I’m going to give you a step-by-step guide on how to submit your music to Pandora.
But this time, you’re going to see it in detail.
Alright, so we’re back.
So I believe that you’ve seen my other video about how to submit your music to Pandora. That one is more of a general overall statement about getting your music to Pandora and some of the challenges or some of the things that you might go through in order to get your music there.
So this time around, I want to take you and share my screen.
And I want to take you through actually submitting your music to Pandora.
Hopefully, everybody can see that I’m going to double-check.
And just in case, we’re good to go on that.
So first, what I want to do is go to submit Pandora.com.
And it auto feels for me because, obviously, I have done this quite a few times.
We’ll go to submit to Pandora calm.
For this one, I have two different logins.
But I’m gon na use my regular login.
And I recommend this.
If you’re starting off, and this is the first time you’re submitting to Pandora, use the profile that you always sign in to Pandora with.
And what I recommend is that you create a label account, especially if you’re an independent artist not represented by any party.
And there are a few things that I need.
Before I start this submission number one, I’m going to need to bring up SoundCloud or some other way that people can listen to my music really, really easily.
This one I’m going to do with SoundCloud.
So number one, I’m going to need SoundCloud and then number two, I’m going to need iTunes, so you won’t be able to see me pull up iTunes, but it’s pulling up here in the background.
So while that comes up, what I want to do is go over to Pandora, and start the basic information.
So first name, Harry, if you didn’t know that last name, Johnson, if you didn’t know that.
And I’m gon na get my phone number here.
It’s required, but I could be wrong.
The option that best describes me is that I’m not just the artist, I’m not just the manager, I am literally the artist’s manager and label all at the same time.
So I’m going to pick the one that’s going to give me the best option.
And the best way to get approval from Pandora is to submit as an independent label.
And there’s another category, I guess, where your representative or your lawyer can upload, but I don’t know what that would mean for people.
So let’s move on.
So I’m going to go over to step two.
iTunes is up, opened up for me.
So I’m going to go to the iTunes Store.
And while that is opening, I’m going to put in all this basic information.
So the artist’s band name, obviously, is your performance name.
So artists’ bio info like that usually you can use two links.
One is fine, but as long as it gets to somewhere where you have a bio, in the description is a good choice.
If you have an official website, use that official website bio link.
Because otherwise, it’s just not going to be very, very helpful.
In my case, I use Google Play and I use YouTube because right now, there’s not enough traffic on my official website.
So I’m not really sure that it really benefits me.
So right now I have a spreadsheet up and I’m going to look for the song that I want to want to submit this time.
And in actuality, I don’t know if I want that song to be submitted.
So I’m going to skip up to two songs that aren’t already there.
I think a big part of your song selections should be songs that people have told you about, that they themselves really, really enjoy.
And that other people have told you that they really, really like. Don’t go with songs that maybe other people, in your opinion, like the worst songs. You want to go with the cream of the crop here.
And so what I’m choosing is one of my songs called shallow.
Hello, first, what I want to do is find a release or a purchase link.
So that purchase link is going to come from any music streaming service, for example.
Share my entire screen.
So that link is going to come from any music streaming service that you use.
That’s why I usually open up iTunes.
And then I go and look for the song that I want to submit.
This one is going to be shallow, so I have to find it.
I’ve released a crap ton of music.
And if I can’t find it, then I will make it really easy on myself and just search for someone who wants to cooperate with me.
Oh, go here, click this arrow that says Copy Link.
I’ll go back to the Pandora submission.
And I will paste that link there and I just hit Ctrl V.
So that is how I usually paste things, but if you want to, you can right click and paste.
So the release name is shallow.
The type of release It’s the same. It was released in 2017 and 2017. I don’t know if it matters that you know when the song was released as far as whether or not they’ll take the song, because I think you might be able to submit it to Pandora without having all that information towards whether or not they’ll take it just because it was made a couple years ago.
I don’t think that that’s why they say no.
I think they like music as long as it’s good and as long as it’s prevalent.
revelin Yeah, relevant.
So Alright, so Potter in the next step is having the label that the music is from, so in my case, the map music group.
And if you’ve done this a few times, then if you’re on the right browser, it’ll fill in the information for you.
I’m going to take the barcode which I usually put into SoundCloud.
Cool, so that’s the UPC.
If you don’t know your UPC, I recommend you go to your distributor, so I go to the distro kid.
And I will sign in.
And once I sign in, I find the song shallow.
There’s my UPC right here.
Just in case you don’t have it in sound, cloud.
So choose a genre.
Jarrod in Javas Hip Hop.
The song title, of course, is shallow.
And a link to the song somewhere where they can listen to the song really, really quickly.
is the best idea.
So go here. I can usually click on the song, copy the URL, and paste it there.
And they also want a description.
So I usually copy this here.
If you want to, you can also use YouTube. If you upload directly to YouTube, there are no grammar errors there, and if you automatically upload, well, not automatically, but if you upload to YouTube, you use your own descriptions, whatever it may be. They just need an easy way to listen to the music and to approve it.
So cool, we’re gon na go to the last step of the process now that all of the information is filled out.
And that is just to verify your legal information.
You can look at these independent submission Terms of Service and figure out if they apply to you.
From my understanding, it’s kind of very basic that they have a license to play your music. They don’t have any ownership or anything like that.
So you don’t have to worry about them taking your rights.
So just read it through.
And if you’re still unsure about it, don’t, don’t do it.
But I recommend it if you’re an independent artist, because then it’ll bring in royalties for you to then make a little bit of money off of.
So let’s hit submit.
And the next thing that will happen here is that they will send me an email about the song itself, and then I will be good to go.
So that’s it. If you want to go ahead and start putting your music on Pandora, that is the easiest way to submit your music and get your music streaming today.
Now the process, if you’re new to it, does take a little bit of time. It could take up to six to nine months to usually get going.
But the more and more you submit after you start, the easier it is for them to feed more music to your fans, and you can start building a regular fan base on Pandora.
So that’s it.
If you have any questions or have any comments, be sure to leave them in the comment section.
I’ll be sure to reply to you.
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