Musicians & Bands: 11 Must-Follow People on Twitter

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Twitter is loaded with awesome content and growing every second. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up– so here are 11 people we think are worth following on Twitter right now (in alphabetical order by Twitter handle after CD Baby):

@cdbaby (of course!) 

Expert industry advice, news, & promo tips from the world’s largest distributor of independent music.

1) @billboardbiz

Billboard Magazine’s online business news site.

2) @cyberpr

Cyber PR is a firm ran by Ariel Hyatt, PR maven who helps connect musicians with new media & fans.

3) @digitalmusicnws 

Digital Music News is “the authority for music industry professionals worldwide.”

4) @howtorunaband

Twitter handle of musician Chris “Seth” Jackson, helping bands in the “new world of music marketing.”

5) @hypebot

“Music, technology, & the new music business.”

6) @mashable

“The largest independent website dedicated to news & resources for the connected generation.”

7) @MicControl

MicControl.com is “a music resource blog community” ran by Jon Ostrow.

8) @michaelsb

Michael Brandvold is a music marketing consultant, speaker, & author helpings artists “find & keep fans.”

9) @mrbuzzfactor

Bob Baker is an author & musician helping indie artists “get exposure, connect with fans, sell more music, & increase their incomes.”

 10) @thedailyswarm

“Your daily source for the best music intelligence on the web.”

 11) @thornybleeder

Brian Thompson is a music marketer & “Rock n’ Roll Brand Architect.”

Given that there are about 179 million Twitter users, we may have missed a few off our list. Let us know who your ‘must-follow’ Twitterers are when it comes to music, tips and news in the comments below.

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  • Hey Jon, sure thang!

  • Thanks so much for including me in your ALL STAR lineup! I am honored by the Babies 🙂
    Love, Ariel @CyberPR http://www.ArielPublicity.com

  • : )

  • jon_ostrow

    On behalf of MicControl AND Cyber PR, I want say THANK YOU for including us in your list!!

    I’d also like to mention that we’re in the process of completely revamping MicControl.com, so the site is down at the moment but we’ll be bringing it back up in a much more functional manner in the coming weeks.

    Thanks again!

    Jon Ostrow
    Publicity Director, Cyber PR
    Co-founder, MicControl

  • What a serious honor, thank you so much to including me. What a great group to be surrounded by.

  • Jack Sulky

    http://twitter.com/bobbyowsinski
    All kinds of info on music making, mixing, mastering and the business side of it as well

  • lesmerquita

    Thanks for the great resources! LOVE YOU CDBaby.

  • ThornyBleeder

    Wow… thank you so much for including me in this amazing list! It’s a total honour, seriously. You guys rock.

  • @musicthinktank is a must follow

  • You too, Thorny B!

  • Woodkate13

    @livandlexmusic….deserves much more follows…incredible talent