New year, new goals! We want to see every independent artist strive for the best in 2019 and beyond, so we’ve put together a quick checklist to get you on the right track.
Earn More //
Monetize your YouTube channel
YouTube is one of the most popular websites in the world. With millions of videos uploaded each and every day, there stands to gain a huge amount of views on your unique content. There is also a hell of an opportunity for many individuals that have a YouTube account with original material to make revenue. Learn more about YouTube Monetization here.
Optimize your YouTube channel
Alright, so you have a YouTube channel already and you’ve got all your new hits posted on it for the world to enjoy. Having trouble gaining views, subscribers, or more recognition? We can help with that. Let us analyze your overall brand, creative content, and KPI’s based on your YouTube channel, website, and social media presence. We’d love to help you develop a custom strategy that works for you. Learn more here.
Make sure you have a Publishing Administration deal in place
Independent artists unsigned to any major publishing company have had it rough in recent years. Sadly, the royalty collection societies that collect publishing royalties are rooted deeply in the ways of the past. Get what’s yours. Start collecting your publishing royalties.
If you’re a label, register for Neighboring Rights
Are you a record label manager, and your master recordings are being publicly performed and broadcasted on the following media? You – and the artists performing on those recordings – are earning neighboring rights royalties!
Start Monetizing your SoundCloud profile
Time to get money! Monetize your Soundcloud profile and songs! Maximize the potential revenue you can make with this evolving streaming platform. Learn more.
Look the Part //
Be Strategic. Utilize a Marketing Plan.
Whether you’re just starting out or just need to refresh your original strategy, having a cohesive and efficient marketing plan is the best way to set yourself up for success. To get you started, here’s a template to help you create your own marketing plan.
Get Verified on Spotify
Spotify has been blowing up in the streaming part of the industry, and it is incredibly important to stay up to date with this platform. Back in the day, aka 2018, we created the Ultimate Spotify Guide for the Music Industry. This post has all of the latest features, how to use them, and how to promote your music all in one place.
Did we mention that it’s FREE?
Be on the lookout for more of our Spotify tips and tricks this year.
Claim and Update Your Artist Profile on All Major Music Platforms
Clear visuals and updated artist profiles are crucial in order to create and maintain your artist image. In the digital age, branding is more important than ever, so it’s necessary to keep all of your platforms up-to-date.
Check out our complete image and artist profile guide here, including tips and tricks for Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud and more.
Refresh your EPK
Let Symphonic create a custom Electronic Press Kit (EPK) giving you the ability to target venues, promoters and press. Include your music, photos, videos, stats, press, shows, and bio. Make sure your first impression is a lasting one. To get a new EPK, click here.
Social Media Image Sizes for 2019
Social platforms change their image sizes and formats at least every year. Here are the social media image sizes for 2019 that you need to be familiar with.
We hope that these quick tricks will help you to grow not only your streams, fanbase, and revenue, but also as an artist! Feel free to comment below if you have any questions or extra tips.
Symphonic Love //
Grow Your Listeners on Spotify – Collaborate with Us!
We’ve decided to give the platform some love by creating playlists featuring distributed music by some of the best-undiscovered artists in the game. From House to Reggae to Techno and Hip Hop. Follow these steps to get your music on our playlists.
Instagram Takeover and Interviews
Do you have an upcoming release you’re looking to promote? Do you have a release party or tour coming up or simply want to share your story with us? We’re looking for artists that are interested in taking over our Symphonic Instagram Stories. Complete this form here and we’ll get back to you to coordinate an interview.
Have a new release you are looking to push? We offer Artist Spotlights on a weekly basis featuring our clients’ music and more. Reach out to us at email@example.com and let us know of any special projects, releases coming up and we can coordinate a feature.
Friday’s Fresh New Music Playlist
Every Friday we love to feature the latest releases from the Symphonic community. These releases are featured all throughout our social media channels and are also added to our Fresh New Music playlist on Spotify.
Every Wednesday and Thursday, we make our Fresh New Music playlist collaborative and accept submissions. Then every Friday we will close the submissions, make the playlist public and promote it in our socials.
Follow the instructions here and add your tracks to our Fresh New Music playlist.
Touring, Events & Album Release Parties
We love to support and attend our clients’ release parties and shows. Keep us in the loop with upcoming events via this form and we can help push it in our socials and perhaps even give it some coverage.