For self-releasing musicians unsure of where to start, but sure they want to put in the work to reach their audience. These 5 guiding must-dos will help you get started to give your music the best chance of succeeding!

Created as a part of the A2IM:Artist program. For more videos to help self-releasing artists and up and coming indie labels succeed, go to:…
Written and hosted by Xin-rui Lee (@fwog_raw IG/Tiktok)
Edited by Ben Golden

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0:28 – 1. Make a Timeline (with outline)

1:36 – 2. Craft Your Visual Brand
WATCH: Breaking down artists online profiles

2:36 – 3. Learn How to Pitch Yourself
WATCH: Digital marketing fundamentals

3:55 – 4. Pick a Distributor
WATCH: “Distribution Derby” with CD Baby, Distrokid, Indie Advance, Vydia and more

4:27 – 5. Do The Best Practices Research!
(follow on tiktok for incoming short form “best practices” guides)

5:22 – To access our “New Music Release Checklist” which walks you through different stages from optimizing your Spotify profile to reaching more press, watch

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