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15 Music Fan Engagement Ideas

Updated: Sep 29, 2022

Written by: Katherine Penman

Fan Engagement is an extremely important aspect of being an artist, and sometimes it can be difficult to think of fun ways to interact with your audience. With the Band has put together a list of fun fan engagement ideas to get you started! Our list gives a wide range of engagement that can be done from home with little planning or big events to celebrate your fans!

1. Fan Cafes

Fan cafes are great events for fans to get together, drink coffee, and most importantly get freebies. Fan cafes are perfect for celebrating the release of new music or a birthday. Fans can go and collect cup sleeves, photos, bracelets, pins - there are so many giveaway options that all fans would love to receive!

2. Artist Nights (Taylor Swift Night, 1D vs. 5sos, etc.)

Artist nights at venues give fans an experience they can’t get anywhere else. It’s like going to a club that only plays your favorite artist all night! Fans can dress up as their favorite eras and dance with other fans!

3. Charity Events

A great way to get fans together or get together with your fans is a charity event. Whether you're raising money, planting trees, or even hosting a dance marathon, it’s a fun way to get together and encourage your fans in community while also making a change.

4. Special Concerts

Intimate concerts, similar to Emblem3’s Fireside Concerts, are a great way to interact with fans. Having limited access allows for a special experience and allows the concert to feel more personal. Smaller concerts allow for more Q&A sessions, meet and greets, and overall more fan interaction during the show!

5. Sharing Fan Covers

Sharing a video a fan posts of them singing your song is a great way to support a fan and show them you’re interested in what your fans are doing and always looking to support them just like they support you!

6. Official Fan Clubs

An official fan club is a place where you can post exclusive content like sneak peaks to new songs, behind the scenes pics or videos, and text posts. It’s a way to speak directly to fan club members and can make your fans feel like they’re getting inside information.

7. Weekly Newsletters

This is a great way for fans to keep up with what you're doing! It allows you to talk directly to a large number of your fans and update them on what’s going on! It’s also accessible to many fans since it is typically free!

8. Share Photos of Fans

Showing your appreciation when your fans buy, wear, and post themselves wearing your merch is important. This is also a great way to get more fans to post pictures in your merch because they know you might see and repost their photo!

9. Instagram Story Q&A’s