How to Get Your Music Into Music Blogs
Today there is a new digital landscape for the musician in the world of music blogs. It is now possible for the world to listen to otherwise obscure musicians who possibly wouldn’t have been heard two decades ago. Thus, it has become harder for music blogs to sift through the avalanche of music being sent to them before publishing. Moreover, the competition is stiff. Below are practical tips that will help you get your music to music blogs and, consequently, showcase your art to the waiting online world:
Tip # 1: Familiarize yourself with the blog you’d like to send your music to
One thing that may assure you of success ab initio is to familiarize yourself with the requirements of the music blog you want to send your music to. Going through the blog will help you pitch your request to have your music published in their blog. Music bloggers are more likely to read through an email from a musician who has taken their precious time to go through the site to know what the music blogger likes and what he doesn’t like. There will obviously be better results if you are a little bit more careful in your outreach to music blogs. It shows a commitment, a genuine interest and passion.
Tip # 2: Tell the Story Behind the Music
Every work of art has a story behind it. And it is probably the story that will help you connect with the music blogger you want he publish your music. In this age of a digital overload, a story, a captivating story that gives a soul to the music will help you stand out. Music blogs or bloggers are not Rolling Stones’ that dissect the technical nuances of a music track and compare it to other obscure musical moments; no, you have the freedom to be personal, confessional, and to share what you love. That is the beauty of most music blogs. So, tell your story- unabashedly. If you send a music blogger a back story of your ambition as a musician, that not only becomes fodder for an interview, it also helps the blogger and the blog’s audience to somehow relate with your music as you drop the lines.
Tip # 3: Use BCC and Not CC if you are Sending to Multiple Music Blogs
Most music bloggers don’t like all their information listed in the CC field because it opens them up to spammers. When you do that, some of the bloggers you are trying to court so they may publish your music may reply with a lot of nasty words- which is just bad.
Tip # 4: Cultivate a good relationship with the music bloggers you prefer to publish your music with
Landing a music blogger that is so devoted to champion your music is such a huge help in your career. The whole blogosphere does not have to love you equally- of course you will come by a few rotten brats- you just need a few well-placed bloggers to understand what you are up to, and what you want to achieve, and get behind you to push you towards your goal. If you know the bloggers that like you, try to inform them of any newsworthy happenings. At the end of the day you will be grateful they decided to help you.
Nowadays, music bloggers and podcasters are actually the authority on spreading good music. If you build a good relationship with these guys, then you will earn your music the much-needed street cred. And, in no time, you’ll be shooting for the stars. Just start local. There are so many music bloggers and podcasters in your neighborhood who wish to profile breakthrough talent in your city.
Tip # 5: Accompany your music with clear, cool pictures of yourself or your band
Music blogs are often immersive experiences: it is possible that the readers will be listening to the songs at the same time reading about the band and the reactions of the blogger to the music. For visual people, a superb picture will come in handy to help the listeners accent the whole package. So, ask a friend with a nice camera to take a few shots of you and/or your band, then carefully select the visually interesting, varied, and clear band pics for submission together with your music. You can tweak the pictures a little bit to achieve the desired results before submitting it.
Music blogs are the new fronts in the music industry for upcoming artistes to get heard. Most music bloggers have their social media information and emails in their profiles or embedded in their articles, therefore, drop them a line with a carefully crafted email attaching a digital copy of your latest single.