The Ultimate Album Release Checklist
The Ultimate Album Release Checklist

What Every Musician Should Do Before Releasing an Album or Single

Are you going to release an album or single in 2019? Want to make sure you did everything possible to have a successful launch?

  • save hundreds of hours of wading through dozens of books and blog posts.
  • a concise time-saving checklist with no commentary or fluff.
  • precise links and instructions.

Have no regrets you didn’t do everything possible. Level the playing field. Get a chance to get heard above the crowd. And most of all, save time so you can do what you love—making music.

The Ultimate Album Release Checklist

Your great music, an awesome recording and top of the line mixing and mastering is only part of the process.

  • For a new artist with no previous experience releasing an album or single— here is your roadmap.
  • For the established artist—here is a manual for your street team.
  • For the small independent label—here is a primer for your new staff.

There is a lot of digital paperwork to complete before distributing music. There are steps you must take to ensure you receive royalties and get reviews. There are sales tracking and monitoring platforms you need to submit to for the music charts.

In The Ultimate Album Release Checklist will find information about digital and physical distribution methods. How to get artists profiles on Spotify, iTunes and YouTube. How to sign up for a PRO, get copyrights and collect royalties. Learn about sales tracking and Billboard music charts. How to set up preorders and the new Spotify Pre-saves and Apple Music Pre-adds. Tips on how to get a musician’s Knowledge Graph panel on Google’s search engine results page. And, some cool new growth hacking tools for musicians.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Band Name

1. Domain Name

2. Social Media Profiles

Website

3. Hosting

4. Theme

5. Mobile Responsive

6. Google Webmaster Tools

7. SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

8. Speed Test

9. Knowledge Graph Panel for Musicians

10. Google Analytics

11. Start a mailing list

12. Alternative website builders

13. SoundCloud

14. Concert Listings

Press Kit

15. Photo shoot

16. Write your bio

17. Press Kit

Copyrights

18. License any cover songs

19. Copyright

20. Split Sheet

Performing Rights Organizations

21. Register with a Performing Rights Organization (PRO)

Specs, Files, Codes, Graphics

22. UPC and ISRC Codes

23. Audio

24. Graphics

25. Album Art

Distribution

26. Digital Distribution

27. Going Live Times

28. Direct-to-fan sales

29. CDs and Vinyl

Royalty Collection

30. Register with SoundExchange

31. Music Reports

Sales Tracking & Music Charts

32. Register with SoundScan

33. Nielsen Broadcast Data System (BDS)

34. Mediabase

Music Metadata Recognition

35. Gracenote

36. AllMusic

37. Crowdsourced Music Databases

38. Review Aggregators

Artist’s Profiles

39. Google Play Music

40. Spotify

41. iTunes

42. Shazam

43. YouTube Official Artist Channel

44. Deezer

45. Last.fm

46. Lyrics

47. Submit Your Songs to Pandora

Before you Release

48. Preorders

49. Music Charts

50. Pre-save and Pre-Add

51. Publicity

52. Timing

53. Analytics

Conclusion

Hey!

Sign up to the Ultimate Album Release Checklist Mailing List to receive updates and any new tools we find along the way.

* indicates required



Olivia Hadjiioannou, Ολίβια Χατζηιωάννου, Oh., Press photos, Official Photos, Music, News, Greece, metal, RockMulti-instrumentalist and director Olivia Hadjiioannou as the artist Oh. has been honored for her ingenuity, innovation and creativity in music and video with multiple international awards. She made her debut as Oh. on the international music scene with the award-winning music video, "Trials" in 2013 – cited as one of the 50 top events to mark Greece during the economic crisis. With the advances of immersive video, she released her single "Love of Avalanches", mentioned in Huffington Post as one of first 360-degree immersive VR videos released by a Greek artist on YouTube in 2016.

The music video "Red Lion" is presently a winner and official selection in 12 film festivals worldwide. Winner of Best Music Video award in the inaugural French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) in Cannes, France. Winner Best Music Video at the Cosmocinema Film Festival in London. Winner of the Best Music Video Short in The Psychedelic and Transpersonal Film and Music Festival that took place on May 25, 2019 at The Producer’s Club in New York City. Winner Best Experimental Mixed Media Short Film at the Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival in Southwestern Crete in Greece. Read more in her Bio and EPK

The EP “Metallia” has received over 32 reviews from 13 countries worldwide, is in top 10 progressive rock and metal charts and listed as one of the best albums of the year for 2018 on Metal Nation Radio.

CD Metallia - Oh. aka Olivia Hadjiioannou

“Metallia” by Oh. is an epical prog-metal composition in six parts. A multi-layered sonic piece of ravishing solo electric guitars, time-bending tempo shifts, grooving bass lines and deranged drums.

This instrumental progressive metal album will reveal its intricacies and hidden depths over time. It will extract from your mind pure visions, to mend your mental pictures, preen presumptions and to elicit an element of the unexpected…. because that is what will transmute your subliminal mind map into a remarkable blueprint which will lead you from wherever you are now, to wherever you want to be.

Available on Bandcamp

Weird and Wonderful World of Oh.

Do you want to follow the journey? Subscribe below to
The Weird & Wonderful World of Oh.

* indicates required



VIEW PREVIOUS EDITIONS.

© 2019 olitunes.com All rights reserved Privacy Policy • Terms of Service