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50 Hard Rock/Pop Punk Playlists You Should Be Pitching, How To Reach Them

2In the streaming age, playlists are the name of the game when it comes to getting ahead in your career. Here we look at fifty different playlists hard rock/pop punk artists should be pitching their music to, as well as how to actually get ahold of them.

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Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix

Playlists are the new mixtapes. If you want to get ahead in your career, you need to appear on these popular playlists.

Music discovery has changed. The days of people sharing MP3s online or burning one another CD-Rs in their bedrooms with artwork made from a Sharpie are now considered the dark ages. Today’s music listeners discover new artists and songs through playlists, but discovering the right playlist for your music and how to contact the curator behind it can feel impossible at times.

We’re here to help. With the assistance of several friends in the music business, we have uncovered fifty (50) influential hard rock and pop punk playlists that are actively helping artists at every level raise their profiles on a global scale. We’ve also found the people behind them, or at least, a means to contact those behind them, and we’re giving that information to you for free today.

Smart artists will recognize that this is not a perfect solution to pitching problems they currently face. There are thousands of artists working every day for increased exposure through Spotify playlists, and many of them will likely be reaching out to these same contacts in hopes of being noticed. We ran tips to help you stand out while playlist pitching last month, and we will run more in the months to come. Be professional, be engaging, and always be true to yourself. Let the curators know what makes you and your music unique.

Name Contact
2019 Christian Rock indiechristiansound@gmail.com
All Things Heavy jesea@highroadpublicity.com
beach goth @yung.thuy
Beats n Bass [ drum and bass / dance / liquid ] @katetechtastic
Best Covers sol@safetyorange.com
Best Of: Metalcore / Hardcore @DekaAgency
Big Rock Bangers wearekooluk@gmail.com
blessings for sleepy sad teens @cryopotato
Breakout Core (Metalcore. Melodic. Post Hardcore) info@beheadingthetraitor.com
Early 2000s Pop Punk Nostalgia rnwalsh17@gmail.com
ELITE TRAINING @ToddActual
Euro Punk info@antillectual.com
Feesten/Uitgaan Remco.wiefferink2002@gmail.com
forever pop punk @blfarber
GHOST VIBES | EMO/POP PUNK @danplourenco
Happy Hardcore @Jalmaan
Hardcore Bangers @samimadlad
Hardcore Christian Fight/Motivation Workout @ivanrmacias
HARDCORE OLD SCHOOL (1978-1989) @hardcoreoldschool
Hardcore Workout Music by Fitify martin@fitifyapps.com
Hardcore/Punk Crist√£o Abril meneguel@gmail.com.
HEAVY METAL / METALCORE / HARDCORE – COLLECTION @ChrisMavUK
Japanese Punk-Alternative @teachoice.
KOREAN HEAVY METAL | SCREAMO & K-HEAVY METAL | KPOP HEAVY METAL @aryatully
Makeout – Kinky Version – Sexy songs @lissaa_souza
Memes do Hardcore – HC BR @memesdohardcore.
Metal United – Metal / Metalcore / Deathcore / Rock / Post Hardcore / Alt metalunitedinfo@gmail.com
Metalcore / Screamo / Postcore / Hardcore metalcore.playlist@gmail.com
Metalcore/Deathcore/Post-hardcore/Alternative themetalcorecommunity@gmail.com
Midwest Emo Revival / Post Indie-Rock IDK natgoodhue@gmail.com
Music for the Ginger Soul gingersoul1019@gmail.com
New Pop Punk Essentials gavinbonar@gmail.com.
Now That’s What I Call Breakdowns! jordan@killthemusic.net
Pop Punk & Positivity by Get Your Head Straight @getyourheadstraightuk
Pop Punk + @de7eck
POP PUNK 2019 ukpoppunkers@gmail.com
Post Hardcore Indonesia @rayasabari
PROZAC @ollydagger
Punk Love (716-563-5856)
Rap Hardcore / Hip Hop Hardcore / Rap Underground / Rap Latino / Rap Chileno / Rap Mexicano @bonnevilla
Rock/Punk/Metal Mix qbroadwaymp29@gmail.com.
rock/reggae/hardcore/ laurocg@gmail.com
Screamo x Metalcore x Post-Hardcore x Hardcore x Metal @gmcauchi_
Shrednector (Pop Punk / Indie Rock) @shrednector
Spring is in the ear @sabrinasterntal
Suomi Finland Punk & Rock sofapromotions@gmail.com
Tight Jeans, Tighter Scene jesea@highroadpublicity.com

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.

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