I Submitted A Song: How Can I Find Where It Is Playlisted?
WE’RE HAPPY TO HAVE YOU AS SUBMITTER, YOUR MUSIC MATTERS TO US
KNOW ABOUT HOW WE WORK, HOW WE SORT YOUR MUSIC AND WHERE TO FIND IT
The news is we opened a free music submission system in Indiemono – you know, to consider your songs for our Indiemono playlists in Spotify. What did we learn so far? For starters, that there is a lot of undiscovered talent out there, looking for a helping hand. We received music for one human to listen for more than a full month. So we’ve been listening to music in the office all the time – sorting the ones we like, playlisting them, saving them in private playlists with names like #themostamazingsongsweeverreceived, #instantboner or #wehavetocreateaplaylistaboutthissong. We’re crazy, but you’d be amazed of the quality and variety out there.
Our system works based in categories: every playlist we have is submittable and fit to be in one of the categories we have. If you send us music to a certain category, you’re opting to be in all the playlist bundle related to it. This is way better than having a separate submit form for every playlist, even if the outcome is being in a playlist you didn’t know about – but that you’ll love when you do! When you fill up one of our categories’ form, your song is sent directly into a private playlist where all the songs are ordered by submission date. Sending a song more than once is restricted per category, and sending it in different categories, to be honest, is pointless. So when you send a song, it’s a sure thing we’ll listen.
So you submitted your music to Indiemono and you don’t know what to make of it? Fear not, here is a basic guide to understand where your music may be. Bear in mind that we’re not answering every single submission (either positive or negative), so if you can’t find your song and it disappeared from the original BOX playlist, it means we didn’t take it for playlists this time. But before thinking that, check out these sources:
LOOK FOR THE CATEGORIES’ “LATEST SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED”
Every submission category in SUBMIT MUSIC has a private playlist display where all the latest songs accepted from submissions are shown. This means you can address the music category where you submitted and scroll bellow to check this playlist. We don’t make distinctions around where are those songs placed, relevance or name – it’s sorted by date, all the new songs at the top.
For example, the Indie/Alternative Category looks like this:
LATEST SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED
CHECK IN YOUR ‘SPOTIFY FOR ARTISTS’
There is an interesting correlation about Indiemono playlists and the ‘magic’ Discovery Weekly. Most of the time, when we place a song in our playlists (same with other influencer Spotify profiles) it suddenly appears in Discovery Weekly. If your song is featured in this algorithmic Spotify playlist (updated every Monday) you’ll only know if you have access to your Spotify for Artist portal. Spotify provides a tool for you to check stats of your song, the places where it was recently playlisted and other interesting stuff to give you control over what happens with your music. Oh, it recently launched on iPhone – looks fancy!
CHECK THE SPECIFIC PLAYLIST YOU SENT MUSIC TO – IN OUR SITE
You can directly go to the playlist where you submitted your song and check if there are new movements around it, the same as the category display – there is a section at the bottom where you can see the new additions to the playlist. For example, the ‘Undiscovered & Chill‘ playlist:
LATEST SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED IN UNDISCOVERED & CHILL
CHECK YOUR ‘ABOUT’ SECTION IN SPOTIFY
This is probably the easiest and quickest (but not the most faithful way) of checking this out. Just open your Artist profile in Spotify, jump into the ‘ABOUT‘ tab and you’ll find playlists right at the ‘Discovered On’ section. If your song was playlisted, it’s possible you’ll find right there.
FOLLOW OUR PLAYLISTS AND LISTEN TO THEM – MAYBE YOU FIND A SURPISE!
I mean – what’s more amazing for an artist than listening to his song all of a sudden in a long-reach playlist he’s casually listening to? It’s like the radio version of this case, but in a smaller dimension. Here you have some of them 🙂
As our inboxes are always full of submissions and questions related to them, it’s almost sure that you won’t find an answer if you send us an email for this. Remember that this is a free system where we listen to your song for sure, so please don’t get mad if haven’t accepted your song – you can try with anything you release, it’s free. We’ll be updating you with every new system we build to get your music listened. Follow our facebook to be up to date! If you want us to keep working and would like to contribute – become our patron in Patreon 🙂
Thank you for your submissions and your love.