Reach out to them with a brief submission email. Mistake to Avoid : Submitting too late. Playlist curators value new music. Submit for playlists between six and two weeks prior to the release of a particular track. Spotify For Artists Take advice directly from the source. Spotify has gone into great detail on how artists can and should utilize the service. Get access to your stats through Spotify For Artists. Check out their guides, videos, FAQs, and best practices.
Claim your artist profile and tap into Apple Music Connect. They let you pitch your music directly to them much in the way Spotify does. Recording radio style liners and song boosts are game changers for music streaming.
YouTube — YouTube is 1 for music streaming globally in terms of volume. So make sure you capture as much of it as possible. Feed the algorithm and optimize your music video. To learn optimization techniques I recommend you do a Google search and read up on three or four recent articles. Recent is key. Some digital distributors require some extra push to ensure your tracks go up on Pandora and YouTube in a timely manner.
Like on street date. So be proactive and reach out to Pandora Artist Support and your digital distributor ahead of time. All of these social platforms reward consistency and high quality content and stories. Use each platform the way they are intended. It lays out an overview of the various departments at a record label. Have each band member research a band.
Do this all in one day. Pick bands that have records coming out months from now. Eye of the Tiger by Survivor: bpm Love in An Elevator by Aerosmith: 92 bpm Lose Control by Missy Elliot: bpm Farewell Ride by Beck: 82 bpm Scentless Apprentice by Nirvana: 94 bpm Pump Up the Jam by Technotronic: bpm Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield: bpm Black Betty by Ram Jam: bpm More Than a Feeling by Boston: bpm Renegade by Styx: bpm The Phoenix by Fall Out Boy: bpm 8.
Born to Be Wild by Hinder: bpm 7. Blurred Lines Featuring T. Livin' on the Edge by Aerosmith: bpm 4. Beat It by Michael Jackson: bpm 3. PRS pays the individual songwriter s or composer s , not the artist.
You need to provide evidence of your songs usage, so this may well not apply to you. I got my codes from PPL , which they assign for free. They should also be embedded in the digital files your engineer delivers, wherever possible.
I called my label Junior Moon Records, bought the domain names I wanted and have redirected them to mademountain. Mastering is the last step in the process prior to physical production and digital distribution. I also sent the whole album as a single audio file, with guide spacings between each track for reference. Even small runs of CD packages can take weeks to manufacture, depending on who you get to print and press them, so have everything ready to go after receiving your physical master disc and digital files from your mastering engineer.
They were really friendly and helpful, and we were delighted with the results. Song, By Toad suggests a number of others in his guide. Most companies will probably have their own templates and submission guidelines, so be sure to follow them closely.
You have two options when it comes to ordering CDs: duplication or replication. By contrast, replicated discs are manufactured from the master disc provided to you by your mastering engineer.
Maybe you want a signature drink, a costume contest, a dance-off, a trivia contest — anything that you think will be fun for you and your fans, go for it. It will draw people through the door, give the press something to write about and be the foundation for many a "we saw this great band called so-and-so once, and at the show they Size : How many people do you think you can pull in for the party keep in mind that free shows can bring in more people than paying shows?
Accommodation: Remember your schtick? If you're hoping to pull off anything too out of the box during your party, be sure to consult the venue while making your booking to make sure they don't put the kibosh on your plans on the night of the show. Your launch party is definitely all about you and your new music, but putting together a good bill for the night can only up the party atmosphere.
It's your special night, so you're the headliner, but pick a few other good acts in your area to draw in some people.
As a bonus, some of their fans who might not be familiar with your music will come out for the free show and stick around to discover your sounds. Stick a DJ in between sets and have them hang around after your set if you've got time before the venue closes for a little post-set dance party. Note that if you're having a hard time nailing down a venue, putting your bill together before you start booking could make it easier. It is especially true if you don't have a long track record of shows to point to.
A strong bill can give the venue confidence that you're going to have a good turnout. The basics of promoting your launch party are the same as promoting any other kind of show - the trick is that you want to play up that fact that you're launching a new release and use the special things you've got in store for the party as a press angle.
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