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Get your music on Spotify for free, in 4 simple steps.


Sell your music on spotify for free

(Note: even if this article is focussed on Spotify, it also works for iTunes and other online streaming music stores.)

If you haven’t already, you should put your music on Spotify and iTunes by using Routenote.

This is by far the best way to sell your music online for free your fans, especially if you want to be an independent musician.

Routenote is a free music aggregator where you can upload your music and share it with various streaming music stores online, without the need for a distributor.

If you set up a great music promotion strategy, you could make a good amount of money as well.

So how do I get my music on Spotify for free??

This is the easy and fun part.

The first step is (after mixing and mastering your songs/album properly of course) is to sign up on routenote and create your account.

Your first step in Online Music Promotion

Sign up on Routenote here

The second step is to upload your music and fill out the information needed. This includes uploading a great quality album art and detailed song information. Prepare this in advance to make this process just a simple copy and paste process. Put this information in a separate folder along with your songs, and it will be the start of your discography and very useful to use in the future.

The third step is to select all the online stores you want your music to be on. If you are not sure, at least go with Spotify and iTunes. The process is as simple as clicking on the stores, and routenote will do the rest. This is where the money will come from! Btw, Shazam is also a great platform to have your songs.

The fourth and last step, promote, promote, promote!

Share your songs and music online. Use a great strategy and set up a good plan to maximize results. Use this plan to share your music on your desired platforms and see what creates the best results. As a start, you could try on Facebook and Twitter. Find some facebook groups that share similar songs, and try out some hashtags on twitter to see what gets the best attention to new music. If you find the right spot, you will notice an increase in interaction with your music. Shares, likes and comments should start happening. Congratulations! You have found the power of free music promotion! Continue what you are doing and adjust along the way.

Where to go from here?

For more tips on online music promotion and how to get started, check out this blog post about online music promotion and don’t forget to sign up for the free music promotion newsletter.

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That is it! Some stores might take up to a couple of weeks before your album will appear in their search results, so keep this in mind if you have a certain date that you want your album to be released.

Before that date, you could start to get your audience in the mood for your upcoming album. Tease them with some snippets of your songs. Behind the scenes, videos could give great results too!

On the topic of videos, with Routenote you can also share your music on Youtube! And don’t worry about not having any video clip that goes along with your songs, as routenote creates a free slide that matches your songs. This will be good enough for most songs, but you are always free to create your own artwork or video too.

Additional steps you can take

While routenote is free, it ofers an extra option to go with the paid version. By going this route (get it 🙂 you will receive full profit from your songs. The free version takes a small cut of your earnings, but hey, it’s free right?

A good strategy might be to test out certain songs or albums to see how they “work” in your music promotion. Do they get a lot of interaction and do they have a hight sharabillity? Then you might want to switch to the paid part of routenote.

You should try to balance the return on investment as good as possible.

Although Routenote is not as expensive if you choose to be a paid member, it can still be a bit of a bummer if you paid for your music, nobody listens to it and you end up only investing in album after album.

Btw, If this happens, this is by no means the fault of Routenote!

Who listenes to your music?

There are certain reasons why your music is not getting plaid, attracts no fans and is not generating any money.

The main reasons could be:

  • A. It is not good enough in terms of quality/performance/lyrics
  • B. You aren’t promoting it enough
  • C. You are promoting it the wrong way or in the wrong places.

This blogpost goes a little bit more into all of these details and how you can prevent these things from happening, but the main thing that you should focus on is finding the right audience and making sure they know who you are and know how to find you online.

Share your music online now!

So, take the first steps into online music promotion, like building a simple but informative and high-quality website so people can find you online, and write down a detailed step by step music promotion strategy.

If you run into any problems along the way, check out this blog post about creating your website as a musician and this blog post about the first steps in online music promotion.

They will guide you through the first steps in no time.

If needed, you could also check out here to prepare your music for online sharing, creating artwork and mixing your song the best way possible.

Sharing music online takes a lot of time…

As you can see, the whole process involves a lot of steps. Do you have to do them all? No, absolutely not. It all depends on the results you want to get.

Just uploading one of your demo’s and waiting for someone to find them is probably not going to give you great results. It might even be demotivating after you put some work into that song.

So, for your own benefit and for your (future) audience, put some time and effort into it and make everything as high quality as possible. A lot of things can be done for free, and youtube will be your best friend along the way. It wil not be an overnight succes, but if you invest time and energie into it, you can end up with great results!

Keep creating awesome music and share it with the world
Maurice from Music-Mindset.com

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