[00:00:31] Speaker A: Hey, everyone. We're back with the music Industry 360 podcast, presented by Symphonic Distribution. I'm Tariqa, digital marketing coordinator here, and we're welcoming Jeanette and Astra back on the show.
[00:00:43] Speaker B: Hey, guys, glad to be back.
[00:00:45] Speaker C: Hey, there.
[00:00:46] Speaker A: Today we're going to be talking about the must haves when promoting your music. So let's jump right in. So the first question I have for you ladies is what are the top three things artists and labels should have when promoting a release?
[00:00:58] Speaker B: Okay, so I'll definitely start with the social aspect of it. I believe that you should have some dope album arts simply because before a listener hears your track, they see your album cover and so you want to give them something that really captures their eye and makes them want to click on it. And then also, I would say you should have some behind the scenes footage just so that when you're promoting your release or running a campaign, you have some type of content to share with them. I'd also say from a media outreach stance that you should have a plan, a basic plan.
Are you going to reach out? Well, you should be reaching out to a PR firm to kind of see if they'll help you with blog outreaches and online publications to kind of promote the release, get some buz going around it, some radio promo, and then a release party if you want to go ahead and go that route. So those are definitely essential. And then the last thing I would say is store features.
Most distributors, they have connections with their network of digital service providers, so you can reach out to them and kind of ask them any opportunities or areas there where they can help you to promote your release on those platforms.
[00:02:12] Speaker A: Okay, so out of those three things, what would you say is the most important?
[00:02:16] Speaker B: Definitely having a plan. It's like if you don't have a strategy or any type of plan in place to promote your release, it's kind of like you're doing everything in vain.
[00:02:27] Speaker C: Yeah, I see that too. I think too, that you definitely should plan ahead also because you've spent so much time in this release, from recording it to doing your songs. So typically, if, let's say, a release took you about, let's say, like, six months to actually create it from the mastering, from the creation process, you should also almost plan for six months of promoting, or at least have. A plan for at least whether it's waiting those six months to create a plan or know that that plan should be at least, like, three months for sure.
[00:03:01] Speaker A: Okay, so what would you say are the top social media platforms every artist should be in?
[00:03:05] Speaker C: Definitely like the no brainer here is going to be Facebook. Obviously, it's a great platform for you to engage with your fans. Also being able to not only promote your music, but you can also promote all your social media links. You can also add a newsletter aspect to it so people can sign up to your newsletter, add your website a little bit about yourself, and so on. Then I think the ones that would come up next would be definitely having like a SoundCloud or a bandcamp so people can preview your music.
And these two platforms, they also have a discovery tool aspect to it, so people can typically find you organically through them.
I would also say to kind of choose anywhere between, let's say Instagram or Snapchat. Especially now since Instagram now has this whole video and live feed aspect to it.
Nowadays Instagram has become a little bit more public and Snapchat is a little bit more private now, it seems. But it's definitely a great tool to engage with your fans. Also Instagram has the aspect that you can put hashtags in there.
[00:04:14] Speaker A: That's true.
[00:04:15] Speaker C: And that way you can also your fans or you can have potential fans discover your music if you're using the right hashtags for it. And then last would be definitely still Twitter.
I think Twitter sometimes it's kind of underestimated because it's one of those social media platforms that you can actually engage with your fans on a one on one conversation. So if you know any followers that are joining you or fans, it's a great way for you to have a conversation right there with them.
I always think that that one's underutilized, but it's still a great way to engage with fans.
[00:04:54] Speaker A: How much time do you think an artist should spend on each of these platforms?
[00:04:57] Speaker C: That's an excellent question. So we kind of preached this 30 2010 rule. So basically we recommend that you pick whether it's going to be a couple of days a week, or whether it's every day that you go and you spend at least 30 minutes in the platform that you are putting out much more content. So let's say if you're focusing on Facebook, spend 30 minutes on Facebook, answering messages, responding to comments, all that good stuff, commenting on anything that anybody has sent to you. And then the same thing, say that your next focus is going to be Instagram. So going ahead and either, let's say research more hashtags that are relevant to your content, engaging with anybody that commented there.
