- Getting featured on Hype Life Magazine will boost your credibility, optimize your online presence, get your music in front of new fans, and help build your music career.
As an upcoming or independent artist, just making music and putting it out there for the world is not enough anymore.
Technology has made it easy for almost anyone to purchase the basic equipment and become a recording artist.
Not only has this made promoting your music more difficult, but it’s also made getting your music featured in music blogs less likely due to the production requirement and tons of artiste submitting their music, especially the popular ones.
However, for those that put in the extra work needed to stand out and get noticed, you might just be ahead of your way.
Most newcomer recording artistes tend to use spam “mass-messaging” techniques and writing unprofessional pitches, which are completely inefficient in the music industry.
So, to help you avoid making some of the same mistakes, our marketing team at Hype Life Magazine put together some essential tips to show you how to stand out from the crowd and get your music featured on music blogs.
Music Blogs Accept Submissions But Not All
You’ll waste the blog owner/editor’s time and lose respect if they don’t accept submissions. Further, you’ll waste your own time if they don’t accept music submission and when you never get featured on the blog, you still have no idea why.
Fortunately, Hype Life Magazine accepts music submission, which must be in “good taste” (as determined by its editors).
Look on the music blog’s contact page and see if they have any information related to music submissions. Most music blogs, like Hype Life Magazine, will have the necessary submission guidelines on their “About Us” or “Contact Us” page if they do accept submissions.
Don’t forget to browse through some of the music blog’s posts and check if they’ve posted any similar artistes/genres to their site.
Hype Life Magazine accepts music under genres related to the following: Dancehall; Reggae; Ska, Afrobeat, Hip Hop; Rhythm and Blues (R&B) , Pop, Soul, World, and Trap.
Most of the lyrical content must be in English language.
Build A Substantial Relationship With The Owners & Editors
Building genuine relationships with music blogs’ owners/editors will put you ahead of most people that contact them daily. They’ll want to help you succeed.
That’s one reason you should be networking with Hype Life Magazine, which helps recording artists grow lasting careers by introducing them to industry partners and publicizing them to an ideal targeted audience with the use of social media, content marketing, innovative techniques and advertising strategies to amplify their success.
If the blog allows comments, feel free to chime in once in a while. This is an easy way to get editors’ attention.
Share, like, favorite, and retweet music blog content. Like music artistes, editors love to feel supported. By sharing their content, you’ll not only get their attention, but you also get their attention every time someone engages with the shared post.
Submit Exclusive, Unreleased: Music, Video and Pictures
You should consider submitting exclusive, unreleased content of music, videos and photos.
This helps the music blog stay unique and get more viewers. The more viewers and attention the music blog gets due to your submission, the happier and more likely it is for the owner/editors to want you back on the site.
Hype Life Magazine gives first preference to exclusive/unreleased content about artists.
Promote Your Music Submission Post
As mentioned above, the more your music submission article is viewed, the more likely the owner/editors will want to promote your music on their site in the future. The more views the music blogs get, the popular they become.
- Share your post published about you on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc) and ask your friends to do the same.
- Post about the blog’s feature on your website. Blog owners love this!
- Send an email out to your email list letting them know of your new music and link to the music submission post.
- Send an email out to other music blogs that you would like to be featured on in the future. Notify them of your new music release, mention the music blog that exclusively released it, and provide a link to debut post. Make sure each email is personalized and if possible offer a proposal to work with them for mutual benefits.
Once informed about shared an artist shared from our website to their social media profile, Hype Life Magazine will most likely reshare that post. This will drive more audience to the artists’ account as well as the article itself.
Measure The Success
It is important to measure the success and result after having your song promoted on a music blog. This allows you to calculate a “return on investment” (ROI). To keep things simple, the ROI equation looks like this: Results – (Money + Time + Effort) = ROI
A positive ROI is the goal, but there are some situations where a break even, or even negative ROI is all right.
Its also important to keep on eye on the music blog post’s social signals: total likes, shares, and comments.
Query the music blog’s search engine optimization (SEO) for their post about your music. Depending on the credibility/authority of the music blog, your post should be on the first page of most search engines, especially Google. Also, feel free to ask the blog owner/editors for analytical feedback on their post about you.
If requested, Hype Life Magazine will make efforts to provide social media engagement statistics (such as overall shares and comments on Facebook/Twitter, etc) as well as website traffic analysis (traffic on article pageviews and demography information such as user’s age/country/ device).
Before submitting your music, it’s very important to consider the quality of not only the music you are currently submitting but your overall catalog. Editors do their diligence by researching artists and their previous musical efforts before deciding on publishing content about them. Music with high-quality production is most likely acceptable for music blog submissions.
After your music gets published on the music blog, it’s courteous to thank the editors for featuring you on their website. Show your gratitude and ultimately help build a long-term relationship with the owner/editors. This gives room for future opportunities.
Music blog submission is one of the few strategies that can be used throughout the majority of your career. Or until you get so big that blogs post your music solely due to established relationships and the traffic your name brings to their website.
Now you know exactly how to get your music on music blogs. Getting featured on them frequently will boost your brand awareness, get your music in front of new potential fans, and help build your music career.
Note, people help you become successful — not stats.
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