Digital music distribution is easy to get wrong. Many musicians have tried and failed, only to discover that the common mistakes they made could have been avoided with a bit of research. The good news is that there are plenty of resources out there for musicians looking to get their music into the right hands, but you need to know what not to do as well as what will work best for your unique project. In this article, we’ll look at some common mistakes people make when trying to distribute their music digitally and offer some suggestions on how you can avoid them!
You can’t push your music out to all platforms at once
You can’t push your music out to all platforms at once. You need to focus on one platform at a time and make sure that the distribution process is working well before moving on to the next.
Some examples of platforms you could focus on are:
- Apple Music
- Google Play Music
Don’t rely on just one or two distribution services
It’s best to use as many distribution services as possible. Don’t rely on just one or two services, because that could leave you vulnerable if those companies go under or change their terms of service.
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket!
Know the best times to release new music
- Release new music on a Monday.
- Release new music on a Friday.
- Release new music on a Tuesday.
- Release new music on a Wednesday