Social Media in the Music Industry: Brilliant or Desperate?

Is it just me, or have other content marketers begun picking up on the social media signals within the music industry? As we all very well know, social media is a springboard upon which businesses are happily bouncing to bolster brand awareness, lock in customer loyalty and secure sales; however, some of today’s A-list entertainers and musicians are seeing the promise of social media in an entire new light – one that they are hoping will lead to big fat dollar signs. It seems that social media became a strategic element of musicians’ careers almost overnight, which got me thinking…are these tactics genius or just plain desperate? Let’s take a look at three of today’s top celebs who are cashing in on Twitter’s hashtag and we’ll let you be the judge.

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