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30 January 2020
Have you ever listened to Music to Fight Evil?
Have you ever taken time to read the write ups?
I’m writing to highly recommend it!
On the week that Jon publishes his 100th track I thought it might be cool to throw a little spotlight on one of the true OG playlists on musicto…
30 January 2020
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!..
22 January 2020
Christian: I think the EP came simply because I had a decent amount of songs on my hard drive that I liked. I try to listen to a lot of different genres and I want my music to reflect my listening habits. I’ll really take from anything that inspires me, so my process usually leaves me with a wide variety of songs and styles. I would feel a bit like I’m betraying my style if I only released one song; that’s just not how I think, and it wouldn’t be an accurate depiction of who I am as a musician…
17 January 2020
We live in a truly unique time to be musicians. The internet has so dramatically altered the landscape that those who dominated the horizon as recently as a decade ago barely recognise it anymore. I cut my teeth on the music scene back when the social utility of the internet was barely more than a few MySpace pages and MSN screen names, and it was common knowledge that the only way to ‘make it’ in this business was to land a major record deal. To put it simply, it was the kind of pursuit that was regarded as little more than an airy pipe dream, and to believe otherwise was to be very foolish indeed…
20 December 2019
We can learn a lot from every experience we live, sometimes from a good one, other times from a bad one, from stuff we hear or see, from old and new experiences we can understand better or simply get more confused.
This is what I have learned in my small time as a music curator…
7 December 2019
Let’s just start by reminding you that this is just a very personal view on a topic that can embark millions of different perspectives, humans are complex and we’re all moved by different things, but having said that, I thought this was a proper moment to share why I think being a music curator is a great thing to do…
18 November 2019
Picture this, you are a young aspiring artist and you’ve just gotten your song back from mastering. Now, it’s time to unleash your music to the world so millions can hear it and be dazzled by it. You upload your tune on Spotify and Apple Music through TuneCore, CD Baby or some other aggregator. There’s only one problem. Nobody knows it’s there…
13 November 2019
Have you ever gotten praise for your song selections when you blast your playlist through the speakers at a barbecue or in a car full of people?
Isn’t that one of the best feelings ever?
7 November 2019
I get it.
You have a strong dislike towards Music Curators.
But is it justified?
You notice your eyes twitch every time you check musicto.com for the Track of the Week. Have Music Curators somehow become both the kid you hate – the one who sits like a right angle in front of the class, raising their hand before the question is asked, AND the kid you hate – the one who sits like a protractor in the back of the class, talking noise with their crew about how no one uses geometry in real life?
24 September 2019
Recently Sam from the music to Make You Wobble playlist had the chance to chat with fellow Producer and MC Jakebbob about his current release: Wold Whistle Dub:
Sam: (about wolf whistle) What made you revisit the track you originally released on Southpoint as an instrumental with the new vocal structure?..
24 September 2019
Andrew, founder of musicto.com talks with Maria from Music to Explore Everything about what we look for in new curators – the behaviors and qualities that we think make a good playlist curator.
20 September 2019
My name is Sonya Alexander, I currently reside in New York City. I’m a freelance writer.
2/ Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do? What Do You Enjoy About It?
I’ve always loved writing, because I’ve always loved informing people and entertaining them. ..