I tried a one month promo offered by MusicSubmit that offered to circulate info on my CD to 400 contacts. I thought, for $99, lets try it out.
Over the next 6 weeks or so, every few weeks my email was flooded with a stream of 100+ emails notifying me that MusicSubmit had contacted bloggers, radio stations and writers about my CD. From that 400 I was contacted by 1 per cent of the recipients. That's a pretty crappy result even for email.
When I signed up as an artist, I also signed up with MusicSubmit to review music. I wanted to see how the platform worked end to end. So I had two accounts. As a MusicSubmit reviewer I rarely liked any of the MusicSubmit music review opportunities, and stopped looking.
Which concerned me - because I bet the vast majority of MusicSubmit queries for other reviewers reach guys like me - who are bombarded with information.
Since I'm in the public relations business, I know that if you pitch someone by email, you need to follow up by phone if you want to get something done. That's what is missing from MusicSubmit. Their outreach goes nowhere...and you throw money away.
FROM THE MUSIC SUBMIT HOME PAGE:
Are you a Rock, Hip Hop, Country or Indie Genre???
This special promotion package promotes your music to 1000 radio stations, music magazines, music blogs and music podcasts so you can get the word out!
That costs $210 and behind the scenes at Music Submit, there is likely someone simply pressing a button that sends emails to subject matter bloggers in their database.
MusicSubmit did everything they said they would do. I'm pleased that they were honest.
What artists need to know is that MusicSubmit is a cash machine for the MusicSubmit people, a really terrific business.
MusicSubmit is a waste of time for artists. I give Music Submit 0 stars out of 5....because artists can do better taking $100-$210 or more and hire someone to make personal contacts for you. If you do, you might end up with something more than nothing.