I don’t get the whole “Add to library” function of Apple Music or similar streaming platforms. See, I always add things to a playlist. I keep my playlists organized like genres (and also share them publicly). So when I’m adding music to my collection, I never select “Add to library”, it’s always “Add to playlist”.
Adding to library is like throwing clothes in a pile
To me, it makes no sense selecting “add to library”. Many of you may do this, but here’s the scenario; I hear a song I like, got a chill-out vibe and I select “Add to library” instead of “Add to playlist”. Later on, I wanna’ listen to that chill-out song again or organize that song into a playlist or something. It was just one song by one artist.
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I’ve had my personal music collection on Spotify, but I’ve switched to Apple Music a while ago and I couldn’t share my personal music collection playlists the same way on Apple Music. But now I can. I’m @mixerjaexx on Apple Music and @mixerjaexx on Spotify.
List of public playlists on Apple Music
Here’s the list of playlists that I have on Apple Music. They’re in genre format as that’s how I listen to my music.
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The way music promotion articles would lead you to believe, “music lovers” are just itching to hear new music! But that couldn’t be further from the truth.
You’re Promoting Music To People At The Worst Times
Where are new artists typically? They’re on SoundCloud, they’re on Twitter, they’re on Facebook. These are all great platforms. But the problem is that you’re in front of people when they’re not trying to find new music.
Take Twitter. Even if a new person somehow ends up finding a tweet you posted about your music by accident, they’re at work or at home about to overcook dinner. Even if they see your link, click it and listen to your music, they’re probably gonna’ be like “That’s cool… but I really should get back to Twitter to see what Martha Stewart ate for lunch.” and forget all about you. The “conversion rate” (converting people who see or hear your music into someone who adds or follows your music) is so comically low for this very reason. You’re basically interrupting them. They’re not looking for new music on Twitter.
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