Industry experts from our Nashville event explain how to plan for your release.
With countless options at your disposal, releasing music can be a little intimidating. But thoughtful and strategic planning can help ensure you get heard. For the Nashville installment of Co.Lab—our nationwide event series, designed to connect you with industry experts, to help expand your network, and understand the nuts and bolts of the modern music industry—we invited a group of experts to help walk you through some challenges and strategies around setting up your release.
From a recording artist’s direct experience, to an artist manager’s guidance, a label’s viewpoint and a creative director’s vision, our panel gave their pro tips on how to find what works and doesn’t for you. Topics ranged from how to be prepared and set your goals, to knowing who your partners are and how to think about both attracting and engaging with your audience, and since we want as many artists as possible to benefit from these ideas, we filmed the whole thing. Watch below to see what our Nashville collective had to say on the overall subject of releasing music.
Co.Lab is an event and video series for working artists to meet their peers, get advice, and workshop their careers with the best in the business. Co.Lab is hosted and presented by Spotify for Artists. To learn more, visit https://co.lab.events/.
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Seth England on Creating a Strategy All Your Own
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