How To Get Blogged

Getting your tunes on to a music blog is harder than it sounds.

You might be under the impression that worlds music bloggers have been patiently waiting for you, their glands swollen with excitement ready to spunk rainbows of praise all over the internet about your musical opus.

All you need do is pen a polite email, attach a  sample of your epic production…then kick back and prepare for the stratospheric rise to superstardom.


Sadly it’s not like that. Not one little bit. There are SO many people sending SO many promos to SO many blogs your efforts are most likely to get lost in the noise.

Litterally hundreds of emails a day arrive at this tiny little corner of the net I dread to think what the big blogs have to sift through.

Just getting your email noticed is hard enough.

Let alone getting a blogger to open it. Then they’ve got to read the fucking thing.

If you get as far actually having your tune heard then you’ve made it further than 95% of all people firing emails to music blogs.

But some tracks DO get through, do get blogged and do make it out into the wild.

This impenetrable block of text will tell you how to best go about to getting your music on to a blog like Loudat. Here in you will find hints and tips on how to approach blogs, present yourself and develop relationships with websites that can get your music to the wider public. They call it “Online PR” or “Digital PR”. It’s mainly for wankers.

PR COMPANIES

There are many Online PR companies who may take an interest in your music and for a fee will use their network of contacts and blogs to get your music out there which is all very well and splendid but until you’ve got some grunt behind your releases you might struggle to find a PR firm to fight your cause.

Its’ worth pointing out that a lot of Online PR companies are absolutely fucking clueless.
They might have an asymetic fringe, skinny jeans, grubby white pumps and big,chatty mouth but often the most basic grasp of internet technolgy fails the average Online PR goon. Not good when your business is conducted largely on the interwebpipes.

So you can actually do a much better job yourself.

You need to think like a blogger, act like a human and use technology to your advantage.

WRITE SOME DECENT MUSIC

Most bands and producers seem to skip this vital step. Don’t do that.

There is only one BIG thing you can do to vastly improve your chance of getting popular across the blogs and that’s to write some good music. A good tune will carry itself and once you or your band have gone to the trouble of gestating the most incredible song ever you might be ready to approach some blogs with your magnificent creation.

This period of creativity and production, refinement and development seems to take most people about twenty minutes or at least sounds that way.
Lets assume you’ve got a tune  it’s not actually half bad and you want the world to hear it you need to a find a platform from which to share the good news.
First stop, Hype machine.

HYPE MACHINE

Hype Machine is the internet Top Of The Pops.

Getting to the top of the Hype Machine is the modern day equivalent of twirling around like peacock in BBC Studio 1 on a Thursday night getting beamed into the homes of millions of adoring teenagers. Now it’s just an HTML frame on a website. You might still get some prick  from London Fields recognise you if that’s any consolation.

Hype Machine aggregates music blog posts from all over the internet. I post something on Loudat and the HypeM scrapes the info from my RSS feed and plonks it into the Recent pages. Every post gets on the front page for a few moments of internet fame, everyone gets a chance.

Not all blogs are on Hype Machine. Here’s a list of those that are.
Those that are get a lot of traffic from the HypeM. A popular post on the HypeM will send traffic to my site, your tune gets heard, I get traffic and all this effort seems a bit more worthwhile.

 

PICK YOUR BLOGS CAREFULLY

So what you need to do is find blogs that post music similar to the stuff you make and stick them on your hitlist. Do not just send shit to every site listed on there. It’s a massive waste of your time, the bloggers time and just clogs up the internet with you ego.

Worse than that all your emails will likely be filtered as SPAM never to be opened – even if you do produce or push something relevant in future. This is the downfall of many PR firms.
For exmaple: I like DANCE music, I love the noises that machines make. When humans are involved it tends to annoy the shit out of me. And there are plenty of blogs out there who HATE dance music and LOVE guitars and fringes and eye makeup. Don’t send heavy breakbeat to trendy band music blogs.
Never send me indy music.Simple really.

So you’ve got a hit-list of blogs that you think might like your music. Time to start work. And it is work.

PUTTING IN THE GROUND WORK

Here’s how to get a blog to notice you. Just bombing emails straight to blogs is pointless. That’s what nearly everyone does and you will be ignored. So you must put in some effort and this is going to take some time. Just because your tune is ready don’t assume everyone else is. Be patient and put in the footwork and you can make a good first impression.

