Today, there are more ways than ever for artists to get music into their fans' ears. However, the vast array of services can also be problematichow do you stay abreast of new music releases when they could pop up in lots of different places? A couple of decades ago, all you needed to do was subscribe to a music magazine and listen to the radio every day, but these days it's not so simple. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with new songs and new albums from your favorite artists. With that in mind here are the new music websites worth bookmarking. Instead, it focuses on new content from lesser-known and up-and-coming artists. Most of the site's recommendations revolve around four main genres: electronic, indie, hip-hop, and folk. The Music Ninja publishes regular playlists and often has new featured tracksall of which aim to introduce you to bands you probably haven't heard of. Each track in a playlist comes with at least a couple of sentences describing the artist and the song.
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This section looks at your library and shows you new albums from the artists you have in your collection. This entire section could be designed so much better and be so informative. This missing feature is the single most frustrating part of Apple Music for me. The primary and most important tool in this music discovery system is MusicHarbor. First, a segmented control at the bottom of the screen allows you to switch between released music and upcoming releases. Each item is labeled with its release type album, single, EP, or remix and can be expanded to reveal a preview screen with buttons to listen on Apple Music the Music app will open or add the item to one of your playlists, which you can pick from MusicHarbor without leaving the app. MusicHarbor can open new releases directly in the Music app without going through Safari first. In my experience, MusicHarbor never failed to surface a new release for an artist already in my library, proving itself considerably more reliable than anything Apple has ever done in the New Releases section of the Music app.
The Internet has mutated the way we hear about new artists and songs. There are reviews, a plethora of apps, and algorithms upon algorithms—meaning that discovering your favorite new bop is as overwhelming as ever. So we asked the people who know best about their strategies: people who write about music for a living, music execs, and of course, high schoolers. Discovering music does not frustrate me or cause me to have takes. I don't listen to Pandora, which might make that happen.
Our tools are here to help you attract the biggest possible audience to your new music. A lot of this comes down to smart preparation and knowing exactly how your promotional plan will be executed. Of course, this is never as easy as it sounds, so our resources and tools have been designed to help you draw attention to you and your release, and hold onto that attention once you have it. Here are 10 tips to help you get ready for release day and stay on top after your release goes live. Over 36, artists have been added to an editorial playlist for the very first time through the pitch tool as of May To increase your chances of landing one of these spots, pitch a song for playlist consideration at least seven days before its release date. Check our deep dive into the importance of adding song metadata. Learn how to pitch your music here. A first impression is everything—in fact, it can be just as powerful as the music itself. Start by making your artist image pop and consider uploading new promo shots or behind-the-scenes snaps to your image gallery.