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  • Vester Hartvig posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Not really a Signed Artist? No Problem

    You’ll find hundreds of independent artists and that we all need to target something: gaining new fans! Yes, more than money, we’d like people 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 up this process.

    Unless you have been living on Cloud 9, you’ve heard of Spotify as well as "freemium" service. You’ve also heard how Spotify has had the social network by storm. Each time one of my friends listens to an audio lesson, it happens on my own Spotify, Facebook, Twitter, and whatever other social accounts I’ve; ex: "Hey! Nicklas just joined Spotify and heard Weasel… " You get the idea.

    So although the amount of cash 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 easy to get the music onto Spotify.

    At the moment, you may well be signed to a label. If you do, your music might be on Spotify already. Whether or not this isn’t, call your rep and enquire of if they’ve uploaded your music towards the service. Whenever they haven’t so you want them too, supply the order! (inside a nice way). Also, ensure they send Spotify your press kit set with a bio, photos, contact details and everything else which makes you be noticeable. Simple enough, right?!

    If you are an unsigned artist, that’s okay since there are a lot of approaches to upload your own music with no label. However, Spotify cannot negotiate along with you directly. Have you thought to? I’m certain it’s one of the stipulations of these agreement using the majors. But the option is still fairly simple. You’ll want to select a distributor like Tunecore, CDBaby or DittoMusic. I’ve written an assessment these distributors so that you can save some time and keep rehearsing.

    When you have created a merchant account having a distributor or signed a label agreement, your music will be uploaded onto Spotify within 4-6 weeks. But there’s still work to be practiced, while us to:

    romote your music!

    Spotify doesn’t always receive your awesome press kit, so just like a backup, build a profile at allmusic.com. Spotify will check for you there when they don’t be given a bio.

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

    Okay, there’s a couple of tedious things to accomplish still. No web site 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 (options are numerous arrive up, including "Top Hit, Tracks, Playlists"… you need to find the link under "Artist"). While hovering over your artist profile, right click and judge "Copy Spotify URI." Last, combine the URI together with the Spotify logo with the help of it aimed at your website or blog sidewall by creating an "Image Widget."

    Another hip promo you may use for Spotify is the "Spotify Play Button." This selection allows you to post songs on to your website and blog. First, right click any song, album or playlist in Spotify you want to promote and when again select "Copy Spotify URI."

    For example, let’s post this URI on your blog. Open your blog post, write something to your hungry fans in html mode: ("We know you desire a sneak peak of our own upcoming album. Here’s the 1st track for you! Share it along with your friends!"). Next, post the hyperlink and put in a salutation.

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