So basically they'll make up an hour a day that you're going to focus on social media and you'll put the priority on the platforms that you're focusing on.
[00:05:58] Speaker A: Okay, so like a social media hierarchy kind of.
[00:06:00] Speaker C: Yes, exactly.
[00:06:01] Speaker A: Cool. So what would you say are your favorite tools to promote music?
[00:06:05] Speaker B: My favorite tools to promote music are definitely newsletters because you're giving your followers a personalized experience, you can offer them exclusivity by kind of just giving them free downloads or something in the newsletter. It's just a great tool to interact with them. And then I would also say official websites because you can use official websites in conjunction with Google Analytics to kind of figure out new markets, I guess, geographically of where your followers might be, know their interests. Maybe if you need to create merch or something like that, you can use those.
[00:06:41] Speaker A: So what exactly is Google Analytics?
[00:06:44] Speaker B: Google analytics is a platform in which Google will take like a user tracking code to kind of track, I guess, all your information of your users, of what they're clicking on and who they are. And it uses that so you can get reporting and results on.
[00:07:05] Speaker A: What to focus on.
[00:07:06] Speaker C: What to focus on, where they're located, demographics, their age, their interests, their affinity, like what things they like to do, which is kind of creepy too, that Google keeps all that information, but it's in there too.
[00:07:18] Speaker A: Yeah, that would be really cool and helpful for artists. Nice. Jeanete, do you have any tools that you suggest to artists I love right.
[00:07:26] Speaker C: Now, all these link shorteners, not only for obviously when you're sharing specific content, so you're not sharing this long winded link. And a lot of these, let's say like Bitly, you can actually personalize what the link might look like. So for instance, today we're doing this Spread Your Music campaign. So you can name it, let's say it's going to say Bitly, but then it's going to say Spread Your Music and whatever other addition you can put in there. I also like that. Now Featured FM is doing something very similar, but as a link shortener they'll give you like a page that features all the store links for your product. So a lot of your fans, let's say you might be pushing Spotify, but you might have fans that don't necessarily listen to Spotify. Maybe they use Apple Music or same token, maybe they have an iPhone, maybe they have an Android. So if you're sending them to an itunes store, they're not going to be able to open up that link. Right, so Featured FM now basically allows you for you to put all those specific links. So then now you have a landing page that features all your store links and you can personalize it.
[00:08:40] Speaker A: Okay. Is Bitly free or is that a paid tool?
[00:08:43] Speaker C: Bitly is free.
[00:08:44] Speaker A: Okay, nice. What are some creative ways that artists can promote themselves?
[00:08:49] Speaker C: This is actually what I think is super fun in terms of the music industry or even working in any creative field, especially when it comes to marketing because obviously you're always going to have a plan. But then the fun part is to actually get a little bit creative on how can you push this content in a way that can engage with fans, that can really keep people engaged, that will want perhaps whether it's something funny or really emotional, but the essence is for people to go ahead and share it. So we actually in the Symphonic Blog, we actually did a post that shows 70 ways to promote your music. Obviously I'm not going to read out the 70 ways because this would be a really long podcast, but I definitely want to point out the ones that I thought were really cool that I really like, that I think people will kind of miss them. So here they go. So SoundCloud ads. You can do SoundCloud ads, instagram videos. Instagram ads premiering the music in a blog. That's super important. Not only the music, but also a video.
[00:09:51] Speaker A: Okay.
[00:09:52] Speaker C: Nowadays too, we've seen certain clients that they also premiere the making of and the behind the scenes.
[00:10:00] Speaker A: So more content.
