Many factors come into play when it comes to making music & launching it into the world, which is why learning the know-how behind the process is a must.
This article is here to provide you with all the tools you need to publish your music on Anghami, independently from third parties, and get discovered by your potential fanbase.
1. Create an Artist Account
First and foremost, you will need to create an artist account by following the steps below:
- Go to artists.anghami.com.
- Fill your personal information.
- Verify your email address.
Now all you need to do is relax – your account will be activated from our end within 24 hours.
Tips to Ensure Your Account Is Approved on Anghami:
- Make sure your full name is displayed as written on your passport.
- Make sure not to use a famous artist’s name as your own.
- Avoid creating multiple accounts.
2. Upload Content on Anghami
Once your account is active, log in using the same website, then tap on ‘My Uploads’. This step will allow you to have your own music launched on Anghami. Make sure to upload high quality audio file in MP3 or WAV form. Use a squared image in JPG, JPEG, or PNG forms (preferably 1000×1000).
Your song will be reviewed within 48 hours, and you will be informed via email regarding the status of your release.
Things to Keep In Mind in Order to Successfully Have Your Song Approved on Anghami:
- Make sure your song is free of any voice over, branding or advertising of any form.
- Avoid uploading low quality audio.
- In the case of covers/remixes, it is preferable to have a license from the copyright holder of the track before uploading it, in order to avoid any legal claims raised against you.
3. Edit Your Profile
Here’s the part where you can express yourself as an artist and reveal your identity to your potential fans. Your artist profile is the first thing your fans notice, therefore, a good-looking artist profile grabs the attention of new-comers, makes them want to discover you, and most importantly, makes them stay.
Anghami offers many tools allowing you to edit and customize your own artist profile.
a. Update Your Artist Image
Choose the artwork that best represents you as an artist, making sure that it mirrors your identity and creates the best impression for your fans.
Tip: Choose something unique and different about you. This will not only differentiate you, but also make you memorable and exceptional.
b. Update Your Bio
Describe the major life events in your artistic career. Dramatize them. Tell people who you actually are. Get them closer to you and inspire them to start their own journey.
Tip: Make your bio attractive but concise. Use appealing words and tell stories. Give them a reason to want to know more. Place your best accomplishments at the beginning of your biography, and make it easy and simple to read.
c. Customize Your Content
Fans pay attention to the layout of the content displayed on your artist profile. With our tools, you have the freedom to edit your albums, organize your content, and reorder the songs in your album.
Tip: Make your song titles short. Choose a specific theme and color for your album to make it aesthetically pleasing and make sure it represents you. Ex: as a Hip-Hop artist, you would opt for colors that are darker, whereas artists of calm music can opt for pastel colors.
d. Edit Your Lyrics
Editing and synchronizing your lyrics will give users the impression that you take your songs seriously and give your content a more professional outlook. Adding lyrics to your track will also increase your search visibility when people type song lyrics in the app search bar.
Tip: Look for grammatical mistakes in your lyrics. Enter spaces between the Intro and the Chorus. You can also request your lyric synchronization on firstname.lastname@example.org.
e. Get Inspired
Search for artists that make the same music genre you do. Get ideas from different talents, and add your own unique touch.
Tip: You can search by Genre and select the Top Artists in the specific category for inspiration.
Once you’re done editing your artist profile and have made sure you’re satisfied with your content, submit the changes.
4. Pitch Your Track to Playlists
Now you’re ready to be discovered. Playlisting is among the most effective ways to increase your streams and expose yourself to new audiences, which can potentially turn into your fanbase. We have made it easier for you to pitch your songs to Anghami’s editorial playlists. Here’s how:
- Login to your account.
- Go to “Content Promotion”.
- Click on “Pitch to Playlist” and select the song you would like to submit for curation.
Things to Keep In Mind When Adding Your Song to a Playlist:
- Make sure you pitch a recent song of yours.
- You’re only allowed to submit one song at a time.
- Requests are subject to review, and approvals are not always guaranteed.
Once your song is added to one of our editorial playlists, you will receive an email informing you of the good news. Moreover, each user following the playlist will be notified by a push notification, ensuring that your release does not go unnoticed!
5. Access Your Analytics
Now that everything is set, the impact of pitching your songs to playlists, as well as making sure your release looks good will automatically affect your analytics. The more you invest in making the best out of your release, the more your analytics will be positively impacted.
Stay tuned for our upcoming article to learn more about making your analytics work in your favor!
If you’ve made it this far, you’re now ready to proceed with your artist journey. With the knowledge you have gathered, you can now take full control of your music, and thrive in the music industry.