How to Build Your Twitter Following With Frenchie Boi

Twitter is awesome to use. Musicians definitely should use it more often. Unfortunately a lot of musicians use it the wrong way. They spam, they do not engage, they do not stick to their niche.

Recently I gravitated to the Twitter profile of Frenchie Boi. Below you will find a brief interview with Frenchie Boi. Frenchie Boi shares tips on how to build your twitter following.

First and foremost, I noticed that you are a beatmaker but you do not promote your music that much on your Twitter Feed. Is this a branding decision?

Frenchie Boi: This is a branding decision but also a career decision. I made my first step in the music industry as a beatmaker and it took me a while before understanding the codes of the industry.

I started sharing things that I learned with time and I really enjoyed it. Giving people some intelligence to grow their career is really nice and I wish some people gave me that information 9 years ago when I was starting music.

I haven't had much time to compose anything during this year, that's maybe why you don't see much music promotion on my timeline. I'm re-orienting my career into artist consulting/marketing by moving to Los Angeles.

What influenced you towards artist consulting/management?

Frenchie Boi: The fact that when I was struggling to sell and market my beats, I couldn't find any relevant information for my career. The web is deep but sometimes not well organized. I am here to bring my clients top quality services, from different providers, in order to gain exposure.

How long did it take you to find your niche on Twitter?

Frenchie Boi: Not so long actually. My tweets are music oriented because I'm working in the music industry. I have people from all around the world, that are musicians, composers, rappers, singers, fans. Some of them aren't even in the music industry but they want to hear some motivational messages!

Do you use any scheduling apps such as Buffer or Hootsuite?

Frenchie Boi: Yes, I started using TweetAdder to schedule my tweets 2 years ago, Helps me spreading good words when I'm not around the computer!

What are your thoughts on hashtags?

Frenchie Boi: I don't use them much to be honest. It's probably over used sometimes. The only real interest is using # when it comes to trends and news. Otherwise, I find it useless.

What tips would you like to share with those who are struggling with their Twitter persona?

Frenchie Boi: I have so much to share with them.

  • First of all, when you don't have that many followers, you should mix up your twitter strategy.
  • Never spam the same links in the same hour.
Users will unfollow you If all you do is spam links to your music and to random people. People follow other people when they see something interesting FOR THEM. It becomes a great tool for marketing when you start getting people attention and a great numbers of followers.

I see so many artists opening a twitter account just to post their links to hundreds of people and say "hey check my music I'm the best ...." -> This is useless and it's an industry suicide. Twitter is a powerful tool when you know how to use it!

Any final thoughts?

Frenchie Boi: It can takes months or years to build a strong twitter account. Don't rush, don't spam, stick to what people need to hear, not what you want them to hear.

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Gigantic Google+ Directory (Who to Add)

Google+ is awesome and it can be confusing! It took me some time to understand the awesomeness of the community. If you are a musician you SHOULD be utilizing this resource.

Google+ is awesome

Google+ is awesome because of the communities, the engagement and the +1 factor. I love the ability to engage with multiple members of the Google+ community. I decided to check out Google+ this past weekend and all I have to say is wow.

I learned so much from watching tutorials and observing what works from some of my favorite Social Media influencers. I learned how to set up Google Authorship for my blog. I also learned about Google+ communities thanks to Jesse Wojdylo.

If you are new to Google+ I would advise joining these two communities: Google+ Discuss and Google Plus Pro Tips.

Musicians SHOULD be using Google+ because of Google Hangouts!

Google+ can be confusing

Google+ can be confusing for those who do not understand the concept of circles. I was actually intimidated by the circles and setting up a Google+ page.

I slowly taught myself how to use this platform and I discovered that it is not that difficult to use. Engagement with real people is what I value the most about the Google+ community. Oh and you can customize your circles based on interest.

I thought that I did not have the time to share on a new Social Network. Boy was I wrong. If you are strategic with your posts and share quality posts you will be set.

Below I have compiled a lovely list of Google Plussers (based on my Social Media Influencers Circle) that you might want to follow (or circle on) on Google Plus. Check out the communities as well.

