• Philip Marsden

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Submithub

The ever-growing platform, Submithub is a brilliant way to get your music in front of blog and playlist curators when you don't have your own PR list. In fact, a ton of tastemakers these days are only taking submissions through the platform. However, with so many music submissions going through the site every single day, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd and generate any real success. In this post, I want to share 5 really simple tips for getting the most out of Submithub, so that you can get more of your submissions approved and featured.


Be Super Selective

Carefully check out every blog and playlist that you plan on submitting to, ensuring that your music is a truly good fit for their platform. There’s no point rushing this step. Take note of their visuals, their messaging and most importantly, the music they’re featuring. Is it similar to yours? Are your target audience likely to find you there? If not, you’re almost certainly going to be rejected and even if they feature you, you probably won’t hit the right audience.


Start With One Song

Don’t submit your whole EP or album to a curator, especially if it’s the first time you’ve sent them your music. It’s a bit like going on a date and asking them to marry you. Instead, send one track at a time and see how they respond, we want to build a lasting relationship with these curators.


20 Seconds With Feedback

Always use the 20s with feedback option instead of the 90s without. People tend to decide whether or not they like a song within 10 seconds and having genuine feedback on your music (brutal as it may be on Submithub sometimes) is of more value to you than an extra bit of listening time. Chances are, if they like they’ll listen for a bit longer anyway and if you’ve written your songs with radio play and playlisting in mind, you’ll be able to grip them way before the 20 seconds is up. Check out my blog post on how to do that here.


Keep Your Text Snappy

This is your opportunity to show curators how unique you are and convince them that you’re worth their time. It’s your elevator pitch for yourself and your music. It needs to tell people everything they need to know about you and the song in a way that’s snappy and compelling. Drop in a couple of quotes from past reviews and make sure you stand out from the sea of other submissions that they read everyday. Do not waffle on and be sure to use keywords that fit their audience and brand.


Give Back

If your song is featured on a blog or playlist, make sure you share it on your social media. This is your chance to build upon the new relationship and show them some support back. Remember, they want to grow their audience just as much as you do and helping them out with a share may be all that’s needed to encourage them to feature your next release.


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