How To Build A Strong ReverbNation Profile

Whether you’re new to ReverbNation, or just looking to spruce up your profile in the New Year, our guide will help you navigate our tools and make your profile the best it can be.

First off, here’s a rundown of everything our tools can do for you:

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Now, let’s get into the details. These tips will help you build an online brand that’s cohesive and unique.

Music

Your music is the core of your brand as an artist, so putting your best work forward on your profile is important. Be sure to upload multiple songs so you can display the range of your work. If you only have your first single recorded, no worries. Upload that song for a start, and then be sure to add news songs to your profile as soon as you release them.

To upload a song, simply log in to your account, go to the Content > Songs area and click on the button “Add a New Song.”

Synth pop group Golden Age have their profile updated with tracks from their latest EP.

Bio

Your bio should be a short, concise overview of what you’ve accomplished as an artist. Don’t get bogged down in the details.

To edit your bio, log in to your account, go to the Content > Customize Profile area and scroll to the bottom box labeled “Artist Bio.”

  • Sammy Brue’s bio gives us a solid idea of where
    he is in his career, and where he’s going.
  • Hidden Hospitals keep it simple by referencing
    well-known acts to describe their sound.

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Photos

Pictures are the first thing your potential fans will notice when they visit your profile, so make sure that you post some good ones. You don’t need to have tons of photos, but you definitely shouldn’t leave this section of your profile blank.

To upload photos, log in to your account, go to the Content > Photos area and click on the button “Add Photo.”

If you don’t have access to a professional photographer, we suggest you get a friend take a picture in a well-lit area with an iPhone or other mobile device. Here are some great examples of eye-catching photos.

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Videos

Videos are a fun way for your fans to see how your music translates to a story, so be sure to add any music videos to your profiles. You should also add recordings of any exciting live performances you’ve had, so your fans can get a taste of what it’s like to be at a show you play.

To upload photos, log in to your account, go to the Content > Video area and click on the button “Add Video.”

Social Media

Linking your social media accounts to your Reverb profile is vital. By linking everything together, you give your fans a panoramic view of your presence online. Link your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and your website, if you have one.

To sync your social media accounts, log in to your account, go to your User Menu > Account > Social Sync.

Shows

By adding show dates, you’ll inform your fans about where and when they can hear you live. You’ll also be able to keep track of all the different venues you played.

To add a show, log in to your account, go to your User Menu > Shows > Add a Show

Coral Bones had a busy year. Not only did play a ton of shows in Provo, UT, their hometown, they made their debut at SXSW in Austin, TX, played in NYC for the first time, and performed at After Dark, an immersive music and art event at The Art Institute of Chicago.

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Press

If you’ve gotten press (from blogs or other online publications), add those clips to your profile. This way, your fans can learn more about your music through the lens of the critics.

To upload a press item, log in to your account, go to the Content > Press area and click on the button “Add Press Item.”

The Bergamot, Brooklyn-based indie-rock husband and wife duo, have attracted praise from the likes of NPR and Buzzfeed.

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Musician Profiles

In addition to creating a profile for your band, you can build a profile as a solo musician to showcase your various projects and look for other musicians to collaborate with.

 

Need more help getting started? Check out our support page for all your questions!

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