Breaking into the music industry is challenging for every new musician, but it is a little easier when you use an online music placement service. If you're a new musician, relying on such a service has several benefits that can help you launch and advance your career.
Share Your Music with Professionals
Most importantly, an online music service helps you get your music in front of professionals in the industry. Few professionals will take unsolicited songs from unknown artists, for doing so would leave them inundated with songs to review. Many professionals, however, do accept samples from online music services that they trust.
Increase Your Chances of Getting a Deal
Of course, the hope of every musician who sends their song samples off to industry professionals hopes to be offered a deal. Once your songs are heard by professionals, one of them might like your music and decide to make this dream come true for you. They may offer you a deal for a single song, an album or other work.
Securing a deal is far from a guarantee, but your chances of getting one are much greater if industry professionals actually hear your songs. That's why the first benefit—simply getting your samples to them—is so important.
Receive Useful Feedback
Regardless of whether you're offered a deal, some professionals might offer feedback after they hear your sample. If they do, both their praises and criticisms can be especially helpful. Since these are professionals, their insights are much more informed than those offered by family and friends who listen to music as aficionados but do not work in the industry.
Network with Many Professionals
By sending your music out via the internet to industry professionals, you will network with more people than you could reach through offline relationship-building opportunities.
Offline networking is limited in its potential because you can only be in one place at any given time. Even if you attend major industry events, there are still only so many people you can introduce yourself to, meet with and audition for.
In contrast, an online music placement service can almost-instantly get your songs in front of lots of people. You can quickly connect with people all over the country and the world, as your physical location is no longer a barrier to building relationships. This is especially important if you live in a non-metro area where networking is more difficult.
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