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How To Get Your Music On Tv Shows Like Love And Hip Hop

Whether you’re a music company or an artist in general, there comes a point in your career when you have to ask yourself a question, how do people, and how can you get your music on TV shows, Video games, and in commercials. Needless to say that if you manage to do so, your career as a musician will take a giant leap forward. So on behalf of the entire music industry let’s clarify exactly how would you go about making the above stated happen?

The first thing that you need to learn is the fact that there is a person out there who’s title is the “music supervisor”. A music supervisor is a person whose main and only job is to go over songs and select the few that meet the required standard for their upcoming project. In other words, a music supervisor is a person who you need to send your E-mail to!

How to find a music supervisor?

However it may sound, it isn’t as complicated as it seems. For starters, music supervisors are individuals which are open to the public, and a minimum amount of research will get you a few E-mail from music supervisors which are currently working on music for an upcoming commercial, movie or video game. Bear in mind, that not every music supervisor is looking for what you have to offer, so what you should do is just look for shows that play your genre of music and contact those music supervisors.

For example if you watch Love & Hip Hop they play hip hop and relationship songs all throughout the show so if you make songs catered toward those topics you need to contact their music supervisor and submit your music to them.There music supervisors name is Doug Bernheim this is his link to contact him on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/dougbernheim . Please don’t just start spamming him with your music .(I explain below the proper way to contact them thru email)

What to do and what not to do

First thing’s first, you need to write an E-mail that actually makes sense. What do we mean by this? It’s a well-known fact that music supervisors get hundreds of E-mail daily, so you need to make your E-mail stand out. The first thing that any music supervisor hates most is an E-mail that has an MP3 attached to it. Its clutters up their inbox, so your E-mail will probably go to the trash can, and will probably get blocked as well! What you should do is simply put a subject line that looks something like “a song with a lot of hype”.

Doing this will pique the interest of almost anybody, and in doing so will almost guarantee that your E-mail gets opened.

What should your E-mail contain?

Like we have mentioned before, under no circumstance should you attach your mixtape covers or mp3’s file to your mail. What you should do is upload your music to popular online multimedia sharing services like SoundCloud, this will allow your E-mail to only have a couple of lines of text including the link to your music. Doing this will almost certainly make your music supervisor of choice open the link and at least listen to a couple of seconds of your work. If your music is what he or she was looking for, you might be on your way to become a star.

Another thing that we feel that we should mention is the fact that a lot of music supervisors tend to use instrumentals instead of full tracks, so be sure to upload an instrumental of your work, and an acapella version and attach the link to your E-mail as well.

Other methods

There are other ways for you to get your songs to be listened to without going through all of the trouble we talked about. We are of course talking about companies like ASCAP or BMI. However, if you chose this method you need to know that it will cost you some money. On one hand, companies like these ask the user to pay a fee, or they sign a contract with you which allows them to take a part of your profit if your song gets on TV.Doing this type of business can prove to be profitable for you as these companies tend to communicate with music supervisors on a daily basis and furthermore, they have a relationship that lasts a long time.

In conclusion

Whichever method you wish to use to get your music featured in T.V. shows and in video games, you need to realize that things won’t happen on their own, you need to be persistent in what you do, and never stop grinding.. Keep going strong and pave your way to the big leagues.

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7 Things Indie Artist Must Have To Make It In The Music Business

Learn How To Make It In The Music Business

  • Drive/Work Ethic: There are plenty of creative talented artist who still never make it in the music game due their lack of drive and poor work ethic As an independent artist you need to consistently create new music and I’m  not talking about  just when your girl lets you record or you get fired from your job and now you’re back to being a rapper.You have to do this shit for real your music is what reels in your fans..Also you should be promoting your music as many ways as you can just not on Facebook, and Twitter you have to think outside the box when it comes to your promting your music and actually take action.Your work ethic/drive is what will make or break you in this business.

 

  • Knowledge Of The Business: Just like anything in this world if you don’t know the rules of the game, most likely, you’ll lose. So many indie artist waste all their damn time on social media sites trying to get likes instead of using their time wisely and learning how the music operates.The internet can give you access to all the tools you need to make it in the industry,but you have to do a little research, but trust me it’s worth.it. Like they say knowledge is power and learning the business side will save you time and money in the long run.So instead of being on facebook all day take some time out and Google music marketing strategies, how to get royalties etc.

 

  • Common Sense: We all know to be successful it takes hard work,but you have to work smart also..Don’t waste your money on marketing that you can track to verify if it was worth the money, stop spamming people with your music who aren’t even in your ideal target audience, and the last thing is stop performing at the same venues to the same crowd of people over and over and wonder why your fanbase ain’t growing.

 

  • How To Build Relationships : Networking is mandatory in the music business.Once you realize that.and then you start to utilize your resources your fanbase will grow fast.As an artist your going to need connections with Dj’s club promoters, and graphic designers who can make you a flyer,stunning mixtape cover or whater promo material you will need to build your brand.Also You have to stop trying to be the man in your city and network with other artist that are the same caliber or doing more in their music career then you it will help you get more exposure guaranteed.

 

  • A Team: Alot of artist think they can make it in the music business all alone, but that’s B.S I  understand you’re a hustler and you got some money to play with,but the fact of the matter is there is only 24hrs in a day and there is alot of behind the scenes shit that has to be done in order to get your career to the next level.This business is all about strength in numbers!You need a team of people who believe in your music and are dedicated to promoting your brand.Also, new listeners rather  hear the opinion of someone else about your music, then to hear your opinion about it.. Having  a team of people who vouch for your music is a good way to draw  more potential fans.

 

  • Make Good Music: Anyone can make a song but everyone can’t make a hit.If you don’t have talent and can make a hit song you won’t make it to far in the music business.I’m not talking about songs for your hood or some city for your city that nobody heard of you have to make songs that the whole world can relate to.If no one likes your music there not gonna give you any money point blank period.I know in your head you’re  thinking well what about all the bullshit that plays on the  radio all the time.But I guarantee they have a good team behind them from engineers,writers and producers and on top of that I guarantee their work ethic is off the charts, how do you think they got on the radio in the first place.

 

  • Money Just like any business it takes money to make money and the music business operates with the same principals.You need to have a budget to spend on your music marketing and branding. Don’t try to go the cheap rout and getting freebies(you get what you pay for lol) when you release a mixtape you need to have an Immaculate mixtape cover

 

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