BLOGGERS LOVE FEEDBACK

Bloggers spend a lot of time searching out music, writing stuff, finding images, fixing bugs, updating link, tweaking code etc…it’s actually hard work and is largely a thankless task.  It’s a labour of love.

To have someone come along an actually pay the slightest bit of attention to something you’ve written is immensely rewarding. To have someone RETURN to your blog and read it (we can tell) is also very satisfying. But most satisfying of all is to read comments from readers. LEAVING COMMENTS scores big points.

LEAVE COMMENTS

DON’T write – “this is great – listen to me smashing an ableton controller”  Apply some humility and just leave a nice comment, one that shows you’ve paid attention.

Dig through old posts as well. Bloggers love this.

Use the same username across all the comments and blogs, make sure it will be recogniseable and related to your band/ artists name. When the time comes to drop the email promos to the blogs, they will recognise your name and you are FAR more likely to get noticed.

Comments  will be read by the blogger and they will be appreciated.
Do this a few times with genuine interest and you may even get a response from the blogger and this is an opportunity to strike up a dialogue. That’s way better than an email and puts you way ahead of the competition.

  • Pick your blogs carefully. Make sure they are relevant to your music else you’ll be marked as spam.
  • Take your time. There is no rush .With patience you can make a great first impression.
  • Visit the blogs you think might support your music, read their posts and LEAVE COMMENTS.

So if you follow the above tips  you can start to sow the seeds of a relationship with a blog admin and you’ll be miles ahead of all those people hopelessly spamming the entire planet. Be nice. It might be a one way thing at the moment but it will all be worthwhile.  In the next instalment I’ll cover a bunch of technical tips and give you an inside tour of the bloggers inbox.

Hope this helps..

If you found this at all useful / amusing leave a comment why not have a listen to the Loudat Podcast?
And if you happen to have a track that you think might be worth sticking on the next podcast drop us a message via Soundcloud and we’ll take a listen.

PART 2 IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE

159 Comments

  1. getlargemusic
    Mar 20, 2014 @ 10:01:23

    Very helpful indeed. I will now start with compiling my list of blogs and get started with comments.

  2. google authorship markup
    Mar 19, 2014 @ 14:57:54

    It’s hard to find educated people on this subject, however, you seem like you know what you’re talking about!
    Thanks

  3. Jeroenski
    Feb 25, 2014 @ 18:43:57

    Great stuff, both useful and well written. Thanx..!

  4. prem kumar
    Feb 25, 2014 @ 14:23:48

    Awesome article. Great tips to follow. This is what I’ve been looking for. Going to definitely do my homework and start laying some groundwork. Much appreciated!

  5. Marcella
    Feb 18, 2014 @ 22:11:28

    Thanx a million for this post…I really think this helps out a lot of us and I will pass this on to my students at the music academy overhere!

    gr, Marcella

  6. Aaron
    Jan 23, 2014 @ 22:30:02

    This was a great place to start! I’m already taking your advice :) You just saved me a whole lot of time.

  7. marcellawson
    Jan 21, 2014 @ 23:58:12

    Thanks for this, it was really useful! I actually read the whole article lol

  8. moses minter
    Jan 20, 2014 @ 03:53:00

    I found this to be quite helpful

  9. FXWLL
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 02:47:52

    This article is a bit of a god send. I think I f I had not found it I would of fallen fowl to at least some of the problems discussed. Thanks for sharing the knowledge. Much appreciated. The way I see it is that we as artists must put in hard work to get noticed (i dont believe in luck) and the blogging world puts in hard work to filter all this music to the hungry public. I find it frustrating listening to artists that spend a week slapping together an EP, sticking it on iTunes then expecting the world to land at their feat. Dont work like that…..its hard work on all sides. But well worth it.

  10. Marilyn David
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 17:05:21

    Thanks a lot for carefully outlining the do’s and don’ts. It gets pretty hectic finding the right blogs, let alone shortlisting and then trying to write to all of them. Thanks to your post the problem is overcome by half. I just need to strategize email pitches and how soon I can cover contacting all the main blogs. Will come back and make my success/failure report. Hopefully it would help someone. (-:

  11. Jamal Miller
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 18:07:14

    Very nice tips! especially for guys who are new to PR like myself. Thank you!

  12. ByKnife
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 21:58:20

    Was about to make mistakes. Thanks

  13. Jasa Alean Tyler
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 23:23:47

    How do you put songs on here?

