Best Music Hashtags for Artists to Grow Instagram and TikTok

September 13, 2022

​​If you're a musician, you know that hashtags can be a great way to promote your work, get discovered by new audiences, and connect with other musicians. But what are the best hashtags for musicians? We've got some ideas!

Below you can find some popular music hashtags for musicians. We split them into a few categories so that’s easier for you to niche down.

Hashtags For Musicians: Instagram and TikTok

One of the best music marketing strategies is using social media to drive interest to your art and music. Instagram and TikTok are currently the best platforms for musicians to get discovered and reach more people. It just so happens that hashtags play an important role in discovering content on these platforms.

Musicians are trying to get more Spotify followers, but often it’s the social media that sends traffic to the streaming platforms. So, it's time to build your fanbase on Instagram and TikTok and these hashtags are going to help!

How to make your hashtags strategy work

Here’s what you should know about using hashtags:

1. Mix popular hashtags with less competitive ones for better reach.

Pick some highly popular hashtags and mix them with hashtags that have been used a smaller number of times (even less than 1000). Popular hashtags can be more difficult to rank for. Smaller hashtags allow you to reach a more segmented fanbase. Use both to maximize your chances of getting good post engagement.

2. Add trending hashtags.

Check what hashtags are currently trending and include them in your post as long as they’re relevant. Trending hashtags are changing all the time, but capitalzing on what's popular now is a great way to increase your reach. You can even adapt your content strategy and create TikToks based on currently trending hashtags. Stay on top of what’s hot and you’re bound for success.

How to see which hashtags are currently trending? On TikTok, go to Creative Center and pick the Hashtags section. You can filter them by country, time and industry.

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For example, you can see that in the entertainment category, #concert is a currently trending hashtag. Why not post something from your last live concert? When you tap on the hashtag, you can see more information: related hashtags, trending creators and more. Explore it to get a better idea of what content has a great chance of going popular.

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3. Don’t use too many hashtags.

Don’t overuse hashtags as it seems spammy. We suggest no more than 5 for TikTok and 15 for Instagram.

4. Check insights to see which hashtags are working.

Instagram and TikTok give your analytics tools to track your performance and get insights on engagement. You can see which hashtags are working and bringing traffic to your profile and which are not performing and should be replaced.

5. Optimize your profile.

Even if people discover your profile thanks to hashtags, you have to give them something to follow you. Make sure your profile looks impeccable: you need an interesting profile image, a good bio description and a link where people can discover all of your music content. Don’t make people look for this information, it has to be easily available. The best way to get more streams from social media is to include a Smart Link in your profile description.

Best Music Hashtags for Artists

Are you looking for music hashtags? Here are the best suggestions. Feel free to mix these hashtags with hashtags specific for what's featured in your image/video.

Popular music hashtags

#music #musician #artist #lyrics #newmusic #singer #producer #dj #musicproducer #musicvideo #soudncloud #songwriter #singersongwriter #musicians #cover #studio #bandsinging #musicproduction #festival #beatmaker #songs #inspiration #musicislife #beat #applemusic #artistsoninstagram #musiclife #upcomingartist #musiclover #newartist #goodmusic #musicartist #spotify #musiciansofinstagram #singersofinstagram #spotifymusic #youngartist #musicvdeos #bestmusic #musicwriter #igmusic #musicismylife #musicindustry #goodmusic #musiclife #musicmaker #singing #musicianlife #musicians #musicislove #musicislife #musiccommunity #musiciansofig #recordingstudio #newrelease #newmusic #newalbum #newsingle #femalemusician #art #artmusic #musicsaveslives #lovemusic

Concert hashtags

#liveconcert #livemusic #music #concert #live #concertphotography #musician #musicphotography #singer #liveshow #photography #guitar #band #liveperformance #instamusic #live #concertphoto #livemusicphotography #concerts #guitarist #liveconcertphotography #artist #show #liveband #throwback #tour #musicfestival

Acoustic

#acousticguitar #guitar #music #acoustic #guitarist #musician #guitarplayer #cover #singersongwriter #singer #acousticmusic #livemusic #guitarcover #guitars #rock #guitarsolo #guitarra #fingerstyle #songwriter #song #guitarsdaily #guitarsofinstagram #guitarporn #singing #instamusic #fingerstyleguitar

Cover

#acousticcover #coversong #singingcover #coversongs #covermusic #vocals #voice

Pop music hashtags

#altpop #popmusic #dancemusic #popmusician #popstar #popsinger #popartist #poppopular #popmusiclife #pop #popmusicartist #poplife #popmusicvideo

Electronic music hashtags

#techno #electronicmusic #housemusic #edm #technomusic #house #djlife #techhouse #deephouse #technolovers #technofamily #technodj #technoparty #dj #housemusic #techhouse #rave #producer #trance #festival #technodj #djs #melodictechno #dancemusic #progressivehouse #underground #djset #technolove #minimal #electro #beatport #technolife #darktechno #technoculture #hardtechno #nightlife #technopeople #acid #musicproducer #acidtechno #technodance #minimaltechno #technogirl #technovibes #ravers #raversunite

Rap hashtags

#rap #rapper #rappers #rapartist #soundcloudrapper #upcomingrapper #unsignedrapper #rappersofinstagram #worldstar #undergroundrap #afrobeats #beats #musicproducer #trap #trapmusic #freestylerap #rapmonster #rapgod #rapperlife

Hip Hop

#hiphop #hiphopmusic #rnb #freestyle #hiphopartist #hiphopculture #undergroundhiphop #newmixtape #hiphopbeats #unsignedhype #newhiphop #hiphoproducer #hiphopdaily #hiphopheads #hiphopdance ##hiphoplife #hiphopjunkie #hiphopnews #hiphopnation #hiphopbeats

Rock hashtags

#rockmusic #rock #rockband #guitar #band #guitarist #hardrock #singer #drums #classicrock #indierock #guitarplayer #guitarsolo #altrock #guitarsdaily #bassguitar #headbanger #progrock #rockstyle #rockbands #drumming #guitarists #progressiverock

Indie music hashtags

#unsignedartist #indie #independentartist #indiemusic #indieartist #indiemusicians #indieband #msallartist #supportmusic #supportmusicians

Singer hashtags

#singer #singerlife #singersongwriters #singerslife #singerisland #singersspotlight #singerslive #singersofig #singerspotlight #singergirli #singerlifestyle #singersongwritersofinstagram #singersbelike #singing #vocals #singingislife #singers #thegoodvoice #bestvocals

Folk music hashtags

#folkmusic #folk #music #folkrock #indiefolk #traditionalmusic #folklore #folksinger #folkmusician #folkband #folksongs #folkstyle #folktunes #cottagecore #flute #ukulele #banjo #folksydreams

Afro beats

#afrobeats #africandance #afromusic #african #naija #afrofusion #reggaeton #dancehallafrica #dancehallculture #ghana #afrobeatsmusic #afromusic #africanmusic #nigeria #lagos #wizkid #afrodaily

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