Gig Economy News: Wyclef Jean Goes Fiverr Pro

Wyclef Jean spills his entrepreneurial secrets at our live Q&A on 8/9.

Most of our weekly Gig Economy News roundups are a harmonious blend of articles from around the web, but this time we’ve decided to put on a solo act! At Fiverr, we’re celebrating everything musical in honor of our new collaboration with Wyclef Jean who has just joined Fiverr Pro. On top of that, it’s been an incredible ride this first year of Fiverr Pro, so to celebrate new beginnings and major accomplishments, here are a few articles from across the blog on how you can start up, and stand out in your musical ventures.

Judge an Album by its Cover

The world is booming with musical bounty, which is great for those of us who love listening to the wide range of talent from around the world, but that can make it hard to get noticed as a new artist. One way to get new listeners is to try and grab their eyes first—with album cover art that people can’t help but click on. Here are our tips on how to create album art that will get you noticed!  

Video Saved the Radio Star

As a musician, you’ve poured your heart and soul into each note and when you put videos of your music up on YouTube or Vimeo, you want to make sure it gets seen and heard! It’s not enough to upload, you have to do the background work to get your video the attention it deserves. Luckily, we’re here with the inside scoop on how to build a winning marketing strategy for your next video.

Promote Yourself

Music is about connection. You connect to your audience, and listeners connect to the stories and emotions you share through your music. Being a musician is also about reaching the people who might be your next biggest fan, and that takes strategy and planning. You don’t need a fancy record label to promote your music, with our comprehensive but simple guide you’ll be well equipped to spread the word yourself!

Meet the Fans

You’ve got a Gig, congratulations! Now’s the time to make sure you get your audience invested in your brand and your band, so don’t miss out on building an awesome merch table for your show. A merch table is a great way to strike while the iron is hot and get concert-goers to become your best ambassadors. Here’s how to do it right so you’ll have happy customers.

What steps will you take to promote your music this week? Tell us in the comments!

Mara Friedman
Mara is a writer and editor who has been working with Fiverr since 2014. In true Gig Economy fashion she has written blogs, articles and copy for a variety of online and print publications.