One of the great things about the time we live in is that there’s a constant stream of new apps released to help an artist’s creativity and marketing. It can take some time to sort through them all that are available, but here are 3 that I think are worth checking out for some boost to your music career in the new year, courtesy of Music:)Ally.
One of the things that I always tell young artists that are looking for an audience is to ask friends and fans who you sound like. There’s a good possibility that the fans of those artists might like your music as well. One of the things that you need though, is some intelligence on how they’re doing, and a new service called Spot On Track can help with that, as well as telling you how your music is faring in the process.
Spot On Track consolidates the data from both Spotify and Apple Music on to one dashboard. Not only that, it also includes radio, which may or may not be important to you. With a Pro account you can track up to 10 artists or tracks, or albums for just 6.99£ per month, or up to 250 for 9.99£. That’s a lot of intelligence about the competition you can rack up.
If you want to get into the sync business with your music, and easy way to do it is with SyncFloor. It’s a non-exclusive marketplace that acts like a Google for music in that it assigns your tunes sentiments and specific qualities to help get them to the right people.
It’s free to join and the company only takes a 10% cut for any license that comes through the site. Members also are able to set up a custom storefront that can be integrated into your website for just your music as well.
Traditional PR can be expensive and the results can frequently be disappointing. For one thing, the PR person may be great at certain things, but might not be delivering your message to where you need it most, which is music bloggers, writers and curators.
MusoSoup specializes in getting your music to just those people, but it’s different from other services in that it reviews all the music that’s submitted first. That way it ensures that a certain standard is upheld and that the people it submits to won’t dismiss it out of hand.
There are a few different tiers offered, but the least expensive is the $15 per submission, which seems very reasonable.
You’ll find plenty of other tools available to help your music career along but these 3 are good places to start. 2021 is going to be different from 2020, so it’s best to be as prepared as possible.