It’s how a mere used a combination of cover, songs and original songs, a unique $ 5 a day. Facebook strategy and distro kid to build a fanbase of over 30,000 monthly listeners on Spotify is actually well above that I just can’t remember the number check this out so tell me more about because one of the things that baffled me, I wouldn’t say baffled, but what I loved because I didn’t hear other artists talk about doing something like this and once again just speaks to the assistants II was you’re a $ 5 a day, Facebook strategy.
I did that in the early days so like I, I think I when I when I when I spoke to a year ago. I think that’s what I was doing bad. So I did that for about three months yeah and I’m like you know what I’m just going to, let it run like people like the song, I’m just going to just let it run and see what happens and honestly, like I kind of forgot about it, and I just let it run in the background and then after three months like I did build up when I looked back, I’m like wow and actually built me up a little bit of an audience and a fanbase and people were checking as I was dropping those songs.
Every Monday, my streams on Spotify were starting to slowly creep up and then I dropped a cover. A sorry, a mash-up I did of to me a song into you, ya know, and I mashed it with russa song, wife, you loved, like really exploded. You know so like people like that one just hit all the algorithms. It went crazy and I think it’s almost at half a million streams now on Spotify. Oh that brings a question to my head.
So that’s essentially a remix cover I’ve been axed before, and this isn’t really something I get into as far as some of the legality type things, but I’ve been eggs when you put a cover on a platform like Spotify, what does that do for you? Like? Can you do that? Have you gotten any kind of strikes or anything like that? No, I haven’t because well with district kid, the good thing is, and I would use just her kid for any artists reading they acquire the cover license for you, so you’re covered and keep in mind like there’s two licenses right, you have master recording and you have Song and you have the copyright, which is the the writing of the song.
So I don’t own the writing of the song, but I own my master, which is the version of the song that I created. So I’m allowed to use that and put it like. I’m only getting master revenue, so Spotify also pays publishing royalties to the to the songwriters that wrote the song right, so they would be getting the backend royalties that way which don’t come to me because it’s a cover. I didn’t write the song, but I created that arrangement of it and I created that recording.
So both sides, like just a songwriter and everybody who’s covering my song, is yeah. Oh there’s tons of covers on Spotify like yeah, like there’s artists, who only have covers on Spotify. It’s just you just have to buy the license right. You can do it through district head and there’s a company called louder. You can do it through them. Boom cool has their service too, or you can use it. I don’t use to incur.
The reason for me is not because they’re not a good company, but because I release so much music that it was cost prohibitive. Like I like, I would have been paying what five thousand dollars a year just a tune core and it just didn’t make any sense, gachi so um, just to hone in on my process a little bit when it comes to district kid and how they kind of Obtained the rights for you so you’re saying once you submit a song, their algorithms, pretty much picks up on the fact that it’s a cover and they obtain it or do you submit and let them know that it’s a cover.
So when you, when you choose the option, they ask you district ritas is a cover and then you click. Yes, it’s a cover and then they ask you who the original songwriter is then sorry who the original artist is and then they go and obtain the license for you. So I like that better because it’s less work for me now I don’t have to use a third party to go, get a license. You can buy a license yourself.
You can just go to louder, comm and buy one but hey anything extra. They just handle the money. No, you do have to pay, so you have to pay. I think it’s a dollar a month to have the cover license, so it can’t add up if you’re going to keep it up there. It’s not bad. It’s twelve bucks a year. You know so well, then, for the service they’re providing like now, you have peace of mind right. You don’t have to worry about getting a license and worrying about all that.
I’d rather just pay the twelve bucks and not worry you’re sure, especially as an artist I mean primarily I’m already doing too much work. Um and that’s like one less thing for me to do. You know yeah all right, as you guys can see that consistency. First of all and foremost, is what I want you guys to focus on when it comes to his $ 5, a day, Facebook strategy. That’s so much better than just doing one week right and just going really hard on some Facebook Ads.
He did $ 5 a day that allows him to stay consistent and you have to do one dollar a day. It’s something just worth trying out over time and you have to do one dollar a day over 60 days or 90 days. Do whatever you can. So you can only collect the data over time within your budget, so you can get that information and learn how to make even more specific ads for yourself to utilize. But then, of course, a big part of his strategy, which is huge when it comes to the peace of mind that district 8 offered by making it so easy for him to leverage covers, because we all know how to do YouTube covers right.
A lot of people can make that happen quickly, but when it comes to covers on Spotify, I always got a lot of questions about it. Not it necessarily know how to answer that question, and I didn’t necessarily have time to figure it out or ask somebody. So not only is it dope, they they make it super easy, because a lot of artists need peace of mind. They don’t want to town a bit like focus on all this stuff when you’re, just trying to you know being Indian grind your way up into a better situation, but it’s also relatively inexpensive.
But Mary you’re going to mention that in his interview saying you know if he was using chunk or it would have been cost prohibitive for his particular strategy and with all that being said, a lot of people have been telling me for a minute. Your brain way. You should do a podcast, you should do a podcast and I’m strongly considering it in some form of fashion, and I decided that if it happens, it will definitely happen on distro kid.
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