• Livingston Gravesen posted an update 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Not only a Signed Artist? Not an issue

    You can find hundreds of independent artists and we all need to target a very important factor: gaining new fans! Yes, even more than money, we’d like individuals to hear us and tell their friends regarding the mind-blowing new band they discovered. Getting our music place on Spotify is a critical step in this process.

    Unless you’re living on Cloud 9, you’ve probably heard of Spotify and its "freemium" service. You’ve also heard how Spotify has taken the social networking by storm. Whenever one among my buddies hears an audio lesson, it arises on my Spotify, Facebook, Twitter, and whatever other social accounts We’ve; ex: "Hey! Nicklas just joined Spotify and heard Weasel… " You get the idea.

    So however the cost you make per stream (per play) is less than a penny, the exposure potential is worthwhile. And fortunately for indie artists like yourself, it’s pretty very easy to get the music onto Spotify.

    Currently, you might be signed into a label. If so, your music may be on Spotify already. If it isn’t, call your rep and enquire of if they’ve uploaded your music to the service. If they haven’t and you also desire them too, provide order! (in a nice way). Also, make sure they send Spotify your press kit full of a bio, photos, contact details and anything else which makes you be noticeable. Simple enough, right?!

    If you are a unsigned artist, that’s okay with there being a great deal of ways to upload your music without having a label. However, Spotify cannot negotiate along directly. Why don’t you? I believe it’s among the stipulations of their agreement with all the majors. Nevertheless the solution is still fairly easy. You have to go with a distributor like Tunecore, CDBaby or DittoMusic. I’ve written overview of these distributors so that you can save some serious amounts of keep rehearsing.

    When you’ve created a free account with a distributor or signed a label agreement, your own music will be uploaded onto Spotify within 4-6 weeks. However, there is still attempt to be achieved, that leads us to:

    romote your music!

    Spotify doesn’t always receive your awesome press kit, so equally as a backup, develop a profile at allmusic.com. Spotify will search for you there whenever they don’t be given a bio.

    Now that each of the tedious stuff is completed with, it is time to enable your fans know Spotify will probably be sporting your tunes soon! Think of cool promo posts on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Come up with a promo video to your YouTube channel. Just a sweet idea: write an audio lesson simply for your Spotify release and correct it to your posts! Ex: "Can’t wait to find out our fans on Spotify. We’ve recorded an audio lesson only for all of you! Going to your Spotify account soon!" Fans will eat it up!

    Okay, you can find a couple of tedious things to accomplish still. No website is complete anymore without clickable logos. If your music is on Spotify, download the service’s logo at iconfinder.com. Next, look for your band profile on Spotify (several options arrive up, including "Top Hit, Tracks, Playlists"… you need to select the link under "Artist"). While hovering over your artist profile, right click and select "Copy Spotify URI." Last, combine the URI with the Spotify logo by having it aimed at your web or blog sidewall by creating an "Image Widget."

    Another hip promo you need to use for Spotify will be the "Spotify Play Button." This selection allows you to post songs to your website and blog. First, right click any song, album or playlist in Spotify you intend to promote once again select "Copy Spotify URI."

    As an example, let’s post this URI in your blog. Start your blog, write something in your hungry fans in html mode: ("We know everyone need a sneak peak of our own upcoming album. Here’s the very first track for you! Share it together with your friends!"). Next, post the url and include a salutation.

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