We all want to be successful musicians who get the recognition and rewards we deserve. We work hard to promote our music and each other in order to be heard. Some musicians do it all alone, while others rely on a manager, agent, or record label for their promotion. We also need to be able to promote our music in ways that will help us grow and build our fan base.
The recording industry has been around for decades, and it has always been a tough market to break into. There are a lot of hurdles to jump through, and even if you do manage to do so, there’s still a chance you’ll be hit with hefty royalty fees to the tune of anywhere from 15% to as much as 40% of your earnings. So, if you’re trying to release music on your own, you’re still going to need a way to get it heard by people who will be interested in it. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to maximize the chances of your music being heard and shared, but you still need to know what to do and how to do it.
It’s the internet’s favorite topic: how to make money from your music. And it’s no surprise that the online ad community, which has exploded in recent years over social media platforms like Facebook and Soundcloud, has helped propel it to the top of the charts.
Important Things To Know
Getting your music heard can be a challenge, especially if you’re the kind of artist that likes to remain in the shadows. But with the right approach, you can convince people that your music is worth listening to while at the same time keeping your financial future secure.
There are many ways to promote your music. It can be done through radio promotions or through social media, but the biggest way is through live performances.
In this post, I will go over a few different strategies for promoting your music independently. I will discuss how to promote your music on social media, get your music on music streaming services, and how to get people to listen to your music. These tips will not only help with you as an artist but can also help you if you are looking to start your own music label, label manager or are looking to pitch your music to a record label:
How To Promote Your Music On Social Media
There are lots of ways to promote your music online, but the key is to choose the paths that are right for you.
Here are a few tips to get started:
- Make friends with other artists and find out their social media strategies.
- Start a blog and post about your music.
- To spread the word about your music, get at least one song on Spotify, one on iTunes, and/or one on other social media sites.
- To promote your music, get on as many podcasts as possible.
Get Your Music On Music Streaming Services
If you subscribe to a streaming music service, you probably don’t realize that you can play all of your music on that service. It may come as a surprise, but you can stream music from Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Music, and Amazon Music.
Here’s how to do it:
- Set up your Spotify account to sync your music library.
- You can stream your music to any device that is connected to the same network.
- If you have an Amazon Prime Music account, you can stream your music to any device that is connected to your home network.
- If you have an Apple Music subscription, you can stream your music to any Apple device.
Without the proper tools and the proper knowledge, you’re at the mercy of the music industry, your labels, and even anyone who might host your music on their blogs or websites. The truth is that with the proper methods and the proper knowledge, you can easily promote your music no matter where it’s hosted.
It may sound like a buzzword, but the concept of “indie music” is still gaining traction in the industry. If you’re a musician or in a band, there’s no denying the power of the social media platform that has become a staple of modern life.