The internet is a place full of endless music promotion. It can be easy to get lost in the commotion on popular music sharing platforms, such as SoundCloud and Spotify, but there are many other avenues for self-promotion. Spotify streams and SoundCloud plays are important, but you can look to other platforms for sharing your music and growing your audience.
Below are 10 non-traditional ways to share your music in 2018.
2. Email. Newsletters are one of the most underutilized avenues for self-promotion by musicians. Make sure to take full advantage of your email subscribers by alerting them of upcoming releases or new music. Check out our top picks for email marketing services here.
3. YouTube is one of the more obvious choices, but a lot of musicians fail to take advantage of the platform. There are many ways to share music on YouTube. Whether it's a music video, lyric video, visualizer or behind-the-scenes, there is an endless number of ways you can get creative. Learn more about our video marketing services to take your channel to the next level.
5. Play MPE provides promotional music distribution to all major labels and thousands of independents around the globe. Play MPE puts your music into the hands of tastemakers in radio, press, film, TV and more. Expose your music to as many people as possible with Play MPE.
6. Wavo Boost is a promotional tool that promotes your music on some of today's most influential music sites, such as Dancing Astronaut, Your EDM, Hype Machine, Noisepornand and more. Wavo Boost is designed to increase online exposure and visibility for artists & their new material. Basic campaigns start at $5 per day and reach a maximum of 5,000 fans.
7. Instagram Stories. Instagram and Spotify recently announced a partnership that allows users to share what they're listening to in Instagram Stories or Instagram Direct straight from Spotify. Instead of posting your Spotify code, simply share your track, EP, album or playlist onto your story and enable listeners to easily gain access to your music.
9. Music Blogs are a great way to reach new fans. This one requires some research, but once you find blogs that are specific to your genre or style, you can look for an appropriate contact and send them a promo email in the hopes of getting some coverage. There are many dos and don’ts when it comes to contacting music blogs, so make sure to check out our tips on how to get featured on blogs here.
10. Bandcamp is a user-friendly service that allows artists and labels to share and earn money from their music. Listeners prefer different platforms for purchasing and streaming music, so utilizing Bandcamp can help you to make sure you have all of your bases covered.
Last, but not least, make sure you are teamed up with a digital distributor to ensure your music is properly delivered to Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and more. If you still don’t have any distributor, we are glad to inform you FlipsidePM welcomes all good artists and bands to publish their music and do the distribution. To get in touch with us, just simply send an email containing some introduction about your music to our Music Director by clicking here.
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