How to get your music published on XclusiveHits.Com
“Good music does not have an expiration date”.
(That Ré of Sunshine)
With the evolution of technology and immediate access to internet, music has been made even more accessible than ever before. XclusiveHits.com has also created a direct link between record labels, producers, musicians and journalists, bloggers and music critics.
Every week, over 50 songs and music videos are sent via email to XclusiveHits.com editor. Most times good songs may get lost in the mass of emails through no fault of ours, but rather because the content of the emails lack direction and proper information.
Here are few tips to ensure your music doesn’t miss us or anyone else you maybe sending it to.
1.Title of mail
Straight up, the title of the email should summarize what it is. Here are some examples:
- New Music/Video: Frank Edward – ‘Lucky number ’ (Prod. By Jia Music)
- (Music Submission) Princess – ‘City hoppers’ (Feat. Chuey and Anie)
Make it simple. Sometimes some people include a whole paragraph in their mails title.
“Princess releases a new dramatic song that’s set to blow your mind, spark your senses and make you say yeah!”
- Body of the mail
Make it short and straight to the point. Sell yourself in a concise manner. Your mail should include: the artist’s name, the name of the song, if it features anyone, who’s produced the song or video, if you’ve worked with any famous person in the past and most importantly your contact details.
There’s no need to make your email the length of an academic dissertation proposal.
Xclusivehits.com can then expand on the information you’ve sent through research or they can ring you up for follow up questions.
If you’ve got a press release, I would recommend you don’t include it in the body of the mail, rather make it an attachment. Poor grammar and badly written press releases are a put-off.
Picture: Be sure to remember to attach the high-resolution artwork of your song/video/album in the mail. If you are an upcoming act, be sure to include a good picture of yourself as stock photo websites/ photo banks most media houses may subscribe to are unlikely to have an image of you.
Song: Now it can be annoying for whomever when you attach a large sized document. An eight GB video?! Depending on the nature and house style of the media organisation, it’s more advisable to send an Mp3 link.
Create your artiste account on http://stream.xclusivehits.com
Upload your song there
Then send us your song link (example link: http://stream.xclusivehits.com/track/1/follow-me-by-amos-john )
Remember to include the links of your youtube videos if any in your mail.
If you’ve got a website or blog, include this link as well. It’ll make it easier for the Xclusivehits.com to source for information about you.
- Follow up
You can always send a follow up email to find out the music reviewer’s thoughts about your song/video, but don’t pester us. Pestering can make our writers do the exact opposite of what you want.
- Email blasts
Whoever told you email blasts are a good way to get attention, lied to you. CC-ing every single media house, journalist and blogger you’ve sent your song to can be annoying and frustrating for everyone copied in it. If you need to do this, blind carbon copy (bcc) all parties involved. Please!
Also tweeting at the music reviewer 40 times on will get you noticed, but it doesn’t guarantee that anything will be written about you.