As a musician you will get a lot of emails, I’m talking A LOT. Imagine all the personal email promotions you get and double it. Emails that are constantly blasted off to your professional AND even your personal email accounts all offering up free advice, helpful tips, “opportunities” that you don’t want to miss, things like that. With of course the best subject lines.
Here are my favorite Spammy Subject Lines from 2014 that I fished out of my trash folder.
Don’t be so hard on yourself. You still have your live shows.
4. Indie Bible
ahhhh the Indie Bible. Lets see what we get for the low price of $49.99…
My personal favorite is the “190 cutting edge ARTICLES that will bring my career to a whole new level.” Is that level below or above my current level though?
Cue Radiohead’s – “Fitter Happier”
Thanks Sonicbids, but I’m a sad musician, I don’t want to be happier.
What do you mean money? A couple bucks for a good month of streaming? Get outta’ here?!
And no, I don’t want to read your “success story.” Stop rubbing it in.
-Just give up. Seriously. Wave the white flag. Throw in the towel.
Wrap up, after thoughts, close seconds, full disclosure.
Speaking in my Dad tone of voice. As the artists, musicians, creators, that these platforms target, preying on our hopes and dreams of “making it big” with just one simple registration form. We can’t fall for it. Creating art is always going to be work that we have to do ourselves and continue to do and improve.
That being said, It’s up to us to use these platforms to our advantage the best possible way and with the most creative spin possible. Take “Sleepify” by Vulfpeck for example, GENIUS! (http://time.com/90888/spotify-vulfpeck-silent-album/)
I’ve used or currently use all of these platforms (except for the Indie Bible, I haven’t saved up enough of my hard earned cash to throw down for a copy) and they all work fine, customer/artist support is friendly and usually quick with a response to help. I have no gripes against any of them it was just a fun listicle to do.