  14. Tiffany Piggott
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 19:03:39

    Please check out my new song on youtube at Tiffany Piggott

  15. Sam Vandal
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 11:47:17

    Great read, really useful. Thanks.

    Sharing this piece around through my networks

  16. MARIA MARR
    Oct 14, 2013 @ 08:03:09

    Well.. Now I feel like I've found somewhere to go, thank you! It's great when people actually take the time to explain the unknown. I'd better start following your advice! It all seems easy when you've got no clue about it.

  17. Nova Glam
    Oct 13, 2013 @ 20:26:18

    This was very helpful and a eye opener. I came here to post but now I'm gonna just take a little more time with my efforts. Great Info.

  18. Eric Jaap
    Oct 12, 2013 @ 01:09:10

    Bookmarked! A lot of useful information and I love the sarcasm. About to go in on pt 2!

  19. Jon Kronick
    Oct 10, 2013 @ 00:02:46

    Great article, this has really opened my eyes on how to approach blogs, and not only blogs also people, what goes around comes around thats the lesson behind this. GREAT STUFF!

  20. Wille Erik Tannergård
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 11:24:08

    Awesome! Helped alot!

  21. Dave Franklin
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 11:10:34

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  22. Michael Silverstein
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 09:09:26

    thank you, Loudat. obliged

  23. Bud Sugar
    Oct 04, 2013 @ 18:09:12

    This is a great post, seems to be a colossal amount of advice on the net about the music industry written by inexperienced people. Your articles rise above them all! Thanks =D

  24. David Campbell
    Oct 03, 2013 @ 10:55:03

    This was enormously helpful! I had no idea what do do with my song until I read this. If only you liked guitars and shit !

  25. Healing Waters
    Oct 02, 2013 @ 04:34:59

    Thanks for the insight and sound advice. Do music bloggers typically provide submission guidelines?

  26. STUBBS
    Sep 30, 2013 @ 04:07:56

    Awesome article. Great tips to follow. This is what I've been looking for. Going to definitely do my homework and start laying some groundwork. Much appreciated!

  27. The Shakedown
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 08:52:06

    Thanks for that! Awesome info there. Cheers :)

  28. Mark Lipert
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 07:41:16

    Awesome tips! But now that you've given them to us, how the hell am I supposed to use them on you without getting caught :P

  29. En Sane
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 17:11:00

    Thank you for taking the time to post this helpful information up for those of us who are breaking into the DIY style of getting our music heard and known. I am taking this info to heart.

  30. Austin Galante
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 01:42:37

    Great tips very helpful, thank you.

  31. Évi Senhub
    Sep 18, 2013 @ 01:24:39

    Thank your for the great tips, they are actually useful as opposed to wiki how. Loved the JB pic too :)

  32. Jah Banks
    Sep 17, 2013 @ 21:12:02

    Golden advice

  33. PJ Wilson
    Sep 14, 2013 @ 06:10:40

    Thank You for writing this tips!! I found them very insightful, and it totally makes sense. As an artist I appreciate the help to d things right, For youonly get once to make that first impression.

  34. Super Square Music
    Sep 13, 2013 @ 03:18:54

    So incredibly helpful. We're just at the start of reaching out to blogs and now know so much more to help us. Thanks!!

  35. Nick Ramirez - Felicity
    Sep 11, 2013 @ 18:50:12

    I really appreciate the time you took to write this up! I found a lot of the info useful, most importantly, taking the time to leave a comment on blogger’s post. I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to introduce myself as a real and genuine person, and it’s tough when most of our contact is through the internet. After reading this, I’ve at least walked away with another approach to making a contact and building a relationship. Going to read your follow up post now…take care!

  36. Ronald DjRodd Pabalate
    Sep 11, 2013 @ 15:30:32

  37. Florence Donovan
    Sep 11, 2013 @ 15:20:59

    Great advice- thanks.

  38. Burgymusic
    Sep 10, 2013 @ 14:20:16

    Some dead helpful tips here! Invaluable really

  39. Napoleon
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 15:21:27

    Great article, Please come and check my music out. (I kid ;-) ) Seriously though, very helpful info for those starting out and those without internet manners. It's quite apparent on all kinds of websites that interaction and putting something in really is the key. No different from having a conversation in real life. I find I've gained a hell of a lot from soundcloud, twitter etc purely by genuinely paying interest to people and their work, and not just going ME ME ME ME online :-)

  40. Christina Sci Fi Sol
    Aug 29, 2013 @ 18:19:12

    thanks for taking the time to give these insights, I''m sure they will be helpful for people trying to promote their music online. cheers!