[00:10:01] Speaker C: Yeah, and it's super easy to make because as you're making the video, obviously have somebody that is also making that content or recording that content. So I really love that. If you're making electronic music, making sure you're using some of the tools that they have, such as the charts. So, for instance, beatport and Track source has charts. So you can make your it's almost like, essentially almost like a playlist. And you can feature other artists. You can tag those artists when you're sharing it that way you're actually promoting other artists'music. So it's almost like a collaboration as well. You should also make your own Spotify playlist that don't only have your music. You can also feature artists that are very similar to you. And the same thing once you create these playlists, also share them online. That way those artists, if it's artists that perhaps you'd like to work with, they can discover you because obviously you're promoting their music as well.
[00:10:58] Speaker A: Does Symphonic do anything like that for artists?
[00:11:01] Speaker C: So, yeah, so we have tons of playlists. So we've given our Spotify account a bunch of love but we have a bunch of playlists that are either genre focused and then now we're moving into themed playlists.
[00:11:14] Speaker A: Okay, by theme, what do you mean?
[00:11:16] Speaker C: So basically, like moods. That's kind of like a thing with Spotify that they're moving into kind of like moods. So now we're finding ways. Obviously we know that people use music to exercise. So now we're kind of like brainstorming other ways.
[00:11:31] Speaker A: So if I'm an artist who has like a new upbeat exercise song, can I just be like, hey, Symphonic, add this to one of your yeah, yeah.
[00:11:41] Speaker C: So basically we have a form. You can find it either in the Symphonic help desk or you can find it in our blog and you can just search on the search bar. You can find Symphonic Spotify playlist and you basically complete a form. You let us know which playlist you want to be featured in and then we'll go ahead and Astro is going to go ahead and add you to that playlist.
[00:12:00] Speaker B: Yes. Make sure you're following the playlist that you actually want to submit to. People have been making that mistake.
[00:12:05] Speaker C: A yeah, yeah. So going back to Spotify, we definitely have to do, I think, like a whole podcast on Spotify. But some other creative ways that are under the radar is also if your music is in Pandora, going ahead and creating a Pandora radio playlist and you can share with, let's say, your family members, your friends, so they engage with it more and that way it can kind of be bumped up in their algorithm. Okay. Another super cool platform that I really like is Wavo. Wawo. Basically what they do is that they collaborate with different blogs. So typically at the end of a blog post, you'll be able to see different tracks being featured there. And that is what actually you'd be paying for as an advertiser, is that your music is going to be featured in different publications, it's going to be promoted, and it looks like it's almost part of that blog post, but it's really an ad.
[00:13:07] Speaker A: Okay.
[00:13:08] Speaker C: Yeah, I like that. The new thing too. Placing your music in dating apps you can look up in Tinder and all that stuff, being part of competitions, doing remix contests with platforms like metapop and Wavo as well.
Going to Reddit and posting it on Reddit, we've had a lot of success with our personal playlist, putting them there on Reddit. But you can't be spamming, that's one thing.
[00:13:32] Speaker A: Yeah, I got in trouble for that actually got cursed out on Reddit for.
[00:13:38] Speaker C: So so don't over promote. Just kind of share your blog post, your music in there every so often using a street team, I think that's just getting a couple of kids or even yourself in an evening and maybe creating some nice looking stickers or something funny or cool or creative and sharing those. Another thing that I've noticed, and this would be kind of like the last one since I promised I wasn't going to do the 70.
A lot of local networks, TV networks, have local morning shows and a lot of these shows are always looking for just kind of like local artists that are looking to feature their music. And they're typically willing to give you a spot. So obviously it depends on what genre of music you perform, but you don't lose anything by reaching out to those publications.
[00:14:31] Speaker A: Okay, nice. How can Symphonic or any distributor help an artist to promote a new release?
[00:14:36] Speaker B: So there are a couple of things. For one, definitely with feature requests, you want to ask your distributor what opportunities they have or relationships they have with their DSPs simply because wait, what's a DSP?
A DSP is a digital service provider. So stores like itunes, Spotify, et cetera.
[00:15:00] Speaker A: Okay.
