Get Your Music Heard
Getting your music heard by the right people can be difficult when you're just starting out. Luckily, there are some simple things you can do to increase your chances of getting your music featured on blogs, radio stations, and Spotify playlists.
Before we get started:
Before you email curators, bloggers or music influencers, make sure your message is short, polite and professional. If it’s an a&r from a record label, ask permission to send a link before.
Another important thing is the signature of your email, adding a link like a website or a linkedin link, will look more professional and will attract more attention.
Use your first and last name both in the signature block and at the bottom of each message Do not use too many exclamation points in your email. Yelling may seem like a good idea, but it just makes you look hopeless and unprofessional.
Don't overuse exclamation points in song titles. Your music is enough by itself. You don't have to add excitement to your mix to look better.
Make sure the filename of the file clearly states the song title and artist name. This is very important as it is the first thing people see when checking out your music.
When contacting blogs, please be sure to address them personally. This shows that you have done your research and understand their blog voice.
Before sending the email use an email spam checker to make sure your email content doesn’t end up in the spam folder.
If it’s a contact form, please provide accurate and complete contact information on the submission form.
Submit your music to radio stations
When broadcasting to a radio station, you must select the correct station.
The best radio stations to send your music to are radio stations that play your genre and style. For example, if you're an alternative artist, you might prefer to send your songs to alternative radio stations rather than pop or urban stations. If the broadcaster isn't playing what you submitted, they probably aren't interested in playing it either.
Another thing to keep in mind when choosing a radio station to broadcast music is its location (city). If your town doesn't have a local alternative rock station, and it's located 500 miles away, you probably don't care about hearing from people within 100 miles of your location. From out of town!
If your music is rejected, it doesn't mean there is a problem with the title.
If your song gets rejected, don't assume there's something wrong with the track. Rejection is a normal part of the process for both indie and big name artists. Those who rejected your music don't know what they're missing! If you want to reach a wider audience, try again and keep going until you succeed.
Music blogs are a great way to get exposure and get new followers and new fans.
Same rules apply to blogs, make sure the blog you’re submitting music to is within your genre and they are accepting new music from artists. Use the contact form or an email address, be polite and professional.
Spotify Playlist Submission
Submitting your music to Spotify playlist Curators is a great way to reach new people.Spotify playlist curators help you increase your exposure, followers and fans.
There’s many ways to submit music to Spotify playlists, you can look for the Spotify playlist curators contact and try to contact the playlist owner.
Spotify playlist submission is the most used way to submit music on One Submit, but you can also submit music to blogs,TikTok influencers, labels, send music to radio stations, YouTube music channels and more.
Use good submission strategies to get more music out in front of people who love your music. Use playlists to reach new audiences with your music. If you get rejected by blogs or playlists, don't give up. It just means we don't have enough time to listen yet.