If you are ready to get invested in starting your own music blog, you’ve come to the right place. Setting yourself up for success in this venture is important if you want to get it right, and this takes time and energy and a creative plan of action to go from an idea to a real working blog. There are a lot of things that have changed in the blogging world over the years, and when it comes to music blogging, you need to ensure your plan is one that fits with the way that things are currently done. Currently, major music blogs promote their musicians on social media and encourage as much music sharing online as possible. There are so many new ways to source and listen to new music, and your blog could be successful in doing so.
Let’s take a look at how to start a successful music blog.
The very first thing that you should do before you get started on your own music blog is to look at the successful ones that are out there right now. It doesn’t matter if they’re not to your personal music taste; their success means that they are someones! Your research will help you to understand what makes people keep coming back for more. It’s not about copying a site, but taking inspiration from it and getting a general idea of what you could do with your music blog.
Take notes about whether they are using background music from sites like https://stockmusic.net/royalty-free-music or whether they are quiet websites. Look to see if they are global or regional. Think about what their interactive features are and whether they are to your taste. There are plenty of options here to get those creative juices flowing, and the notes are taken to ensure your own success.
Defining Your Blog
You need to know what will make your blog unique if you hope to be successful. Think about whether you want to focus on the local artists to you or go for a global interest.
What Will You Blog About?
Are you blogging about popular music or independent new bands that need exposure? Are you discussing the music industry as a whole? Are you planning to showcase videos? You need to make some decisions on all of these and ensure that you will have the readership to make it a successful option for you. You want your blog to be a resource, giving them more than one reason to visit your blog than just hear about artists that you review. You must be as consistent as possible with your blog and keep it to what your readers want rather than what others are doing.
Once you’ve decided on those essential things, you then need to think about the creation of your blog. There are plenty of options out there for host platforms and blogging websites to carry your blog; the important bit is knowing what is going on the blog in the first place.
Arsenal have completed the signing of centre-back William Saliba from Saint-Etienne on a long-term contract. Saliba, 18, will return to Saint-Etienne for the 2019/20 season before joining up the Gunners for the 2020/21 campaign. Head coach Unai Emery insists the Gunners beat a number of other sides to sign the Frenchman.
“We’re delighted William is joining us. Many teams wanted him but he decided he wanted to come to us and be part of our future,” he told the club’s website. “He will stay in France next season for more experience and then we look forward to him joining our group.”
Sky Sports News reported that Tottenham were also interested in a deal for Saliba, but the player says he chose the Emirates Stadium because of the history of the club.
“The history, the badge… since I was little, I’ve been watching Arsenal play in the Champions League and so on, and there are a lot of French players who have come through here. So that really helped me to make my mind up,” he told the club’s website.
The defender also revealed how Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi helped convince him to move to north London. Saliba only made his professional debut with Saint-Etienne on September 25, 2018. His performances earned him a further 13 starts in Ligue 1 last season. The 18-year-old is also a France youth international, having recently been called up to the his country’s U20 squad.
Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Dani Ceballos on loan for the 2019/20 season. The 22-year-old midfielder, who has been capped six times by Spain, moves to the Gunners from Real Madrid. He is is Unai Emery’s second signing of the summer transfer window, with Brazilian teenager Gabriel Martinelli also having arrived in the close season.
Ceballos is highly regarded at the Bernabeu and made 23 LaLiga appearances throughout the 2018/19 season. But Zinedine Zidane was happy to sanction a temporary switch to Arsenal for the youngster, who helped Spain’s Under-21s to Euro 2019 success this summer. It is understood Arsenal do not have an option to make the deal permanent. The Spaniard’s move to the Emirates was confirmed on Wednesday following weeks of negotiations between the two clubs. The 22-year-old is valued at around £45million and Arsenal had to fight off late interest from rivals Tottenham to get the deal over the line. Ceballos’ deal is not thought to include an obligation to buy as Madrid value him so highly that they feel they can extract a large fee next summer.
The Spaniard will spend a single season at the Emirates, though they’ll undoubtedly look to make the move permanent should he prove a success. Ceballos said he was ‘proud’ to be joining the Gunners and claimed it was a ‘step forward’ in his career. ‘I’m really proud to be able to wear this shirt,’ said Cebellos following the announcement of his signing. ‘I’m joining an historic Premier League side and it’s a step forward in my career. ‘I’ve not spoken to my team-mates yet so we’re not sure of what the objective is, but obviously I’m coming here to give everything I have. ‘Nobody will be able to question that because from the very first day I pull this jersey on I’ll give everything I’ve got. We’ll try to achieve the club’s objectives.’