• Chris from Artyst

Submitting Your Work

Submitting your work to Blogs, Youtube Channels, Spotify Playlists, Twitch Streams, etc. - it can be difficult to get your foot in the door and even harder to get your music posted. Hopefully you'll be in a position where blogs will come to you, but until then these tips will lend a hand in getting noticed.

1. Start Local

You can be one of the millions of artists who submit to nationally known playlists and blogs - we always suggest shooting your shot. However, you should also be throwing your hat in the ring with local publications. If you know a YouTuber, suggest some mutual promotion. Contact smaller magazines who want to showcase local talent. Do a little leg work and find a blog who caters to your genre and is eager for content. At times you'll face a paywall and that's where you need to evaluate the effectiveness of being published. Either way, if you throw enough content at the wall something is bound to stick.

2. How to Contact

Finding contacts can be tricky and may require a little digging. Blog post credits, website contacts, and social media descriptions are all great places to search for email addresses and respectfully contact them. Crafting your pitch is a skill to develop. Don't just copy and paste your link to an email and send it off. Introduce yourself, your music style, why they should feature you and what's in it for them when they do. Communication is everything and it is important to do it in a way that appeals to every aspect of the reader.

3. Endurance

This is the part where a lot of people fall off. you will face rejection and there will be cases where you don't receive placement and you send out a lot of emails with no response. BUT it is important to keep chasing exposure and recognition for your artistry and work. If this is your goal you pursue it, if this is your dream you chase it, it doesn't matter how long it takes. You will get it. Keep at it and something will happen. It has too.

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