In today’s music industry, it’s difficult to be an indie musician who just does one or two things.
Because musicianship is more accessible than ever, it takes someone really special to stand out from the crowd. That’s why so many DIYers do more than just write, record, and perform their songs.
Many of them start a blog — and many are very successful at it.
I packed up my car and got ready to hit the road. I was about to drive two hours away to play in a small cafe. Or so I thought.
Online streaming is the new radio. It’s now a huge, prestigious thing to be one of the top streamed artists on Spotify.
It was a big deal that Ed Sheeran beat out Drake as the most played artist on the platform in 2017.
Don’t get me wrong, FM and Sirius radio are still alive and kicking. I don’t think they’re going anywhere anytime soon.
But if you’re not investing time and effort into succeeding on Spotify and other streaming services, you’re hurting your chances.
So with that in mind, here are four things you can do today to get more plays on Spotify.