  41. Songz van d'Ntsane
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 00:53:48

    Thanks, this is very helpfull.

  42. Santero
    Aug 22, 2013 @ 15:29:48

    Glad I bookmarked this page!

  43. Kool Kris
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 06:08:53

    This was very informative and very well written…

  44. SHOWROOM DUMMIES
    Aug 19, 2013 @ 15:00:31

    Thanks :) This is very useful! Let's see if we can make it work. Have a great day :D

  45. Deadly D
    Aug 07, 2013 @ 20:58:13

    To any music artist trying to get involved with and reviewed by music blogs, this article breaks down the fundamentals very nicely. Building a good rapport first is key instead of simply blasting everyone with emails that most likely will be overlooked.. Give it a read!

  46. Billy Brown
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 23:31:00

    Really good read, amazing how the basic intellectual ability to write a proper header is what it all comes down to LOL.

  47. Tatam Reeves
    Jul 20, 2013 @ 17:18:10

    brand new to this, but intrigued by the idea, so looked up advice. simple truths sometimes take the cake, cheers.

  48. Chris Chimo
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 16:58:38

    thank u for the info… no one has ever explained a music bloggers point of view before, to me that is…. made me laugh too :) thanks again.

  49. Arrow Shapes
    Jul 09, 2013 @ 11:10:19

    glad I found this post:) thanks for sharing man.

  50. Loois
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 02:54:08

    Very insightful words, I came across your post while researching online promotion. I like your tone in this and am curious now as to what types of music you sift through for your blog. Time to listen! Thanks for the great ideas -Tyler.

  51. Keith Dickerhofe
    Jun 29, 2013 @ 23:35:13

    This is really good stuff. Nice for all of us whom thrive on what our listeners thoughts are. Blogs have always kicked serious ass!

  52. Thibaud Durand
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 03:02:45

    I'll try these stuff :)

  53. ONEmoon DJiTaL
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 02:39:30

    Great advice truly has help me promote my music just that much more! Keep doing your thing you are doing a great job!

  54. BMAN
    Jun 27, 2013 @ 04:11:20

    This is the best info on this topic on the web, it is intuitive and doable, yet I bet 90% of people are going to think, “Oh this is too much work, let me roll up some dank, and wait for someone else to do it for me”

    Not me though brotha, I’m taking this knowledge straight to the bank, you’ll be seeing me on Pigeons’ and Planes in no time :)

  55. Rico J.
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 15:32:46

    Helped me a lot this week! Thanks!

  56. Iankoo
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 07:21:47

    Thank you for these useful tips.

  57. Matt Ward
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 16:26:03

    Ta very much Mr Loudat. I read a book recently called 'your band is a virus' by James Moore. He said very similiar words however I believe your advise is a notch better.

  58. Kristian WaysandMeans
    Jun 16, 2013 @ 22:10:44

    great tips good work and thanks!

  59. Amarachi Bobby
    Jun 14, 2013 @ 19:10:27

    I was honestly about to send you a track before I bumped into this haha Great stuff :)

  60. Roger Bloodman
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 21:31:40

    Great article – funny but gives good insight – thanks.

  61. The Get UP!: *Music* *Art* *StEEzE*
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 17:57:04

    very useful. I have no idea about the wide spectrum of blogs really. It's so difficult to find the perfect blog that will supply me with the consistent goods. I guess I'm not into knowing about beef and breakfast cereals that the artists eat and whatnot, but I'd like to get some good music and good music writing. Definitely gained some persecutive, by reading this through so thank you. But I've also done these things just out of common sense in order to get my music out and have had no luck in responses, but I'll keep at it. Be peace

  62. Reektunez
    May 26, 2013 @ 16:48:03

    Yo mayne! I was just researching on how to get my music to blogs and honestly I read like 20 other blogs talkin about the same thing before I found yours. And I just like how straight forward u came about it. Good job mayne. U enriched me with ideas. Matter fact, imma subscribe to this shit right now!! Peace!

