Tune in: How to start a music blog


Are you passionate about music and have knowledge to share with the world? Would you like to teach other people about quality music? In today’s digital era, having some sort of online presence is a must if you want to advance in your career. And starting a blog where you can write about new musical releases, emerging bands or industry news will help you do that

Choose a Hosting Provider and Domain Name

This is the first thing to do when you start your blog. You need a hosting company to base your website on, as well as a registered domain name (i.e. the name of your blog). After, you’re ready to start building your site. The easiest way to start is to install WordPress. It’s a very user-friendly platform and you can set up a website within a day.

Pick the Genre and Niche of Your Blog

Before your blog goes live, you need to know what you’ll be posting. For example, the genre of music you’ll be focusing on and the types of articles you’ll be writing. You may decide to review new songs, albums and bands, or report from music events and festivals. You can even test out music equipment and gadgets such as the best budget bluetooth headphones or the newest music apps. Posting at least twice a week is a great start, but as you gain momentum and audience, you can increase the frequency to every day.

Get Active on Social Media

If you want people to learn about your blog, you’ll need to create some buzz on social media. Open a special page for the blog on all social media networks and start sharing relevant pieces from the blog or interesting facts, pictures etc. Being actively engaged with your readers on social media will get you a lot of shares and likes.

Make it Original

Original content is a must if you want to be ranked high by the search engines. Posting copied content from other blogs is considered plagiarism. It’s not only punishable by law, but you’ll also be penalized by the search engines.

Final Thoughts

Now that you know how to start a music blog, it’s time to get to work!2

– Compiled by Ankita Das