You’ve created a track or album, and it’s just going to sell itself and become really popular, right? Unfortunately not. As much as we’d love this for you (trust us we’re routing for all of you), it just doesn’t work like this. That’s why we’ve found a handy video explaining where you should pitch your new music to in hopes of increasing your streams.
This video begins talking about the trialled methods, the things we’ve all had a go out. Don’t get us wrong, these can be really useful and don’t stop doing these things. Pitch to radio stations, music blogs and Submit Hub. However, don’t rule out other avenues too. These could be like goldmines and get you the exposure or streams you’ve been looking for. The key is, be willing to try everything. Not all of it will work every time or for every artist, but it’s about committing to your music and believing in yourself enough to try these things.
Music supervisors are the first thing mentioned. You can try LinkedIn to locate people within this job. Their purpose is to find music that will fit adverts or TV commercials. Anything that requires music. That’s where you could come in, perhaps your sound is exactly what they’ve been looking for. Or, they might keep your sound on file for anything that comes up in the future and requires it. The advice within this video is to reach out to them by searching music supervisors within LinkedIn and messaging them through there. However, if that isn’t an option then head over to RocketReach which will hunt for their email address across the internet and if it can’t be found, it will guess their potential address.
Again, sticking with LinkedIn, try contacting videographers or filmmakers as they’re usually very happy to receive music recommendations. After all, budgets aren’t always high, so sometimes they can’t use expensive sites to source music. They need something affordable and this is why they go for smaller, independent artists instead. Simply search their job role within LinkedIn, and you’ll discover thousands of people you can reach out to. The best part about this is you can connect with people all over the world, so you’re not limited to the area you’re from.
Why not try out a music licensing company? Our partners over at Synchedin are always happy to help out. You can upload your music there and get paid for its use. This is a brilliant way of encouraging people to use your content because they are going through a trusted service, so every party is secure. He mentioned contacting several artists and letting them know you appreciate their work and then later asking if they’ll check out yours. This is definitely a route you should go down because it literally costs you nothing. Perhaps you’ll get ignored, but you won’t every time, and you could gain something from it. Maybe they’ll even go on to recommend your sound to other creatives they know who will then be able to access it through a company like Synchedin.