There are hundreds of unbiased artists and all of us have to concentrate on one thing: gaining new fans! Sure, even more than money, we need people to hear us and inform their friends in regards to the thoughts-blowing new band they discovered. Getting our music put on Spotify is a crucial step in this process.
Unless you've got been dwelling on Cloud 9, you have heard of Spotify and its "freemium" service. You have additionally heard how Spotify has taken the social network by storm. Every time one of my mates listens to a track, it pops up on my Spotify, Facebook, Twitter, and no matter other social accounts I've; ex: "Hey! Nicklas just joined Spotify and listened to Weasel... " You get the idea.
So despite the fact that the amount of cash you make per stream (per play) is less than a penny, the exposure potential is well value it. And happily for indie artists like yourself, it is pretty straightforward to get your music onto Spotify.
At this time, you might be signed to a label. If that's the case, your music is likely to be on Spotify already. If it is not, call your rep and ask if they've uploaded your music to the service. In the event that they haven't and you need them too, give the order! (in a pleasant means). Additionally, ensure they ship Spotify your press kit loaded with a bio, photos, contact data and anything else that makes you stand out. Simple sufficient, right?!
If you are an unsigned artist, that's okay because there are tons of ways to upload your music without a label. However, Spotify can't negotiate with you directly. Why not? I am positive it is one of the stipulations of their agreement with the majors. However the solution remains to be pretty simple. It's essential choose a distributor like Tunecore, CDBaby or DittoMusic. I've written a assessment of those distributors so you can save some time and maintain rehearsing.
Spotify would not all the time obtain your superior press kit, so just as a backup, create a profile at allmusic.com. Spotify will check for you there if they don't obtain a bio.
Now that every one the tedious stuff is finished with, it is time to let your fans know Spotify shall be sporting your tunes soon! Come up with cool promo posts on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Make a promo video on your YouTube channel. Just had a sweet thought: write a music just in your Spotify launch and connect it to your posts! Ex: "Cannot wait to see our fans on Spotify. We've recorded a track just for you guys! Coming to your Spotify account soon!" Fans will eat it up!
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there are a few tedious things to perform still. No site is full anymore with out clickable logos. As soon as your music is on Spotify, download the service's brand at iconfinder.com. Subsequent, search for your band profile on Spotify (a number of options will come up, including "Top Hit, Tracks, Playlists"... you wish to choose the link underneath "Artist"). While hovering over your artist profile, right click on and select "Copy Spotify URI." Final, combine the URI with the Spotify emblem by adding it to your website or weblog sidewall by creating an "Image Widget."
Another hip promo you need to use for Spotify is the "Spotify Play Button." This function allows you to put up songs onto your website and blog. First, right click any song, album or playlist in Spotify you wish to promote and once again choose "Copy Spotify URI."
For instance, let's publish this URI to your blog. Open up your weblog, write something to your hungry fans in html mode: ("We all know you guys want a sneak peak of our upcoming album. Here is the primary track for you! Share it with your folks!"). Next, submit the link and add a salutation.