In 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.
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.
|2019 Christian Rockemail@example.com|
|All Things Heavyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Beats n Bass [ drum and bass / dance / liquid ]||@katetechtastic|
|Best Of: Metalcore / Hardcore||@DekaAgency|
|Big Rock Bangersemail@example.com|
|blessings for sleepy sad teens||@cryopotato|
|Breakout Core (Metalcore. Melodic. Post Hardcore)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Early 2000s Pop Punk Nostalgiaemail@example.com|
|forever pop punk||@blfarber|
|GHOST VIBES | EMO/POP PUNK||@danplourenco|
|Hardcore Christian Fight/Motivation Workout||@ivanrmacias|
|HARDCORE OLD SCHOOL (1978-1989)||@hardcoreoldschool|
|Hardcore Workout Music by Fitifyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hardcore/Punk Crist√£o Abrilemail@example.com.|
|HEAVY METAL / METALCORE / HARDCORE – COLLECTION||@ChrisMavUK|
|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 / Altfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Metalcore / Screamo / Postcore / Hardcoreemail@example.com|
|Midwest Emo Revival / Post Indie-Rock IDKfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Music for the Ginger Soulemail@example.com|
|New Pop Punk Essentialsfirstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Now That’s What I Call Breakdownsemail@example.com|
|Pop Punk & Positivity by Get Your Head Straight||@getyourheadstraightuk|
|Pop Punk +||@de7eck|
|POP PUNK firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Post Hardcore Indonesia||@rayasabari|
|Rap Hardcore / Hip Hop Hardcore / Rap Underground / Rap Latino / Rap Chileno / Rap Mexicano||@bonnevilla|
|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 & Rockemail@example.com|
|Tight Jeans, Tighter Scenefirstname.lastname@example.org|
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.