[00:15:00] Speaker B: But basically we have the opportunity to help our clients get featured with these DSPs. So the banners you see on Spotify or itunes in the new music or new releases section, we can pitch those to the DSPs and try to get you featured. So it's definitely an opportunity that you want to ask about.
[00:15:21] Speaker A: Nice.
[00:15:22] Speaker B: The other thing is, I don't know about other distributors, but for Symphonic we have our own blog, and we're very active on our social media platforms, so we give our clients Spotlights. This is on a weekly basis?
[00:15:37] Speaker A: Yeah, weekly. Every Wednesday. I would know. I put them together.
[00:15:40] Speaker B: Yes. Tariqa does a great job of doing Spotlights for our clients. So basically we'll do a blog post, write up on you, and then promote it on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for sure. So you definitely want to ask about those opportunities.
[00:15:55] Speaker C: Totally. And in comparison to a lot of distributors, symphonic offers a lot of marketing services. So we have graphic designers that can help out, whether it's release covers or EPKs or any sort of video content that you might want to be doing. We also have a lot of radio promotion services for sure. A couple of them that it's a mix of whether it's terrestrial or Internet radio or even college radio. So I think if we give in comparison to others, we have a good amount of promotional tools out there.
[00:16:27] Speaker B: And if you want to learn more about feature requests, be sure to check out our podcast, episode Two, when we discuss all of how to's and how to get your music featured.
[00:16:36] Speaker A: Nice. What are some common mistakes that artists make when promoting their music and how do they go about it?
[00:16:42] Speaker C: So I think one of the biggest mistakes is really not giving themselves time to promote it. Like we were discussing earlier, you're really excited that you have this release. So you go ahead and first of all, you don't give yourself enough time to even send it to the distributor. You go ahead and be like, okay, I want this release as fast as possible on stores or on partners. So it's just giving yourself a little bit of breathing room like we discussed before. So you have a plan and you can go ahead and secure media resources, somebody like a PR company that can help you promote the release. You can schedule out a plan, however long or however your budget might be, but at least have some sort of countdown, have some sort of engaging content that when you are promoting the release, you're not only telling people, like, oh, that you're selling, selling, selling. Like, buy my release, buy my release. Just kind of like space it out there's. Typically supposed to be this, like 80 20 rule, so it's 80% putting out content.
Kind of like interesting engaging content out there, and then 20% is selling.
[00:17:51] Speaker B: Okay. And just piggybacking off of what Jeanette said. I know a lot of clients will reach out post release date for marketing tactics, and I'm just looking like, how we're supposed to help you. You have to reach out at least two weeks in advance, so just making sure that you do it give us enough time to promote your music.
[00:18:10] Speaker C: Yeah, I have like two marler points, so the other one would be capturing emails, just like Astra said, earlier. It's really important to emailing service. MailChimp is a great one. It's free until I believe it's 1000 subscribers. So getting those emails because those are going to be your ultimate fans, we all know that things get lost in the feed too. So by having those email addresses of your fans, then you're giving them not only the exclusive content, but you're also just letting them know what's going on.
MailChimp, for instance, they have a plugin that is user friendly with Facebook. So basically what it does is that you'll have an extra tab, like an additional tab, and in there it'll collect emails for you.
The same thing with MailChimp, they'll also have a sort of embed that you can put, let's say, on the footer of your website and in there it will ask for subscribers. You can also, let's say, because those are ways of like, okay, where can you put these tools in order for people to sign up? But let's say you want people to sign up to your newsletter. So you can encourage like a contest, doing some sort of contest that whoever sign up signs up for the newsletter will win some sort of personalized prize. If you do active shows, let's say you're gigging, have a little form maybe in your merch table to encourage people to sign up for your newsletter. So it's just like getting creative with it. I think ideally, definitely covering the basis of like, put it on your website, have it on, start getting creative with it. And then the other thing that I think sometimes people kind of ignore a little bit or that they don't focus on is YouTube.
