There's something incredibly electrifying about the night before a music release.
It's a moment pulsating with anticipation, excitement, and a dash of nervous energy.
You might think it's a bit late to plan an exclusive album launch event, much like the one McFly did the night before releasing "Power to Play." But worry not, there are several other ways to rally your fans and create a memorable pre-release experience.
The Live Experience - Right From Your Living Room!
Going live on social media can be a great way to connect with fans directly, just like Noah Kahan did an hour before his album "Stick Seasons" hit the shelves on June 9, 2023.
radio city, that was something beyond a dream— Noah Kahan (@NoahKahan) June 8, 2023
Also going live on TikTok tonight at 11pm before We’ll All Be Here Forever is out at 12a ET. See you guys there pic.twitter.com/ZNOY7Rww5V
This candid interaction, teeming with raw anticipation, created a deep bond between the artist and his fans. And right before calling it a night, Noah thanked his fans from the bottom of his heart for their unwavering support. That's the kind of genuine connection that gets people even more invested in your music.
Trying to stay up for my own release so if I pass out… just know that I spend every second of every day being grateful for this job and grateful for your time and your attention. It will never be lost on me— Noah Kahan (@NoahKahan) June 9, 2023
Online Stores - Not Just for Selling
Speaking of livestreams, take a look at what Jelly Roll did. He held a live event right from his Shopify store during his pre-order campaign. This strategy not only rallied his fans but also provided a unique way to drive pre-release sales. Perhaps you could host a similar event, combining music, conversation, and a sprinkle of e-commerce with the help of Single's live streaming solution.
The Teaser Game - It’s On!
Next up, let's talk teasers. They can be anything, from a snippet of a song, a sneak peek of the album cover, or even a cryptic message. Just think about Taylor Swift's enigmatic teasers that send fans into a decoding frenzy.
But teasers don't necessarily have to be shrouded in mystery. They can also highlight any special offers or exclusive content related to your release, similar to SZA's strategy. Maybe there are extra tracks or revised versions only available on your store? This can add a layer of exclusivity and heighten the anticipation among your fans.
Engage Fans in the Creative Process
And here's something really cool. Why not let your fans in on the decision-making? Maybe you're not sure about the order of the tracks on your album, or which album cover to feature. Let your fans help, just like SZA! It's a fun way to engage them and, who knows, they might come up with something you hadn't even thought of.
Which version for back tracklist?🤔 pic.twitter.com/15Ha5InNzu— SZA (@sza) December 5, 2022
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