If you want to make a living as a hip hop artist, you’ll first have to command the attention of a massive amount of people.
Well duh, right? You hopefully already knew that.
The real question is, how do you actually do it? How do you stand out when literally hundreds of thousands of other artists are attempting to engage the same audience as you?
You need to separate yourself from the masses.
Most new artists make the mistake of posting on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram and gain little to no traction.
The reason? These mediums are largely search term dependent. Think about it. When you go on a medium like YouTube, you type in a search term that you are ALREADY familiar with, in hopes of finding videos related to that search term.
If you’re a new artist, very few people will be familiar with you, and therefore very few people will end up typing your name and discovering your material.
There’s a reason why the vast majority of artists who used YouTube to launch their career started by first posting covers of popular songs. They simply catered to the search terms that the masses were typing in.
Unless you’re Kayne West, or someone who people actually know- expect to spend thousands upon thousands on advertising trying to get your name out there.
search term related mediums are simply not ideal for promoting original music when you’re a newbie. If you don’t want to go down the cover song route, you’re going to need to think outside the social media box.
Specifically, think blogs.
38% of marketers say that their blog is their #1 most important form of content (Hubspot).
Hip Hop blogs get thousands of visitors every month, and have extremely high engagement rates.
Getting your music featured on a Hip Hop blog can do big things for your following for two reasons.
- High barrier to entry:
Being featured in a Hip Hop blog isn’t something everyone gets to do. If someone in the music industry listened to your music, loved it enough to write about it, and then stuck it up on their website for their following to enjoy too- that’s pretty special.
People who just throw their music up on YouTube don’t get to reap that same legitimacy, because everyone and their mother can post whatever they want with no restriction. It just doesn’t compare.
- The focus is on YOU
When you’re the focus of a blog article, people won’t get distracted by similar artists in your industry like they do on social mediums. It lets you forge a personal connection with potential fans, and show them what your brand is all about.
If you’ve been creating some killer tracks, and are ready step up your game and get your music featured in a Hip Hop blog, check “Featured Mixtape” Pacakge
In our “Featured Mixtape” package, you’ll be featured in an article on a Hip Hop blog PLUS
- Your mixtape will be displayed on the top right corner of Staylomixtapes homepage for two weeks.
- You get an email blast with your mixtape/ track sent to Staylomixtapes’s email list.
- You get shout outs sent StayloMixtapes Facebook & Twitter.
This package delivers some serious bang for your buck, and as a result can have an extensive waiting list. Hit them up today and get the ball rolling on your career!