Hello, my friends!
I want to tell you about something that my good friend Garrett Bowers, enlightened me on. It’s a great tool called Submithub.
No not that hub… you pervert. For a blog on that hub, check follow this link…
Submithub connects you with playlist, music blogs, and influencers around the world. They have two different ways they accept submissions. The free version has about a 6% acceptance rate, and it takes longer. The premium version charges you about a dollar per submission (with bigger names being no more than 3$). The premium has around a 13% acceptance rate average, they have to listen to AND respond to your submission (or you get your money back).
I know what you’re thinking,
Dean, that’s a really freaking low acceptance rate. That is true, but here is something to take into consideration.
Most of us are probably only using social media to promote our song. Which everyone tells you should work, but it’s not working for you. Why is that? Because IT’S NOT TRUE!
If you’re Taylor Swift, you can announce on just Instagram that you have a song dropping, and that will do you just fine. Let’s take a look at how many followers she has…
Also kinda rubs me wrong that she’s not following anyone. Eh, such a douche.
Okay, maybe she’s a bad example. You’re looking towards the other bands in your area that have 10k streams on their latest single. How does that happen? I’m not going to say Submithub! Because they have ideas and strategies that work and you know what you should do… ASK THEM! If they blow you off, screw them! Sometimes it’s just that it works! We can accept that answer! Nod your head, yes, please.
I don’t have all the answers, but I will tell you that Submithub has worked for me. I have done it a few times, and I’ve learned a couple things.
- Give them a month to chew on your finished song BEFORE it comes out. That really raises your chances.
- Depending on WHO you submit to, you’re chances go WAY up. Spend extra time researching who you’re sending your music to and get the most out of your money.
- It pays to pay for it. If you’re not putting money into marketing your song. That’s okay, just don’t expect to get the numbers that a song that WAS MARKETED will get.
- If at first, you don’t succeed, write 99 more songs. I have a friend that had worked with bands that were big when I was growing up (Smashing Pumpkins, Trapt… I want to say Yellowcard?) Anyways, he works for Pixar now and says that the people that make it write 100 songs. That out of that 100, it’s usually that one song you didn’t think would connect with people that “breaks through,” and I know that’s an annoying answer. Just remind yourself that YOU LOVE DOING THIS.
One thing that I LOVE about Submithub is that it connects you with people that actually like the type of music you play. That doesn’t mean it’s a lock, but it does raise your chances significantly!
The website can seem daunting at first, but it’s pretty easy to use via desktop/laptop.
Drop that song via MP3 and give some background information (you can also use a link here to a song if it’s already uploaded online). Take time to write out something thoughtful and go through all the of the genre options. I personally HATE genre labels, but this is where we have to play the game. You can filter from there to find out what will be the best fit for you. Do some research to see what this person has already posted, see how many followers they have, see HOW THEY POST IT, then shoot for the stars and hit as many as you feel comfortable.
Rule of thumb. You’re gonna shoot about 1 out of 10 here with some research on those blogs/influencers/playlists. If you’ve done better than that, you’re on to something special! That’s a normal statistic, so don’t think you’re the exception and that you’ll pull EVERY SINGLE ONE. It won’t happen. You have to pay to give your song a chance! It’s worth it, my friends!
Here is the link to Submithub.com
If you have any questions, let me know in the comments, and I will be happy to answer any questions you have! Happy hunting!
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