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How to Live Stream Music: The Tools Required to Make It Happen

Looking for ways to get your music discovered? Or maybe you want to give your music streams a boost? Or maybe you want to make money from your music. Either way, you need to get streaming and there are a lot of ways to do it.

But how? Let’s take a look at the tools you need to stream music and how you can start doing it now.

What is Streaming?

In order to understand streaming, it would be more helpful to picture a digital radio station as opposed to a streaming service like Pandora or Spotify.

In radio, the DJ is the radio station. It’s the DJ’s job to choose which songs are played and when. And when the DJ stops playing the song, the next song starts.

But with streaming services, the DJ is the listener. The listener chooses which songs they want to hear. And when the listener stops listening to the song, it gets deleted instead of the next song starting automatically.

This might be a little more clearer with an example.

Let’s say you start a radio station that plays only rap music. Then, let’s say that you want to put on only one song by one artist in the world. You can do that. Now, if that one song is popular and the DJ is playing that song constantly without any other music to fill the air, no one will like the song. This is when the DJ has to choose which songs to play.

While at it, let’s say that you have a streaming service. Now you are the DJ. You decide which songs to play. And when you play the song, you have to start receiving money.

Why Stream Music?

There are lots of reasons why you should start streaming your music.

– You can get your music discovered.

– Get people to hear your music.

– Get paid for your music.

– Boost your search engine optimization (SEO).

– Avoid copyright concerns.

– Get better analytics.

– Start your own podcast.

Setting Up for Streaming

Streaming requires a little bit of setup, so make sure you have a few great songs ready to go. If you’re new to streaming, it’s a good idea to have a few personal entrance tracks (PETs) in addition to your music. These are songs that get people interested in your music and get them to follow you. It can be a song you’re currently using as an intro to your music or any other good song that gets people interested.

It’s also a good idea to have a catchy tagline to go along with your music since this is what people will see when they’re listening. The best thing you can do for your streaming is to have a good tagline that gets people interested in your music and gets them to click on your link to listen.

How to Stream Music

Now that you’ve set up your account and has a few PETs ready, it’s time to start streaming your music. This is the easiest part of streaming, so don’t worry about it too much. Here’s how you do it:

– Add your music to your streaming service of choice.

– Start listening and increase playback time as per the service’s guidelines.

– Let your followers know and start getting them to follow you and increase your following.

– Keep doing this until you reach a significant number of followers who will listen to your music.

– Keep doing this until you make money.

– Enjoy your streaming!

The Tools You Need

Now that you’ve got the setup and know how to stream music, let’s talk about the tools you need.

– A streaming service.

– A free DJ app.

– A quality audio setup.

– A quality microphone.

– A good budget computer.

– A good budget laptop or desktop

Conclusion

Streaming is an amazing way to get your music to fans and make money at the same time.

Here are a few things you can do to get started on your way to streaming success:

– Add your songs to streaming services.

– Start streaming and increase playback time as per the service’s guidelines.

– Let your fans and followers know and start getting them to follow you.

– Boost your following and increase the number of people who listen to your music.

– Keep doing this until you reach a significant number of followers who will listen to your music.

– Keep doing this until you make money.

– Enjoy your streaming!

If you’ve made it this far and are ready to begin your streaming journey, then this guide will help you get started. So what are you waiting for? Begin streaming music today and reap the rewards!