  63. Jerry Duong
    May 25, 2013 @ 00:40:13

    DANG IT! should have read this like 5 hours ago. haha. thanks for the heads up. makes sense. totally didn't think about it.

    now with all that aside, I have a track for you to hear. amazing. lol

  64. Mike Loves
    May 12, 2013 @ 09:52:09

    good advice, I should of read this before sending some of my tracks to different blogs though jaja.

  65. Sequadion
    May 11, 2013 @ 21:42:59

    Good summary, especially good point to be patient and don't just shout the news of your latest track into everyone's (unwilling) ears right away.

  66. Taylor Artoffact Willis
    May 11, 2013 @ 06:41:28

    cheers thank you for the advise! I appreciate the honesty.

  67. Andy Muschett
    May 10, 2013 @ 18:17:52

    This was actually very helpful. I've been meaning to find appropriate ways of sending music to blogs. It seems like most blog tips online share the same advice: put effort into your emails and don't just spam with weak content. I really appreciate these tips and I look forward to reading more!

  68. Gyu
    May 05, 2013 @ 07:20:51

    This is an excellent article, it makes total sense. It makes you think ‘of course! Why didn’t I think of that!’
    Thank you
    :)

  69. Luke Hazell
    May 01, 2013 @ 11:59:25

    This is the first article that comes up when looking at sending promos etc to blog sites, comprenhensive enough that i do not need to look any further. Everything you have said speaks the truth. Great site.

    In 2 days time you will probably get another email from me haha. seed planted

  70. Alex Davis
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 16:03:12

    This information is so helpful, it's important to have good perspective when communicating with others. Especially People on opposite ends of a spectrum.

  71. Justin Michael Ramirez
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 19:12:36

    let this be the start for something greater…
    many thanks!
    #annoying #random #hashtag #hannnnnnnnnnnn.

  72. Justin
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 20:10:36

    Let this be the start of something greater…..
    thanks!!!

  73. Rocky
    Apr 26, 2013 @ 14:00:19

    Great article ! My favorite is “bloggers love feedback.” That’s so true for all of us. Plus Im really diggin the background !

  74. Unders
    Apr 19, 2013 @ 14:48:12

    Great write up and dead useful! Thanks.

  75. Josh Roybal
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 21:40:49

    Thanks for this! Very insightful. Wish I would have read this before I sent out 100 personal email's to music bloggers.

  76. Jon John
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 20:59:38

    Very informative thanks for taking the time to write this info. The music landscape has changed a lot. People don't really realize this is the way not to only get your music recognized by blogger, but also buy let's call them the ivory towers. Only now artist have some sort of buzz and power, this gives them leverage in negotiating with the labels. My question is if you've gone through all the work to get to that point why turn you career over to a moron.

  77. Fool's Chaos
    Apr 11, 2013 @ 17:31:23

    Great article :) Getting on relevant blogs is the key, no one wants to be spammed :) All the advice here makes sense and is useful. Thank you. :)

  78. Philip Teale
    Apr 10, 2013 @ 11:43:54

    Keep coming back to this…greatness.

  79. James Riley
    Apr 09, 2013 @ 15:51:05

    Thanks dude. Internet = a sea of bewildering information. This = a compass.

  80. Ellakova
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 23:04:56

    Very helpful indeed. And great for stressing about picking the right blogs for the right music as it's important to know your market. Easier to sell yourself and have interesting conversations.

  81. Ellakova
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 23:03:58

    Very helpful indeed. And great for stressing about picking the right blogs for the right music as it's important to know your market. Easier to sell yourself and have interesting conversarions.

  82. Wheela MusicGroup
    Apr 01, 2013 @ 02:39:50

    Very Good info. My favorite Part I like DANCE music, I love the noises that machines make. When humans are involved it tends to annoy the shit out of me.

  83. Omid David Aghazadeh
    Mar 25, 2013 @ 21:36:24

    Great writing! Researching is so important. A more tailored approach can really make an approach so much more successful. Just a few extra minutes before hand can do so much of the later work for you! hanks for sharing! I also wrote on this concept, check it out if you get a chance!

    Thanks!

    http://omidaghazadeh.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/tap-into-the-networking-potential-of-blogs-draft-and-perfect-the-power-of-the-pitch/

  84. Nathan Jones
    Mar 25, 2013 @ 10:57:52

    Awesome. I hope I can put your advice to good use. It's just as you said, the internet is convoluted with so many musicians trying to be heard, that we now must find yet another way to stand out…being human, and not a spambot.

