by Justin

November 1, 2022

Getting streams is easy.

Getting ‘True Fans’ is something else entirely, but that’s not what this article is about.

I’m just going to straight up explain exactly how you can get 100,000 streams the easy way and the free way.

Firstly, I have to be clear that, like with most things in life, the ‘free way’ and the ‘easy way’ are two different things.

You’ll almost never find anything worth doing that's both free and easy. That’s usually what I like to call a scam.

Btw… in case you’re wondering...

No. I’m not selling anything here. I’m just going to share a couple of resources that will help you get more streams fast and easy… or not-so-fast but free.

Also, I want to very quickly touch on the role of streams in your overall music marketing strategy.

Streams are NOT:
❌ a significant source of revenue
❌ going to get you a record deal
❌ going to make you cooler
❌ the end game

I mention this because too many artists are searching for the answer to the question “how do I get more streams?”

…when what they really want to know is “how do I make money from my music?”

The fact of the matter is that streams are not a smart way to make money. They just don’t pay enough.

If you’re looking for support from a label or promoter, a s%&* ton of streams will only get them to look at you. If you don’t have real fans and real engagement, they aren’t interested.

When it comes to your music, streaming platforms should be viewed as a tool to accomplish 2 things:

✅ Create awareness for your music
✅ Provide an easy way for your audience to listen to your music

That’s it.

The reason I bring this up is because the ‘easy way’ to get more streams will cost money, and spending money without an end goal to make a profit is bad business…

And if you're seeking a career as a musician, you are a business.

It’s also important that you’re focusing on the right thing if you want to have success in any regard, financial or otherwise.

You need to view streaming platforms as a tool to accomplish a greater goal. More streams on Spotify should never be your endgame. Nor should it be your primary focus.

I’m going to share 2 resources that will help you get on playlists, so you can get more streams.

And please… never, ever, never, nerver buy streams.

You can pay for placement on playlists, but don’t buy streams.

If a person or website promises a certain number of streams for a fixed price, these streams are usually fake.

They won’t help you “Create awareness for your music” or “Provide an easy way for your audience to listen to your music”.

And remember, those are the only 2 functions of streaming platforms for your music.

So here are two resources to help you get your music added to playlists…

How to get 100,000+ streams the ‘Easy Way’

If you want to get a s%&*load of streams fast and easy. No problem. But it ain’t free.

PlaylistPush is an excellent resource that I always recommend to artists or labels with a little bit of money to put into their promotions.

Click here to get a discount on your first submission when you use promo code: EYR5F9Y

What to expect:

PlaylistPush is a company that does exactly what the name implies. They add your music to a bunch of playlists to give it a little ‘push’.

To what degree you get results totally depends on how people respond to your music.

You WILL get added to a number of playlists. And you can expect to get a bunch of real, legitimate streams.

However, this ‘push’ may only last for a few weeks.

IF listeners enjoy your music and save it to their libraries, add it to their own playlists, follow you, share your music with friends, etc…

The streaming algorithms will respond to the engagement and start sharing your music with more people and your music could really take off. Resulting in more streams, followers, and monthly listeners.

Regardless of how well the campaign performs, you WILL see and uptick in streams and monthly listeners.

However, if listeners do not respond to your music, and they do not engage in a meaningful way, your music will be removed from the playlists and over a period of time you will likely see your monthly listener count come back down.

The total stream count will remain of course, as these are legitimate streams, but your monthly stream volume may drop if/when your music is taken off the playlists.

So if you want to get more streams fast and easy click here to start your first Playlist Push campaign and use promo code: EYR5F9Y to get a discount on your first campaign.

OR if you want more streams, but you don’t have any money, you can…

Get more streams the ‘Free Way’

The free way would be to submit your music to playlists yourself.

It can be terribly time consuming to find playlists on your own and manually submit your music to each one, but fortunately there’s an easy way to do this as well.

It’s called SubmitHub.

SubmitHub is a free resource that will help you submit your music to a bunch of playlist curators at once.

That said, the free version limits the volume and frequency of playlists you can submit your music to.

There is, however, an option to pay for ‘Premium Credits’ that will allow you to submit your music to more playlists faster.

And I have some good news… you can also earn premium credits using SubmitHub’s ‘Hot or Not’ feature.

A while back, I had Jason Grishkoff, founder of SubmitHub, on my YouTube channel. He went into detail about how to use the platform most effectively, and how to earn premium credits.

It was almost 3 years ago when Jason originally joined me on YouTube, but I’ve recently spoken with him about shooting another video to highlight some of the new features of SubmitHub.

That video will be coming soon so join my newsletter and subscribe to the YouTube channel to be notified when that happens.

In any case, there you go…

Those are ‘free’ and ‘easy’ ways that I recommend for getting more streams of your music on Spotify, Apple Music, etc.

My #1 recommendation if you have a few bucks to put behind your promotions would be PlaylistPush

But if you don’t have much cash, I also recommend SubmitHub.

That’s it. I hope you found it helpful.

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About the author 


Currently residing in Los Angeles, CA, Justin Smith is a marketer and entrepreneur that has been helping independent artists promote their music online since 2008. He has a Bachelor of Science in Recording Industry Management from MTSU and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from The University of Tennessee. As the founder of JamMob, he has continued to dedicate himself to helping independent artists pursue careers in the music industry.

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