We had the pleasure of interviewing Jason from SubmitHub who revealed why music plays a massive part in his day to day life, and why he’s helping musicians get publicity for their songs.
Jason: In a nutshell? SubmitHub is a website that connects musicians with bloggers and playlisters who like to share music.
Jason: So there are two sides to the SubmitHub “equation” — bloggers and the people trying to send music to them. The bloggers use SubmitHub because it’s way easier than dealing with email submissions — *and* they get paid to do it. The musicians use SubmitHub because it makes it really easy to figure out who to send their music to, and guarantees they actually get a response from the bloggers (there’s a positive response that means they’ll get some publicity for their song).
Jason: Constantly! Here are some of my favourites. My music listening gets broken up into three clumps, so to speak: 1) sorting through the ~100 submissions a day that my log Indie Shuffle gets; 2) listening to Indie Shuffle while I code/work; 3) listening to albums/throwbacks when I’m cooking or hanging out with my family. It’s a good balance given that I’ve pretty much got music playing from the time I wake up until the time I go to sleep.
Jason: Tough question to objectively answer — I think a lot of it comes down to a gut feeling. Would you prefer a meal cooked by a robot, or a meal cooked by a human? There’s more character to the latter, and I think the same can be said when humans are the ones doing the curation. Robots don’t have emotions.
Jason: Super duper easy. Not only does good tech make it really easy to tell which songs people like and which ones they dislike, it has also made pretty much all the music in the world easily accessible.
Jason: I remember that I’d sit in front of the radio waiting for my favourite songs to come on and then hit record on the tape cassette. Those were the “playlists” of my day 🙂
Jason: For starters we’d need to hone in on a genre/mood. I’d probably then go with songs that are agreeable with large audiences rather than getting too niche or experimental. As for the “session” title, I reckon it’d be something somewhat generic and easy to understand, such as “music for working” 🙂
Records OR CDs? Records
Downloads OR streaming? Streaming
Albums OR singles? Singles
Human curation OR algorithmic curation? Duh
Host OR listener? Listener
Popular playlist OR your own playlist? Own playlist
Play in order OR shuffle? Shuffle
Headphones OR speakers? Quality!
Tupac or Biggie? Biggie
Lead singer, guitarist, OR drummer? Guitarist
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