How to get bloggers to notice (and write about) your music

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How to get music bloggers to write about your music

7 simple steps to get music bloggers interested in your latest album, single, video, or tour

Music bloggers are a mysterious lot, blogging behind the thick curtains of the blogosphere about music blog-y things.

There are just so MANY music blogs, so many genres, so many new releases, and so much music news. If you’re a DIY musician handling your own PR amongst all that noise, approaching the music media can get frustrating and confusing real quick.

Who knows what music bloggers are going to want to write about you, or how to get them to take notice? Well, actually, Danielle Look does.

Danielle (who recently contributed an article to this blog on how to throw a successful listening party) is music editor for the Indianapolis-based arts & entertainment blog IndyMojo.com; and in her article “How to get a blogger to notice your music in 7 easy steps,” she pulls the curtain back on the process of pitching music releases and music news to bloggers. 

If you’re wondering who to approach about your latest album or tour, which channels they’d prefer to be contacted through, and what information you should convey, check out Danielle Look’s article “How to get a blogger to notice your music in 7 easy steps.”

Have you had success getting bloggers to write about your music? Let us know all about it — from the pitching of your story to the published blog post. Leave your comments in the section below.

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[Image taken from the original article on IndyMojo.com.]

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  • Lovely post, Danielle tip about putting the tip near the top is excellent.

  • Ben Carey

    Another great resource is over at icareifyoulisten.com – kind of like a ’10 commandments’ of sending a release for review.. useful advice similar to some of the thoughts here: http://www.icareifyoulisten.com/2013/10/10-things-to-consider-when-youre-submitting-an-album-for-review/

  • This is a handy article – many thanks. I’ve tweeted and FB’d it. I have really caught the blogging bug in the last 4 years….I write a blog called Mind Matter and Music (fayepatton.wordpress.com/‎) which has attracted attention from other music blogs,including Venezuelan Jazz radio station/blog, Jazz Caribe and now London Jazz News, a UK blog, has asked me to write a guest article for their blog…..

  • Ash

    Waste of time.
    I came to the conclusion I’m better off spending my already sparse time to compose and practice my craft. If bloggers choose to cover, good. If not, it’s good as well.

  • Brenda Farley

    BLOOD OF THE INNOCENT @ http://www.musicxray.com/xrays/20338

  • Awesome. Glad your blogging is leading to some other opportunities. Keep us posted. Also, thanks for sharing our article!

    @ Chris Robley

  • Cool. Thanks for sharing the link. I definitely like their advice about adding something extra to your followup email.

    @ Chris Robley

  • dino sorbello

    This page, so far, DOES NOT TELL ME how to ‘get the attention of bloggers’…Tell me on this page don’t make me go travelling all over…

  • Not just great advice for musicians, but also bloggers. As a music blogger who finds herself receiving more and more inquiries and requests from artists, I find that it’s well worth it to write about artists who want to be written about. The exchange is reciprocal. Both the artist and the blogger gain something from it–publicity and new audiences.

    Thanks for the wise words!

    -Leah from http://thepresenceofcaterpillars.com/

  • esolesek

    I think independent radio, facebook, youtube, and soundcloud are as good a start as any. If you don’t get any traction with an aggressive, steady approach there, then your song prob sucks.

  • AndyBodu

    Useful article – thanks. We’re launching a new initiative at TMO Magazine, to feature new independent music alongside our interviews with more established acts. Bands/artists can submit their music here (http://www.threemonkeysonline.com/introducing-new-music/)

  • Hi Andy,
    Thanks for sharing the link — and for reading.

    @ChrisRobley