Are you a musician who wants to get your music heard by more of the right audience?
Or are you a playlist curator who is always on the lookout for new and exciting music to add to your playlist?
In either case, you might want to give SubmitHub a try. As someone who has used the platform as both a curator and as an artist, read on to learn everything you need to know about this platform, and whether or not it's worth your time and money.
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What is SubmitHub?
SubmitHub is a platform that connects musicians with music bloggers, playlist curators, and other influencers who can help them promote their music to a wider audience.
It provides an easy and convenient way to submit your music to multiple curators and bloggers at once, saving you time and effort.
Part 1: For Musicians
For music artists, SubmitHub is straightforward and easy to use. Here is the process.
Musicians must first create an account and upload their music they wish to promote onto the platform. They can then browse through the available blogs, labels, and curators, and submit their music to those that seem like a good fit. When submitting, musicians can include a message to introduce themselves and provide context for their music. (Definitely do this!)
Once a submission is made, the recipient has a set amount of time to review the music and provide feedback. This feedback can be either positive or negative, and can include suggestions for improvement or potential opportunities for exposure.
As a warning, curators can be harsh, and artists can be prideful. Feelings can often be hurt. Ideally, however, Musicians can use the feedback from Spotify playlist curators to improve their music and their approach to submitting it.
Does SubmitHub cost money to use?
Music artists will likely be grabbing their wallet or purse when using SubmitHub. Let's break down how their submission process works.
SubmitHub operates on a credit-based system, where credits can be used to submit music to curators.
There are two types of credits on SubmitHub: premium credits and free credits.
Free credits are allocated to artists every four hours and can be used to submit music to curators. However, submitting with free credits may result in a longer waiting time for curators to listen to the music, and there is no guarantee that the submission will be listened to or receive feedback. This option is best suited for smaller blogs or playlists that receive fewer submissions.
Premium credits, on the other hand, can be purchased by artists at a cost of around a dollar per credit, with discounts available for larger purchases.
Using premium credits allows artists to bypass the standard queue and have their submission placed at the top of the curator's queue, increasing the chances of the submission being listened to and potentially accepted.
Premium credits also come with the option for artists to receive written feedback on their submission or to extend the curator's required listening time to 90 seconds, if the artist doesn't want feedback.
In summary, while free credits are, in fact, allotted for free and can be used to submit music, premium credits are proven to greatly increase the chance that both a submission is listened to and accepted by curators.
Although we offer free song submissions to our network of playlists, most curators on submission sites like SubmitHub tend to receive hundreds of song submissions a month, so they are unfortunately often unable to listen to the free submissions.
So, let's talk about the important factors when sharing music on SubmitHub.
Tips for music artists when submitting music on SubmitHub
When submitting your music on SubmitHub, there are a few things to keep in mind.
First and foremost, make sure you have high-quality tracks that are ready for promotion. This means that your songs should be professionally mixed and mastered, with clean and clear vocals and instrumentals.
Another important factor to consider when you submit music on SubmitHub is your targeting. Take the time to research the curators, bloggers, and influencers you want to submit to, and make sure they're a good fit for your music. Submitting to a playlist or blog that doesn't match your genre or style will likely result in a rejection, so be selective with your submissions.
Lastly, when submitting your music, be sure to personalize your message to the curator, blogger, or influencer you're reaching out to. A generic message is less likely to stand out, so take the time to research the person you're submitting to and tailor your message to their specific interests and tastes.
Part 2: For Playlist Curators, Music Blogs, and Influencers
SubmitHub as a platform allows musicians to connect with Spotify playlisters, bloggers, social media influencers, and radio stations.
If you are considering joining the SubmitHub platform as one of the mentioned curator or influencer positions, read below to learn more!
For playlist curators, SubmitHub offers a platform to discover and review new music from independent musicians. Curators can sign up and create a profile indicating their preferred genres, moods, and submission requirements.
SubmitHub also provides a messaging system that allows curators to communicate with artists directly. If a curator likes a particular submission, they can ask the artist for more tracks in their positive feedback, or even exchange contact information. They can also leave private feedback for artists to help them improve their music.
