How to make money from your music in 2020

Is it possible to make a sustainable living in the current music industry without money, connections or a major label? The answer is yes. Here are some top tips to getting yourself heard in a streaming first world.


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Spotify’s curated playlists are catapulting indie artists into the mainstream. We can help you send your music to Spotify for consideration into their playlists with millions of followers. Don’t forget, many top playlists are owned by third-party curators. Here are some of the top third-party playlists you need to be sending your music to.

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