If a picture says a thousand words, then a short video can say it all.
Social media video apps Instagram and Vine are cheap, super-easy and creative ways for artists to lift their profiles, and it can say much more than a Facebook status update or a 140-character Tweet.
Users can create 15-second videos on Instagram, while Vine clips play for 6 seconds, making them great marketing tools to grab fans’ attention.
All you need is a smart phone and the Instagram or Vine app. Then press to record video and share it with the rest of the social media world.
While both apps have similar functions, each has its own feature set. A notable Instagram feature is its unique photo filtering which also works for its videos. Vine sports a focus lock and exposure settings.
Here are five ways musicians can use Vine and Instagram to get noticed: