The Musicians Guide to Insta-Fame
Can’t figure out why you only have 65 followers? Or why that snap of your ultra-comfy cow socks only got six likes?
We’re here to save you! Ditch the socks, and follow this nine-step guide to insta-fame, based on the world’ most insta-famous muso’s!
Nothing keeps Instagram followers satisfied quite like Rita’s head photo-shopped onto the cover of ‘Clueless.’ Plus, she posts super cute pics with DJ boyfriend Calvin Harris.
Tip: Fabricating a boyfriend may be difficult, but photo-shop can fix anything.
The chiselled abs are definitely working in his favour, but there’s another reason we’re obsessed with Bieber: his ambiguous snaps. Whether it’s a cosy selfie with ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, a cheeky pic with Ariana Grande or taunting us with the possibility of a ‘Batman v Superman’ movie role, Bieber is the King of #tease.
Tip: An Instagram tease is the best kind of tease.
Filled with on-stage shots, Beyonce’s Instagram is a mix of intricate costumes, crazy dance moves and old-school pics with Jay Z.
Tip: Maybe start with a cute leotard and a dance lesson…
Harry Styles: http://instagram.com/harrystyles#
Let’s be real: people would follow Mr Styles whether he posted snaps or not. The fact that his profile pic says “Follow Me” is also a fairly good incentive. Alternatively, you could just put cheese on your head…
Tip: Put some cheese on your head, just like Harry.
Tip: Hash-tag what’s popular and let people’s curiosity get the better of them…
To indie for popular hash-tags? Rihanna’s your girl. With the name Badgalriri, the ‘S&M’ singer plays the controversial card – expect #ratedr and #censored content.
Tip: A controversial tag is as good as a popular one.
Everyone can take a selfie: but not everyone can take a selfie like Lady Gaga. If you want to hype up your insta-feed, follow Mother Monster’s lead. All day, every day, pout and snap.
Tip: Pout and snap.
With cool filters and quirky snaps, Flume proves that a good snap is just as effective as mixing sweet tunes when it comes to insta-fame.
Tip: Can’t mix good tunes? Take a good photo instead.
No-one likes a narcissitic insta-celeb. Once you’ve followed these steps to insta-fame, be sure to be thankful for those who got you there. Selena Gomez has the right idea, filling her feed with happy snaps of her fans.
Tip: Everyone needs a bit of insta-love sometimes.
— Alyce Wearne