How to Sift Through The Mess – Artist Selection

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How to Sift and Find the Best Artists for Your Playlist or Private Mixtape

Tips by Tom

There is just too much music!

With the sites like Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal, it’s overwhelming the amount of music that we can listen to day in day out. Whether it’s through playlists, shared networks, channels across Youtube¬†or simply the same repetitive sounds they play on the radio, it’s too much!

Lucky I’m here to guide you through this crazy, scary forest¬†called the music industry. Now if you haven’t picked it up already, this post is targeted towards curators and if you don’t know what a curator is then it’s basically anyone that is making a living right now critiquing music. Maybe you run a blog, Youtube channel and/or playlist. No matter what the platform, people are looking to you for what’s next! What is the best new music, new emerging artists? It’s on you, friend. So if that isn’t you, then feel free to read on anyway.

Now let’s clear something up here, the most important tip in curation. Are you ready for it?

There is no winning formula for this!

That’s right. I made some click bait, got you to this post just to tell you the secret the curation is there is no secret. Well, I’m sorry (partly), you see good music curation really just comes down to the attitude you approach music and that is to be hungry for it. Don’t just listen to the radio, or skim through playlists on Spotify. Get hungry for it, go to bars, clubs, shows that no one has even heard of yet. Our role as curators is to find the gold out there, not suck up to bands that are already making 6 figures.

So I’m sorry if you feel annoyed and robbed by this. But I’m going to leave you with one tip and one tip only. Differ from the rest, be the wolf and not the sheep.


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