In the age of digital music distribution, the best way to share your work is online, and a platform such as 8tracks can be the key to promote your music. The community-founded innovative platform has over eight million monthly active users and most of them listen to independent artists. Artists can publish their work, engage their audience and grow their follower base.
8tracks’ entire focus is on the creation and discovering of playlists. Once you create a profile, you can start uploading your music and sharing links that can be accessed by your followers and other users. Members can also add whichever songs they favorite into their own playlists for other people to hear. The more people you engage, the more likely your songs will get added to their playlists.
With that being said, the quality of the content published is key to establishing yourself and promoting your music. When creating a playlist, you can add personal uploads as well as songs you enjoy; after the playlist is done, it will be public for other users to listen and share. In order to successfully engage an audience, customizing your playlist, plays an important role. Some choose to use themes and genres to catch the attention of a single niche but other options are, selecting provocative images, adding tags and writing strong descriptions.
8tracks can also promote your music to their own DJs, who will create daily mixes to drive trends on the website. Furthermore, you can connect other social media accounts into your profile, giving your audience the opportunity to find you on platforms such as, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, and more.
For more tips and information on how to promote your music and engage your audience, visit our SongCast blog.