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So it is almost by Birthday (25 woohoo)! But that is not the subject for today on this blog post. This is one of the most important blog posts that you will ever read in order to get serious placements on our site. I am personally speaking to you from this and will reveal to you (in writing) how it really works and that way you can graduate from being a submission to being a regular member with reliable promotion coming from our site.
So to start it off, we are on our 3rd design and it is exciting to see the change within the site as well as the company as a whole. This new design is meant to help fellow artists. We will soon get into having artists rent out ad space on our teal (green/blue) headliners and all that good stuff. While that is down the road, currently the focus is how we do our posting and how you can get guaranteed blog posts from us every time.
Whenever you send posts into Doing Justice iShine LLC for consideration, we focus really on a couple things: (1) how creative are you? (2) are you a generic artist? (3) do you know how to properly write emails? and (4) are you REALLY trying to get on our blog or are we just on a list for you to raise your chances of getting a post?
The math is very simple to break down. We like originality. Like any other blog site, we like submissions that are tailored to our blog and the overall feel/aesthetic we are trying to represent. I will answer all of these questions for you so that way you know how to submit Doing Justice iShine LLC posts and not “posts for consideration”.
Creativity is very important. It helps your overall brand and message. I am not talking about you as a musician (I will explain that in the next post). When creativity is defined for getting on Doing Justice iShine LLC, we are interested in the following:
This leads me to my next point, are you a generic artist? This is very important because we want fingerprints, not scratches. Are you the type of artist to freestyle over industry beats and make them your own? Do you have a movement behind you? Can you make remixes and not have them sound exactly the same as the source? These are all things you should consider before sending.
Knowing how to write emails is a very important tool you will need when it comes to submitting to our blog. I am just going to keep it real and say that if you are doing any of the following, you won’t get posted on our site (and if you have attempted, it explains why you rarely get posted)
Overall, seriousness and dedication to what you do and incorporating and involving Doing Justice iShine LLC is the reason why we post. We feel appreciated when you send your post to only us, not put our email address on a mailing list or even BCC us.
It may be asking a lot but think about it, would you submit your demo to a record label and BCC other labels or even throw all of the emails into the “To” section and be taken seriously? Absolutely not! So why would do that to a blog site? The only way you are going to get a record deal or any big opportunity to take your career to the next level is through blogs. So don’t shit on us and throw us in the can so you can find the fast way to get to success. Success isn’t a sprint it is a marathon and you have to be patient. Your music may fit with us or it may not and if it does, you will get the best backing from one of the hottest indie blogs out. It is that simple.
You have to build relationships with writers and website owners as well to increase your chances of getting posted. It is more than an email. When I say build relationships, I don’t mean take us out to dinner, I mean things such as shouting out the blog on your twitter and crafting your emails to us and mention connectors in there (i.e. thanks for saying “____” about my last post on your site). That will help you stand out more and if you think that you might be overlooked, you won’t. Even though we get 100s of submissions a day doesn’t mean we don’t read them. We don’t make excuses like other blogs do.
I hope that if you made it towards the end of my post, that you have a better understanding of how to get on the website. And if you decide to be a member for $10/month, the same rules apply. Don’t think because you have a membership with us doesn’t mean you can slack on what I just said. You get more avenues outside of blog posts but this site is here to help artists get from point A to point B. So you have to train for what you want, not what you have.
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