  85. Chill Om Records
    Mar 17, 2013 @ 08:37:33

    Thank you for sharing the knowledge. I'm sure to use it and will let you know how it worked :)

  86. Alizarin Lizard
    Mar 17, 2013 @ 03:06:18

    Thanks for taking the time to share your wisdom. I endeavour to put it to good use. Will let you know how it works out.

  87. Mike Felks
    Mar 17, 2013 @ 03:04:19

    A no bullshit, direct, and with no sugar coating informative read. Great advice!

  88. Cikadas
    Mar 08, 2013 @ 20:16:50

    Awesome info… I'm actually glad I read it. I was always wondering how people got their music out there. I definitely took good notes and this will be my "guide reference" to help me out.

  89. JB Early
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 18:09:13

    agreed, developing a functional relation is the basis of what a working relationship stems from.

  90. Jonathan Korszyk
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 17:33:32

    Great read. Learned a lot.

  91. Gunz Slinger
    Feb 28, 2013 @ 06:00:07

    One of the best articles – will pick my blogs carefully as to not waste time.You only get one chance to impress in this business.

  92. Paul Mencel
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 17:03:49

    Thanks! Great Read!

  93. Russell Lopez
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 04:03:52

    This is sound advice. Too many people overlook valuable information like this. Great article!

  94. Jenn E Whitney
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 02:06:13

    Really great advice. Thank you for posting this, I am going to apply these ideasright away. Thanks for the info!

  95. Sterling Flow
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 03:31:22

    this is really something. wow. thanks, really really really helpful.

  96. Ellie Gregory
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 02:27:51

    Thanks for this! really good practical advice. I was surprised to only see 31 comments below ;).

  97. Cazmir West
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 12:14:07

    Thanks! very helpful.. Now I shall begin!

  98. Chagall
    Feb 10, 2013 @ 20:40:34

    Brilliant. Totally got the message ;)

  99. Julie Unger Zorn
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 19:56:51

    Hi! I am a music blogger and would love to start a section on my blog reviewing music by lesser known artists. Check out my blog: http://www.tucsonsongstress.com and contact me if you're interested in me blogging about your music!

  100. Keiva Davis
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 23:44:00

    5 words: Thank you. You are amazing.

  101. Rosie Bans
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 15:35:59

    Thank you! Really helpful, I just needed a little nudge in the right direction! Rosie x

  102. The Light
    Feb 04, 2013 @ 22:40:11

    The comments thing is a great idea, I'm to try it. starting……now *send*

  103. Matt Comfort Slacks Fagan
    Feb 01, 2013 @ 18:03:39

    Great ideas, thanks for the info!

  104. Kari Gillette
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 07:32:40

    This is awesome advice! We have been struggling on how to do this, but you have made it very clear, and straight to the point! Thank you for your bluntness!

  105. The Push
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 07:29:49

    This is awesome advice! We have been struggling on how to do this, but you have made it very clear, and straight to the point! Thank you for your bluntness!

  106. The Push
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 07:29:05

    This is very good advice, and definitely appreciate your blunt, to the point attitude!

  107. AzR
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 06:02:19

    Very good points…thanks for the solid advice!

  108. Zach Smith
    Jan 08, 2013 @ 01:30:42

    the bible

  109. Tarantula Serpent
    Dec 28, 2012 @ 00:00:34

    Thanks for the advice. I been reading on this subject all day and this is one of the best to-the-point articles I've come across. This one also had some good ideas: http://indieambassador.com/articles/so-you-wanna-get-your-music-on-blogs. Thanks again.

  110. Mike Dennis
    Dec 22, 2012 @ 03:06:21

    Wow, thank you! So glad I read this before bombing everybody completely ineffectively.

  111. Sub Synergy Records
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 16:46:35

    Fantastic insight into a bloggers life. Great attitude and blunt knowledge, just what we all need.

  112. Darren IChill Rollins
    Dec 14, 2012 @ 05:04:17

    This is very very helpful , Very happy I decided to go on this site for the tips. Using these steps will help me and my boy get heared #TRPLYF7.

  113. Wigbert Wiggz Caro
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 00:24:52

    Loudat Words of Wisdom. I recommend this all the time =) -Moduloktopus.

