Popularity Strategies of a Modern Music Artist





popularity of artist, music industry, record industry, artist, music product, strategy, music


Introduction. The relevance of the research lies in understanding the approaches to building the career of novice artists by determining popularity strategies for modern music performers, criteria and indicators of popularity, as well as ways of forming their popularity. The digitalization process in the music and record industries has transformed production and consumption model of a music product and, therefore, has changed the strategies for gaining popularity for an artist. Purpose and methods. The purpose of the article is to investigate the popular strategies of a contemporary music artist and define them according to the levels of popularity in correlation with the scale of market coverage. The methodological basis of the research is a systematic approach, as well as general scientific, historical, and logical methods were used. Results. Popularity strategies of a modern music artist are implemented on two levels: local – in the digital world of social networks and streaming platforms; and national – with the involvement of PR events and the implementation of a communication campaign on major media. Popularity strategies have basic, monitoring, and effective popularity criteria with specific indicators. Conclusions. The scientific novelty of the research is the determination of popularity strategies of a modern music artist at two levels: local and national, and formulating their differences according to the criteria of the target audience, conducting a communication campaign, using marketing tools, and placing releases. The practical significance of the obtained results is their usage in the process of developing a marketing strategy for artists, in particular, beginners, to enter the music market and quickly monetize their creativity.

Author Biographies

Iryna Parkhomenko, Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts

Assoc. Professor, PhD

Kateryna Berezovska, Council of Europe

Confidential Councellor, Project Assistant


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How to Cite

Parkhomenko, I., & Berezovska, K. (2022). Popularity Strategies of a Modern Music Artist. Socio-Cultural Management Journal, 5(2), 126–141. https://doi.org/10.31866/2709-846X.2.2022.267540