Music streaming services are the new radio, and getting on a big playlist can jumpstart your career. This was recorded live at the CD Baby DIY Musician Conference featuring myself and George Goodrich (CEO of Playlist Push).
We discuss proven strategies from successful artists and music marketers, walking you through best practices that highlight the benefits for both artists and curators.
Former triple j broadcaster Dom Alessio does a lot with music. His day job is working with Sounds Australia as their Digital Export Producer. He's also the host of the podcast Other Side Of The Tracks, a regular guest on ABC Radio, occasionally a DJ and partial to hosting an awards ceremony or two.
For eight years Dom was the host of Home & Hosed on triple j, Australia's national youth radio station. Starting in 2009, he presented and programmed the show, Monday to Thursday at 9pm, introducing audiences to the future of Australian music. Dom was an early supporter of artists such as Flume, Courtney Barnett, Boy & Bear, Methyl Ethel, Meg Mac, Julia Jacklin, Remi, Sampa The Great, D.D. Dumbo, Gang Of Youths, Alex Lahey and countless others.
Dom's career began as a freelance music writer in 2005 before joining Sydney's weekly music street press magazine The Brag as their Arts & Assistant Editor in mid-2006. It was during this period that Dom co-founded the first music blog solely dedicated to Australian music, Who The Bloody Hell Are They.
He continues to freelance and has contributed to publications such as The Guardian, The Sun Herald, triple j Magazine, Mess & Noise and Faster Louder (now Music Junkee).
Cherie Hu is award-winning freelance writer, editor and podcaster obsessed with how technology transforms music and culture. She writes regular columns for Billboard, Forbes and Music Business Worldwide, with additional bylines in Variety, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone. Cherie also hosts the interview podcast Water & Music, which unpacks big ideas and debates at the intersection of music and tech. In this episode Cherie shares her story in her own words, touches on current developments with AI in music, and discusses her involvement with the Music Biz Conference. This episode was recorded in Nashville, Tenessee at i65music.
Sahil Lavingia is the founder and CEO of Gumroad, a web platform that has paid out almost $200 million dollars to creators. Sahil shares the story of how Gumroad was created, expands on the challenges faced, he even shares his monthly salary and how much money some creators are making. Sahil is an open book and does not hold back in this episode. What are you waiting for, start!
Oliver Wellington is the co-founder of Headliner.app - one of the most popular audio to video creators on the market! We discuss Lyric Videos, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, 911 calls and Oliver shares various content ideas to keep your social media followers engaged!
Bree Noble is a singer-songwriter, podcaster, coach and co-founder of the Profitable Musician Summit. Bree is focused on mentoring and coaching musicians through a step by step program that helps guide musicians through their journey of making a living doing music. In this episode we discuss the Profitable Musician Summit, with 33 guest speakers hosting various workshops, this is essential (and free) for anyone to attend.
Find more information about Bree Noble at breenoble.com and sign up for the Profitable Musician Summit at profitablemusiciansummit.com
Rick Barker has an extensive career in the music industry. With a start in radio, to managing Taylor Swift early in her career, he now helps artists around the world to achieve their dreams through his MIB Masterclass and coaching programs. Hear Rick's story and insights into his process on Instagram Live, why he treats it and why he treats it like a TV show. Find out more information about Rick at rickbarker.com
Lance Allen has 500,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and has made enough money through Spotify to pay off his mortgage. Hear his inspirational story in this extended episode, packed full of tips, tricks and hacks!
Rosie is one half of the undeniably fun and extremely talented electronic duo ‘Feels’. Rosie is also a co-founder of WOMPP. We discuss the lack of Female representation in the music industry, lost luggage, SXSW showcases and much more. You can find more information about Feels @feelsofficial_ on Instagram and WOMPP at wompp.com.au
JoeySuki had a tremendous career as a Producer and touring DJ but realized this lifestyle was no longer for him. In this interview we talk about his personal struggles within the music industry and how he is helping other artists through his Artist Coaching podcast and program.
Follow @joeysuki and visit his website ArtistCoaching.nl
Nick is one half of the chart topping duo The Disco Fries, manages a pop artist, runs a label and is a touring DJ. We discuss focus, sample packs, collaboration, feedback and even DM's with Tiesto.
Follow @thediscofries and @dicknitri on Instagram to keep up with Nicks latest adventures.
Vianney Ausseil is the founder of Let Me Hear It. An independent record label with a strong focus on streaming services. In this episode we discuss release strategies, editorial pitches, health, work ethic and so much more.
More information on Vianney and Let Me Hear It can be found at LetMeHear.it
I wanted to give my two cents on playlist pluggers and what to look out for to make sure you don't get burned. I also discuss the importance of pushing your music everywhere and not just focusing on one service.
This may come as no surprise but the Work Hard Playlist Hard e-book was already falling out of date. Listen to this podcast and get in touch with your feedback to potentially see it included in the next update!
Do you use Facebook Messenger for your communications and find yourself distracted from the news feed and frequent notifications. Here's a productivity tip that may just save you from hours of scrolling and help you to be more productive while still being connected on Messenger.
Have you ever wondered how some artists seem to have millions of streams on their songs the day their album drops. Why do some artists release compilations of previously released material? How do all the stream counts for the same song across multiple albums, compilations or re-releases count towards one single combined total?
Listen to this episode to learn how The Chainsmokers have applied this with their single 'Sick Boy'.
Does the related artists section of your artist profile seem a bit off? Here's a tip for how to correct it by connecting your last.fm account to Spotify.
Shout out to Vick and Grady from almost awake for the question, check out their music on your favorite streaming service.
Sites mentioned in this podcast.
Got some old bootlegs and unofficial remixes that keep getting ripped offline and blacklisted. Let's talk about a site called MixBank that is allowing artists to upload their bootlegs, get them cleared, added to streaming services... and even pay them a cut for their efforts!
Chances are you've gone through a gate and never even realized. Gates help to grow an artists or curators following by offering something in return in the form of a submission or a free download. Services mentioned include show.co and toneden.io