How To Find Music Blogs To Promote Your Music
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by D4 Nguyen
6M ago
This is a guest post by Mackenzie Leighton from Groover. As an independent musician, good media coverage is the key to growing your fanbase and establishing notoriety. It can be overwhelming to find music blogs to submit music to when there are endless options to choose from. Some artists may choose to work with public relations agents that do this work for them, while others prefer to get media coverage on their own. If you want to send your music to blogs with guaranteed feedback, check out Groover: a platform that connects artists directly with influencers in the music industry. Here are th ..read more
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How NOT to Pitch to Music Industry People: Avoid These 10 Common Email Mistakes!
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by D4 Nguyen
9M ago
Have you ever tried pitching yourself or your music to someone in the music industry but rarely ever hear back? Many of us are busy and yes, we get a lot of emails. At least for me, I actually read most of the emails I get from my website, but I only respond to maybe 5% of them. Why is that? Many artists are making the same common mistakes when it comes to email. One of the most fundamental skills any emerging independent artist needs is to know how to communicate to music industry people professionally. So if you want to improve the chances of getting something you want, whether it’s pitching ..read more
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10 Ways Musicians Can Make The Most Out of Their Lyrics For Music Marketing
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by D4 Nguyen
10M ago
Lyrics are powerful. You write and perform your songs. Fans memorize them and sing along. Sometimes, they’ll even tattoo their favorite lines on their body. As independent artists, you want to make sure you leverage the power of lyrics in every possible way in your business and marketing. In earlier days of the Internet (in the late 1990s and early 2000s), searching for song lyrics was one of the top things people did online. I remember I would print out the lyrics to my favorite songs from sites, like AZ Lyrics, and sing/rap along so I could memorize them faster. The good news is making your ..read more
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How to Sell Your Merch Directly Through Instagram Shopping (Guide for Musicians)
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by D4 Nguyen
1y ago
For musicians, a big part of marketing is accessibility. Whether it’s at a live show or on social media, you want to meet fans where they are at and make it as easy as possible to support you. With Instagram being one of the top social media platforms for musicians, setting up the Instagram Shopping feature is a great way to do this. After launching in 2019, Instagram Shopping has become more widely available now for most business account users. Unfortunately, the process to get set up can be a bit confusing. In this blog, I will go over all the steps in detail so you can get Instagram Shoppin ..read more
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How to Submit Your New Release for Amazon Music Playlists and Stations
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by D4 Nguyen
1y ago
Following in the footsteps of Spotify, Amazon Music has launched their own submission tool for artists to pitch a new song release for consideration on one of their editorial playlists and stations. This is a brand new offering so I have yet to submit a song for any artists yet, but I wanted to put this on your radar. In this blog, I will go through how it works and why Amazon Music should be taken more seriously.   Why Care About Amazon Music   Before we get into submitting, I think it’s important to touch on where Amazon Music stands in the music landscape. Although we commonly thi ..read more
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How to Submit Your Songs for Amazon Music Playlists and Stations
D4 Music Marketing | Music Marketing Blog
by D4 Nguyen
1y ago
Following in the footsteps of Spotify, Amazon Music has launched their own submission tool for artists to pitch a new song release for consideration on one of their editorial playlists and stations. This is a brand new offering so I have yet to submit a song for any artists yet, but I wanted to put this on your radar. In this blog, I will go through how it works and why Amazon Music should be taken more seriously.   Why Care About Amazon Music   Before we get into submitting, I think it’s important to touch on where Amazon Music stands in the music landscape. Although we commonly thi ..read more
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6-Step Guide to Make Quality Cover Song Videos With Your Smartphone
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by D4 Nguyen
1y ago
Video content is essential for any independent artist looking to gain exposure, build a fanbase and ultimately work your way into a full-time music career. The problem is not every musician has the budget to hire a videographer for every song you do, especially when money is tight. In this blog, I will go over how you can record your own videos without the need of any fancy cameras and minimal investments in equipment. All done simply through your mobile phone. Yes, you can still produce good quality video content with it. This is guide is perfect if you’re relatively new or you just want to m ..read more
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RIP Zumbi (Zion I): 9 Things Artists Learn From His 20+ Year Independent Career
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by D4 Nguyen
1y ago
The most influential artist that got me interested in the independent music scene 20 years ago as a college student and ultimately led to the creation of this blog, passed away in August of 2021. Zumbi (Stephen Gaines) was also a former client of mine. As a big fan and supporter since 2001, it was an honor to get to work with him and to know him more personally during that period. I’ve been to so many shows and financially supported them anyway I could. He was truly an artist of the people and will be missed as one of the cornerstones of independent hip hop in the Bay Area. Because of the impo ..read more
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How to Sell Collectible Music Merch for Stronger Brand Loyalty
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by D4 Nguyen
1y ago
Music fans love merch. Despite how much music has become digital with streaming, we still seek and crave having something physical from artists to: Buy as a form of support Take home as memento to remember shows Wear as a form of self-expression Show off to friends Have on display for others to see Selling merch is such an important aspect of your music business, not just financially as an income stream, but also a means for fans to build a stronger rapport with your brand. This month’s blog is going to be a little different than what I usually do. I want to talk more freely about a topic th ..read more
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6 Key Factors to Determine If You’re Ready for Patreon
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by D4 Nguyen
1y ago
The typical income streams available to your average independent artist (royalties, live performance, merch) are not the most reliable and consistent. So when you come across a business model that pays creators monthly directly from the support of fans, it’s easy to see the allure of a platform like Patreon. It is free to start a page, but does it mean you invest your time to do it? According to the data I gathered from Graphtreon in 2020, 72% of creators in the music category on Patreon do not have more than 10 fans supporting their page! If you’re lucky, that can work out to $100 a month, w ..read more
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