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How SongMight Works

Breaking the Blogoshere Mold Apart

It is a weird time for musicians, songwriters, bands and hopefuls who dream about building a career with a substantial following in music. While labels are doing their best to sign talented promising bands to 360 contracts so they can suck every bit of every opportunity (even the money from gigs) out of them there are some artists who are shunning labels in favor of self producing. Sometimes it pays off. It is amazing how good a record you can make in your bedroom on your laptop. Within this escalation of self recording and producing, the sheer numbers of songs out in the universe has skyrocketed. Within and sometimes without the blogosphere people still go to blogs to find about new music and new musicians still flock to blogs for some kind of reassurance that someone is listening. Being featured on a blog is another way of being seen and heard which in turn might get your music in other vehicles like Playlists or other blogs. 

I am the first to tell anyone who asks me for advise that blogs are not a necessary evil, in fact, the number one way to gain followers is to gig, to gig anywhere and everywhere and then gig some more. Unfortunately, it is not as easy to play live constantly. It is harder than ever to be a starving artist. 30 years ago when rents were a lot lower it was possible to pay a couple of hundred bucks for an apartment in not the best part of town and live that life but that is becoming increasingly impossible so when you can't play live as much then getting your name and sound out there is another way. 

Submitting to blogs is an arduous and sometimes frustrating battle. The big boys like Pitchfork or Stereogum or Consequence of Sound usually will only listen to bands or artists with some sort of established following, street cred and all that. Getting any blogger to listen to you in the early stages is nearly impossible. Of the blogs that will even listen on average only 12 percent of songs will make the cut but most bands tell me that getting those blogs to listen will take 4 to 12 weeks if they listen at all. 

American Pancake approves a much larger percentage but I wanted to find a way to break that whole cycle. I have submitted my music to many blog sites, spending a lot of money to do so only to have them all rejected. SongMight is a fee based platform that breaks that mold. 

The process is simple- Send Us some photos (at least 800 pixels wide), along with information on the track you are sending with a short BIO or any other information you want to present along with a viable music link. Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Spotify, Youtube are all suitable platforms. Finally, send the very nominal fee of $2.75, which is much less than your average cafe late, McDonalds Happy Meal or a pack of cigs. 

SongMight will not judge the track and as long as it isn't deemed Hate Speech or highly inappropriate it will be posted up almost right away (48 hours mostly, sometimes as long as 72 hours). That's it. The nominal fee filter's out those who probably should not be sending us songs and also provides funds to grow the SongMight community.

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