How to promote your music and gigs for free

This site offers one of the greatest free resources to guide your promotion.

There are lots of different ways to spread the word about your concerts and get your music out to new fans. Bandsintown is a unique website and service that guides your promotion as an artist and works for venues too, to spread the word.

It’s totally free to sign up to their platform which gives you the power and resources to promote your events, reach more people, and sell more tickets. Use trackers and RSVPs to stay up to date with attendees and keep them in the loop with the event.

It’s perfect for labels and management as well as bands and artists on their own. You can manage multiple artists and their events on an account and sync them all up across the web.

You can even create and share videos to promote your tours and upcoming gigs for a marketing scheme that truly engages. Over 50 million live music fans use Bandsintown to see what’s happening in their area and find the concerts they want to go to.

Over 500,000 artists use the platform to spread the word and manager their tour dates. Promote your music beyond the concert by directly messaging your followers and concert goers to promote your music, keep them updated on new tours, and notify them about your merch.

Whether you’re a concert lover or an artist with gigs to promote, you can sign up to Bandsintown for free now.

Today at 2PM ET you can watch a free webinar with a guide to using their free tools and how to use it to build your fanbase, sell more tickets, and market your merchandise. Sign up for the free webinar here:
https://artists.bandsintown.com/support/webinar

How Can You Upload Music to Amazon Music Unlimited?

Amazon Music Unlimited is the music streaming service from Amazon. Artists and Labels from around the world are constantly asking how they can upload their music to the service.

RouteNote is the easiest way to get your music uploaded into Amazon Music Unlimited and the worlds largest music streaming services.

Artists and Labels worldwide can signup for Free and upload their music now.

How to get a Spotify link for your music before it’s live

Once your music has been sent to Spotify and is waiting to go live you need a link so you can claim your artist profile or get your fans ready with Pre-Saves.

Once your music has been approved by us, we will send it to Spotify and they should receive it within 48 hours. Once it’s in their system you can get in touch with us at support@routenote.com to get you a link to your Spotify URL before it’s available on the streaming service.

With your URL you can gain access to your Spotify for Artists profile so that you can see real-time statistics for your music like demographics and your streaming popularity. Spotify for Artists also allows you to customise your profile so you’re presented exactly how you want to be on one of the world’s favourite music services.

With your URL you can make your music available to fans as a Pre-Save. This allows listeners to add your music to their library in time for release day, so it’s there and waiting once it’s ready. Use Push.FM to set up your free Pre-Saves.

What Does it Mean to “Pre-Save” a Song on Spotify?

Spotify Pre-saves are now widely known, but a lot of people don’t know what it actually means when a consumer pre-saves a song on Spotify.

Answer:

When a consumer clicks on the pre-save it means that they save or “heart” your song on Spotify before its official release date.

Once the song is officially released in your geographic zone, it will automatically appear in their Liked Songs section.

Artists can now officially use pre-saves for Free via Push.fm. Feel free to signup and use it today.

How to edit your artist profile on Deezer

Deezer are reportedly working on a platform for artists to keep up to date with their music performance and edit their artist profiles.

Until Deezer launch their version of Spotify for Artists, you will have to get in touch with them personally to make changes to your artist profile when your music is live.

With an email you can still edit your artist image, bio, the URLs linked on your page, and playlists that appear on your profile.

  • Get in touch with Deezer’s team at support@deezer.zendesk.com
  • Include your artist image if you want to change it: That must be 500×500 pixels minimum and 3MB maximum
  • Your artist bio explaining a bit about yourself in 100-200 words
  • Links to your social media that you want available on your profile
  • A link to ticketing sites with your tour information will let listeners see your gig dates with an ‘On Tour’ button
  • You can add playlists you’ve created to your artist page as well as ones you’re featured in
  • Send the email with all of the info above and they should be able to get your artist profile up to date!

How to Add Your Music to Facebook and Instagram for Free

Facebook and Instagram have been building a music product for over a year now and their master plan is slowly coming together. Here is a quick run through on how to get your music added to Facebook and Instagram via RouteNote for Free.

To get your music into Facebook’s music catalog:

Old Music:

  • Sign into your RouteNote account
  • Head to your Discography
  • Select the release you want
  • Go to the stores page and add Facebook and click Save.
  • Congrats its all done!

New Music:

  • When your upload your new music to RouteNote simply select the Facebook option in the stores page.

All of this is done for Free via RouteNote and its available to all RouteNote users.

How do you create a TikTok video?

Join over a billion people around the world using TikTok to create short videos with music and share the fun with people everywhere.

If you’re looking to become part of the new social media sensation that is sweeping the world by storm then look no further than this simple guide on uploading your first video!

First you’ll need to create your own TikTok account, which you can do from the icon on the bottom right when you open the app. Then once you’re logged in:

  1. Tap the white plus sign at the bottom of the app, in the middle.
  2. Browse TikTok’s giant library of music and select the soundtrack for your video. You can choose by category and browse the most popular songs.
  3. Select ‘Shoot with this sound’ once you’ve found the song you want to use.
  4. Tap and hold the recording button at the bottom to take the video.
  5. You can add effects and stickers to liven up your video even more.
  6. Tap the pink tick and click next and then you can post it!

That’s all you need to do to create your video and get it out in front of billions.

If you’re a music creator you can distribute your music to TikTok for use by anyone in their videos for free. You’ll make money every time someone uses your music.

Get your music on Instagram’s new TikTok style videos for free

Instagram are taking after TikTok for their latest feature to combine short videos with music, and RouteNote brings your music to both for free.

This week Instagram announced Reels, a new feature for 15 second long videos set to music. The feature has launched in Brazil and lets users upload these short-form music videos to their Stories and with a Top Reels highlight section they have the potential to go viral.

Creators get to browse Instagram’s music library to select the song they want and then record their video clips to it. They’re hoping to take TikTok‘s formula to create super shareable and popular content like lip syncing videos and short dance clips.

RouteNote offers artists free distribution to both TikTok and Instagram so that your tracks can be the soundtrack to videos going viral around the world.

To add your music to Instagram select Facebook from the stores and to distribute to TikTok select TikTok and any other stores you want to take your music to when you create your release.

Head to www.routenote.com to sign up now and get your music on the biggest social media crazes around the world.

RouteNote Support Hub is here for all your music distribution help and advice needs

We have launched our new Support Hub with all of the vital information you need when distributing and answers to the most commonly asked questions.

We know there are a lot of questions when you’re distributing music and you want a simple and fast response to any issues. Our new Support Hub is the home for all of the most common issues and queries our artists have so that you have a one-stop hub to come to when you have a problem.

Check it out and save it for any time you have a question from account issues and getting your music out there to payment schedules and details on our YouTube network.

Head to the RouteNote Support Hub here.