Aside from saying “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from (Insert Artists Name Here)” at this time of year, it can be tough finding stuff to post online to keep you fans engaged during this time of year.
Something easy to do is simply post your Top 10 CDs of that year. By doing this, you’re not only keeping you online activity active during this time of year, but you’re also sharing some information about yourself with your fans. Seeing similar artists listed in your Top 10 might help new fans get a better idea what you’re music is about or maybe help someone just checking you out for the first time get a better understanding about what you’re about. You may give your fans something to talk about if your picks are completely different from what your music is. The most important thing is you’re staying active and interactive online and that helps to build fan engagement.
And in the interest of “Actions speak louder than words” here’s my Top 10 CDs from 2011. I’d love to hear your comments on my picks or feel free to leave your own Top 10 picks from 2011. To add a little additional enticement for you to post a comment, everyone who posts a comment about this BLOG or their own Top 10 CDs from 2011 will be entered to win a copy of the 2011 Edmonton Music Awards CD (featuring Wool On Wolves, Colleen Brown, Jezibelle, Jeff Morris and more…)
Here’s my Top 10 of 2011…
Danny Fournier (founder of Oddball Productions and The Edmonton Music Awards) Top 10 CDs of 2011
1. Sixx A.M. – This Is Gonna Hurt
2. Sebastian Bach – Kicking & Screaming
3. Pearl Jam – Twenty
4. Destrophy – Cry Havoc
5. Burn Halo – Up From The Ashes
6. Steel Panther – Balls Out
7. The Poodles – Performocracy
8. Adelitas Way – Home School Valedictorian
9. Trivium – In Waves
10. Jezibelle – Victus Mortuus