Making a Scene Presents Building a Songwriting Roundtable using Social Media
As a songwriter, it can be difficult to find a group of like-minded individuals to collaborate with and bounce ideas off of. Thankfully, social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram have made it easier than ever to connect with other musicians and build a community of songwriters.
Creating a Facebook Group
One of the easiest ways to connect with other songwriters is by creating a Facebook group. You can invite your friends who are also musicians and ask them to invite their friends as well. You can set up the group to be a closed group or a public group, depending on your preference. This will allow you to create a community where you can share your music, discuss songwriting techniques, and collaborate with other songwriters. You can also use the group to organize virtual songwriting sessions and share your progress with each other.
Here at Making a Scene, we have created a group specifically for this purpose “Music & Songwriting“. We will be posting weekly song subjects as a prompt to help you create new songs and post them for community critiques. You MUST answer the questions to get admission to the group, this is important so we can keep the group free of spam. Anyone who spams the group with unrelated content or posts the same post over and over again will be permanently banned.
Utilizing Instagram Hashtags
Another way to connect with other songwriters is by utilizing Instagram hashtags. You can search for hashtags like #songwriter, #songwriting, and #musicandsongwriting to find other creatives who are sharing their music on the platform. You can also use these hashtags to share your own music and connect with other musicians. Instagram also has a feature called “Instagram Live” where you can go live and collaborate with other musicians in real-time. This is a great way to connect with other songwriters and build a community.
Collaborating on Spotify Playlists
Spotify is another platform that can be used to collaborate with other songwriters. You can create a playlist and invite other musicians to add their songs to the playlist. This will allow you to discover new music and collaborate with other songwriters. You can also use Spotify to share your music with the group and get feedback on your songs.
We have created a Spotify Playlist specifically for this purpose. The “Music & Songwriting” Playlist is specifically setup to add your songs and get critiques from other members. You can become a collaborator of this list through this link “Collaborate on Music and Songwriters Playlist“
Social media has made it easier than ever to connect with other songwriters and build a community of creatives. By creating a Facebook group, utilizing Instagram hashtags, and collaborating on Spotify playlists, you can connect with other musicians and collaborate on new music. So, get out there and start building your songwriting roundtable today!