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Everything You Need To Know About Instagram Verification as a Musician and Business Owner

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Today, we have a lot to talk about in this article. So, If you are seeing this article you are definitely in the right place because we are going to share with you everything you need to know about Instagram verification as a musician and business owner. What is Instagram verification? This is a Blue Check-MARK that shows or appears on the right or left side of a famous Instagram username Lol… Which means that you are either a famous musician, a famous brand, or a public figure. Everyone using Instagram can apply for verification on the Mobile app easily but only a few get verified the reason is that they know the secret behind the verification process.

Can anyone be verified on Instagram?

There is something you need to know that Instagram has very strict policies about the verification process. Not everyone is eligible for a verified badge on their account; in fact, it’s quite hard to get the Instagram badge. But, it’s easy to sign in to your Instagram account and request a verified badge. But the verification process has got a lot more complicated after that. Instagram will review your application and they will only approve your account if only you meet the requirement. Below is the requirement you need to pay attention to before you apply on the Mobile App:

Authentic – Your Instagram account must represent a real person, artist, or registered business.

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Unique – Instagram doesn’t verify interest accounts. Your account must be your unique presence, and you can only verify one account in your name/ artist name.

Complete – You’re required to have a bio, profile photo, and at least one post. Your account must also be set to “public” and can’t contain any “add me” links to your other social media accounts.

Notable – This is probably the hardest criteria to meet. Instagram only verifies accounts that represent well-known, frequently-searched-for individuals, businesses, or brands. They’ll want to see evidence that you feature in multiple news sources, and these can’t be paid-for or any form of promotional content.

How do I get verified on Instagram when am not famous?

We get a lot of messages from Musicians and business owners on Instagram asking this question on how to get verified on Instagram when they are not famous. It’s hard to get an Instagram verified badge if you’re not famous or if you’re still growing your fanbase. The best way to get your Instagram verified is to make sure your profile meets Instagram’s four-point verification criteria. Work on your Notability by appearing in as many reliable news sources as you can and by accumulating awards and achievements for your music. You can boost your notability by inviting journalists to attend your concert and asking them to write and publish a review afterward or You can also contact a PR agency to get you on a reliable news source.

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What are the reliable news sources for Instagram verification?

There are thousands of news sources there but few of them are reliable. Today we are going to share the List out the most reliable news sources for Instagram verification. The reliable news source mentioned here can get you VERIFIED within 30-90days.

  1. Honk Magazine (Google News)
  2. Earmilk (Google News)
  3. The Source (Verified Platform)
  4. Thisis50 (Verified Platform)
  5. Influencive (Verified Platform)
  6. All HipHop (Verified Platform)
  7. Sheen Magazine (Verified Platform)
  8. Muzique Magazine (Google News)
  9. Hustle Franklins
  10. Dark Magazine (Important)
  11. News Break (Verified Platform)
  12. Respect Magazine (Google News)
  13. Time Bulletin (Important)
  14. Elevator Magazine (Important)
  15. Hype Off Life (Important)
  16. HipHop Since1987 (Important)
  17. State of HipHop (Important)
  18. New Fire Music (Important)
  19. Gotham Magazine (Important)
  20. About Insider (Important)
  21. Cali Post (Important)
  22. Daily Advent (Important)
  23. Menafn (Important)
  24. Vocal Creators (Verified Platform)
  25. DJ Ice Berg (Important)
  26. Redx Magazine (Important)
  27. Voyage Magazine (Important)
  28. 1st Day Fresh (Important)
  29. Kazi Magazine (Google News)
  30. Swagger Magazine (Important)
  31. HypeFresh (Very Important)
  32. Itsbizkit (Verified Platform)
  33. Forbes India (Verified Platform)
  34. HipHop Weekly (Very Important)
  35. Daily Herald (Verified Platform)
  36. Vents Magazine (Google News)
  37. Broad Way World (Google News + Verified Platform)
  38. Futuresharks (Important)
  39. LA Weekly (Important)
  40. Medium (Verified Platform)
  41. Seekers Time (Important)
  42. US Times Now (Important)
  43. America Dailypost (Important)
  44. Flaunt Magazine (Verified Platform)
  45. Disrupt Magazine (Very Important)
  46. The Hype Magazine (Very Important)
  47. Yahoo News (Verified Platform)
  48. TheInscriber Magazine (Important)
  49. The Odyssey Online (Verified Platform)
  50. Laprogressive (Important)
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The sites listed above are reliable news sources PR agencies use to get their clients verified on Instagram. If you like this article don’t forget to drop a comment below and don’t forget to send Natalie a message if you have any questions. Like “How many News Sources does a musician need to get verified?”

