Continuing on my post from yesterday regarding publishing music and setting up social media profiles, so far on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube along with getting the music on to various stores/services, I ended that post asking if there was something I was missing.
“Official” or “TheReal”
It was suggested that I quickly secure either/both of the handles on various services that include “official” and/or “thereal” (like “ayepadofficial”), for the event of my future world domination.
Due to current politicians currently using “thereal” I felt I didn’t want to be lumped together with that, so I have now settled for “ayepadoffical”. This goes for Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (where it turns into two words, i.e. “Ayepad Official”).
As hinted to above, having had a bunch of replies back it was suggested I ensure I have Bandcamp (which I already do), Soundcloud (which I also have). There was also a suggestion of Instagram. I figured it could be worth trying it out, to see how easy/complicated it would be to have two Instagram accounts (as I already have one, for me as a person).
It turns out that it really is quite simple. I went to the Instagram web site and created a new account, after having logged out of my “regular” account.
In my iOS Instagram apps, if I scroll the settings ALL the way to the bottom, I get an option to sign-out etc, but just above that there is a button saying “add account”, which I did. I also, within the iOS app, could link it to Facebook and ensure it only syncs to the Ayepad artist page on Facebook and nothing else (like any other pages I already manage, or my personal account). Done deal. Switching between accounts is a easy as folding down the name (top center) and pick which account you want to use for sharing with.
Now I have to work out what I can take photos off that are of interest and still related to my music creation, which in all honesty, most often happens in a dark basement in front of electronic gear…I’m thinking it could get quite boring quite quickly unless I think something up. You can check out my new Instagram account here, or you can “Like” the Ayepad Facebook page if you would like to see the photos I share.