Today’s topic of #FreeGameFridays is How Should You Distribute Your Music last week we talked about how you should send a proper email, this week we want to help ya’ll out by giving you guys some free game on the best ways you could get your music heard by distributing it correctly. I got to speak with female hustler aka the connector of dots herself Brea Simone, and we talked a little bit about how she likes to be approached when someone is presenting their music to her and she also provided some free game so sit back and take notes and read the free game down below:
What’s the worst way someone can present their music to you?
I really don’t like press release type emails. There’s nothing personal about them and they are super spammy. Makes me feel like the artist doesn’t care if I listen to it or if I don’t. It’s a simple copy paste format. Nothing genuine about that at all.
How would you prefer the artists to present their music to you?
I like when an artist approaches me with regular conversation. A simple hello can open a door in my opinion instead of just immediately asking me what can I do for them. This goes for emails as well. Open up an email saying hi. Connect with me on something so I remember you and have a face/name to match a story. I get a bunch of submissions. If you want to be different stand out with your approach and be human. It works better in the long run.
What’s your opinion on CDs being handed out at music festivals and things like that? Because most CDs end up on the floor.
I don’t even get why people waste the money on hard copies to be passed out at events. People don’t go to events to get mixtapes handed to them. You can take that money you put into making CD’s, make some merch, sell it online and add the CD in the packaging. Not just hand it out to strangers. Build your fan base with the people that support you first or you’re marketing backwards.
So basically ladies and gentlemen don’t force anything don’t be out here spamming your music because that’s one way to really annoy people. Consistently drop the link, or @ some of the people you really want to hear the track start a conversation and catch their attention but don’t continue to constantly force your music down their throat because I am telling you that is the worst way. Not only that but don’t be out here acting like other creatives really owe you something, be humble about everything.
If you are also looking for some help with marketing I highly suggest Brea Simone she will make shit pop for you. Not only is she out here throwing her own events, she’s also helping other creatives build themselves up. Be sure to check out her website breasimone.com and follow her on twitter @BreaSimone.