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You can find countless independent artists and we all need to pay attention to one important thing: gaining new fans! Yes, even more than money, we need people to hear us and tell their friends about the mind-blowing new band they discovered. Getting our music put on Spotify is a critical step in this process.

Unless you’ve been living on Cloud 9, you’ve heard about Spotify and its “freemium” service. You’ve also heard how Spotify has taken the social media by storm. Every time among my pals listens to your song, it pops high on my Spotify, Facebook, Twitter, and whatever other social accounts We have; ex: “Hey! Nicklas just joined Spotify and heard Weasel… ” You get the idea.

So despite the fact that the money you are making per stream (per play) is under a penny, the exposure potential is worth it. And fortunately for indie artists like yourself, it’s pretty very easy to get the music onto Spotify.

At the moment, you may be signed to your label. In that case, your music might be on Spotify already. If this isn’t, call your rep and inquire if they’ve uploaded your music towards the service. Should they haven’t and you would like them too, offer the order! (in a nice way). Also, ensure they send Spotify your press kit loaded with a bio, photos, contact info and other things that makes you stand out. Simple enough, right?!

If you are an unsigned artist, that’s okay as there are tons of methods to upload your music without having a label. However, spotify promotion service cannot negotiate with you directly. Why not? I’m sure it’s among the stipulations of their agreement with all the majors. But the option would be still quite simple. You should select a distributor like Tunecore, CDBaby or DittoMusic. I’ve written overview of these distributors so you can save some time and keep rehearsing.

Once you’ve created your account with a distributor or signed a label agreement, your music will likely be uploaded onto Spotify within 4-six or seven weeks. However, there is still try to be performed, which leads us to:

Spotify doesn’t always receive your awesome press kit, so just as a backup, produce a profile at allmusic.com. Spotify will look for you there if they don’t get a bio.

Given that all of the tedious stuff is carried out with, it’s time and energy to let your fans know Spotify is going to be sporting your tunes soon! Develop cool promo posts on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Make a promo video to your YouTube channel. Just had a sweet idea: write a song just for your Spotify release and connect it to your posts! Ex: “Can’t wait to see our fans on Spotify. We’ve recorded a song just for you guys! Visiting your Spotify account soon!” Fans will eat it!

Okay, you can find a number of tedious items to accomplish still. No site is complete anymore without clickable logos. Once your music is on Spotify, download the service’s logo at iconfinder.com. Next, look for your band profile on Spotify (a few options can come up, including “Top Hit, Tracks, Playlists”… you would like to choose the link under “Artist”). While hovering over your artist profile, right click and select “Copy Spotify URI.” Last, combine the URI with the Spotify logo with the help of it to your website or blog sidewall by creating an “Image Widget.”

Another hip promo you can utilize for Spotify will be the “Spotify Play Button.” This feature lets you post songs on your website and blog. First, right click any song, album or playlist in Spotify you want to promote and once ioyesv select “Copy Spotify URI.”

As an example, let’s post this URI in your blog. Open up your blog, write something to your hungry fans in html mode: (“We realize you guys want a sneak peak of our upcoming album. Here’s the very first track for you! Share it along with your friends!”). Next, post the link and add a salutation.

Despite the fact that Spotify is going to help gain fans for your awesomeness, it can’t be the beat-all, end-all solution! For the band to be successful, you need to practice modern marketing, which suggests utilizing multiple vehicles. Helping you succeed is our responsibility at musicmunch.com. Check us out for more tips!