Featured Your Mixtape

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If you’re serious, look into their “featured artist” package. Here’s what you get for $200.

  • Your mixtape featured on the top right corner of the homepage for two weeks.
  • An email blast with your mixtape/ track sent to Staylomixtapes’s list.
  • Facebook & Twitter mixtape shout outs.
  • A feature article about you and your mixtape- posted on a Hip Hop blog.
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The Difference Between Rich and “Broke” Artists

From the outside, becoming rich and famous in the music industry looks about as random as a roulette wheel. The vast majority of artists will always be working a second job to support their passion, and often one that they despise. Meanwhile, a lucky few break through the mold and make more money in a single day than many people do in an entire year.

Why? We can’t say it’s because they’re “good”- because music is incredibly subjective. What one person might think is dope, another might think is dog shit. It’s certainly not technical skill either- just look at classical and jazz, easily the hardest music styles to play, yet they account for just 1.4% of U.S music sales. So what’s the deal?

There’s a lot of talented people out there- you’re probably one of them. Fame is a numbers game. There’s more than enough people who exist that would love to listen to your music- and pay exorbitant amounts of money to see you live. The issue is they don’t know you exist, and never will- unless you do something about it.

Some artists will be permanently stuck playing a variety of sad bars. Exhibit A: the rowdy college bar; it’s packed nuts to butts with loud doushey frat bros and slutty sorority chicks. Everyone is drunk out of their mind and falling all over the place. Of course, you’ll be forced to play annoying billboard hot 100 pop covers to appease people- which really sucks the fun out of things. At the end of the night, you might get a “you sounded great” and a high five from some blackout drunk dude. In the event that you get to play your original music, it’ll probably be for an audience of 5 geriatrics who are just as drunk as the college students- but in a sadder way.

You don’t want to be the local “cover” artist, and you don’t want to be old people’s entertainment. You don’t have to. What you DO need to do, is start thinking of your music as a business, and not just art. You are building a brand. A brand you will invest in, and see returns from. A lot of artists get cold feet when it comes to paying for promotion, and that’s sad- because it’s a vital part of the business. Some people think that spending money on getting their music in front of people somehow lowers their talent level- as if more talented people don’t need promotion and just get discovered. That’s hilarious, and not how this shit works at all.

Fortune 500 companies spend multi millions of dollars on advertising, because they know their products are incredible, and when new customers are reached by their messages-they’ll fall in love. You need to have the same confidence and mentality.

If you’re looking around for promotion services- check out StayLoMixtapes. They’re a popular mixtape streaming website, and they’ve got serious reach. If you’re serious, look into their “featured artist” package. Here’s what you get for $200.

  • Your mixtape featured on the top right corner of the homepage for two weeks.
  • An email blast with your mixtape/ track sent to Staylo’s list.
  • Facebook & Twitter mixtape shout outs.
  • A feature article about you and your mixtape- posted on a Hip Hop blog.

This is a fantastic way to greatly expand your following, and much more effective than simply promoting yourself. When you don’t have a backer, you just look like an amateur who does music as a “hobby”. Avoid that at all costs. In music ( especially hip hop), image is everything. How you are perceived will make or break you, just like any other brand in any other industry. If you’ve got talent- check out StayLo. You would be doing yourself a disservice not to.

 

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