It's basically the biggest website in the world in terms of music discovery. It's a great tool for it. So having a YouTube channel is really important and then giving it some love. So obviously making sure it's well branded in terms of other social media links, if you need help, let's say in creating video, which I know that that covers a little bit of budget in order to make video content, they look really good. So at least you can have either if you can't afford like a lyric video because obviously it's a little bit more expensive, maybe you can have like a track, visualizer, something that kind of like enhances your music and your fans have a different experience listening to your music.
[00:21:06] Speaker A: What's the most popular question you both receive in regards to music promotion? How do you guys go about it?
[00:21:12] Speaker B: So a question I receive often is definitely how to gain additional followers or get a larger reach or exposure.
My response to this is I have a few points. So for one, you definitely want to, like, as was mentioned earlier, get involved with a PR firm because they can help you get those radio contacts or those online publications that you're looking for. But also it just starts with securing gigs and going out and making yourself public because it's one thing to be in the studio making your music and everything, but you have to make yourself known. And I don't know how you guys feel about it, but I definitely feel like live performances are better than just listening to the track. So just get out there and let people know you're making music.
Another thing is to partner with local influencers or musicians who have similar music to yours and you guys can kind of just cross promote and use each other's platforms to make your audience increase. And then the last thing I would suggest is good old fashioned street team marketing. You can use your close friends and relatives to kind of help get a team together as a starting point to promote your music and then share your merch on the street.
[00:22:31] Speaker C: And then something else too that I was kind of thinking as you're saying this, so what happens if you don't have a budget to work with a PR company?
[00:22:38] Speaker B: If you don't have a budget, well, then you can just do the blog outreaches on your own. Just gather a bunch of contacts that you do by your own research and then just start reaching out. If you have an EPK, send it over and kind of promote yourself.
[00:22:55] Speaker C: Yeah, that's always something that we always recommend that it's like, let's say for instance, there's like a really good website called if you Dig this. And basically what it is, is that you type in, okay, I like Kanye, or let's say you can even plug in your own artist name depending on how much reach you have. Then I'll show you other similar artists as yourself.
So then you can go ahead and look for those specific artists and see which publications are supporting them or where have they done premieres, what publications are writing about those artists. And typically within those blog posts, you can see who was the writer for that article. And typically I'll have either their Twitter in there or maybe you can find a way like it'll have their email in there and they're reaching out to those individuals and presenting them. Just like Asher said, you can give them your EPK, keep it short and simple, polite. Never include an attachment in there of your music.
[00:23:52] Speaker A: Just include maybe like why shouldn't they include an attachment?
[00:23:56] Speaker C: Because typically, first of all, and I speak for myself, but number one, depending on the size of that attachment, you don't know if you clog up this person's email. Number one, right?
And depending on where you what type of file it is, you don't want to have somebody waiting to download a file to then open it up on itunes or open it up wherever it's like no, you just give them a link. Preferably you can give them a private link so it can be SoundCloud or a bandcamp limp. That's a link that's private and just go from there. Just kind of keep it polite.
Obviously these people get hundreds of emails every day, so follow up with them. I would follow up at least four days, I think is always like a good time to and maybe give it a second shot. If within that second shot that person hasn't responded, then just kind of move on and find other people.
[00:24:57] Speaker A: Okay, what are some good sites for them to stay up to date with? The latest in promotion.
[00:25:03] Speaker C: So the best site out there is definitely Symphonics Blog.
Not bias at all.
[00:25:10] Speaker A: Shameless plug.
[00:25:11] Speaker C: Yeah, no, but definitely we do try to put a lot of content in there for any listeners out there. If you even have additional questions that you might have, welcome to reach out to us and we can definitely create some content around that for sure. But my favorite websites to kind of stay up to date on everything that's going on. I think Sonicbids does a great job in content.
[00:25:41] Speaker B: I love HubSpot.
[00:25:42] Speaker C: Yeah, HubSpot is awesome and they have all sorts of tools and they give you a bunch of ideas.