Curators can earn premium credits by offering detailed feedback to artists or charging a fee to consider their submissions. Premium credits can be withdrawn for currency, or can be utilized to run a SubmitHub campaign with your own music.
Blogs & Social Media Influencers
For music blogs and social media influencers, the process is relatively similar to that of playlist curators. They can register on SubmitHub, indicate their preferred genres, and start receiving music submissions from independent artists.
However, in addition to adding tracks to playlists, they can also review albums, write articles, and share music on social media. Bloggers can earn premium credits by providing detailed feedback or writing feature articles for artists, while influencers can earn credits by sharing tracks with their followers.
Let's go a bit further.
SubmitHub is designed to streamline the submission and review process, making it easier for bloggers to find new music and for artists to get their music heard.
Once a blogger decides to feature a song, they can choose to either write a review or post a feature. This provides a great opportunity for bloggers to discover new music and create engaging content for their readers.
Blogs can still be a reliable method of promotion, so don't overlook this tactic when using SubmitHub.
Social Media Influencers
Users with a large following on Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube can sign up for free on SubmitHub and receive music submissions from artists and their teams. They can listen to the songs, read the accompanying information, and decide whether to feature the music with content on their social media channels.
Once an influencer decides to feature a song, they can choose to either create a social media post, add it to their Instagram story or create a TikTok video. Influencers can also use SubmitHub to communicate directly with artists and their teams, which can be a valuable networking opportunity.
Overall, SubmitHub provides a streamlined platform for independent musicians, playlist curators, music bloggers, and social media influencers to connect and collaborate.
Artists can get their music heard by tastemakers and receive valuable feedback to improve their craft, while curators, bloggers, and influencers can discover new talent, build their reputations as influencers in the music industry, and earn some money off of premium submissions as well.
What to Expect as a SubmitHub Curator
When a curator receives a submission on SubmitHub, they first see a brief summary of the track, including the genre, mood, and any additional information provided by the musician. The curator can then choose to listen to the track or pass on it based on this summary alone.
If the curator decides to listen to the track, they have the option to either approve or decline it. If approved, the track may be added to the curator's playlist or featured in some other way. If declined, the musician may receive some feedback on why the track wasn't accepted, although this is not guaranteed.
The review process can be time-consuming for curators, as they may receive dozens or even hundreds of submissions in a single day. Curators must listen to each track carefully, often multiple times, to determine whether it fits their playlist and meets their quality standards.
To help streamline the process, SubmitHub provides a set of tools for curators, including the ability to filter submissions by genre, mood, and other factors. Curators can also set up auto-replies to let musicians know whether their submission was accepted or declined.
Overall, the review process on SubmitHub can be a challenging but rewarding experience for curators. Plus, you can review how many songs you want, whenever you want; it's all up to you.
By discovering and featuring new and emerging artists, curators play an important role in shaping the music industry and helping musicians reach a wider audience. We wish all you curators the best of luck if you choose to embark down the SubmitHub and song submissions path!
Let's wrap up this SubmitHub review before covering nearly every aspect of the music business, lol.
In conclusion, SubmitHub is a platform that connects musicians with music bloggers, playlist curators, and other influencers to help them promote their music to a wider audience.
For musicians, it provides an easy and convenient way to submit their music to multiple curators and bloggers at once, saving time and effort.
SubmitHub operates on a credit-based system, where premium credits can be purchased to bypass the standard queue and have submissions placed at the top of the curator's queue, increasing the chances of acceptance.
For playlist curators, SubmitHub offers a platform to discover and review new music from independent musicians, and they can earn premium credits by offering detailed feedback to artists or charging a fee to consider their submissions.
Overall, SubmitHub can be a valuable tool for both musicians and curators, as long as they take the time to research and personalize their submissions and feedback.
We hope this article has helped you decide on whether you will use the platform as an artist, popular playlist curator, or other relevant outlet.
Don't forget to submit your music to our playlist for free!
Or, if you are a playlist curator, reach out to us if you'd like to learn how to monetize your Spotify playlist!
Lastly, let us know in the comments if you'd like another review of a song submission website similar to SubmitHub in the future.
Until next time!