As a new artist putting out his first track on Spotify, I did everything I could to get my friends and family to listen.
After begging them didn’t get the ball rolling for me (huge surprise, right?), I tried targeted ads on social media. Again, not much bang for the buck.
Then I tried to submit my song to playlists and blogs and influencers. I had a bit more luck there; but mostly it was “I like the song but it doesn’t fit my genre exactly.”