How to Submit Your Hip Hop Music to Blogs

This article is a collaborative effort, crafted and edited by a team of dedicated professionals.

Contributors: Andranick Tanguiane, Fred Lerdahl,

Learn how to submit your hip hop music to blogs and get your music heard by the right people. By following these best practices, you can increase your chances of getting your music blogged about and becoming a success in the hip hop industry.

Do your research

Many blogs will not post music that they have not received a request for. This is to prevent being sued for using an artist’s music without their permission. Because of this, you must do your research on which blogs are the best for your music. After finding the right blog, you can submit your music to them for review.

Identify key blogs in your genre

The first step is to identify key blogs in your genre. These are the blogs that post music similar to yours, and that have a large enough audience to potentially make a difference in your career. Start by Googling “top hip hop blogs” or “hip hop blog submission” to get a general idea. Then, take a look at each of the blogs on the first page of results, and see if they’re a good match for your music. If they are, add them to your list. If not, move on to the next blog.

You can also find key blogs by looking at the websites of artists who are similar to you in terms of style and genre. For example, if you make conscious hip hop in the vein of J Cole or Kendrick Lamar, look at their “Press” page to see which blogs have written about them in the past. These are likely to be blogs that would also be interested in your music.

Study the blogs- what type of music they post, how they credit the artist, what the submission process looks like

When you have a list of potential blogs, it’s time to do your research. Study the blogs- what type of music they post, how they credit the artist, what the submission process looks like. The best way to submit your music to a blog is by following their guidelines to a T. Many blogs will have a submissions page that outlines exactly what they need from you and how you should format your submission. If a blog doesn’t have specific instructions, don’t be afraid to reach out and ask. The worst they can say is no!

Prepare your music

You’ve written and recorded a new song, and you’re ready to get it out there. But how? In order to get blogs to notice your music, there are a few things you can do to prepare.

Make sure your song is high quality and ready for public consumption

The first step is to make sure your song is high quality and ready for public consumption. This may seem like a no-brainer, but you would be surprised how many people try to submit songs that are nothing more than unfinished demos. If a blog is going to take the time to write about your song, they want it to be something that their readers will actually enjoy listening to.

Second, do some research and find blogs that write about music similar to yours. There’s no point in submitting your latest hip hop banger to a country music blog (unless of course it’s a hip hop song about country music). When you’ve found a few blogs that might be a good fit, take a look at their submission guidelines. Some blogs will have very specific instructions on how to submit your song, while others will be more general. Make sure you follow all the instructions carefully, as submitting your song the wrong way will likely result in it being ignored altogether.

And finally, don’t forget to promote your song once it’s been featured on a blog. A mention on even the most popular blog won’t do much good if no one knows it’s there. So make sure you tell all your friends and fans where they can find your latest tune, and maybe even thank the blogger who wrote about it.

Choose 1-2 songs that you think would be a good fit for the blog’s audience

When you’re ready to submit your hip hop music to blogs, it’s important to put some thought into the process. First, take some time to research the blogs you’re interested in. Make sure they’re a good fit for your style of music, and that they’re currently accepting submissions.

Once you’ve found a few good options, it’s time to choose 1-2 songs that you think would be a good fit for their audience. If you have an EP or album that’s already complete, great! If not, choose your two strongest tracks.

Next, create a short bio that tells the blog a little bit about who you are and what your music is all about. Include links to your website and social media accounts so they can find out more about you.

Finally, send your songs and bio to the blog’s submission email address. Be professional and courteous, and be patient as you wait for a response.

Submit your music

If you are an unsigned artist, one of the best ways to get your music out there is to submit it to blogs. This is a process where you send your music to a blog who will then post it on their site. This can help you get more exposure and reach a larger audience. There are a few things you need to keep in mind when submitting your music to blogs.

Follow the submission guidelines for each blog

When you’re ready to submit your hip hop music to blogs, make sure to follow the submission guidelines for each blog. Many blogs will have specific instructions on how to format your submission, and if you don’t follow those instructions, your submission may be ignored. In addition, be sure to include all of the required information in your submission, such as links to your latest music, social media accounts, and contact information.

Include all required information and materials

In order to give your submission the best chance of being considered, be sure to include all required information and materials. This includes:

· A link to your music: Include a link to your music in MP3 format. You can either upload your track to a file sharing site like Dropbox or Google Drive and share the link, or you can use a service like Bandcamp, Soundcloud, or Audiomack.

· Your contact information: Include your name, email address, and phone number so we can get in touch with you if we’re interested in featuring your music.

· A short bio: Write a short paragraph (2-3 sentences) telling us a little bit about yourself and your music.

Be patient- it can take weeks or even months to hear back from a blog

So, you’ve made some great music and you want to get it out there on blogs for the world to hear. But how do you go about submitting your music to blogs, and what can you expect in terms of a response?

Here are a few tips on how to submit your music to blogs:

1. Do your research. Not all hip hop blogs are created equal. Some are more selective than others, and some only post music from established artists. Take the time to find blogs that fit your style of music and that have a track record of posting music from new artists.

2. Follow the submission guidelines. Most blogs will have specific guidelines for how to submit music, so make sure you follow them to the letter. If they ask for a certain file format or size, provide it. If they ask for a press kit, be sure to include one.

3. Be patient. It can take weeks or even months to hear back from a blog, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t hear anything right away. Keep submitting your music to different blogs and eventually something will stick.

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