We want to see every independent artist strive for the best, so we’ve put together a checklist to keep you on track every year.
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
Social platforms change their image sizes and formats at least every year. Here are the social media image sizes 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.
Join our Symphonic Fam Facebook Group
Network with musicians, artist managers, Symphonic staff and more music industry folks in our SymFam Facebook group. You’ll have to opportunity to ask each other questions, learn about more resources, and promote what you’re up to.