  114. Blake Hunter
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 17:36:12

    This is the next step to the music industry, open sharing of knowledge amongst musicians (based on listening to your mix you are obviously quite a musician) and the persuing of progress. Thanks so much for the advice! Love the music! You might appreciate my friend Abel Okugawa, his music is more similar to your than mine and quite exquisite.

  115. Danielle Patoir
    Nov 30, 2012 @ 05:35:15

    ;) I found it very helpful thank you.. & I agree I think it is very important to build relationships with people instead of just treating them like another blog.. I realize it has got to be A LOT of work. Honestly I was thinking of writing articles for Scribd but I cannot get myself to do so lol…so I could only imagine. Anyway thank you again. ;)

  116. Jim Weather
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 14:09:22

    Agreed this is a great article. Its surprisingly hard to get good info on music.
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  117. Fiona Soe Paing
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 16:00:00

    Ha! This is brilliant. Really useful advice, simply put! Thankyou :-)

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  119. Verenice Buerling
    Nov 14, 2012 @ 09:05:45

    Thank God for people like you who take the time to share useful information with people like myself who would be clue/useless without such information. I appreciate you and your beautiful brain.

  120. Shaun Jason
    Nov 10, 2012 @ 20:02:06

    Really good advice.Thanks man!

  121. Kwadraat
    Nov 10, 2012 @ 16:37:27

    What a brilliant article…I actually read it twice…I love it not so much for the tips which are brilliant by the way but really for your application of the exact same principles you teach wow….Loudet just gained a new like on Facebook, I remembered to leave a sincere message and I look forward to your future blogs…I loved this article and I not only learnt what you are trying to teach but saw it being practised…Thanx Loudat…warm greetings from South Africa…

  122. yungdecotv
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 07:04:00

    lol

  123. Protosapien
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 23:35:26

    Excellent article/advice! Some of the best information comes from those who work in the related field. I was searching for information about how to get blogs to recognize my music, and Google put up your link as one of the first choices. This is one of the better articles I've read. As Lauren Turk stated below, some have a negative vibe undertone to their article – while yours doesn't. Props for being positive! (I have no time for negative energy).

    Now…I'm going to creep on your articles and see if I can find some awesome new music I've never heard before! ;)

    Have an awesome day LOUDAT!

  124. Lauren Turk
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 04:08:28

    Thanks for this post. It's very helpful, well written and polite (I've read a few similar posts that have angst splashed all over it and scream at the innocent reader–at least, it was so in my case). Cheers!

  125. gotsolmusic
    Oct 16, 2012 @ 03:09:42

    Thank you for your insight. I know I will be using this information as I continue to build up my online following. A lot of time as a musician/artist you may not know how to approach a blog. This info can make the process a lot easier when seeking the proper blogs.

  126. Jenna F.
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 00:52:11

    Great points. Actually reading and being an active friend to the blogs you like will go a lot further than faceless email will. They get to see you as a person and eventually might even listen to what you're doing musically. But even if they never blog about you in particular, you'll have made some new contacts and friends along the way, plus hopefully got something nice out of reading the blog. :)

  127. bkwsk
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 00:38:29

    Pretty obvious stuff most people should already know before they start treating with people on the internet I guess. But some of this stuff still needs to be repeated like every day. Thanks.

  128. Lamar Bennett
    Sep 16, 2012 @ 15:54:32

    This is very good information.I'm gonna try this and see if it will help to build connections since networking is a big part of what we do

  129. YYZ
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 12:05:57

    Very useful read, thanks for writing it!

  130. Justin Shaw
    Aug 26, 2012 @ 01:14:21

    Thanks for the tips! Great advice.

  131. Worm
    Aug 24, 2012 @ 05:15:13

    I’ve always followed these rules myself! not so much leaving comments but everything else is pretty much standard! I couldn’t agree more with leaving some lovely feedback! I love it when I’m out and about and my phone is going off from comments left behind on my soundcloud uploads or facebook post about my art. >.< With that being said, Thanks for the pointers! Will def put them to use!

  132. Evgeny Alwin
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 17:19:16

    All I can say, thank you sir!

  133. Psy/OPs
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 16:33:55

    Wow, great article man! Might have to try put this to use to get myself some more exposure :)

  134. George Carr
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 23:35:23

    PRICELESS ADVICE…THANK YOU SO MUCH…this article provided me with some of the best advice for submitting music to a blog…904DIGITAL.

