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.
In this age of information overload, only the best websites and blogs emerge. Below the three that have emerged as my current favorites.
Ari’s Take – aristake.com
Ari Herstand is a DIY songwriter and musician — I’m not a huge fan of his music, but he’s got some sweet looping skills.
On his blog though, he writes about the DIY musician’s life and things he’s learned. His posts are a little on the longer side, but I find myself entertained the whole way through.
Discover Magazine – blogs.discovermagazine.com
Actually, I just wrote about disabled musicians making music with their brains, thanks to Discover.
Scott Sauls – scottsauls.com
Sauls is a pastor, author, and a common sense thinker.
At its simplest, his website covers different ways to love people. Which we could all use a little of.