I also recently stumbled on. They're called skeleton. Skeleton. And it's like if you look like Skeleton video production, it's all video and YouTube related, but talk about like, okay, you have all this video content, how can you repurpose it, where to share, know how to look at analytics a little bit deeper. I love that in the same video kind of like aspect. I love YouTube's Creator Academy. They really break down every subject imaginable in terms of content. Especially since nowadays video is becoming so popular.
[00:26:26] Speaker A: Right.
[00:26:26] Speaker C: It's really cool.
And then I know that obviously, like a lot of artists, you have to wear different hats. So I really like also there's a site called Skillshare and in there you can take like little courses from anywhere from graphic design to marketing to just developing analytics or copywriting, all this good stuff. How about you astra.
[00:26:54] Speaker B: Social media examiner?
[00:26:56] Speaker A: That's a good one.
[00:26:57] Speaker B: Yeah, music Think Tank and yeah, that's pretty much the HubSpot. I was going to say that one too.
[00:27:04] Speaker A: But I would say can I answer this?
[00:27:07] Speaker C: Go first.
[00:27:08] Speaker A: I would say canva because artists can create basically any graphic that they need to promote whatever it is that they have coming up and really fast. They have a free version. It's awesome. You can even upload your own font style if you have one. It's free.
[00:27:25] Speaker C: Free is always good.
[00:27:26] Speaker A: Right.
[00:27:27] Speaker C: And then also, you know what I stumbled on recently that's kind of cool. It has like really funny and cool content is girl boss. Girl boss.
[00:27:34] Speaker A: Their Instagram account or website.
[00:27:36] Speaker C: Their website. Like now they even also have a podcast.
[00:27:38] Speaker A: Wow.
[00:27:39] Speaker C: Yeah, and they come up with all these different topics, at least for women in the industry, if there's any women out there in the industry listening to this.
[00:27:51] Speaker A: So that's the end of our interview portion. Let's jump into some upcoming events. Jeanette, what does Symphonic have going on?
[00:27:58] Speaker C: I'm now in the post Show Blues right now, going through that depression of vibes of the Bay because it was awesome.
We literally had about 900 people that attended in total.
[00:28:10] Speaker A: Nice.
[00:28:11] Speaker C: And it was all showcasing, like, local artists. And we got a lot of really good support from local influencers and publications. So really excited for that. So you guys could definitely check out our pictures. They came out amazing. Adam, one of our graphic designers took them.
[00:28:28] Speaker A: The videos will be out soon too, correct?
[00:28:30] Speaker C: Yeah.
[00:28:30] Speaker A: Okay.
[00:28:33] Speaker C: In addition to that, we're also planning for our music industry sessions. We're looking to do one here in Tampa. We have a couple of other sites that we're going to be doing. So maybe New York and Puerto Rico.
[00:28:46] Speaker A: Nice.
[00:28:47] Speaker C: That and then the reoccurring thing is also always Music Producers Club.
[00:28:53] Speaker A: Okay.
[00:28:53] Speaker C: That's out of New York. And it's basically kind of like a networking for producers and music creators. The format is typically I'll have five producers that will present their tracks, and then we'll have one Masterclass producer.
Last month, we had one of the founders for Fools Gold oh, dope over there.
And then in October, we're heading to Amsterdam. We're going to Ade again.
[00:29:26] Speaker A: Nice.
[00:29:27] Speaker C: Yep. So we're going to see if maybe this would be awesome. We're still kind of planning it, but we're trying to see if we can do a Music Producers Club in Ade.
[00:29:35] Speaker A: Okay.
[00:29:35] Speaker C: And just kind of bring some of our artists that are going to be there for the Master class. Instead of having, like, one Master class, we can have several Master classes featuring artists over there.
[00:29:47] Speaker A: So what are you guys listening to right now?
[00:29:49] Speaker B: Okay, so there's this version of Drake's controller by Pop. It includes popcorn. And I was trying to find that on Spotify, but I couldn't. But I happened to stumble upon Spotify's African Heat playlist, and it is so dope. I definitely recommend checking it out.
