Flipagram: The Music Focused Social NetworkBy
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At Source, we want bands to build sustainable careers. The path to a long career in the music industry is a difficult one, but we’ve found two things that are key for independent musicians: great content (music, video, graphics, website, art) and great fan engagement.
We know that in the modern music industry, the intersection of these two keys elements is often social media
We get that posting to social media can be tedious and keeping up with all the new trends and sites can be like drinking water out of a fire hydrant.
That’s where Source comes in. We want to review these services, try them out for ourselves, and then let you know when we think a new social media site is on to something. And that brings us to…
You might not have heard of Flipagram yet, as it is still a growing social network. However, it’s gained traction in recent months, especially with musicians and music fans.
Flipagram’s main use is to make montages of pictures and video, and set them to music. You can also create a montage and record a voiceover. Or choose music, and film a funny video of you lip syncing.
It was designed specifically to integrate with music, so it has some benefits for musicians that other social networks don’t. If your music is available for download in iTunes, a 30 second preview of your song will probably be available for Flipagram users to sync with their “flips.” If your song is used in someone’s flip, a link is posted in the caption to purchase that song on iTunes or listen on Spotify.
Even if your music isn’t on iTunes, if it’s downloaded to your phone, you will still be able to use it in your Flipagram.
Flipagram as a Social Network
Flipagram’s first purpose is as a social network. They have millions of users and all of those users have one thing in common: they love music.
Or at least, they like adding music to their videos and pictures.
Which makes Flipagram a great social network for musicians!
Flipagram also makes it easy to share content. You can follow other users, like their content, and “reflip” their videos.