Update: After this talk, I got so many people asking me questions and I was inspired to write a book on this topic and more. It’s going to answer your questions about music submission, how to build your fanbase and so much more. Read more about the book.
This is a special edition of The Come Up Show Podcast. I was invited to Sydney, Nova Scotia from April 14-16 for the East Coast Music Association. Hip Hop was a big focus for the conference and I spoke on a panel on how to get your music featured on music websites and blogs.
The moderator was Melissa Macmaster and I was joined by my colleague Erin Lowers who is Exclaim Music Hip Hop Editor, managing editor of Boi-1da’s website and a publicist. In the room were a bunch of artists from the East Coast like Quake Matthews, City Natives, Classified and Ghettosocks.
Some of the topics we discussed.
What we are looking for in a music submission.
Why relationships are the most valuable asset to develop.
How to effectively utilize social media and why it shouldn’t be your only strategy.
What we’re looking for at Manifesto Festival.
And so much more!
It’s no secret that the internet is the number one dispatcher of all news in music. One of the first places artists reach out to is music blogs and websites to get their music and videos placed. Getting coverage on music blogs (both local and national) is the best way for artists to spread the word about the music they’re creating. The problem is that artists are competing with a swarm of other artists as well as PR professionals. Hear from the top hip-hop sites to help you cut through the noise and get your music placed!