Working/Living Digitally – New Topic

I started working on the topic Catfish for my Digital Media II project.  The more we discussed my topic in class, I realized that there wasn’t much of a story left to discuss in a documentary that hasn’t already been told in ‘Catfish’ documentary. Another issue with the topic of Catfish is that there are not too many people out there that are credible. Just because someone may have been catfished does not mean that they have a well-rounded understanding of the situation.

Because of this, I have decided to change my topic to “Musicians in a Social Media World”. I know that there are many musicians/bands out there who would not have been known by a broad audience or discovered without the use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, MySpace, etc. A successful story of this would be Justin Bieber, who was discovered through YouTube. So, not only should I have no problem finding someone who has credibility to interview, it’s a subject that I find interesting and enjoy.

Below are new sources pertaining to musicians and how they can use social media to benefit them.


Eckerling, D. (2013, July 2). Musicians & social media: 5 Tips. Retrieved 2013, November 3, from Social Times’ website:
Drumgoole, K. (N.a.). 25 Social media resources for musicians. Retrieved 2013, November 3, from music think tank’s website:

Jenn. (2013, January 10). How social media marketing is helping musicians promote themselves. Retrieved 2013, November 3, from Source Metrics’ website:

Rollett, G. (2010, March 12). How musicians are using social media to connect with fans. Retrieved 2013, November 3, from Mashable’s website:

Jamie. ( 2001, June 6). Sheet music to napster: Music distribution tech. Retrieved 2013, November 3, from Slashdot’s website:

Peoples, G. (2013). The rise of music’s social media gurus. Billboard, 125(28), 30-31. Retrieved from

Bruno, A. (2010). SOCIAL MEDIA STRENGTHENS FOOTHOLD IN MUSIC. Billboard, 122(50), 26. Retrieved from


Borgmeyer, J. (2011, March 15). Effects of social media on the music industry [Video file]. Retrieved from

Baker, B. (2012, September 21). Octopus marketing explained – Social media for music (Bob Baker)[Video file]. Retrieved from

Officialbeatsbydrdre. (2013, June 24). Macklemore on social media, music videos, and indie success [Video file]. Retrieved from


Howie, J. (2013, May 30). Social media for musicians | Social media marketing for bands, albums, and concerts [Video file]. Retrieved from


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