  135. 85th
    Aug 06, 2012 @ 02:58:13

    This is probably one of the most useful things I've read in a while. Great article

  136. SCHIES
    Aug 03, 2012 @ 17:07:56

    Found your thread on DJTT there’s great information here and will definately begin to put it into use. Appreciate the helpful advice!

    - SCHIES

  137. Seth Keller
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 23:58:22

    I won’t be spamming you. I dig music by humans. I just loved this line:
    “They might have an an asymetic fringe, skinny jeans, grubby white pumps and big,chatty mouth but often the most basic grasp of internet technolgy fails the average Online PR goon.”

    I can picture that indie dude. Made me laugh.

  138. *YOUNG LYE*
    Jun 30, 2012 @ 14:59:33

    THxx u for your insight, Im 16 been in the business of music for 10 years now, n no ever explain it to me like u did, i learned alo, thxx very much again 1love……

  139. saido6pac
    Jun 30, 2012 @ 10:31:14

    Thank you for these tips/guidelines. This is just what I needed. I’ve bookmarked it so that I won’t lose it so don’t delete it!

    Cheers!

  140. Mani
    Jun 21, 2012 @ 23:09:49

    I really appreciate this post, some blogs don’t do something as simple as educate their supporters of the best way to network with them. I’m in the process of doing this now, and this was extremely help. Thanks LOUDAT!

  141. our Minor fall
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 18:06:54

    Thank you for this inside information, it is just what I needed!

  142. NARSTI
    Jun 06, 2012 @ 19:04:39

    Not just a pretty face (well designed blog) then :)
    This was super helpful man, nice one. Particularly enjoyed the inbox annotations from part 2.

  143. Dave ODDR
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 22:43:42

    Very helpful, thanks for that, now on to part II!!

  144. Public Different
    May 24, 2012 @ 20:46:20

    thanks Jack for this post, it’s hilariously funny and truthful, you should for sure educate musicians.
    You are doing good job.

  145. prplhed
    May 19, 2012 @ 08:17:05

    this is great – listen to me smashing an ableton controller
    http://soundcloud.com/prplhed/upcoming-tracks-that-im

    Lol nah, but really, you said you liked electronic music, and that is what I happen to make. Maybe you’ll enjoy it?

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  147. naijawan
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 18:37:35

    your advice is straight up and realistic. very much appreciated!

  148. Escalator
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 10:45:23

    hadn’t even thought about this before. also so thats how hype machine works!
    Thanks

  149. Wildhood
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 09:38:56

    Yes, like everyone else said, this is freakin awesome. First time I’ve seen an actual step by step method all laid out, thank you. I’m definitely going to start putting a lot more effort into this now.

  150. spy radio
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 04:57:21

    THANK YOU. seriously, I have a whole new outlook, and you taking the time to share it is clearly a testament to your love of this crazy music world.

  151. Anthony AMG
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 00:41:42

    Great insight! Lets hope not too many people actually read all this lol thanks again

  152. Helen of Troy
    Apr 13, 2012 @ 17:51:35

    Haha! You make me laugh… Just say it as it is… Thanks Jack for inspiration! Now, please teach us how to write quirky copy ;-)

  153. EricMakesMusic
    Apr 09, 2012 @ 19:45:46

    Thank You! I’ve read dozens of “submission tips”. You’re the first to point out the benefits of taking the time to build an actual relationship. Makes so much sense. I’ve taken it to heart.

  154. SuperDre
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 22:17:27

    This was the most helpful thing I’ve read online in months. THANK YOU!

  155. Nate
    Mar 26, 2012 @ 13:18:33

    brilliant set of tips and pretty much spot on. i’m two clicks away from making this my new bio: “I love the noises that machines make. When humans are involved it tends to annoy the shit out of me”

  156. Chris Giuliano - CGC
    Mar 23, 2012 @ 21:08:57

    This is very helpful and much appreciated. It really puts into perspective how hard it is to get heard.

  157. Datassette
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 02:42:38

    This post is gold, thanks a bunch. I just found your blog via Hype Machine as you posted a track of mine a couple of years ago, so double-cheers for that :]

  158. PulpCult
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 11:43:05

    So helpful! Exactly, I’ve never seen a blog go so far to help musicians.
    Thanks!

  159. victor berghmeister
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 16:49:37

    These are some brilliant pointers for sure! No other blog ive seen have gone through the trouble that you obviously have to make this kind of post. Appreciated!

    /Vic

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