Updated: Nov 27
Music blogs and playlist curators have become the go-to way for artists to get their music heard. Our last post talked about some of the best free submission sites to submit your music to. While the idea of reaching out to blogs for features sounds simple, it can be a long process. Knowing which blogs fit your music and how each curator wants to receive music can become overwhelming. This is where SubmitHub comes into play.
SubmitHub helps artists to get on Spotify playlists, blogs, radio stations, and bridges the gap between influencers, Youtubers, labels and artists. By buying credits, submitters can submit music to varying forms of media outlets in order to get a wider reach. We already did a blog post that talks about everything you need to know. If you are looking for more information on SubmitHub specifically you can check out our post here.
That being said, with everyone using SubmitHub you may be looking for other alternatives. Here at Neon Collective we are going to tell you about three alternative sites that offer similar features to SubmitHub to allow you to get more exposure.
Are you ready to learn something new? Let’s go!
PS. If you'd rather watch a video about it then can check out a video by Charles Cleyn on his experience with Submithub and three alternatives he suggests.
Be sure to stick the end of the post where we offer a Bonus Alternative with a special coupon code.
About: Groover is a site that was launched in 2018. They connect artists with media, labels, and radio through their platform. They recognized that so much new music is getting released daily, but curators and media get overwhelmed by the high number of submissions which means that artists don’t often receive responses. Groover guarantees feedback with their Grooviz which are their virtual coins (more on this to come). Much like SubmitHub, users can send their music to varying outlets by creating an account and purchasing virtual currency.
Cost: You can purchase their Grooviz virtual coins at a cost of 1 euro per Grooviz. The cost to send your track to an influencer is 2 Grooviz. If the influencer gives at least 15 words of feedback they will be paid 1 Grooviz and Groover will keep 1 as commission. If within 7 days you haven’t received a response, you will get Grooviz back for those who did not provide feedback. You can also purchase Grooviz in bulk at a cheaper cost. For more information on their bulk pricing click here.
Click in the top right corner on the sign-up button.
Fill out your email address and choose a password.
Indicate whether you are an artist or an artist representative.
Note: As an artist representative you can manage accounts for more than one artist.
Enter your artist name (or the name of the artist you are representing), as well as your/their nationality.
Fill out the musical genre. They will ask what genre best describes your music as well as artists you are comparable to.
Add a profile photo.
Send your track to influencers!
Click on “send a song”.
Filter the list of music influencers based on genre and what it is you are looking for (radio, media, etc.)
To learn more about each influencer click on their logo. This way you can know exactly what they are looking for.
Click on “add song” once you find an influencer that suits you. You will need to add a Youtube, Soundcloud or Spotify link at this point.
Add the title of your track and its release date, as well as other important information.
Submit the track!
Groover has a helpful video that walks you through submitting your music, registering an account, and reviewing feedback on your music. You can watch it here!
2.Send It Right
About: Send It Right is a music submission site that allows the “submitter” (i.e. artist, management, etc.) to send their music release to a “media” (can be radio, playlist, ect.) to manage the music submission. Once submitting the submitter will receive positive or negative feedback from the media. Their team is made up of artists, songwriters, media, producers, and editors. Submissions can be done for blogs, playlists, A&R, and more.
Cost: Artists can submit their music to the media of their choice. The cost for this can range from 0-100 credits depending on the media with the cost per credit being 1 euro. The media can decline the submission and provide the submitter with feedback of at least 10 words, or approve the submission and finalize the process within 15 days of the approval, sending the submitter the link that proves the submission has been processed. If either of these fail to happen within the first 48 hours the submitter will be refunded their credits.
Below is a helpful infographic from Send It Right that helps explain the process.
Click on the sign-up button in the top right corner.
Fill out your information.
Note: Your password for your initial login will be sent to you by email. Login using this password and your username, and then change your password for future logins.
Click on the “New Submission” tab on the left.
Paste the link to your song.
Fill out the requested information.
Select the media you wish to submit to.
Both the registration and the submission process with them are so simple! They do request a few details about your music when filling out the submission form, but this is to help them better sort and understand each submission. It’s so simple, so just do it!
About: Musosoup allows artists and bands to submit their music to get reviews, interviews, live sessions, and more. They connect artists and content curators to get music heard but also to alleviate the workload from curators. They recognized the extra support curators need seeing as they receive so many emails with submission requests. In order to properly bridge the gap between artists and media, they created their site. They run a “quality control” stage where all music submitted needs to be approved by them before being passed on to the curators.
Cost: MusoSoup has a service fee when registering. This is 30 euros for a 30 day campaign. If you are not getting traction they will give you a coupon for future use.
Registration Process: You can register as a manager, label, artist or publicist. The steps to creating your profile are simple. Just follow them as they appear on the screen!.
Select the artist you want to submit for.
Paste the embed code to the song you are submitting. If you are not sure where to find the embedded code they show you how on the submission page.
Fill out the song assets (information about the song).
Select the media type you wish to submit to.
Once you have submitted your music, Musosoup will review to see if they think it is a good fit. If they like the music they will add it to their listing for 30 days. From there curators can listen, and link to your content on their sites. Musosoup provides you with a detailed report to see who is linking to your release and what kind of traction you are getting.
Check out this video published by MusoSoup for more information on all things relating to their site.
Bonus: Playlist Promotion
We have some experience working with playlist-promotion.com and we're always very happy with the results.
You get real streams and real fans, unlike some of the other "bot heavy" promotion services.
We found this great video of Charles Cleyn interviewing the founder of playlist promotion. You can find the video on YouTube by clicking here.
Also, you'll notice that Charles extends a personal discount to you for your first campaign with Playlist Promotion. Sign up at this link and use code "Charles40" to get a $40.00 discount.
When selecting who to submit to, be sure to target blogs and curators who you think have the taste for your music.
Strategize how you will be submitting your music. It can become costly to submit music to multiple curators. Therefor be sure to strategize who you submit to so you are not wasting your money
Don’t be shy, if you find an influencer/media that you feel will be well-suited for your music, submit to them! Even if there is a cost associated with it, if it fits in your budget and you think the pay-off will be worth it, go for it!
There are alternatives to SubmitHub, but it is important to select the one that best suits you and your budget. Ensure that you strategize and account for the cost and time it takes to submit your music. While these sites are a great tool for helping you stay organized and cut back time on researching where and how to submit, it still requires time and dedication to get the job done right.