Meta Ads for Musicians: Business Manager Basics

Getting Started Advertising Music on Facebook and Instagram

Advertising on social media is one of the best ways for an artist to grow their fan base, but it can be a little daunting to get started. The ONErpm Direct-to-Fan Advertising team is here to help with some of our top tips and tricks for getting started with advertising on Facebook and Instagram. 

Business Manager Basics

The first step in advertising on Facebook and Instagram is setting up your Meta Business Manager account. Meta Business Manager is how you connect your Facebook Page, Instagram account, and Ad Account together and control who has access. This is crucial, even if somebody else will be running your ads. Artists should always have their own business accounts – this keeps your page and other assets in your control. Never assign your page or ad account to a third-party’s Business Manager account. 

Meta Business Manager Setup

Create a Business Manager Account

    1. Go to
    2. Click Create account.
    3. Enter a name for your business, your name and work email address and click Next.
    4. Enter your business details and click Submit.

Follow the instructions for adding your business assets (Facebook Page, Admins, Ad Account, etc) to your business manager.

It’s also a good idea, if you haven’t already, to link your Instagram Account to your Facebook Page. This allows advertisers with ad and insight access to your Facebook page to also run ads on your Instagram account. It’s also a crucial step in setting up cross-posting

Linking Your Instagram and Facebook Accounts

    1. In the Instagram App: Log in to the Instagram account you’d like to link to your Facebook Page.
    2. Tap your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
    3. Tap the menu in the top right, then tap Settings and privacy.
    4. At the bottom, tap Accounts Center.
    5. Tap Add Facebook Account or Add Instagram Account and follow the on-screen instructions.

The final step is adding partners to your account. If you’re going to be running your own ads, you can skip this step. But if an outside advertiser is going to be running your ads, this is a vital permission step. 

Granting Ad Access

    1. Go to
    2. Click + Add.
    3. Select Give a partner access to your assets.
    4. Enter the Business ID of the agency and then click Next.
    5. Add the partner to your Facebook Page by selecting Pages in the first column.
    6. Select your artist page in the second column. 
    7. Check off Ads and Insights in the third column. 
    8. Click Save Changes.

And there you go: you are all set and ready to start advertising your music!

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