We’ll keep this one short and simple.
If you’re like me, you’ve got diapers to change, mouths to feed, work to do, and no time to do any of it.
So you want to know how to get your music promoted on music blogs?
Here’s some tips that will improve your chances.
Do some research
I know, I know. It takes a little bit of time and that “research” word scares people, but take a deep breath and slap yourself in the face.
To avoid appearing ignorant to the bloggers, that you want to build relationships with, dig around their blogs before submitting material.
Don’t forget to leave comments on some of the posts. Us bloggers pay attention to people who leave comments on our site.
Take note of what artists have already been featured and what the writers on the site have had to say about the bands and their songs.
If you music is similar in style, that writer might be into your music as well.
Follow the directions…please
Most bloggers that openly accept submissions will have a page or button directing you to instructions on how to submit material.
Make sure you follow them.
If you only find an e-mail address, then there are 4 items you should include in your e-mail to make the blogger’s life easier (and yes we love it when you do).
- Short Bio (1 page or less) or some type of description or background info about your song
- Photo(s) and/or a link to your EPK or video
- Attach an MP3 or include a link where one can be listened to
- Include links to your Official Website and/or Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, ReverbNation and other social media sites
Try not to sound like an idiot in your submission e-mail
TYPING IN ALL CAPS IS LIKE YELLING IN MY FACE.
DON’T DO IT!
And try using spell check.
Also try those things known as grammar and punctuation.
You need to say more than “check out my music”
It’s really irritating when we get an e-mail that says.
go check out my music. http://www.whyshoudi.com
Seriously? Not even a hello?
Most bloggers are blogging to build or improve their network.
We enjoy interacting with people and we like to build relationships.
You should be trying to build relationships with the bloggers you submit to.
This one simple act can improve the likelihood of having your music promoted in the future.