Category: Music Advice

  • The correct way to handle royalty shares

    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 […]

  • Should I Pay for Spotify Playlist Placements?

    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 […]

  • Lofi & chillhop Spotify playlists: The ultimate submission list

    Lofi & chillhop Spotify playlists: The ultimate submission list

    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 […]

  • How to spot bot Spotify playlists

    How to spot bot Spotify playlists

    Over the past few months, I’ve been putting time into promoting and marketing my latest releases, which mostly consist of reaching out to Spotify playlist curators and blogs in the hopes that they’ll feature my music. It’s a lengthy process, but one that I’m happy to do nonetheless (and you should too!). While I expected […]

  • Why looking for a label is old fashioned thinking

    Why looking for a label is old fashioned thinking

    Let’s be honest, we all have that dream of being discovered by a label; having that one email come through giving you the metaphorical key to the castle. But is being signed really the be-all and end-all, or is staying Ms Independent the better way to go? While I may not have the definitive answer, […]

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