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How to self release music on Streaming Platforms

Post by distilled noise

Post by distilled noise

I make house music, I share tips for house music producers on YT and Patreon.

Hello dear,

if you have finished music in your projects folder, it’s time to release it.

Many producers struggle to find a label to release their music on, and this is not always because their music is not good, but because they don’t know a label that fits with their style.

It still happens to me, when I have finished tracks, I don’t know who to send them to.

If you fall in this category of music producers, and you are going to self release the music, I think you need to know what the alternatives are. Here is a list:

  1. Bandcamp: great way to get your music out and monetize it a little bit, since Bandcamp allows you to set a price for the track/EP. Downside of Bandcamp is that being discovered is quite difficult.
  2. Soundcloud: Soundcloud is good too, because you can end up in some of the playlists, based on similar music. Include some tags, and try to grow a following.
  3. Streaming platforms and Socials: getting your music on streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc) and Socials (Instagram, Tik Tok, YT shorts) through a distribution service is a great way to reach more potential listeners. There are a lot of playlists on Spotify that have thousands of listeners and there is always a chance for your tracks to be included in some playlists by their curators. Or simply get your track out there by using it as background tracks in your IG Stories.

All of these 3 options should alway be adopted together IMO.

Getting your music on Streaming Platforms is not something that you can do directly yourself, but you need a distribution service, like Tune Core.

Tune Core allows you also to collect Streaming and Sales royalties, and also manage the collection of your performing royalties, those being royalties linked to the copyright of your music.

If this seems confusing for you, you are not alone. I tried to clarify the above mentioned topics in my December Educational video on Patreon.

December educational video on Patreon.

Today I also have a new video for my lovely You Tube community. I will discover another Max 4 Live device called “Loop Flip”.

This one allows you to take a bunch of Audio or MIDI loops, slice them and put them together to build new ideas. If you are curious to see what I came up with, have a look 🙂

FROM THE WEB

1 – What Is Audio Saturation? How to Use It in Your Mix

Interesting blog post about Saturation on iZotope website

2 – Two years on a bike

This has nothing to do with music, but it’s the best thing I’ve seen this week on You Tube and probably this month. (YT video here)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Here I share what I’ve been listening to lately both from the house music world and from every other genre.

I will keep feeding this section of my newsletter, with the hope you enjoy it.

1 – HOUSE/MINIMAL HOUSE MUSIC

We released our first Minimal Improvements x Perle Dischi EP, featuring one track from myself and 4 remixes from members of the community. Check it out: Bandcamp link

2 – OTHER GENRES

Khruangbin were among my 5 most listened artists in 2023 on Spotify.

Khruangbin – People Everywhere (Still Alive) – Spotify link

Always be curious towards new music, you never know where inspiration comes from.

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