[00:30:06] Speaker C: What type of music is it?
[00:30:07] Speaker B: Like African Beats. And I love that all these new.
[00:30:11] Speaker C: Sounds are coming from not only from Africa and also Latin America. All this folklore music is mixing with conglomeration of sounds. Like, I love that. I love all that.
[00:30:26] Speaker A: That is cool.
[00:30:27] Speaker C: I'm actually listening to Osuna's new album. That's, like, a big deal. Everybody's been asking, like, oh, about this. So basically yeah, that's all I've been listening to. It's called LaurieA.
[00:30:38] Speaker B: Okay.
[00:30:38] Speaker A: Yeah.
[00:30:38] Speaker C: So it's pretty good. I like it.
[00:30:41] Speaker A: Cool. I've been seeing him a lot on Spotify, actually.
[00:30:44] Speaker C: Yeah, he gets a lot of Spotify love. And I'm originally from Puerto Rico, so sometimes I'll see a couple of publications and yeah, he's all over the place over there, too.
[00:30:53] Speaker A: That's sweet. Yeah.
[00:30:54] Speaker B: See how he made, like, top Latin Billboard charts, too?
[00:30:59] Speaker C: He's blowing up. Yeah. And then also, believe it or not, honestly, I've had. On replay. We have two playlists on our spotify account and the symphonic one. We have the summer party mix and the pool lounge. And that's what I've been listening to all this time because the summer one is really like it's like a mix of, like it'll be reggae and hip hop and house and a little bit of everything. It's really, like, upbeat. And then the pool lounge is just really chill. It's getting dark and it's like you're just like, lounging. So it's like more like deep house and just sexy music.
[00:31:34] Speaker A: Is there a pumpkin spice late playlist coming up?
[00:31:37] Speaker C: Oh, my God. That is a brilliant idea. We definitely have to do it this specific to that not a fall one. A pumpkin pumpkin spice latte.
[00:31:47] Speaker B: This is going to become a thing, I'm sure.
[00:31:49] Speaker C: I wonder if it's like, do you think it'll be chill or is this like a raging thing that you're, like, driving there?
[00:31:55] Speaker A: Chill. I'm going to listen to this when I'm putting Uggs on in a sweater on.
[00:32:00] Speaker C: Yeah. And we're in Florida, so it's still like 90 degrees outside.
Lord Jesus defeats the purpose of feeling like it's fall.
[00:32:09] Speaker A: So I've been listening to Gold Link a lot. I discovered him from the show Insecure, which is hilarious.
[00:32:16] Speaker B: My favorite show. Oh, my goodness.
[00:32:18] Speaker A: I believe he's an independent artist and that song, like, Crew, it blew up from the show and Gucci Mane's on the remix. And I think someone else he's actually coming to Tampa in a couple weeks.
[00:32:29] Speaker C: I love whenever those shows and Vice does that a lot, too, that they're actually like a licensing partner of ours, that they definitely target independent music. It's such a great thing to obviously promote and encourage them. I love it. When is Game of Thrones going to put some independent music on there?
[00:32:47] Speaker A: I don't know.
[00:32:48] Speaker C: A Game of Thrones spotify playlist. What do you think?
[00:32:52] Speaker A: I think there is one already.
It's called like fire and ice.
[00:32:59] Speaker C: We'll do the soundtrack to it.
[00:33:01] Speaker A: Have you guys seen the South Park video where they're making fun of the opening song?
[00:33:07] Speaker C: Oh, my God.
[00:33:07] Speaker B: No.
[00:33:08] Speaker C: I'm sure it's hilarious. I'm sure it's hilarious. We're going to add that link also, too.
[00:33:13] Speaker A: Check it out down below.
All right, so I'm tariqa and it was great having Jeanette and Astra on the show and we'll catch you guys in the next episode.
[00:33:23] Speaker B: Till next time.
[00:33:24] Speaker C: Bye. Peace.