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Creating The Perfect Spotify Playlist by Janelle

You want to get on a great spotify playlist, right? The only problem is that you only have a couple dozen followers on Spotify, your songs have the infamous “<1000” stream tracker next to them, and you don’t have Spotify-curator contacts who will give you the time of day.

One of the easiest ways to get on a great Spotify playlist is to create your own. Check out these four steps to create a great playlist to catch the attention of others.

How to Increase Your Spotify Followers - And Your Listeners by Janelle

Spotify is one of the best ways to get your music heard, but first, you need people who will listen. Sure, you can try to get on Spotify playlists and hope the followers will, ahem, follow. 

Why You Can't Have It All When It Comes to Music Publicity by Janelle

How many things can a publicist really do for you? Read on to find out why you can't always have it all when it comes to music publicity.

Ask a Publicist: What to Do When That Music Journalist Goes AWOL by Janelle

You may be thinking that if a journalist likes your music, he or she should just write about it. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Read on for three reasons why an interested journalist may have gone AWOL.

This article appears in the Green Light Grow blog.

5 Reasons Why Your Band Didn't Break That Have Nothing to Do With Your Music by Janelle

You might be scratching your head asking yourself why your band hasn’t made it big yet. There are a lot of reasons why – many of which are out of your control.

This article appears in the Green Light Grow blog.

5 Ways to Use Timeliness to Get Press Coverage for Your Music by Janelle

Timeliness is the most impactful coverage factor for your band. But how do you get a journalist's attention? Try these five newsworthy ideas to spark media interest and earn coverage for your music.

This article appears in the Green Light Grow blog.

Less Is More: Why You Should Pitch Your Music to Fewer Publications by Janelle

Logic dictates that the more music bloggers you reach out to about your band, the more coverage you’ll receive. This is not necessarily true. Read on to find out why sometimes less is more. 

Here's the Best Time to Release Your Album in 2017 by Janelle

There are a lot of ebbs and flows throughout the year, which can create chaos for a band attempting to release an album. How do you know the best time to set your release?

Creating Small Goals for Maximum Success in 2017 by Janelle

Are you looking towards the end of 2016 and wondering why you didn’t achieve more? Why didn’t your band get signed to a label? Why didn’t you get added to a major music festival? Why didn’t more fans support your music?

With the coming year around the corner, now's the time to reflect and plan your goals for 2017. Start with these five points.

7 Uncommon Tips to Lessen Your Musical Struggles by Janelle

Elizabeth Gilbert’s newest book, Big Magic, is a tough-love manifesto for the struggling artist. If you find yourself in that struggling artist category, and let’s face it, you’re probably in that majority, then I urge you to read on.

5 Questions to Ask Before Running Your Own Music PR Campaign by Janelle

If you’ve ever tried to run your own music PR campaign, you know how grueling and downright discouraging it can be. But there are a few questions you can ask yourself to determine if you really want to invest your time into what can be a challenging, but rewarding, experience.

4 Steps to Take When Music Bloggers Don't Respond by Janelle

Not sure how to get a blogger's attention? Use these tips to target your pitches and get responses.

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