One way to get a quick boost for plays is to be featured on a blog, but you have to know how to network with bloggers in order to be featured. This blog usually gets around 100 music submissions each day. The people who do end up being featured always have a certain number of traits though.
- They are humble when they submit. I'm completely sick and tired of someone telling me they have the hottest music out there, then I click the link and the song isn't even mixed and mastered. If your music is good, people will tell you it's good. There's no need to boast about your own work because it's obviously going to be a biased opinion.
- Their songs are high-quality. You can have all the talent in the world, but if the recording isn't pleasing to the ear, it's not getting featured. Not everyone has the big bucks to go get the best engineer in the world, but you can least make it sound decent.
- Think about what the blogger wants instead of what you want. (We talked about this in number 1) Most people submit their music with one goal in mind, "How can I get more listens to my song?" Why? Because people are extremely self-centered. They want to know what's in it for them. So what do you think a blogger wants to know? The EXACT same thing. They want to know how featuring your music will benefit their site. Will it be so good that people will share it? Will it build credibility for the blog? Keep the blogger in mind whenever you submit your music.