Why I became a lofi beats & chillhop producer
Hey, I’m Aaron, also known as lazyboyloops. I’m a lofi beats & chillhop producer from the UK. If you’ve ever wondered why I decided to throw myself into the deep end of lofi, then you’ve come to the right place. To answer the question of why I became a lofi producer, let’s dive into a […]
Is AI helpful or a hindrance to creativity?
When looking back on the creative trends of 2022 one of the most common trends, at least for me, was the boom and subsequent shunning of artificial intelligence (AI) art. With the rate machine learning is evolving, is it going to help creativity as a whole, or should genuine creatives prepare for the overthrow of […]
How to pitch to Editorial playlists
Playlists are king, but as an artist, producer, or musician you may not be too familiar with how to pitch to editorial playlists. Hopefully, I can offer some advice on ways you can compose your pitch to hopefully secure an editorial playlist placement. It’s no secret that we’re currently entering an era where music consumption […]
Alternatives to Lofi Girl that just slap
Looking for an alternative to Lofi Girl? Maybe you’re looking for something new to study/relax to, or perhaps their live stream or channel has been taken down again? Below you’ll find a handful of fantastic alternatives to Lofi Girl’s lofi radio to study/relax to that just slap, whether you’re looking for a similar laid-back and […]
Label-owned playlists, are they the new payola?
Label-owned playlists are a trend that I’m starting notice over the past year or so, something which at first may not seem like an issue at all, but if you think about it, could become a massive problem for independent artists. First I want to preface this by saying that this is just my opinion […]
The correct way to handle royalty shares
With the controversy around Ian Urbina and The Outlaw Ocean, I thought it’d be a good time to share my thoughts on royalties, music rights, and what you should do when given opportunities that require signing a cut of your royalties away. Let’s begin with the obvious answer to the above statement: the correct way […]
5 Simple Steps to Promoting New Music
As little as 10/15 years ago, promoting new music and getting your music on iTunes to a more mainstream audience was a complicated process that required paying companies like CD Baby to distribute your music. Back then it cost a pretty penny, too. Instead, you had to suffice with MySpace and SoundCloud (which was way […]
Should I Pay for Spotify Playlist Placements?
Paying for playlist placements is a pretty hot topic within the lofi/chillhop community, as well as something I’ve experienced outside of it too; Spotify playlists locked behind a paywall, whether it’s PlaylistPush, SubmitHub, via email, or the dreaded Ko-Fi. Simply put, in order to get your music on these playlists, you must pay. This can […]
Best Chillhop & lo-fi Spotify Playlists in 2023
With hundreds of lofi hip-hop, chillhop and instrumental hip-hop, Spotify playlists each themed around certain moods, activities, and other aspects of everyday life, it can be tough to find the right one for you. So, to slim down the choice a little, I thought I’d make things simpler by highlight some of my top chillhop […]
Lofi & chillhop Spotify playlists: The ultimate submission list 2023
If you’re lost when it comes to submitting your lofi hip-hop or chillhop music to Spotify playlists, then look no further – this is the ultimate cheat sheet. For the past couple of months, I’ve been compiling a spreadsheet full of lofi and chillhop Spotify playlists and their curators so I can keep track of […]