You finally started your music journey, uploaded your first single on Anghami and probably took control of managing your profile, edited your image, and added some info about yourself in your bio. But now you’re asking yourself, how can I increase my number of plays? How can I grow my audience, and let more people find and listen to my music? If this question has reached your mind, this article is for you. Here are 5 tips that will help you reach your vision.
- Pitch your song to playlists
So, you released your new song, it’s out on Anghami, but you feel like something’s missing. The answer is: Playlists. Playlists are known to be the fastest way of growing your audience and increasing your streams, as they help you reach people who know about you, and people who don’t, yet. For this reason, Anghami has developed a way that enables artists to directly pitch their songs for curation. Introducing our new feature ‘Pitch to Playlists tool’.
Log in to your account through https://artists.anghami.com/, go to ‘Content Promotion’ and click on ‘Pitch to Playlist’. Pick a song you would like to request, specify its genre, mood & style, and a brief description about your song. We would also like to know your nationality – where you’re from. Submit your request and you’re good to go!
Our team will review your request and act accordingly. If approved, you will receive an email informing you about the good news, and people following the playlist will receive a push notification! You can also reach out to our artist support team on firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance on your pitching request.
2. Promote your music: Introducing Amplify
Now we’re talking growth. For artists that are willing to go the extra mile, Anghami has developed promotional packages that fit each artist based on their own music genre, vision, goals and the target audience they are willing to reach. Introducing Amplify; it is known to be a marketing tool dedicated to push your content on Anghami through multiple features based on the right targeting in relevant regions.
Opting for Amplify will give you access to multiple boosting features, which will expand your content visibility, exposure, and increase your number of plays and followers. Your song will be the first to get noticed due to the exposure that the Amplify tools offer.
You can request a promotion by clicking on ‘Get More Plays’ through your Anghami for Artists account, or reach out to email@example.com for further information about our promotional packages that will help you in growing your fanbase.
3. Share your music on social platforms
Making music was your first goal, but now you want to go beyond making music: you want to be heard. Alongside our tools to help artists reach more fans, we believe that social media plays a crucial role in developing your fanbase. Promoting your content on socials thus increasing your Anghami followers ensures that they all stay up-to-date with your upcoming releases, thanks to our push notifications that are automatically sent to each one of them. With that being said, sharing your content on different social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat, SMS will expose you to a new audience that has the potential to turn into your fanbase.
With Facebook, sharing was brought to a whole new level. It now offers a smoother, more engaging experience that brings your music to life, through a story. Anghami developed a way that will help artists give their fans a taste of their music, with a single tap. A 15 second preview that artists can share will enable listeners to directly enjoy the streaming experience when watching the story. Users will be redirected to play the full song on Anghami when clicking on the story. Allowing users to access your song has never been easier. Imagine the number of views on each story, adding up as your number of plays on your song.
You can learn more about this feature here.
4. Push Notification to your followers
Now that more people have discovered your songs, and you’ve gained more followers, our push notifications will ensure that none of them will miss any of your upcoming releases! You won’t need to text and call your friends once your release is out, we’ll do the job for you. Whenever your release is live on Anghami, each of your followers will receive a push notification that will allow them to stream your new song with a single tap.
5. Live Radio
Anghami has offered the ability to stream music differently which can increase exposure to new music. Introducing “Live Radio”. This newly introduced feature allows users and artists to “Go Live” and create a room to listen to music with other people in real time, connecting fans to artists with the press of a button, creating instant engagement. Both users and artists have access to inviting people to the Live Radio, via Anghami Chat or any other social media platform, which allows you as an artist to reach a new audience, therefore new followers, new fans. Your followers will also receive a push notification whenever you go live, so that they won’t miss it!
“Social users stream 33% more average daily seconds than active listeners”.
We aim towards forming a social community around music genres, helping artists achieve their vision, and bringing them closer to their dreams.
You can always reach out to our artist support team on firstname.lastname@example.org or our customer service team @AnghamiCare for further inquiries.