Blog posts are a thing of the past. We have shared over 12,000 blog posts since 2009, but few consume music that way anymore. For that reason, we now offer two services. A FREE ONE – adding your song, music video or full-length project to one of three different YouTube playlists we curate, and A PREMIUM ONE – where we make a custom video/visual of your music and place it on our channel and push to our large subscriber base.
Being said, we think our new model is a win-win. Our placements have a potential reach of over 30,000+ real hip hop fans, and submissions from non-well-known artists typically get anywhere from 200-1000 views within the first two weeks. Additionally, if the artist has their distribution set up to find their digital fingerprint to monetize through YouTube, the artist will automatically collect residual money from every stream they receive on our channel. Our goal/intent has always been to find unique ways to support talented artists, and we support both the artist with exposure and potential monetization now.
TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS WE ACCEPT
SONG/VIDEO SUBMISSIONS: We don’t charge for previewing your single or music video to potentially land on our Turn Off Your Radio video playlist – if you don’t want us to push it through our YouTube channel, but we do charge a modest fee for putting the video content together for a placement on our YouTube channel – that then gets pushed to our large social media fan base (to both Twitter / Facebook).
PROJECT SUBMISSIONS: We don’t have a free option to share your multi-track project for our #AlbumTuesdays playlist due to us wanting our content to be consistent, but if you’d like to go through our placement options, we’ll put together a full-stream visual and upload to our YouTube channel for a modest fee – that then gets pushed to our large social media fan base (to both Twitter / Facebook).
FULL BREAKDOWN ON PLACEMENT COSTS
1 – Base Placement Cost: We charge as low as $5 and as high as $50 depending on the time slot you select your music to be released. Since YouTube only allows us three push notifications to our subscribers per 24 hours, and we have a full release schedule, we reserve certain time slots for popular releases and our exclusive content. Because popular uploads increase our subscriber base, and that is what fuels our growth, certain times are a premium. Note: If you don’t want to pay the $5 -$50 fee, you can opt out of the YouTube push notification. We’ll still upload your music, push it to social media, schedule / release it, and add it to the appropriate playlist(s) – and all you pay for either of the two options you see below ($5 music video or single / $15 project). We highly suggest you do not opt out of YouTube push notifications if you want to reach our most engaging fan base.
2 – $5 for music video or single or $15 for a multi-song project: this cost is for us to get your music – download the song/project, create artwork for the video single or each track on the project, render the video out to our format, upload your content to our channel, fill out the description with your details, and to schedule a time for it to release. This is the part that takes a while, thus the fee. We gotta eat too.
THESE ARE THE STEPS TO GET FEATURED
Step 1: Submit your music below using the form. Step 2: We review your music. Step 3a: If your submission is to be added to the TOYR playlist, we add it if we like it. The end. Step 3b: If your submission is for a placement and we like it, we’ll reply with a link for you to follow the steps. Step 4: You then use our private calendar to select the time-slot you want and purchase your option. Step 5: You will then give us all the information in another form that we need to finish your submission.
Step 6: We will put together your visual and schedule it for the date you select.
Step 7: Your release will go live on the date/time selected and social media posts will be shared. Step 8: Views rack up and you promote your music!