Aaron Lee
Adam Connell
Adrian Jock
Adrienne Smith
AJ Kohn
Alexandra Riecke-Gonzalez
Amy Lynn Andrews
Amy Vernon
Ana Hoffman
Andrij Harasewych
Anita Levesque
Ann Handley
Ann Tran
Annetta Powell
Ann Smarty
Anson Alexander
Arianna Huffington
Ashley Faulkes

Ben Parr
Bill Gassett
Blair Glaser
Bob Dunn
Bobbi Jo Woods
Bonnie Sainsbury
Bradley Horowitz
Brian Clark
Brian Dean
Brian Frank
Brian Glick
Brian Jensen
Bruce Sallan
Bup Sahn

Carrie Morgan
Cathy Presland
Chad Knasinski
Chef Praveen
Chris Brogan
Corey Koehler
Courtney Ramirez
Cynthia Sanchez

Dan Cristo
Daniel Sharkov
Danielle Kelly
Dapinder Singh
Darcy Zalewski
Darren Rowse
Dave Powell
David Amerland
David Nicola
Demain Farnworth
Denis Wallez
Dharmesh Shah
Diana Adams
Douglas Kim
Dr. Marctagon Marc A.
Dustin W. Stout

Edsel Mendoza
Eliel Guilhen
Eli Fennell
Evo Terra

Fast Company

Gail Gardner
George Iacovacci
George Takei
Ginger Schneider
Grant Tilus
Guy Kawasaki

Hiten Shah

Ian Clearly
Ileane Smith

J.C. Kendall (RIP)
Jaana Nyström
Jada Graves
Jamie Leger
Jan Gordon
Jay Baer
Jeff Bullas
Jen Olney
Jeremy Leon
Jesse Wojdylo
Jessica Northey
Jim Munro
Joel Arellano
Joel Gascoigne
John Kellden
John Paul Aguiar
Joshua Berg
Justin Whitaker

Kathy Morlock
Kim Beasley
Kim Garst
Kimberly Castleberry
Kimberly Reynolds
Krista Bunskoek
Kristi Hines
Kunle Campbell

Laura Crest
Lauren Cohrs
Lauren Sutton
Leo Widrich
Lilach Bullock
Linda Sherman
Lisa Bridwell
Lisa Griffin
Loren Weisman
Luis Galarza

Mack Collier
Madalyn Sklar
Mari Smith
Marie Leslie
Mark Harai
Mark Traphagen
Marques Brownlee
Martha Griffen
Martin Holmes
Marvin Shervington
Maloney Hall
Michael Bennett
Michael Hyatt
Mike Allton
Mike Cutts
Misty McPadden

Natalie Villalobos
Neil Patel
Nicolina Wroblewski
Nikol Murphy

Peg Fitzpatrick
Phil Buckley

Rand Fishkin
Rand Wilson
Ray Hiltz
Rebekah Radice
Reginald Chan
Regina Rodriguez
Ronnie Bincer

Samantha Gluck
Sarah Hill
Scott Ayres
Scott Kleinberg
Sean Cowen
Sean Gardner
Seth Godin
Social Media Today
Stephan Hovnanian
Steven Levy
Steve Rayson
Stephen Hughes
Susan Gunelis

Ted Rubin
Tim Ferriss
Tim Soulo
Tom Bukacek
Tony Restell
Trey Ratcliff

Vala Afshar
Vic Gundotra

Will Chase

Yifat Cohen
Yuko Nakamura

Thank you for taking the time to read this list post. This is an on-going post and I will be adding people to this directory on a weekly basis (if you want to be added please drop a comment).

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12 Proven Ways to Improve Your Hip-Hop Blog Submissions [INFOGRAPHIC]

Good Music is all your need to get on hip-hop blogs (looks around). Here the truth, hip-hop blog coverage is determined by relationships and professionalism.

I started writing about this last year after I pitched Professional Hobbyist. I found that I was submitting music to the same blogs. I decided to research and find more blogs to submit my music to.

I was exposed to international blogs, beatmaking blogs, mainstream blogs, etc. I had to compile a list to help others.

