Musicians, have you ever wondered how to get your Twitter account verified to stave off the fake or similar usernames? It’s not as daunting as you think thanks to collaboration with Twitter and Gracenote, a provider of music and video content technologies based in Emeryville, California owned by Sony.
The arrangement announced during the SXSW festival will make it easier for artists and record labels to get a verified account on the microblogging site.
“This agreement with Gracenote will help us expand the number of musicians verified on Twitter, to make it easier than ever to find and follow your favorite artists,” said Omid Ashtari, head of sports and entertainment on Twitter.
How does one get a verified account? Here are a couple of ways of getting that coveted label on your Twitter handle.
Input The Data
Musicians and labels can use Gracenote’s validation system by submitting a biography, photo and other impertinent information about the artist. Required information for Gracenote includes Artist Display Name, Artist Band Name, Artist Twitter Username, Artist Label and Artist Genre.
The More Info The Better
In addition to the required data asked by Gracenote, other information recommended for verification includes artist photo, biography, Facebook page, Facebook display name and albums recorded.
Send The Info To Your Gracenote Rep
According to the data submission guide provided by Gracenote, an online submission is currently in the works. In the meantime, once your information is compiled, artists and label are asked to send the pertinent information to Gracenote by contacting them here.
The only catch to all this is that only artists with commercial releases on iTunes will benefit from this process at this time.