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In Conclusion:

If you are a musician or a business owner you need to create a Google Knownledge Panel which will show up on Google when anyone search you on Google and it must be verified. It’s very important to add in your social media link Like “Follow Honk Magazine on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter”, the inner link will redirect reader to your social media account so it’s very important they mention your social media. The more Top tiers to target the more chance to get verified FAST!

 

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Natalie is a journalism major with a focus on Entertainment and Music who aspires to become a Content Creator For Honk Magazine. Eventually, she wants to be the Publisher or Editor-in-Chief of a major Publishing House. She loves helping people find their voice and passion for writing and journalism, and she can always be found with coffee in hand, editing another article.

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Johndoe98 – “Dior”

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Johndoe98 drops his newest single “Dior”. The track “Dior” is an amazing body that shows how amazing it is when you get to hear a socially brilliant approach to the music, that comes together masterfully to make one must hear the body of work. The spirit of music is truly what shines about this release. People are always looking for music that they can connect with on a high level, as we all look for songs that understand how we feel sometimes better than we do. It’s a master class of music that excels in every way, in its pursuit to give the listener that more we always love to hear with a connection that will surely last the times.

Listen to Johndoe98 – “Dior”

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Buying Machinery At Auction

Buying Machinery At Auction

 

 

The Condition Of The Machine

When you buy anything online, the experience is unsettling for you. Online auctions have become popular and are where most people visit when they want to sell their underutilized machinery.

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You need to make sure you have a condition report on the machine before you can bid on it. some auction houses are going to provide you with the report if you ask.

If the location of the machine is not far, then you can go and inspect it in person. You can bring along a trusted friend who is going to help in inspecting the machine.

If this isn’t possible, then pay a local mechanic to help you inspect the machine you are interested in.

 

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Retail Price vs Auction Price 

This is an important thing to consider because in the past auctions provided buyers with a place they could get machines at a bargain. The internet has made life a little easy and auctions can be done online.

Online auctions are handling a lot of transactions daily because it has become the go-to place for many people. One thing that has happened in the auction “bargain” price becoming the auction “retail” price. If you check out eBay, you will see the “buy it now” option is popular.

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You need to research so you can know the difference between a “retail” price and a “bargain” price. There is no need of paying more than needed when buying a machine when you can visit the Surplus Database.

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The Service Records 

Before you buy a machine, you need to ensure that you can service the machine.

If you are good at mechanical stuff, you can do it yourself. If you have to rely on a mechanic to repair or service the machine, make sure you can get the service books or advice from an OEM if needed.

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One thing you have to keep in mind is the machine is going to break down at some point and the important thing is how long is it going to be down. You can save yourself a lot of time when you have the service manuals and you need to work on the machine after it breaks down.

 

Spare Parts Availability

Spare parts are very important because you will need them when the machine breaks down. When you buy from an online auction and see a good machine from a brand that is unfamiliar in the marketplace, ask yourself whether you are going to get spare parts easily.

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If the machine is from a foreign brand, then it is going to be hard to get genuine parts when you need to repair the machine, which will complicate things a lot.

There are few dealers who will have the reach to get international parts when you need them.

 

Machine history

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This is going to go hand in hand with the condition of the machine. you will find many machines at the online auctions that are reported to have low hours of operation, but they are not. The owners gave it a quick “liquid overhaul”.

You need to know where the machine was before. The place where the machine was previously is going to have a big impact. A machine that has 1000 hours of operation in a fruit shop is different from one that has 1000 hours of operation in a foundry.

 

Transportation costs

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Many people overlook this when buying machines online. They realize it when it is too late. When they realize the machine is in another state and they have to spend it the moment they realize they have made a mistake.

Make sure you factor in the transport cost when calculating how much you are spending on the machine. You might be surprised to find that you could have bought it locally at the same price.

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Warranty

When you buy a machine from an online auction, forget about getting a warranty with that purchase.

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The machinery is most of the time sold as it is unless it is stipulated. If you get the machine and you start using it then you realize it has broken down a few days later, you don’t have a warranty that covers the purchase.

You have to meet the full costs of repairing the machine.

The condition of the unit, service availability, and spare availability is very important if you want to keep it running.

 

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The afterlife

You need to think about what you are going to do with the machine after you are done using it.

Is it easy to resell it? Can you relist it on the online auction and then sell it? Are you going to own the machine until the end of its natural life?

It is a good idea to have a disposal plan for any machinery you purchase.

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