Twitter has launched a “how to” guide for musicians and artists on its website. The guide helps get musicians started with the service and gives tips on how to best utilize the tools Twitter offers.

Emphasizing the direct connection Twitter gives musicians to their fans, the company says: 

“A Twitter connection tells fans how much you appreciate them, and it also enables you to tailor your messages. The fact is, Twitter provides more authenticity and creative control than any other online medium. Tweets come straight from you, and go right to your followers all over the world, in real-time.”

The guide helps musicians and artists utilize hashtags, replies, twitter interviews, using photos and more.

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