Article by: Carley Varley
Learn how to truly expand your reach as a music creator.
As a musician, it is fantastic to be featured on blogs, this gives you the potential to reach new fans and it gets you exposure. Today I’m going to be discussing how to land blog features and my best advice in order to receive responses from blogs and even features.
1. Contact blogs and
Submit your music to get featured
Many blogs have a ‘contact us’ section, blogs want to find new artists and new music, so if you feel your music is a great fit, them give them an email or fill out one of their forms. It is also good to send a follow up email after a few weeks, this way it shows you are actively keeping up with submissions and it will remind them or flag your email if they missed your submission. Don’t spam them with emails, but make sure that you are actively contacting blogs.
2. Find the right blog!
There are thousands of blogs online, the best way to get featured is to target blogs that play similar artists to you. Often blogs are set on one genre or style and so find these blog and submit and even write that you think your song would be a good fit because they have another artist that sounds like you. Finding the right blog is also crucial to your audience, you want to make sure the right fans find you!
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3. Build a relationship!
Building a relationship with blogs is equally important, if you are featured, make sure to say thank you and if you want to be featured, make sure to engage with the blog you want to be on. Showing a genuine interest and it not just being another page you want to be on, will show bloggers that you are worth their time and that you really want to be on their blog. You can also see other artists and connect with them on these blog sites and this is a great way to build relationships too.
4. Give information about yourself!
When you contact the blog, send over all of your links and tell them about yourself, show who you are and not just the song you want to push. Showing who you are as an artist will grab their attention and it could lead to more features down the line. Make sure you are clear and precise when explaining what kind of music you make and what you write about, don’t tell your life story, but tell the blog enough to get to know you.
5. Make sure your socials and links are up to date!
5.If you are sending links and socials to blogs, it is key that you make sure they are up to date, latest images, music and reviews! Blogs will look at these links and socials and decide if they want to work with you, so make sure they look great and that they are up to date. It’s not use saying ‘My new song is out’, you send a link to your socials and your last post is a song from years ago, or the link in your bio on your socials sends you to your old song. Make sure your links are up to date and look great!
How will you use these tools and ideas in your artistry? We’d love to hear from you.