Pinterest is highly popular among the DIY, crafting and organizing scene. As a DIY hobbyist, I’ve been using Pinterest for a while now. A friend got me into it. We were looking for a pumpkin seed recipe and she showed me that a quick search on Pinterest leads to TONS of recipes, ideas and more. While I’ve found it very useful for crafts and hobbies, I haven’t seen a ton of musicians on it. It’s a shame because Pinterest can actually be great for musicians. Pinterest for musicians can lead to more attention to your music or just more resources for your craft.
I’ve looked for fellow musicians on Pinterest for a while and haven’t had a ton of luck. I checked for others on Facebook, and many musicians didn’t even know what Pinterest was. It’s true that, for the most part, Pinterest is favored by young-to-middle-aged females. However, anyone can use it. It’s easy, fun, and a great place to store information!
Why should I use Pinterest as a musician?
You can create “boards” (think of them as big files) and keep categories of information inside them. I have 15 boards, all with different purposes. If you want to check them out, here is the link to my page!
It may look confusing at first but think of it like Google with great visuals. I have a ton of theory resources in there. If I happen to see an article, class or graphic about music theory that I think I could use, I simply pin it to my theory board for later. I also have boards for songwriting, singing techniques, gear, cool instruments and studio design. I have an endless supply of music articles and resources that I can save and read whenever I need it or have spare time! It’s great.
Musicians are audio artists, but many of us are visual too. Pinterest is a great place to store useful information for later and also share what you have with other musicians.
Okay, I’m convinced. How do I get started?
There are plenty of great articles to help you get started! In the interest of keeping this short, I’ll link you to the best articles on setting it up.
- Real Simple has a start-up list: https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/technology/how-to-use-pinterest
- Rossier Online has another simple checklist: https://rossieronline.usc.edu/blog/pinterest-how-to/
Basically, you’ll want to sign up like you would any social media website. You’ll fill out info, upload a photo, and start searching for all things music!
Will Pinterest help me get more fans?
I mean, I can’t guarantee that, but it couldn’t hurt! The more musicians we have on it, the more we can interact and learn from each other. Also, the more social media sites you’re on, the more easily people can find you. You can run your Pinterest as an actual band and pin your own album covers and live photos. It can be used as a resource for musicians. You can pin blog posts. Whatever you pin can be found and shared by others (unless you make private boards, which you can totally do also!)
Definitely look into it and see if it’s something you’d like to do. If you decide to sign up, let me know! I’d love to connect with you and help you get started!