How to Use Your Manitoba Music Membership to Promote Your Release

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Manitoba Music members have some extra promotional opportunities available to them to help get the word about upcoming new music releases. Here are a few ways to make your membership work for you:

1. Enter your live music events into your Manitoba Music profile

Anything live music events happening within Manitoba are automatically added to the online listings and free MB Live concert-finding app, which are accessed by thousands of people every month. 

2. Enter your album info and artwork into the discography on your Manitoba Music profile 

New releases automatically display on your profile and will be added to the main New Music Releases page within a few days. The page is sorted by release date and release details include links to buy. 

3. Upload songs onto your Manitoba Music profile

You can have up to three mp3s. The new release details and event details pages automatically pull over one of those tracks if there is one. 

4. If you have a release party, consider reaching out about the Song of the Week

The Song of the Week is Manitoba Music's tool to add a bit of extra promotion to upcoming live music events, including album release parties. If you’d like to be featured, email info@manitobamusic.com as soon as you know your release date. These spots book up first come, first served, sometimes months in advance. You'll need to have permission to share the song via free stream and download and be able to provide an mp3, a high resolution artist image, cover art, and some bullet points about any recent or upcoming news you're looking to share. 

6. Reach out about Manitoba Music's playlists

We currently has streaming playlists on our site at manitobamusic.com/playlist and on Spotify. To be included in the site playlist, upload the track to your profile page and then email info@manitobamusic.com to ask for to have your song added. Members can have one song. Recording quality is important and demos are sometimes not eligibile, depending on that quality.

5. Download the Manitoba Media Guide spreadsheet from the Members section of manitobamusic.com

If you’re putting out a media release to promote your show, this can be pretty helpful. It’s updated frequently.

6. Add links to where people can buy and stream your music

In addition to links to buy on your new release detail pages, you can also just add links to buy and stream directly to the list of URLs on your profile. Be sure to add the http://.

7. Keep your Manitoba Music profile updated

All of these functions drive users to your profile page. Best to make sure you have current images, bio, links, videos, and news to keep them connected. Read more about how to make the most of your manitoba music profile page.

If you have questions about your profile, don’t hesitate to reach out to members@manitobamusic.com

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