The list was compiled to help aspiring artists and beatmakers find a place for their music. I found that it was easy to compile the list given the research that I conducted yet I did not write how artists could garner attention from the blogs.

Last month I wrote a blog post that examined rules for creating the perfect music submission.

Below you will find an Infographic that highlights 12 proven way to improve your hip-hop music blog submissions.

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12 Motivational Quotes To Help Musicians Overcome Writer's Block

Recently I have been infatuated with quotes more specifically motivational quotes. Motivational Quotes or inspirational quotes always seem to put me in a better mood. Recently I have been searching for motivational quotes that I could share with my Twitter followers. During one of these searching sessions inspiration hit. What if I presented motivational quotes in an effort to help musicians overcome writer's block.

Writer's Block is something that affects all writers. It is a creation blockage that frustrates you. Some musicians struggle with the beginning of a song while others struggle with the ending of a song. The solution for writer's block is to fuel creativity.

Below I have handpicked 12 motivational quotes that will help musicians overcome writer's block. I was inspired by this amazing blog post about feeding your creative soul.

12 Motivational Quotes To Help Musicians Overcome Writer's Block

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. – Maya Angelou

Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. – Gloria Steinem

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. - Scott Adams

Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change. - Brené Brown

Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found. - James Russell Lowell

The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away. - Linus Pauling

Genius is one percent inspiration, and ninety-nine percent perspiration. - Thomas Edison

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. - Edward de Bono

Rule of art: Can't kills creativity! - Camille Paglia

Trying to force creativity is never good. - Sarah McLachlan

Creativity is always a leap of faith. You're faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage. - Julia Cameron

I think that everything is part of creativity - the more you create, the more you have ideas, and the more you meet people. - Melanie Laurent

What motivational quote encourages you when you are dealing with writer's block?

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5 Facebook Pages Every Hip Hop Fan Should Follow

What are Facebook Pages?

Facebook Pages are great because they make it easier to share information and connect with people. In the past I have shared the importance of hip-hop blogs and message boards. Today I want to focus on the best hip hop facebook pages.

Personally I do not like to check my personal Facebook account but I will gravitate to a Facebook Fan Page in a minute.

If you are interested in creating a Facebook Page for your business or brand click HERE.

The five Facebook Pages every hip hop fan should follow includes: I Live Hip, HipHopDx, Hip-Hop Memes, Hip-Hop Revolution and RealHipHopHead.

1. I Live Hip-Hop

+ 24/7 Hip-Hop Coverage
+ Great mix of written posts, photo posts and video posts
+ Good utilization of hashtags
+ Strong following

2. HipHopDX

+ The Internet's #1 Source for Hip Hop News, Interviews, Music & Reviews
+ Huge Following
+ Sunday Night Networking Session (great networking opportunity for artists, bloggers, photographers, etc)
+ Call to Action drives traffic to website

3. Hip-Hop Memes

+ Most of the content is visual
+ Hilarious Memes (a meme is is a virally-transmitted cultural symbol or social idea)
+ Huge Following


+ Great Community
+ Boasts an impressive Admin collective (Akil the MC from Jurassic 5!)
+ Good Content (the descriptions for their material is on point)

5. RealHipHopHead

+ Great mix of content
+ Growing Community
+ The Visual content that this page posts is awesome
+ The text post from this page are some of the best that I have seen on Facebook

More Facebook Pages Every Hip Hop Fan Should Follow

The 4 Elements of Hip-Hop
Certified Hip Hop Feed
Classic Hip Hop
Dj Booth
ET the Hip Hop Preacher
Hip Hop
Hip-Hop Fights Back
Hip Hop Golden Age
Hip-Hop's Golden Era
Hip Hop is a Way of Life
Hot New Hip Hop
Killer Hip Hop
Old School Hip-Hop
Only Hip Hop Facts
Real Hip Hop Forever
REAL HIP HOP is NOT oN the Radio
Sphere Of Hip Hop
Support REAL Hip-Hop.
Underground Hip Hop Community

What are your favorite Hip Hop Pages?

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