Hello and welcome to the first musicto artist newsletter - a regular event featuring everything from digital marketing strats and playlist insights, to case studies and stories from artists just like you.
In this first edition, we’ll be concerning ourselves with Spotify playlists and with the pitfalls of starting out in the music industry - two topics I imagine we’re all very familiar with. We’ll also be turning the spotlight on our featured playlist, Music to Explore Everything. And if you find this information helpful, be sure to let us know!
Guest Interview — Tim D’Agostino
Curator of Freestyle Beats & Instrumentals
When we interviewed Tim in August last year, his playlist was sitting pretty at 22,000 followers. As of today, that playlist now has 27,000. We’re not telling you this to flex. We’re telling you this because this is somebody who knows playlists, and more importantly, knows what makes a good submission.
Five Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started My Music Career
- Matt Jenko, musicto Curator
Speaking of bad apples, last year I wrote an article about my experiences starting out in the music industry. I fell prey to pretty much every scam you can think of it, and felt like it was my duty to try and make others aware of some of these traps. Chances are you’ll be familiar with a lot of things on there, in which case let’s revel in our shared misfortune.
Playlist Spotlight - Music to Explore Everything
‘I present to you sounds that will tug at your nerves and create an undeniable shift in the body you lie in and everything around you. This is music to explore ourselves, love, earth, the universe beyond and everything in between. Please make yourself right at home.
If you are someone in need of a creative who knows a few things about digital marketing and audience growth - then I am your gal :) Reach out to me here!’
Meet the Curator - Maria Fish
You can most often find Maria in her garden humming along to an eclectic playlist titled “Life’s a Garden, Dig It” and of course tending to her beloved plants. This garden is located on the island of Kaua’i at her childhood home surrounded by tropical fruit trees and flowers. Beautiful music has always gone hand in hand with the beauty of the island. Just as she nurtures her plants, she looks forward to nurturing this playlist and the community of music lovers that feel like stopping by and having a listen.
Credit - Casey Allen, Unsplash